Syndetics book coverTomboy style : beyond the boundaries of fashion / Lizzie Garrett Mettler.

Two interesting fashion books at the library for you this week.  Firstly, this new one above is for all you ladies that are fans of jeans, blazers and Patti Smith-type dressing.

Syndetics book coverTake Ivy / [photographs by Teruyoshi Hayashida ; text by Toshiyuki Kurosu and Hajime (Paul) Hesegawa].
“Originally published in Japanese on September 20, 1965 by Fujingaho sha, Tokyo, Japan.” (Syndetics summary)

Secondly, this is for fans of what’s known as preppy style.  I guess that could mean if you like letterman jackets and chinos (which are all over Hallensteins at the moment).  Its kind of a strange one for a fashion book – just pictures of 1960s college students at American universities.  But its been highly influential in Japan, where it was first published, sparking their years-long love of American style.