“Celebrate and be glad”

Editor’s Note: We are treated again to another amazing post from contributor Daniel D. Covell. You can buy his latest book here. That’s him on the home page 🙂 I’ve done two things in the last few weeks that I haven’t done in years: Read a work of fiction and watched a film at a

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From The Editor

John Burton, Publisher Ivy is a fashion born of a mindset manifested in a lifestyle.  There are values attached:  dignity, the value and power of thought, ethics, hard work, aesthetics, appreciation of all things classic, and the dogged pursuit of excellence.   While Ivy evolves (I haven’t worn socks since Easter) the values don’t.  If you

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From The Archives

Princeton Newsreel, 1961

This is a long one, but worth watching in full. Students in jackets and ties make their first appearance at 4:26, and return repeatedly, so be patient during the long science-lab scene. — CC

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St Johns, The Stones, and Save10

If you are on St Johns mailing list you are gonna get a great email today. If you are not, go here now and sign up. The Rolling Stones are releasing a new album today. And, if you use the code THANKYOU10 on St Johns site? 10% off! Have a great weekend. – JB

Punting Football

That cover shot is the Princeton Football team of 1885. I used to LOVE football. My high school didn’t have it, and I probably would have have been that good at it. I did dislocate my shoulder playing pickup though once. At college there were two ways to meet ladies, one was to play football

Real World Applications

John, Attached is a photo of my father wearing his daily work attire. Hewas a career civil servant who rose to be in charge of the Federal Budgetat Budget Bureau/OMB. He was known for his bow ties and my memoryis that he was the only one who wore them in the office. The picture is from a

Take A Bow

The Amazing Tom sent me an article about Patrick McHenry and the history of bow ties in American politics. (Paywall alert.) It’s one of a number of articles about Mr. McHenry and his bow ties, almost all of which describe the bow tie as in one way or another bygone. I really don’t understand why

Set Sail with St Johns

This is so Ivy. For the month of October, $1 from every purchase goes to the Navy Safe Harbor Foundation. From the web site: MISSION:NSHF assists with non-medical resources not available through government funding. The assistance is designed to optimize the success of the warrior’s recovery and rehabilitation. NSHF aims to ensure that every enrolled

Last Word On The Senate Dress Code

Editor’s Note: the lady with the guitar is Rebecca Ann Latimer Felton, the first woman U.S. senator. She was 87 years old when appointed. She broke tradition, and agism, while dressing traditionally. …. and then we can move on. Is it as curious to you as it is to me that the dress code does

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Duck Head’s Big Deal

This is limited edition, so you might want to skip the rest of this and just go here and buy the pants. If you know anything about Ivy, you know that it is the only place where trad and irreverence meet. In 1978, Duck Head was only 113 years old. But the college kids were

J. Press Again Sets The Bar. The Bar. They Served Scotch. Get It?

I missed an amazing event because… this: But had I gone to J. Press in town I would have had this: And I would have learned about this: That’s tweed from Lovat Mill. Also the cloths featured in Press’ MTM/MTO collection. So I am was bummed that I missed it, until this, which is an

Just Sayin’

The system does work, voices do matter, and sometimes we get it right.. Photo Credit: By United States Senate – https://www.senate.gov/index.htm, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=63532525

It’s What They’re Choosing NOT To Do

Was having dinner with my daughter last night and she was telling me about her ethics class. They were posed with a dilemma – you are conducting a train and you learn that you are going to crash into five people OR you can switch tracks and only kill one person. But you are choosing