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1990 Reunion Jacket

Reunion Jacket 1990 25th Front

Reunion Jacket 1990 25th Front

Credit: John Wriedt '85. Permissive license.

Blazer with notched lapels in orange-and-white cotton seersucker with embroidered decoration.

Designed by Brigid McDermott and Don Winston Fish.

Description provided by the class:

Our marching orders: classic, festive, never-been-done, Princeton orange.

Our solution: the Nantucket “critter” jacket.

According to legend, this style of clothing was first introduced by French tennis star Rene Lacoste in the 1930s but exploded in popularity in post-WWII America, particularly among the East Coast country club set. It was jubilant and celebratory for a war-weary nation and certainly ubiquitous at Princeton, too. It became the "Ivy League Look."

Our twist is the Princeton Class of 1990 version. It's the "charm bracelet" for our class: memories of our Princeton years (based on our classmate survey). Instead of lobsters or happy whales, our “critters” are instantly recognizable and playful motifs that encapsulate our Princeton experience, stitched across official Pantone 158 gingham seersucker. The full-thread embroideries are, we believe, a first for a class jacket.


Reunion Jacket 1990 25th Rear

Reunion Jacket 1990 25th Rear

Credit: John Wriedt '85. Permissive license.