Meet The Number Two Guy


Zachary DeLuca was one of Ivy Style’s first contributors, and he recently rejoined us in the more formal role of assistant editor, where he’ll be writing regularly, helping plan content, and fixing typos (though how good he’ll be at that, when he can’t even remember to button his own collar, remains to be seen).

Zach was recently given the questionnaire (you can’t exactly call it an interview, since an interview involves asking different people different questions). Check it out and get to know the man who’ll have to captain the ship if I get hit by an errant golf ball, possibly my own. — CC

20 Comments on "Meet The Number Two Guy"

  1. Christian | March 1, 2014 at 7:11 pm |

    Is that a black corduroy jacket with black knit tie? That’s some Ivy Chic going on there.

  2. It’s dark green with a navy knit.

  3. Christian | March 1, 2014 at 7:59 pm |

    Oh thank god.

  4. Oxblood Ruffin | March 2, 2014 at 12:36 am |

    It’s Stanford!

  5. Minimalist | March 2, 2014 at 12:42 am |

    I believe that you can call it an interview.
    There are spoken interviews and written interviews.

    For a different interview with Mr. DeLuca:

  6. Bar Stripe | March 2, 2014 at 12:53 am |

    @Oxblood Ruffin


    For those of us not in the know, please explain.

  7. Christian | March 2, 2014 at 2:16 am |


    I’ve been interviewing people for 20 years. How many I have no idea. A thousand? Two thousand? This past week I interviewed the official historian of Major League Baseball and a curator from the baseball museum in Cooperstown.

    Sometimes I do it in person, sometimes on the telephone, and sometimes by email. But I haven’t sent 2,000 people the same list of written questions. That would be having 2,000 people fill out a questionaire, not interviewing 2,000 people.

    Sorry if I sound testy, but this is what I do for a living. Custom tailors get rightly annoyed when the term “bespoke” is inaccurately used by companies simply offering made-to-measure services.

    I too have been profiled at, but I wouldn’t say I was interviewed, I’d say I was sent a questionnaire, the same one that everyone else got.

  8. Etymologue | March 2, 2014 at 2:43 am |


    Mea culpa.

    Nevertheless, as a reader, I felt I was reading the transcript of an interview.

  9. Exactly, but with only the answers and not the questions! I found it so awkward I asked that the questions be inserted for mine.

  10. Etymologue | March 2, 2014 at 11:18 am |

    Right again.
    I stand corrected.

  11. NaturalShoulder | March 2, 2014 at 2:50 pm |

    I look forward to reading more of Zach’s work on IS.

    @Christian – are you writing a piece on baseball for the site or another publication?

  12. I agree with NaturalShoulder — Zach’s great. That last piece on Nettleton conveyed a lot of information very economically, and the tone was just right. Either it went over Mr. Tognoni’s head, or he purposely ignored it.
    Style counts, in writing as well as in everything else.

  13. Christian | March 2, 2014 at 5:29 pm |


    Baseball story is for Ralph Lauren Magazine. You’ll like it, so I’ll post it here. Should be up at the end of April.

  14. What a great article! It’s fun to see how much Zach has been impacted, and inspired by vintage clothing. As Zach has come to know, it starts as a hobby and then becomes a passionate love affair. I look forward to seeing what comes down the pipeline from Zach’s future articles. Cheers!

  15. adios el kabong | March 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm |

    None of you ever saw Sex and the City? Stanford Blatch?

  16. Burchfield Fowler | March 2, 2014 at 9:11 pm |

    My guess is that Mr, DeLuca, in keeping with his eclectic approach, approves of pleated-front trousers. Too bad that more gentlemen don’t rebel against the flat-front fetish and opt for elegant Ivy.

  17. Christopher Redgate | March 2, 2014 at 11:12 pm |

    Congrats on the new gig, Zach. It’s been a while. I had no idea you had a literature degree… Love the quote from Genet. I went through a long phase of being obsessed with him after reading a few lines about him in a Bukowski story. (I won’t repeat here what Bukowski said about him…) Anyway glad to see you’ll be doing some more writing on here and I’ll have to send you an email from the Cape soon. Cheers.

  18. Waiting for the AEV comment where he notes the affectation of unbuttoned button-down collar buttons and how the look is favored by everyone’s second-favorite #mensstyle whipping boy, FEC….

  19. @Christopher
    Thanks, Chris. Hope the thrifting is good on the Cape!

  20. FEC called and said you are supposed to chose hot young ladies to be interns, not men who write.

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