Each time League prepares to shoot a new catalog, we begin to scout for the perfect location. This year we were excited to do our shoot at Lehigh University, nestled in the hills of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Lehigh University is a premier research university and home to 7,000 students. Located just an hour’s drive from both New York City and Philadelphia, Lehigh’s campus offers students a vibrant course schedule with smaller class sizes.
Lehigh’s brown and white look great on our League garments, and we love the legend behind the colors. According to Lehigh, “Folklore offers up one suggestion: A woman wearing fashionable brown and white stockings crossed the path of a group of men discussing school colors and, as they say, the rest is history.”
Besides its great research programs, Lehigh is also one of the two contenders in our nation’s oldest football rivalry along with Lafayette University, located just twenty miles away. “The Lehigh-Lafayette football game is the most-played college football rivalry in the nation. The two teams took to the gridiron in 1884, a mere one year after standardized football rules were established. The teams have met every year since 1897,” Lehigh told us.
We loved visiting the campus and enjoyed all it had to offer. Thank you, Lehigh University, for being so generous with your space and time. Your beautiful really makes League products shine!
What will you see new on campus this fall? League’s Fall 2016 line! Our latest collections were created with looks that you will love.
We favor style over fashion, we honor the rich traditions and heritage of the Ivy League. We are big fans of classic and timeless. We are inspired by the best of the All American lifestyle. We love designing iconic styles to look fresh and designing new trends that look iconic. We find clothes look their best well-worn and broken-in.
We appreciate quality and use the finest materials and techniques. We are thoughtful with our design details. We are truly authentic, and our collection is exclusive to campus bookstores.
Innovation and excellence drive us. We consider our company to be a family. We don’t believe in outsourcing to low cost factories. Unlike our competitors, we make our own goods. We are proud of our world-class, sweatshop-free manufacturing facility. We are passionate about empowering the lives of our employees through many goodwill initiatives.
We feel there is much to be gained from second chances. We are firm believers that our company has a higher purpose; to lead the way for more ethical practices in the collegiate sportswear industry and beyond.
Our 2016 Inspiration
We wanted this year’s collection to celebrate a style that transcends time and trends — Ivy Style. Inspired by a fashion photo book entitled Take Ivy, our 2016 collection and style guide pays homage to the glory days of the 1960’s collegiate Ivy style.
Take Ivy, a once rare portfolio of candid photography shot on Ivy League campuses in the early 1960s was published in Japan in 1965, but unavailable in America until recently. The work of four Japanese fashion photographers, this book beautifully captured the collegiate fashions of an era. Take Ivy is now considered the bible of today’s preppy and Ivy League style.
Whether lounging in the quad, studying in the library, riding bikes, in class, or at the boathouse, the book overflows with inspiration for our new collection. We’ve taken these classic influences and made them modern trends. You’ll find our latest styles in your college bookstore this fall.