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 Ivy-Style.com. 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 Ivy-Style.com
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