Men’s Clothing

The Superlative Khaki – Andover Shop’s Essex Pant

Editor’s Note:  These are in stock.  record needle scratch  No, for real, in stock.  No waiting until Thanksgiving, no only-size-we-have-fits-your-kid.  In stock.  Now.  For real.   These are khakis that you can build your entire wardrobe around. My first professional writing gig was for an investor relations company, which, in a branding blown tire of the

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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

View From The Top

In the late ’90s I discovered the surprisingly large vintage costume-ball scene in the San Francisco Bay Area, where about three separate groups put on 19th-century-themed events with live music for waltzes, polkas, and English country dances. There was a smaller scene in LA (in Pasadena, naturally), but nothing like it here in New York.

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Ivy Notes S1 E11 – A Follow Up

Emails came in (thank you ALL) in large volume about the Ralph Lauren initiative with Morehouse and Spelman. First, thank god and finally. Second, I need a deeper understanding of the way that WWD handles the subject. Here is a typical headline of the coverage:       In contrast, WWD starts with the line,


Ivy Notes S1 E8

First, the WOCBD review is working out.  Next up is Eagle.  If you have not heard of Eagle, they are a line Macy’s carries.   There are plenty of readers here who know the business better than I, maybe you can get us some history of the brand.   On the Victor post we got into a


J. Press Spring 2022 Book & Einstein’s Block Theory

“The distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”  – Albert Einstein Einstein and J. Press are both… pretty Ivy.  In his theory of General Relativity Einstein submits that there really is no past, present and future.   J. Press’s Spring Book is an exhibit thereof.   You can check it out here.



Ivy Notes S1 E7

Editor’s Note:  Happy Monday – back from a short staycation here on my side.    First, from our friend James Taylor at Waterhollow Tweed, a brief history of the classic LL. Bean Chamois Shirt. Introduced by L.L. Bean in 1927 after L.L. Bean himself had worn the prototypes while hunting the Maine woods the Chamois


Ivy Notes S1-E6

Uniqlo has a navy blazer out that was brought to my attention from Jakob in an email.  You can check it out here.  Jakob wrote: To my admittedly novice eye for Ivy, it looks like this checks most of the boxes for the ideal Navy Blazer: sack-cut, undarted, swell stitching, patch pockets, and even brass


Goodbye To Landau

Editor’s Note:  This article is by James Taylor of Waterhollow Tweed fame.  If you are in the FB group you know him and his wares.  If you are not, you are missing out.  He offers one of a kind Ivy items, every so often.  You can see his listings in the group.  And you should. 


P.J. O’Rourke – An Ivy Icon

“Seriousness is stupidity sent to college.” – P.J. O’Rourke Out my window this morning are trees shedding snow.  In Bedford we are three inches deep but it is already starting to warm.  Today will be in the mid 40’s.  The trees will shake the snow the way a dog shakes the rain. You get to



Another Perspective On “Easy Pants”

Thank you for posting the article yesterday.  I have this to say about Easy Pants. I wore a drawstring to the office too – when I taught meditation at a temple. Am I the only one aghast at the notion, in this article and the other I cited,  that men have put on pounds working