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Tom Davis To Run MTM Shirt Program At New J. Press Store

Tom Davis, one of the few octogenarian haberdashers who has worked since the heyday of the Ivy League Look, will be joining J. Press at its new New York location, which is scheduled to open within the next few weeks. Mr. Davis spent some four decades running the made-to-measure shirt program at Brooks Brothers’ Madison

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Allen Edmonds’ Rediscover America Sale — Biggest Of The Year

Allen Edmonds is celebrating its Rediscover America Sale, which features its biggest discounts of the year. Many of AE’s bestselling dress and casual shoe styles, such as the Fifth Avenue cap-toe and McAllister wingtip, feature savings of up to $150. There are also special discounts on all Allen Edmonds branded shoes, belts, apparel, and accessories in

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From The Archives



A Diverse Outfit

Meet Ivy Style reader and Facebook group member TJ Aguilar, and have a look at his outfit. The first thing you’ll notice is the strong sense of whimsy: lobster-emblazoned sneakers, madras belt, collegiate crest tie given to him by a friend. Now for his serious side: Aguilar is a sergeant in the Tulsa County Sheriff


Blue On Blue

An Ivy Style reader recently submitted this fine photo of composer Burt Bacharach circa 1966. Fans of the Great American Songbook will likely consider him the last in a line of succession that stretches back to the parlor tunes of the early 1900s. After Bacharach’s hits for Dionne Warwick in the late ’60s and early


Franco-American: How Blogs Turned a Frenchman Trad

The last in our series on sweatpants and sweatshirts is this piece, which originally ran 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


Oh For A President Who Goes Sockless In Weejuns

Remember the days when America had a president who would go sockless in penny loafers? Outside the Oval Office, that is. That president was a Kennedy, and in order to bring back that tradition, it will no doubt take another Kennedy. On Thursday Town & Country posted an interview with Joe Kennedy III with the headline


Knit-Picky: The Streamlined Style of P. Sears Schoonmaker

Phil Sears Schoonmaker wears a black knit tie 98 percent of the time. This one preference serves as a symbol for his entire approach to dressing. Thirty-seven-year-old Schoonmaker, a New York-based business process consultant, is a living embodiment of the idea that less is more, of restrained taste and bold simplicity. With his superb balancing



Goodbye Gotham

Earlier this week saw the passing of Adam West, the actor who played Batman — as well as Batman’s alter-ego, the billionaire Bruce Wayne — in the original TV series. The show ran just as the sun was setting on the Ivy heyday, but that didn’t stop Wayne from adopting fine outfits such as this.


Golden Brush: Playboy Illustrator LeRoy Neiman

Today we revisit Chris Sharp’s 2012 piece on artist LeRoy Neiman. * * * As the Olympics draw to a close, my thoughts turn to the 1976 games in Montreal, which coincided with the American Bicentennial. If America had some maturity under her belt, I certainly did not. I was eight years old and the


Slow Is Smooth: Portrait Of CC By Mister Slowboy

There’s a saying in sports: slow is smooth, and smooth is fast. That’s why waiting for Mister Slowboy’s portrait of me went by so quickly, and why I came out looking smoooooth. Late last year I did a piece on Fei Wang, the London-based artist known as Mister Slowboy, for The Gentleman’s Journal. I followed


Rob & Roll

It’s so rare these days for someone in politics to sport buttondown collars with ample roll that when one does come along he gets a tribute at Ivy-Style.com. Here’s former FBI director Robert Mueller, who shot into the national spotlight this week when the Justice Department appointed him a special counsel to lead an investigation


Ralph Lauren Names New CEO

After several months of searching Ralph Lauren has found a new CEO: Patrice Louvet, formerly of Procter & Gamble’s beauty division. Writes New York Magazine: Louvet, who will start on July 17, comes from Procter & Gamble’s global beauty business. He will report to Ralph Lauren, who said in a statement, “Finding the right partner


Carlson Launches Rowing Blazers Collection, Chensvold Tries Out Podcast Idea

Today Jack Carlson, author of the book “Rowing Blazers” and a competitor at the rowing world championships, has unveiled a clothing collection entitled — what else? — Rowing Blazers. The collection consists of blazers, shirts, ties and accessories, all made in the US. Jack’s knowledge of the history of blazers and all the quirks behind


We Got Roger Stone: An Ivy Style Exclusive Interview

After the publication of Friday’s story on political supervillain Roger Stone, contributing writer Eric Twardzik received an unexpected call from Stone, leading to an exclusive interview in which the Machiavellian manipulator discusses his interest in tailored clothing, which includes a deep appreciation of traditional American style. * * * ET: In the documentary “Get Me


Heart Of Stone

Today marks the debut of “Get Me Roger Stone,” an original Netflix documentary tracing the rise of political operative and self-described “agent provocateur” Roger Stone. Stone will be familiar to those who watched the 2016 presidential campaign closely: he was one of Donald Trump’s earliest boosters, and served as a surrogate throughout the campaign. The