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Ivy Notes S1 E12 – Chipp Off The Old Block

Alright man, look.  In various professional capacities over the years, I have had to write funny for money.  My brief to my divorce attorney was both hilarious and ultimately economical.   I have punched up scripts (a godawful project I couldn’t finish, it was written by an actor, a REAL actor, who should REALLY act.  He


The Lainey Howard Project

Lainey Howard is an Ivy Style Folk Hero.  I first met Lainey Howard on the Facebook Group.  I am very pleased to report that a good number of our posts and comments are from women now, and so when I got Lainey’s request to join it was not as remarkable an event as it might


The Victor Besnard WOCBD Review

Editor’s Note: There were some questions about sleeve length and measurement here. For a guide on how to measure shirts and convert between European and American measuring, Mr. Bresnard published this piece. From his email response to me this morning: “I have noticed that Americans measure sleeves differently than Europeans. We measure from the top


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-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


Presidential Valets

My favorite story about presidential valets (grammar note before you get your blood pressure up, “presidential” is only capitalized when it is part of a formal title, like the name of an event, like Presidential Inauguration – it is not a proper noun unto itself so in this usage, small p – which reminds me,


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








A Comment On Comments

  I don’t know this restaurant, it is called The Commentary (great name for a restaurant) but if you go to their web site here, it looks REALLY GOOD.  Been a New Yorker my whole life  but I do notice three things: I would venture to say that 75% of the New Yorkers I talk



Good Morning Part 3 of 3

I have never been able to pick my clothes out the day before.  I mean, scheduled occasions, sure. When I am called into service as Best Man.   I can tell you I am the best Best Man. How to be the Best Best Man? Like all of life, it comes in threes. First, and this


Ivy Notes S1E3

I am struggling with this myself.  With Gramercy.  Last night a member of the FB group posted a picture of Mr. Andre here, who has, on his 12th birthday, started experimenting.  With Ivy clothes.  As I understand it there was a journey through sweatpants here.  But now we have arrived home.  I cannot say the


Strength To Love

Editor’s Note:  The following are quotes from Strength To Love by Martin Luther King, Jr. “Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” “One day we will


Good Morning, Part 2 of 3

Editor’s Note:  Warning.  The following post contains material that could be harmful or traumatizing to some audiences.  Editor’s Note (2):  I am referring to talking about how I shower.  Just skip over that part if it creates theater of the mind. I have two concurrent issues. First, I am fastidious about my own cleanliness. You