The Up Side of Fewer Ties.

I know. I was groaning too, for a year. We get Ivy back on its feet and the first thing it does is take off its tie. Probably the dominant trait of Ivy since its inception, too, don’t you think? And that, of course, brought forth handwringing, I suspect the same hands that prematurely declared

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Tradified

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

The Ivy Style Symposium

Despite our latest storm detaining some attendees, the MFIT’s “Ivy Style” symposium went off with a bang. Presenters included co-authors of the accompanying book; Patricia Mears gave an overview of how the exhibit came about and Bruce Boyer talked about the jazz musicians who took up the Ivy look in the ’50s and ’60s.

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Spring & Summer Madras Choices From OMTC

If you are Santa (I was, I have pictures) you have another most wonderful time of the year, if you like Madras though, THIS is the most wonderful time of the year, as the Original Madras Trading Company releases their own SS/24 collection, which you can review here. From their site: Getaway in Madras is


J. Press SS24 Lookbook Available Online Today

You can check it out for yourself here. From the site: As fashion evolves, Ivy style’s presence ebbs and flows within it. J. Press holds firmly to the art of fine tailoring that originated so many years ago with my grandfather, Jacobi Press. We are committed to preserving our rich history of timeless elegance and


Joan Volpe To Moderate Panel with Guest Panelist Sid Mashburn

Editor’s Note: Joan Volpe was the Managing Coordinator of the FIT Center for Continuing and Professional Studies and continues at FIT as an Adjunct Professor in Fashion Business  Management, Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology. She is also a top contributor in the FB Group. From the release: When it comes to


FLASH SALE (and you want this).

Go here. Use the promo code BRS25 and save $5 on the best soap there is. And here’s how I know. I have a thing about soap, maybe it is an executive function thing, maybe it is just tactile and olfactory. But unless soap is just right, I can’t use it. I drive home to


J. Press Week Continues

Editor’s Note: The cover image is a white buck from the Press/Sebago collab. Wear that with the jacket I am about to talk you in to, and you will be just fine. I remember when I started as Admin on the Facebook group, I brought out a navy, double-breasted blazer from Burberry. I have been



The Case For Wrist Watches

Editor’s Note: Dean Ricciardi is a friend first, a volunteer on the site, and as it turns out a serious watch enthusiast who can write. The first in a series. The cover shot is Michael Nardi’s Cartier Tank Must Large Solarbeat. I received my first watch when I was starting first grade. It had a


Ivy Notes (Updated cause it took you all less than an hour).

Got some suggestions for topics, some anonymous some attributed. In no particular order… K, you can learn more about the Sid Mashburn Western Work Shirt in Blue/White University Stripe here. K I know what I think, but what do you think? Second, Mike Nardi had a great idea that I am modifying just a little.


Bigfoot Sighting On Vacation

On vacation this week but. Saw this in the wild and bought it. This was in the pocket. Catalog so old that there is no website, NJ has a separate 800 number, and it costs more to ship west of Denver. Removable lining. Never been worn (I don’t think). Won’t tell you what I paid


The Ivyist

First off, we clearly need to add watches into our canon here. I will be more diligent on that point. The discussion led me to some interesting thinking about quality and its relationship to cost. Recently, we bought a car that we expect to hand down to our daughter. Until we got in it. It