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

On Point: Chens on Fencing for Ralph Lauren Magazine

My latest piece for Ralph Lauren Magazine is on the rise of American fencing. I spent about five years training up to five days a week and faced the national champion several times (the first time losing 5-0 in 45 seconds; the last time a more respectable 5-3). At the time, US fencing was barely

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Why Ivy Guys?

Editor’s Note:  Why Ivy Guys? is a title I guess I am stealing from Zoe, to be a monthly column about the perception of Ivy guys.  We will also do a Why Ivy Ladies except I need someone to write it and give me a title I can steal.  This’ll be monthly too.  The columns. 

OCBD Quarterly

Just take a look.  There are new entries into the OCBD market (I reviewed one).  A lot of them.  Fashion predictions are like – well you know the saying about everyone having one.  But we can still identify a trend when we see one. Once a quarter we will do an organized, reader-driven review of

Phase One Renovation Is Over

The good news is that there was so much traffic.  The bad news is that the host wasn’t ready for that many surprise dinner guests.  The good news is we are now.  Apologies for being down the last few days – there are so many things happening here and none of them could start without

Junior’s MTM OCBD – a review.

The American-made oxford cloth button-down shirt (or the original polo shirt), has been put into peril.  Another blow to American-made American style. But as the old saying goes, “every ending is a new beginning.” Enter Junior’s, the Philadelphia-based, American-made, and Ivy league style-centric company founded by Glenn Au in 2020. Cutting his teeth at the famous O’Connell’s Clothing

On Goldens.

I didn’t know that the Golden Retriever breed is only 150 years old.  The 13th Amendment is 150 years old, so are speed limits and The Secret Service. Golden Retrievers owe themselves to Lord Tweedmouth.  Of course they do.  1864.  Lord Tweedmouth was an interesting guy.  He came from money, and when that money trickled

Paul Stuart is not competing with Brooks Brothers.

This, folks, is the collar of Paul Stuart’s new offering, the Oxford Non Iron Sports Shirt.  That is what they call it.  That is not what I call it.  Tom Turner of our site emailed me this yesterday and we had a great talk about it (that man knows the business of ocbd’s better than