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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

The Kennedy Curse

The New York Post reports today on more drink-fueled shenaningans in the Kennedy clan — including the recent arrests of Max and Caroline for disorderly conduct — along with a history of the family’s near constant state of scandal. Writes the Post of the family’s Hyannis Port hijinks: The privileged air of those carrying the

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The Art of Ivy: Jacob Lawrence

Originally posted in 2011, this is Ivy Style’s first tribute to Black History Month. It also has the distinction of being written by Ivy Style’s youngest contributor, Robert I. Brown, who was a mere 16 years old at the time.  * * * Although Jacob Lawrence was a high school dropout, he adopted the Ivy


Franco-American: How Blogs Turned a Frenchman Trad

Who’s that stylish Frenchman in yesterday’s post? Why this fellow right here, who we originally profiled in 2010.  * * * How influential are blogs? Influential enough to make at least one guy from the nation that invented chic to start taking his cues from America. French guys aren’t exactly short on style. Nor on having


Joe College

Today Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. He holds the distinction of being the commander-in-chief whose college years are the farthest behind him.  May peace and prosperity reign o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave. 


Kyle Singh, Ivy Style’s Politician Of The Year 2020

  In one of the most bitterly divisive years in American political history, Ivy Style is proud to announce its first-ever Politician Of The Year award goes to Kyle Singh. Mr. Singh has not actually won anything yet — he is running for legislature in Nassau County, New York — but in our book he’s the




Manly Trad

Today we revisit one of the great icons of manly trad, who always gave the impression that, at any moment, he might take off his sack jacket, club tie and oxford and arm-wrestle Muhammad Ali. 


The Enigmatic Artist Known As gnosssh

gnosssh is an enigma. The world of preppy-style artists on Instagram isn’t huge, so it wasn’t long after I started exploring that area that @gnosssh made its way into my recommended accounts to follow. However, the account lists no name, bio or website, follows zero other accounts, and shares no images of who might be


Andy Warhol In Brooks — And Chrome

Around the corner from me at the Newport Art Museum, there’s a new Andy Warhol exhibit that opened last month. It’s a good enough excuse to revisit this post from nearly a decade ago when a chrome statue of the artist was revealed in New York. The Times provided the following quote about Warhol’s conventional


Uncompromising & Visionary: Remembering Norman Hilton

Ivy Style had the somber privilege of sharing the news of Norman Hilton‘s death back in 2012, and now, lest his name be forgotten at this tumultuous time in American retailing and American society, we revisit this post. May it serve as a reminder that the qualities of being both uncompromising and visionary can carry