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The Andover Opportunity

Editor’s Note:  Just spoke to Tucker at Andover – this is a great opportunity to work in the field with one of the greats.  The information you need is below. – JB The Cambridge and Andover locations of The Andover Shop are looking for seasoned full and part-time sales associates. This is a unique opportunity to


On Journaling.

My ritual is this.  Every morning for the past seven years, I get up at 3:15 to 3:30.   People find this hard to believe, so over the years I have challenged people to send me a random email at that hour, see if I respond.  Then I realized what a tool move that was, and


Bastian’s First At Bat

Is a home run.  Why a home run?  He rolled the cuffs, and no socks. Kidding.  Kinda. Michael Bastian and Brooks Brothers gave the first look yesterday,  less of a collection and more of a message, and it is a brilliant one.  And I was the first one out of the gate screeching that tee


Why Ivy Guys?

Editor’s Note:  Why Ivy Guys? is a title I guess I am stealing from Zoe, to be a monthly column about the perception of Ivy guys.  We will also do a Why Ivy Ladies except I need someone to write it and give me a title I can steal.  This’ll be monthly too.  The columns. 


OCBD Quarterly

Just take a look.  There are new entries into the OCBD market (I reviewed one).  A lot of them.  Fashion predictions are like – well you know the saying about everyone having one.  But we can still identify a trend when we see one. Once a quarter we will do an organized, reader-driven review of



Phase One Renovation Is Over

The good news is that there was so much traffic.  The bad news is that the host wasn’t ready for that many surprise dinner guests.  The good news is we are now.  Apologies for being down the last few days – there are so many things happening here and none of them could start without


Junior’s MTM OCBD – a review.

The American-made oxford cloth button-down shirt (or the original polo shirt), has been put into peril.  Another blow to American-made American style. But as the old saying goes, “every ending is a new beginning.” Enter Junior’s, the Philadelphia-based, American-made, and Ivy league style-centric company founded by Glenn Au in 2020. Cutting his teeth at the famous O’Connell’s Clothing


On Goldens.

I didn’t know that the Golden Retriever breed is only 150 years old.  The 13th Amendment is 150 years old, so are speed limits and The Secret Service. Golden Retrievers owe themselves to Lord Tweedmouth.  Of course they do.  1864.  Lord Tweedmouth was an interesting guy.  He came from money, and when that money trickled




Ivyhicles.

Editor’s Note:  This article is a reprint of an article at Ivy-Live, which will be down in a bit as we consolidate here. It is written by my friend Jonathan Boorstein. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Jonathan from the Facebook group, and in addition to being a gentleman and a good



Paul Stuart is not competing with Brooks Brothers.

This, folks, is the collar of Paul Stuart’s new offering, the Oxford Non Iron Sports Shirt.  That is what they call it.  That is not what I call it.  Tom Turner of our site emailed me this yesterday and we had a great talk about it (that man knows the business of ocbd’s better than


Housekeeping

Many thanks to all for the birthday wishes.   Another thing I learned – cake is no longer a viable option.               So for the next few posts, mostly housekeeping as we use August to evolve a bit.  Comments are essential.  If you want a response, email me.  But comments


Welcome to Ivy-Style (again).

  Big day for a few of us.  For Christian, his first day off in a really long time.  Enjoy, friend, and thank you for everything. For me, my first day here, and my 58th birthday.  We’ll get to know each other.  If you are on the Facebook group, we already do.  If you aren’t


Graduation Day

In 1992, while a student at my California state school, I met with one of my English professors to talk about grad school. “I think I’d like to go to the Ivy League,” I said.  She gave me quite a look.  I don’t know where that came from, as I clearly didn’t know what I