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Take Ivy Hits Bookstore Shelves Today: News from Around the Web

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Take Ivy hits stores today and we've never seen preps in such a frenzy. Racked caught up with Ed Heald last week, a Dartmouth 1968 grad whose photo appears twice in the iconic stylebook. Here's a round-up of other great book-launch-related fun-ness from around the blogosphere:
· The Trad is showcasing an August 2006 issue of Men's Club which features a Japanese reissue of the book; they're are also busy translating Japanese interviews their covert operative conducted with the book's photographer and authors.
· Ralph Lauren's Rugby blog wants to smash all hope anyone might have of laying hands on a copy of Take Ivy if they hadn't the foresight to pre-order. They've also selected some Dartmouth and Princeton images to showcase.
· The Huffington Post has a snazzy slideshow with accompanying text from the book's new English edition.
· The New Jersey Star Ledger compares the Take Ivy look to the wardrobe of John Nash in A Beautiful Mind.
· The Financial Times interviews Lisa Birnbach, author of The Preppy Handbook, on the prep resurgence: "These clothes are ordinary, but they are signifiers of a lifestyle," she told them. "They have a comforting old school clubby feel. They aren’t showy, but they say: I have an education, I’ve travelled a bit, I don’t waste my money on frivolous clothes."
· Selectism's got the scoop on the K-Swiss x Jack Spade Take Ivy collaboration.
· Ivy Style profiles Kensuke Ishizu, the founder of Japanese fashion label Van Jacket, the man who commissioned the original Take Ivy.