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From The Editor

  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 are a

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From The Archives

An Evening Of Tweed

Last night J. Press hosted a tweed-themed event at its New York store. It was the first with Richard Press in his new role as columnist and what you might call brand ambassador. Richard shared tales of J. Press’ 50-year partnership with the Irish tweed mill Magee, along with Magee CEO Patrick Temple. The chat

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The Old Fashioned.

Ted Danson stood on the shoulders of giants, too.  Before Sam, there was only one celebrity bartender, and his name was Jerry Thomas.  If you want to understand the structural roots of the Old Fashioned, you start with this guy: I have had chapters in my life where I was a bon vivant, but they




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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