Specs In The City

Wed 24 Sep 2014 - Filed under: 1990-present,Clothes — Christian
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I brought my camera to the “Rowing Blazers” party last night at the new Polo flagship on Fifth Avenue, but the event was so packed taking pictures was too much trouble.

That is until a certain bespectacled gentleman passed by, none other than Larry from The Andover Shop, who was down from Cambridge and looking quite natty.

I’ll update with links to party pix as they go online. — CC

Hit The Lode, Jack: The Khaki Kickstarter Campaign

Tue 23 Sep 2014 - Filed under: Clothes — Christian
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Longtime Ivy Style supporter Jack Donnelly was founded by a young entrepeneur with the crazy dream of making khakis in America. “It’s something I believe in and have sunk my entire life into for the last five years,” says founder Gregg Donnelly.

Now he’s heading into stage two of his endeavor with a Kickstarter campaign that launched yesterday. Check it out to see how you too can help keep the quintessential American pant made in America. And who knows, the kid might just turn out to be the next fashion mogul. After all, Ralph Lauren started out making ties.

Best of luck, Gregg, and may you hit the mother lode. — CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD

 

Post #1,000: The Ivy League Look Crossword Puzzle

Mon 15 Sep 2014 - Filed under: Clothes — Christian
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A few weeks short of our sixth anniversary, Ivy-Style.com has reached blog post number 1,000. For your brain-teasing entertainment, we have created a test to see how well you’ve been paying attention for the past 999 posts.

Click here for a larger file of the crossword above, drag it to your desktop, enlarge if needed, and send it to the printer. Then grab a pencil and a cup of coffee. Feel free to discuss in the comments section, but please no sharing of answers.

We had a lot of fun creating this. The clues, at least. The actual puzzle was generated by an inexpensive puzzlemaking website. Please excuse its haggard appearance.

We’ve also enjoyed informing and entertaining you for the past thousand posts and look forward to a thousand more. — CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD & CHRISTOPHER SHARP

Update: Click here for the answers!

 

Sharpen Your Pencils

Sun 14 Sep 2014 - Filed under: Clothes — Christian
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 Sharpen your pencils. Or if you’re really bold, use a pen.

And get a good night’s sleep. Or pull an all-nighter reading the previous 999 blog posts.

You’ll also need access to a printer.

Post number 1,000 goes live Monday morning. — CC & CS

 

Trad Or Trim? The Shirt-Fit Reader Poll

Wed 3 Sep 2014 - Filed under: Clothes — Christian
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As a follow-up to yesterday’s post on the declining demand for traditional-fit shirts at Brooks Brothers, I think we should take a sampling of the fit preference of Ivy Style readers. It occurred to me, though, that there is likely a correlation between fit preference, age and physique.

Therefore, while this is hardly scientific, the poll consists of three questions. After all, if 80 percent of respondents indicated that they preferred the baggiest possible fit, it would be worth knowing if a similar number were over 50 and generous in the midsection. Likewise, if 80 percent indicated a preference for extra-slim-fit shirts, the number might suggest youth and ectomorph proportions. But just as with politics (not to mention every other possible subject of debate) Ivy Style readers are surely a mix.

And to make the point that fit preference and physique may not always align the way we think, pictured above is famous thin man Fred Astaire in a full-cut oxford buttondown. — CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD

Shirt Fit Question One
How do you prefer your dress shirts to fit?

Shirt Fit Question Two
What is your age?

Shirt Fit Question Three
What is your physique?

 
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