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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

A Woman’s Guide To Ivy Sweaters And A Gift Guide For Those Who Buy Them

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Once again the writing of my friend Zoë is accompanied by her great illustrations. Ivy women live for the coming of sweater weather. They’re warm, they’re practical, and we’ll wear each of them exactly twice a season to rotate the horde we conceal from friends and family. The uninitiated may ask, why so

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Ivy Notes S1 E15

Before I forget, Jay Butler is running 15% off the entire site today. Famous for the bit loafer, they do a great penny loafer too, belts, etc. My impression after wearing the bit loafers and the penny loafers is that everything Jay Butler sells is worth more than you pay for it. And the owner



The Andover Shop WOCBD Review Is Coming Thursday, But Here, If You Work There, You Can Probably Save On Shipping.

The Cambridge and Andover locations of The Andover Shop are looking for seasoned full and part-time sales associates. This is a unique opportunity to work for one of America’s oldest and most distinguished haberdashers. With 70 years of history behind it, The Andover Shop has served as a steward of classic American style for generations. Successful candidates should





Question Marc

Editor’s Note:  Our first round of questions for Marc Chevalier, whose Ivy History cred stands up with anyone’s.  As always, you can email me questions or just put them in the comments.   And that last question, we already voted, the quarter zip is in.  🙂 Q:  Are there other types of collars, other than the


A Consideration Of The Pocket Square.

We are still struggling to get the world back in ties.  It isn’t as hard as it was a year ago, two years ago, but the battle is far from over.  I got sent articles (plural) yesterday (and thank you) about working denim into your office portfolio.   I have done you the service of reprinting