I’ve been thinking a lot about preservation lately. There are preservation societies throughout the country that work to save old buildings and keep various traditions alive, and I’m starting to see Ivy Style as having a similar function. Sure we cover current happenings in the world of trad clothing and contemporary culture, but we’ve also compiled a tremendous amount of history of the Ivy League Look and prepdom.
Last July I announced that after 10 years, 1,800 posts, and 50,000 comments, we were coming to a bit of a crossroads. Many of the oldest and most established publications rely on reader support to stay afloat, and I’ve been thinking that that is the way to help ensure the future of Ivy Style. There’s a theory that independent creatives don’t need to write a bestseller or hit record to survive. They just need a certain number of “true fans” to pledge a nominal amount per month. And so I opened a Patreon account, and am asking all those reading this to please consider becoming a supporter of Ivy Style. Other generous souls have asked to mail or PayPal donations, to my sincere appreciation.
Last year we got up to a small but helpful level, and nevertheless I began 2019 back on a daily posting schedule. Head over here to help ensure the future of trad on the web. — CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD