Harvard Launches Fancy-Pants Fashion Line

Camille from “NYC Prep” may not get accepted next year into her dream school, Harvard, but if she doesn’t mind donning menswear — and something tells me she probably doesn’t — she now has the chance to dress the part a little more easily. That’s because the Ivy League school has curiously launched a new men’s fashion line called Harvard Yard. Harvard and fashion? It’s not exactly the modern marriage we might expect, but nevertheless, the university has signed a ten-year licensing deal with a clothing manufacturer for a line of preppy men’s apparel. Inspired by photos of students lounging in Harvard Yard in the ’60s, the line includes “short-sleeve plaid shirts, Liberty print wovens, seersucker shorts, regimental stripes, sporty knits, patterned jackets and fancy pants — all in a contemporary, tapered fit.” Prices range from $165 for pants to $495 for sports coats.This isn’t a line of university sweatshirts we’re talking about, so the name “Harvard” will only appear on the inside labels, while the school’s signature crimson will be limited to buttonholes, zipper pulls and the like. The line’s creative director, John Fowler, said, “It’s a style that has become current again and not just with the American consumer.” That’s right — overpriced “sporty knits” and tapered “fancy pants” have become popular with douches across the globe! [The Cut]

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