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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

What To Do For A Halloween Post….

It’s Halloween 2019 and this is me wondering if I should post another satirical “trick” about campus culture or if nothing’s funny anymore. And then I get the perfect idea for a Halloween post…. Me wearing a double-breasted waistcoat and watch chain! Peter Lavelle, Ivy Style’s new Japanese reporter, certain thinks it’s funny. Here he

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Cheering For Laundry

Editor’s Note: Many thanks again to Daniel D. Covell. The cover image is of a crowd at a baseball game in the 1920’s. Major League Baseball’s Opening Day (or “opening day,” depending on your relative degree of dedication to the National Pastime) is upon us once again, synching into in its slot in the annual



An Ivy Thing

All the greats did this. Kept a journal. Perhaps the most famous journal entry of all time, Teddy Roosevelt the day his wife and his mother died. We’ve gone over that. And, we have gone over how handwriting is Ivy. But if you want the research… Here’s the research. But what we have not yet


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