Feeling nostalgic? Try this on for size, prep-lovers: One of the big horses over at Gant served us up something awesome and something exclusive. He dug deep into the archives and uncovered some ads from their Fall of 1981 collection that the company shot at Princeton University with actual Princeton students.
We’re talking stereotypical Princeton. Blonde crew-cuts. Bright colors. Football jocks. And a Rolls Royce?
If that’s not your bag, take a look at the garb. Gant’s Fall ‘81 collection emphasized collegiate sportswear with designs and colors oozing with school pride. In the last picture, one sees a black and white drawing for a shirt and tie that appears to be in the catalogue so that one could color in his school colors for Gant to design in future seasons (provided that Gant didn’t already offer clothing for the said school).
Also of note is the picture with the tartan shirts on the table. These were called The Woolster, but interestingly, the Woolster is somewhat of an earlier reference to The Cashmere, which is one of Gant’s 60th anniversary shirts.
We’re personally huge fans of the gorgeous array of colorful pants and the beautifully designed wide selection of rugbies that were part of the Rugger line. Bring those back, Gant.
Thanks go out to Gant for their cooperation in sending us these images.