Knot Again: Twenty Leftovers From Ivy Style Club Tie Production Run #3 — Just A Handful Left

Update 8/18: Orders have been sent out from the third production run of the Ivy Style Club Tie. There are about 20 leftovers, so grab yours fast (click the Buy It Now button at the bottom of this post). Other products are being developed, so there are no plans to do another club tie run. 

Pictured above is W. David Marx, author of “Ametora.”

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The Ivy Style club tie has been successfully completed and orders were shipped last week. Made in New York of fabric custom-woven for us in England, everyone is pleased with how they came out.

That’s Ivy Style contributor Pani M. above sporting his tie in Chicago, and here’s Ivy Style’s own Millennial Fogey DCG wearing his outside J. Press’ West Village Store:

Both the mill and manufacturer turned things around faster than expected, and the 65 ties we ordered were done in about six weeks.

In navy with burgundy stripes and a club motif in burgundy, gold and forest green, the ties go with just about anything, such as the camel sportcoat this reader is wearing:

Or this reader’s vintage olive tweed:

Not to mention tweed overcoats:

The tie even makes a wonderful accompaniment to a handlebar mustache:

Or an epic beard:

Or no head at all:

Now that we’ve actually pulled it off, it’s time for another round of orders so others can join our little brotherhood. The ties are $79 plus $5 for shipping, for a total of $84. This PayPal button will take you directly to where you can place your order. We’ll keep this window open through Monday, February 13. Act now as we need to reach a minimum of 50 orders to make it happen.

If you’re seeing the tie for the first time and wondering what the motif means, it’s a tribute to the many stories we’ve told here at The objects are:

  • A WASP, symbolizing the Protestant establishment that brought us the Ivy schools and the Ivy look
  • A pair of scissors, representing the Jewish tailors who helped codifiy the look
  • A chrysanthemum, national flower of Japan, representing all that country has done for the look
  • A trumpet, represented as a medieval horn, symbolizing the jazz musicians who wore the look, the story of which gave birth to

And finally the number 44 in roman numerals, representing 44th Street in New York, the city’s Ivy epicenter where Chipp and J. Press stood during the heyday across from the Brooks Brothers flagship. Here’s to a new heyday. — CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD & MATTHEW KARL GALE

49 Comments on "Knot Again: Twenty Leftovers From Ivy Style Club Tie Production Run #3 — Just A Handful Left"

  1. Promise ’twill be the first non-bow tie for me in 50 years.

  2. A lot of bad fit in those pics. Pani M. really needs to get that prole gap taken care of. Greenwood’s blazer looks like it’s too small in the chest. And that hipster with the moustache looks like he’s wearing a jacket that is two sizes too small and bowing heavily in the chest.

  3. Not that anybody here necessarily cares, I like the tie very much and would get one for myself if I didn’t already have too many ties (205). I already have more closet space than my wife. I fear my fetching bride might go into Ashley Judd mode should I increase my stock. She already doesn’t think I really need four blue and gold repp ties.

    The real sacksuit


  4. Charlottesville | February 2, 2017 at 12:26 pm |

    My Ivy Style tie arrived and it is most attractive; well made and the perfect length and width for me. I wore the tie earlier this week with a brown tweed sport coat and received an unsolicited compliment on it from a co-worker. It really does go well with practically anything. I am looking forward to wearing it again soon, perhaps with a blazer or a gray flannel suit. Glad to hear from the real Sacksuit. My wife rolls her eyes a bit at my collection as well, but after 30+ years she’s used to it.

  5. Is there something wrong with your eyes? Pani is leaning his head forward to read a book, and the old guy with the mustache looks like a “hipster” to you, with his American flag pin and the fact the picture was taken at church?

  6. Front Porch Life | February 2, 2017 at 2:12 pm |

    If you want to see hipsters look no further than the Duck Dynasty clan. I could criticize their attire all day long.

  7. @sacksuit

    Perfect is the enemy of good. Ivy style has few adherents left. Do you really need to criticize those still carrying the torch?

  8. The man in the “vintage olive tweed” is sporting something else rare today; a perfectly sized wristwatch. Too many people today have forgotten that a watch is best employed as an accessory rather than a focal point.

  9. @JDD

    I concur.

    I spotted four versions of P3 eyeglasses. I have always gone with black frames but am toying with the idea of P3’s in clear plastic. I miss the ’80s. Does anybody out there have an opinion on these frames.


    Congrats on the tie.

    The real sacksuit


  10. I promise you all my blazer fits better IRL ??

  11. DCG, what blazer is that if you don’t mind my asking?

  12. Nice collar roll on DCG and the fellow below him, with the Thurber book.

  13. It’s Squeeze, fabriqué en Chine but pre-Blue Label in a Saxony flannel

  14. Btw congrats Christian and Matthew, the tie came out wonderfully

  15. sacksuit
    Clear frames usually look better on guys with dark complexions or black gentlemen. Just my opinion.

  16. Mr.Front Porch Life, I too can criticize the cast of Duck Dynasty’s wardrobe but they are by no means hipsters. Neither is the older gentleman with the interesting mustache, which is often copied by hipsters.

  17. Mr.Sacksuit, that Ashley Judd comment was spot on. I think that Mr.Greenwood is sporting the tie best here, very nice knot. Looks more like a half-Windsor than a four-in-hand.

  18. Can you be a hipster after 50?

  19. Minimalist Trad | February 3, 2017 at 2:17 am |

    P3 frames in black are distinctive and distinguished. Far preferable to run-of-the-mill “tortoise shell”.

  20. Very pleased with my tie, but I’m lazy about taking pictures (and allergic to selfies). Will try to get around to it at some point.

  21. Sacko

    I have a pair of P3s in dark tortoise. I suppose it’s run-of-the-mill, but really, who gives a good boinking? Black would look ridiculous with my complexion, and unsure about clear, but could be perfect for you. I looked at a lot of frames and found Anglo American to be well-made, a good fit, and reasonable value. They have a few different P3-type styles. Enjoy the search and good luck:

  22. Sorry, a rude remark was posted here that had escaped my notice. I purged it (to purgatory) along with the remarks in response. This tie has a unity theme and it would be nice to have the occasional thread that’s reasonably free of discord.

  23. @Christian

    Thank you.


  24. Henry Contestwinner | February 3, 2017 at 9:39 pm |

    Was the comment from that the guy who shows his erudition by turning your name into something vulgar?

  25. Jock Hamilton | February 3, 2017 at 11:45 pm |

    People are such sensitive little snowflakes around here. Grow a pair.

  26. Mr.Hamilton, AKA Goy Orbison, you are lucky that you are still allowed to comment on this site.

  27. Henry Contestwinner | February 6, 2017 at 2:56 pm |

    Mr. Hamilton, this is not a public space, but a private one. As such, its owner, CC, has the rightful authority to allow as little, or as much, commentary as he sees fit; he has that same authority to ban, or allow, any manner of commentary as he sees fit. As it so happens, he allows almost anything. That he sometimes flexes his editorial muscle is what keeps this place from descending into chaos, and the vast majority of his readership thanks him for it. The Ivy Style comment section has become a forum for the free discussion of a wide range of ideas—far more so than most college campuses these days—with only occasional dips into vulgarity and personal attacks.

    If there’s anyone around here who needs to man up, it is you, not he.

  28. Tie ordered – CC, good on you for letting us procrastinators have a second shot.


    I admire your commentary. The elitism knocks the pants off all everyone else in this thread.

  29. Charlottesville | February 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm |

    I have to say, as a thoroughly unbiased observer, that the guy in the plaid tweed standing on the Lawn at UVA in the bottom photo looks impeccable. I assume that he must be ugly, though, since he decapitated his selfie.



  30. I really like this guy with the beard!

  31. Great looking tie. I know to you Northeasterners the Midwest is just one bit flyover field, but I believe Pani M. is “sporting his tie” in Milwaukee, not Chicago.

  32. Done, and done. Even though it seems to be happening already organically, I might suggest that readers all submit pics once they receive their tie.

  33. @Fogey, handlebar man and “Charlottesville”

    Is it just my imagination, or are the lapels on your coats rather on the wide side? I ask because I am in the process of purging some clothing and I am deliberating about donating a Lebow charcoal sack suit with wider lapels. With the purging, I may sneak in a new tie without telling the wife.

    Purchased yesterday from thrift store on way home from work…BB Balmoral Wingtips, BB cordovan loafers and something I never thought I would wear, Polo RL tassel loafers. All worn maybe five or six times and exactly my size. Total cost, less than a lunch for two at Panera’s.

  34. Charlottesville | February 10, 2017 at 1:23 pm |

    Mr. Strake – Congratulations on the great shoe finds! You are a lucky man. My lapels are, with a few exceptions, a bit wider than what I see in most stores today, but then this site is for rebels who reject the tyranny of passing fashion. As Chesterton wrote, “Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about.” My plaid coat above was Brooks, circa 1985 or so. The Brooks tweed sack I’m wearing today is from around the same time and the lapels measure 3.5 inches, but those in the pic above look like they could be a bit wider. The lapels of our J. Press-clad Fogey look perfectly regulation to me, and I think those of our mustachioed brother wearing the Episcopal Church and US flag lapel pins are of similar width. If your lapels are, say, 3 3/4 inches, or less, I say keep the suit, although if you are especially trim or on the shorter side, that may be too wide. But then Ralph Lauren wears a 38 short (or the bespoke equivalent) as I understand, and he looks fine in wider lapels. Just my 2 cents.

  35. René Lebenthal | February 13, 2017 at 6:41 am |

    Finally placed my order for the tie. As I missed the first launch I am looking forward to receive it soon 🙂
    I’m rather sure that I won’t see many of them outside here in Paris, France…what do you think?

    Bien a vous,

  36. Henry Contestwinner | February 13, 2017 at 2:46 pm |

    I’ve always heard that Ralph Lauren wears a 37S; the reason this sticks is that it’s my suit size, too. I hear that his being this size is why his brands used to offer odd sizes, and still offer shorts and talls, but perhaps that has nothing to do with it.

  37. Charlottesville | February 14, 2017 at 10:32 am |

    Henry — Sounds like I was off by a size. If I were you, I’d check out the thrift shops near Ralph’s homes to see if he may have discarded some custom threads that would be a perfect fit for you. With occasional exceptions, his wardrobe always looks pretty swell.

  38. Henry Contestwinner | February 15, 2017 at 5:08 pm |

    Which home—Bedford, Manhattan, Montauk, Colorado, or Jamaica?

  39. Charlottesville | February 16, 2017 at 4:45 pm |

    Try them all!

  40. Vern Trotter | March 27, 2017 at 10:01 pm |

    Speaking of Ralph, I believe he is still looking for a new CEO. Just don’t sign any long term lease if you go on board.

  41. Archivist Trad | March 28, 2017 at 12:14 am |

    With the exception of the those worn by the gentleman in the tan blazer, holding the Thurber book, all of the P3 frames are far too big.
    His frames do appear to be the Anglo-American 406 DB (demi blond).

  42. C. Lassford | March 28, 2017 at 12:21 am |


    They may be Beaumont in caramel horn from Classic Specs:

  43. When do they ship? Anxiously awaiting …

  44. Skimming thru the latest GQ magazine with Roger Federer on the cover, coughed up my IPA upon seeing old friend FEC in an advertorial for a recent GQ-sponsored event. Back to unabashedly dressing with striped OCBD and even stripier? knit tie. Couldn’t mistake the Iris Apfel glasses though !

  45. Got mine and I love it. Let’s do another fun club tie!

  46. Mitchell S. | August 18, 2017 at 11:25 am |

    When are we going to see a collaboration with J. Press featuring a full lineup of Ivy staples, like critter pants, belts, and nylon vests? Call it “Ivy Style x J. Press.”

  47. Old School59 | July 11, 2019 at 11:09 pm |

    Is it time to think about a bow tie ?
    If so sign me up

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