Ask And Ye Shall Receive: Trad in a Toaster

I love the message-in-a-bottle quality of the net. Send a note out and see what comes back.

So on day three or so of tweeting — which is actually pretty fun — I hear about this new site Fuck Yeah Menswear, which runs “on point” stream-of-consciousness parodies of fashionable pretension.

So on Friday I tweeted “I want my Ivy parody NOW!” and Monday we get this.

Highlights from the incoherent ramble include:

Pennys with no socks (natch).

I’m Trad in a toaster.

I only buy Made in the fucking USA.

Ivy is not modern Jazz.

I wonder who’s behind it? If you know, please give us the scoop. Here are updated rewards for revealing the identities of those on Ivy Style’s most-wanted list:

1) WASP 101 — $50

2) Fuck Yeah Menswear — $40

3) Russell Street — $5

18 Comments on "Ask And Ye Shall Receive: Trad in a Toaster"

  1. I’m surprised Russell’s price is set that high.

  2. Chens,

    You know you’re only reinforcing this guy’s negative behavior, haha.

    Jesus, now I sound like my mother.

  3. Whose negative behavior? Certainly not FYM, that guy’s a sharp satirist.

  4. I could only be talking about WASP 101, of course.

    If we leave him along he might go away forever.

  5. Ah yes. Unfortunately his stubbornness is legendary.

    WASP 101 puts the fat in fatuous.

  6. Christopher Tawney | October 25, 2010 at 12:55 pm |

    English is clearly not his first language and, of course, there’s the bloody dachshund, but just remind me why, apart from those things, we don’t like WASP 101.


  7. Look up the word fatuous, if you’re unfamiliar with it.

  8. EffortlesslyTrad (FT) | October 25, 2010 at 2:03 pm |

    I think priggish might be a better adjective for 101. Frankly, his taste in clothes veers into parody, his “girl of the blank” posts show all the aesthetic subtlety of a People magazine photo shoot and that whole Worthington Warren thing is just bizarre. Either WW is a real person whom 101 unaccountably posts ridiculous fiction from, or he is WW and doesn’t have the bottom to post it under his own name.

    If you’re wondering why I know so much about his blog, it’s because he shows up when I am looking for the Washington Post, so I often drop in for a good laugh. The ascots, the slippers, it’s like Thurston Howell III’s steamer trunk exploded and he swooped in and collected what he could before studio security hustled him out.

    101, if you read this, keep on keeping on. Somedays you are the only laugh I get.

  9. I always suspected Worthington was Laguna Beach Trad/Fogey.

    Nice line about Thurston Howell’s steamer trunk.

    Perhaps a hundred years from now, in media studies classes on the origins of the Internet, he’ll be used as an example of a vanity blog.

  10. Speaking of vanity, I think I’ll start quoting my own tweets:

  11. Mind the gap | October 25, 2010 at 7:29 pm |

    Richie’s latest post

    shows him wearing a jacket that is a least one size too small.
    And he’s supposed to be a style maven!

  12. H.K. Rahman | October 26, 2010 at 7:22 am |

    Christian: I must say that I love Ivy-Style. I think you do a fantastic job of it.

    But “fuck yeah menswear” is perhaps the funniest think I have read in years. Not kidding. Imagine the levels of insight and creativity needed to come up with some of those lines.

    What about it offends you (and others here) so much?

  13. I don’t see anything in the post or comments section that suggests anyone is offended by anything.

  14. H.K. Rahman | October 26, 2010 at 7:55 am |

    You are right. Seemed you putting a bounty on their ID meant you were out for blood. Sorry about that.

  15. That guy on WASP 101 is such a tool. I just viewed his website. What a bunch of junk and he gets such high-hits on google for “WASP”.

  16. HRH The Duke of Windsor | October 26, 2010 at 6:22 pm |

    FYM may be my new favourite web site. Outside of Ivy Style of course.

  17. Hey, T.I.– awesome blog. I know it’s off topic, but I was wondering, what are the differences between BCBG (bon chic, bon genre) and Trad? What do you think?

  18. Greg K., PA | October 27, 2010 at 1:33 pm |

    Yeah, a Whois search isn’t going to cover that.

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