Vintage Photos of Stylish College Students to Inspire Your Back-to-School Shopping

Inspired by this Curbed post collecting great photos of college dorms from decades past, we got to thinking about how colleges students from the last century (and even earlier) set a lot of the timeless fashions that remain in style today. Whether it’s that skirt you bought at J. Crew, the shirt you picked up from Band of Outsiders, or that bespoke suit you paid a whole lot of money for, know that collegiate types from various American universities wore it all long before you did.

College Chums

They may be Wesleyan students, but they and their best friend are the perfect early examples of Ivy Style.