About

Christian Chensvold
Founder, Publisher

John Burton
Executive Director, Managing Editor

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Web Admin, Developer
Ace is too modest to say it, but this site would not be up a day without him. If you are looking for help with your site, I cannot recommend Ace enough. Here is his website, and his contact information. He is responsive, professional, accurate and thorough. – JB

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Ivy-Style is a celebration of all things Ivy.  That starts with the shirt on your back, but it reaches everywhere.   Ivy was and is a form of expression for independent thinking people who love to assert dignity through aesthetics.  Or people being good people looking good while they are doing it.  You pick.

If you love Trad, welcome home.  If you love Ivy, welcome home. If you love to surround yourself with the classics in all things and are not afraid of a little update now and again,  welcome home.  Fashion, of course.  And not just for men.   Family.  Travel.  Career.  Books.  Cars.  Arts.  Cooking.  Spirits.  Leisure.  Education.  Home.   Pick it, it will be here, and be here soon.

Ivy-Style is also a portal for great brands.  Brands we love, that we hope to introduce you to so that you love them.  And brands you already know.  Classics, like we said.

Content feeds community feeds commerce,

 

 

 

John Burton, Executive Director

 

Founder Christian Chensvold started Stickpin Media, a loose collection of websites consisting of Masculine Interiors and FineArtsLA (both sold), GolfStyle.guru (great fun but shuttered), and Dandyism.net, which received global media coverage and was dubbed “the most self-important review in the history of media.” On Christmas Day 2019, Chensvold launched Trad-Man.com, a site on spirituality for men based on the wisdom tradition. A writer by trade, Chensvold spent five years as contributing editor for The Rake and a dozen years as contributing writer to Ralph Lauren Magazine. His articles have appeared in L’Uomo Vogue, Robb Report, Quest, The LA Times Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, RalphLauren.com, Poet, Films In Review, The Nob Hill Gazette, and many other publications. He is the author of “The Stylish Life: Golf” (teNeues), co-author of “Ivy Style: Radical Conformists” (Yale), and the author two works of short fiction, “The Disengage” and “These Are Our Failures” (both Antenna Books).

Featured columnist Richard Press is the grandson of J. Press founder Jacobi Press, and worked at the family company from 1959-1991, ultimately serving as president. He also spent four years as president and CEO of FR Tripler & Company. A graduate of Dartmouth, he currently resides on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Special correspondent G. Bruce Boyer attended Moravian College and Lehigh University, where he took a master’s degree in English. He has served as men’s fashion editor of Town & Country, and is currently a contributing editor at The Rake. Boyer is also the author of several books on menswear, including the 1985 classic “Elegance.” His latest tome, “True Style,” came out in 2015.

All original content is copyright Ivy-Style.com, a Stickpin Media website.

14 Comments on "About"

  1. Sirs,

    I’m interested in writing for Ivy Style.

    I’m a graduate of Dartmouth College, with a degree in English. While in college I wrote for The Dartmouth Review, an offshoot of Bill Buckley’s National Review. I’ve since spent time in public relations drafting press releases and by-lined articles and am now a law student.

    Traditional men’s clothing has always been very interesting to me for its style and elegance, and also for its ability to evoke long-ago values and traditions.

    I’d appreciate any opportunity which might arise to contribute to this web log.

    Thank you for your time.

    Best,

    Andrew

  2. David St. Clair Wilder | August 21, 2009 at 6:16 pm |

    Dear Sir:

    Yours is a fantastic website!

    Especially a treat to navigate through all its Ivy ephemera.

    I have never seen J. Press catalogs prior to 1958 so keep unearthing those wonderful remembrances of fabulous clothing past.

    Cheers,
    DSW
    J. Press NY

  3. Thanks for your scholarly work and passion for mid-centruty garb. I am an African American, and I am releasing a book called “Prep 101” on August 31, 2010. It’s a historical preppie fashion guide that reveals secrets of the wealthy, and the cultural diversity that exists within the ranks. Prep 101 provides an in-depth review of those that are PREP-pared for Power and the battle for social rank and status.
    I would love to discuss the book, and how we could share information that will reveal how smart dress has influenced the “great unwashed- those that follow ‘the crowd’ and don’t have a mind of their own.
    Please have someone contact me 706-951-2671. Thanks

  4. Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog.
    I was just trying to find the listing of all the different Ivy brands that you had on the right side of your page.
    If they are no longer listed,is there a way I can let that list as yours is very complete.
    Thanks once again for the enjoyable site.
    Pat

  5. Please post your review of “The Ivy Look” on Amazon.com, so that others will not purchase it under the mistaken impression that it has very much to do with Ivy.

  6. Woofboxer | July 7, 2011 at 12:31 pm |

    @Joseph
    Where does this fit with the rest of the posts on this thread? Funny how you popped up and posted this 9 months after Christian’s review of the Ivy Look.
    This review is far more balanced
    http://www.tuftsdaily.com/arts/the-ivy-look-gives-brief-history-of-east-coast-preppy-attire-1.2505295

  7. While attending college in Michigan in the late 1960s our frat house was visited about every six weeks or so by the “College Classics” man. He traveled in a big old station wagon which contained about a half dozen trunks filled with shirts, slacks, shorts, socks and ties. When he arrived he would give a free tie to everyone who helped him unload the trunks and place them in our living room where he would spread out his wares. After joining us for dinner he would begin the sale. He was very trusting, allowing brothers to take items to their room to try on. i don’t think he got burned too often. As I recall the clothing was of decent quality. Unfortunately none of the items I purchased are still around so I don’t know whether the “College Classic” was the brand name of the company, the clothing or both. I have mentioned this experience to some contemporaries who attended different colleges (mostly larger) but no one recalls a similar experience. I am curious to find out if anyone else has this memory.

  8. The reason collegiate logo clothing is not selling is that you must choose from, at most, four drab colors, white, grey, black and navy. Second, you only sell with logos with HUGE ugly lettering.

    How about a pick Harvard t-shire with small green lettering, etc.
    love,
    Jack

  9. whoops. pick should be read as pink.

  10. michael hamilton | November 27, 2011 at 6:38 pm |

    the sweater looks a little like the photo like the black guy in the middle of one of your photos is wearing, he has in hisw pockets ,that pocket trim would have black on it aall trimmings are black the rest of the sweater is pure white”

  11. Comment on Robert’s comment back in September. I was a Sigma Chi at GMI (now Kettering Univ) in Flint, MI, also in the late ’60’s, Class of ’69, and I too remember the”College Classics” guy coming by all the time. Bought lots of his stuff, stll have a few things as momentos. Am in a Belk’s store right now, got to thinking about that while in the “Polo” section; Googled on my iPhone, found this site, and had to comment that that College Classics “guy” became my arbiter of style. Drove my parents nuts.

  12. I reckon I’m sufficiently old enough to remember when Brooks would have a train to San Francisco and Los Angeles. “Prices Slightly West of The Rockies”. When I went to Berkeley, there was a wonderful tailor in SFO – Duncan MacAndrews. We used to go over the bridge and drink gin on Wednesday afternoons. If Thisbe did not like a tie on a customer, she would cut it while serving Martinis to the unfortunate.

  13. Marcus Wilberforce Prevette | June 1, 2012 at 3:30 pm |

    Dear Gents,
    Bravo on your splendid website! I find the articles both lively and informative, and the photographs are always a real treat. I was wondering if you’ve ever considered Williamsburg, Virginia, as representative of Ivy Style? I’ve always found it to be so, and there’s always a fine collection of W&M swells sporting their Brooks Brothers garb to the delight of visitors.
    Cheers,
    Wilberforce

  14. Bravo! I’ve been searching for a site like this for weeks. Perfect style!

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