This month Ivy Style celebrates its eighth anniversary. Tempus fugit!
Yes, October is the month I typically say thank you to our readers, sponsors and contributors. Special thanks go out to associate editor Chris Sharp, columnist Richard Press, contributor G. Bruce Boyer, and friend and neighbor Daniel Greenwood, with whom I’m privileged to regularly discuss trad clothes and cultural happenings over coffee.
Ivy Style presently boasts 1,485 posts and 34,336 comments. It’s been a fun journey and I’m honored to continue to helm the ship.
According to our analytics software, the influx of new readers is steady. So for the newcomers, as well as those who’ve been with us all along, here are some of the cooler posts from Year One.
An interview with Ken C. Pollack, a clotheshorse who lived through the heyday (click here for part two).
The chapter on Brooks Brothers from G. Bruce Boyer’s 1985 book “Elegance.”
Excerpts from Aldrich’s 1979 Atlantic Monthly cover story “Preppies: The Last Upper Class?”
The story of Mark Van Doren and the 1950s TV quiz show scandal.
The story of one very lucky guy.
No relation to the above post. A look at Tobias Wolff’s novel “Old School”
A gallery of vintage images of prep school and college life.
A look at Hugh Hefner during his pre-pajama Ivy years.
A look at the Kennedys’ old-money nonchalance.
Finally some personal reflections of mine.
Here’s to another great year. — CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD