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 …Read More
From The Archives
Electile Dysfunction: The 50th Anniversary Of WFB’s Failed Mayoral Race
Twenty-fifteen marked the 50th anniversary of William F. Buckley’s failed run for mayor of New York. In the photo above, it looks like WFB is pulling one out of British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli’s playbook, looking artistocratically bored while his opponent speaks. It’s not hard to imagine him closing his eyes and feigning to snore. …Read More
The Ivy-est Drinking Game Ever.
Young Chet Baker by G. Bruce Boyer
Late Night With Dr. Claire-Marie Brisson
The Ivy Barberhop In Austin
Gifts If They Missed by Sarah, & A Small James Bond Rant That Is Uncalled For In The Midst Of Such A Good Piece
Ivy Resolutions For 2022 – A More Tradified Life (Part One)
Gleneagles, Hunter Boots, Barbour, and Food & Beverage from Member Maura McMahon
The Pocket Knife Discussion Unfolding
Whisky Means “Water Of Life”
There are more than one kind of whisky, but then there isn’t. Scotch Whisky is Whisky. There is Irish Whiskey if one cannot get one’s hands on Scotch Whisky. Scotch Whisky is made, or given to us by the Gods, I dunno, from malted barley. Irish Whiskey is a blend, made from malted and unmalted …
Cigars but first a rabbit hole.
I promise cigars. But here is a close up of the guy to the left of JFK. This photo is credited as being at Hyannis. Ok, I will get back to the central thesis. But no promises that we don’t circle back. A number of events coalesced. First, I have a huge day on Monday …
From the loins of the Ivy League…
Recently, JB posted an Ivy Style Playlist on Spotify, and there was a discussion in the Ivy Style community about music tangentially related to the Ivy League. Be it that the artist attended an Ivy, dressed Ivy, or had some sort of connection to Ivy. If we’re judging by those standards, Vampire Weekend is gold-caliber. …
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 …
Editor’s Note: This article is a reprint of an article at Ivy-Live, which will be down in a bit as we consolidate here. It is written by my friend Jonathan Boorstein. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Jonathan from the Facebook group, and in addition to being a gentleman and a good …