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Heavy Duty Ivy and.. well…

Here’s the article.   It is from the Robb Report, by a Mr. Eric Twardzik, who can write.  It is worth the read.  My objections to the article have nothing at all to do with Mr. Twardzic’s take, rather they have to do with Mr. Snyder’s take.   In the first paragraph, Mr. Twardzik inadvertently points out

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Tradified

From The Editor

  Ivy is a fashion born of a mindset manifested in a lifestyle.  There are values attached:  dignity, the value and power of thought, ethics, hard work, aesthetics, appreciation of all things classic, and the dogged pursuit of excellence.   While Ivy evolves (I haven’t worn socks since Easter) the values don’t.  If you are a

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From The Archives

Charlie Davidson, 1926-2019

A person close to Andover Shop founder Charlie Davidson has informed me that he passed away this morning. On a very personal note, I am also heartbroken to learn that he was recently told that I was moving Newport, where he has spent much of his life, and that he said he hoped to see

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The Ivy Resolutions – Part 2

Editor’s Note – A wish for you for a tremendous 2022.  I have a good feeling.  Perhaps without foundation, but most joy springs out of nowhere anyway.  We will be back on Monday, January 3rd.  I never say “Be safe” because who remembers that, ever?  No one does.  You will not be out tonight and





Ivy Memorandum Season 1 Episode 1

Sorry, I just can’t abide another “round up.”  In no particular order: Mr. Graham Marsh has done a number of illustrations which are remarkable over at Kamakura Shirts in a piece he also wrote entitled: A to Z of the Ivy Look.  There is some revisionist history in here, but I think you will enjoy


Dr. Claire-Marie Brisson Talks Ivy, Zoë Talks Ducks, And A Few Other Notes

Dr. Claire-Marie Brisson is a faculty member in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. She resides in Cambridge, MA and is originally from Metro Detroit. A foodie and oenophile, Dr. Brisson recognizes that a life well-lived combines aesthetics, form, function, and (of course) food. It’s often been said that Ivy is


Ivy-Style.com Acquired by Fortified Enterprises LLC & John Burton

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2021 — Bedford, NY — Fortified Enterprises, LLC announced today that it has partnered with John Burton and acquired the website Ivy-Style.com and its related  intellectual property.   Burton has been named CEO of both Fortified Enterprises and Ivy Style. “The Ivy-Style website is the foremost interactive digital community focused


Zoë’s Guide To The Ivy And The Holly

Editor’s Note:  Ok so these illustrations are not the same caliber image as my Paula Abdul image last week, but Zoë created each picture herself.  -JB  The season is in full swing, my friends. Some of you may have already hit a socializing wall, and still more will have a lingering hangover up until around


So Ivy vs. Slow Ivy

I read something about Christmas White as a clothes color two days ago and started thinking that the only time I have ever seen anything close to it was Steve McQueen in a photo I am sure is already on this site but here it is again for you: My oldest (and therefore favorite) pair