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Good Morning, Part 1 of 3

Two things drive me insane  (1) The first minute and a half of any amateur You Tube video and (2) intros where the author tries to sell you the premise of the article and it is something you already know.  If I have to tell you about how important morning is then this site is


Watch Me

Editor’s Note:  Here’s the start of the watch discussion, expecting many comments and subsequent posts to follow. I know, Timex.  Everyone knows Timex.  Here’s my Timex. You can tell this has taken the licking.  It is about 20 years old.  Here is why I don’t wear it in the winter.  It is smaller in terms



Science (a little bit of it), The Last Word On Collar Whatevers, And Pippa Middleton

What does Men’s Health do after they team up with the Opinion Research Corporation and conduct a study which finds that, overwhelmingly, the most important physical attribute of a man to a woman is his sense of style with musculature and facial features lagging way behind?  (I got the study in my inbox – not




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


I’m Ivy, You’re…

I am a touring musician, this summer anyway.  Used to tour a lot.  Write my own stuff, have a kind of unique (I know, things can’t be kind of unique but this is, it is the guitar-is-a-piano thing James Taylor does but different) way of playing guitar, been on the radio, in a past life


Metacognition From A Frequent Commenter

EDITOR’S NOTE:  On social media we discuss the difference between Ivy Style and dressing for affectation.  My answer is always that Ivy Style comes with an inherent value system, and that if you represent that value system in whatever form it works for you, it is nearly impossible to be inauthentic.  Mr. Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke