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