Torn Asunder 1-18-2013

Torn Asunder

The significance of locker loops in Ivy style dating

Ah, the locker loop. While the tiny piece of fabric on the back of your oxford’s origins are as hazy as last Sunday's brunch, it certainly has an interesting albeit semi-violent history.Presumably influenced by East Coast sailors who hung their shirts on ship hooks, the locker loop found its way onto oxfords and the gentleman’s wardrobe. Fast-forward to the early sixties and locker loops became known as “fruit loops” and integrated within Ivy dating culture. In those desperately bleak years before Facebook messaging or emojis, young ladies would rip the locker loops off the shirts ... Read the full story »