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Paul Fussell, 1924-2012

Paul Fussell, author of the mordantly hilarious “Class: A Guide Through The American Status System,” died Wednesday at the age of 88. “Class” includes an entire chapter devoted to the semiotics of dress, and he aims his wry wit at his own class as much as those above and below. Here’s an excerpt: Upper-middle clothes…

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Wealth of Insight: Jamie Johnson on the WASP Establishment

This post originally ran on April 28, 2009, and is being reposted in the light of a new piece by Town & Country that looks at Jamie Johnson’s documentary “Born Rich” 13 years later, and the famous subject featured therein. * * * Like twilight through faded chintz curtains, the sun is setting on the


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


Federal Bureau Of Ivy: Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. In “FBI”


Another World

Today we take a trip to England, the country that gave us the blueprint for America’s universities and the raw materials for the Ivy League Look. I suspect that many of you, like me, are Anglophiles. You’re probably also interested in different historical periods and wish you could journey back in time to experience what


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J. Crew On Prep Around The World


Jim Winston Remembers Chipp

Ivy-Style has featured several posts about tailor Paul Winston, who worked at his family’s legendary clothier Chipp from the ’60s to the ’80s. Now we’ll hear from Paul’s brother Jim, a sexegenerian blogger based in Connecticut whose site is called Summer of Jim, and who also spent a quarter of a century at his family’s


AC3 On JFK x Chipp For T&C

Kudos to Ivy Style contributor and Andover Shop employee Al Castiel III for a profile on Paul Winston on Town & Country’s website. Castiel writes: One fan of those Ivy League-inspired roots was John F. Kennedy, who became a Chipp customer when his brother-in-law, Peter Lawford, brought him into the shop one day in 1958


Past Imperfect: The Understated Style of the Kennedy Clan

Today we revisit this post from 2009 that examines the Kennedy Clan’s ability to make simple clothes look rich via the wearer and context. * * * In the wake of Edward Kennedy’s death, The Washington Post has a fine appreciation of the Kennedy clan’s perfectly imperfect style. Fashion writer Robin Givhan puts a nice


A Very Special Man

It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that most people’s gut reaction to hearing the phrases “Mr. Rogers” and “style” in the same sentence would be hearty laughter. After all, even within our fringe community of Ivy enthusiasts, tee-totaling children’s show hosts who wear Keds typically don’t hold a lot of credibility. But Fred Rogers


Deja Vu All Over Again