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  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

The Court Demands To See Vintage Ivy Ads As Evidence

Recently we posted about a company called Worsted-Tex and how it used the term “Ivy League” to sell mass-market clothing as soon as the heyday of the Ivy League Look took off. In 1960 the company began filing lawsuits against other brands that were using variations of the term “Ivy” in their products. In a

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Accidentally Ivy Part Two – J. Peterman

This is J. Peterman.  I am not at all sure how Ivy this is.     The company was founded in 1987.   The company did not appear on Seinfeld until 1995, and if you ask USA Today it wasn’t until then that fame came. I would argue that fame happened long before or else why




Ivy Notes S1 E18 Met Two Of My Bucket List People.

Thank you to J. Press for hosting a wonderful evening. A number of great things happened. First, I FINALLY got to meet Laura Arnold in person.   Mountain & Sackett, the company that is 3rd generation family owned and makes their silk-on-both-sides ties, has their spring collection out.  I am going to review it later


If The Shoe Fits, You Got At Least Something Right

Was at the gym  Saturday morning.   Guy walks in with a shirt that looks like it came in a spray can.   I always carry a bag, the bag has a notebook in it.    Here’s what I came up with: Bro you are not an Avenger. In working with Dylan and Duncan (and Elena, which