Preferred Things

Pants That Cover Your Heart

This story has a lot of names you are going to recognize, and one I am proud to introduce you to.  Brooks Brothers.  You know them, right?   They had an executive named May Tan.  Finance.  Southwick Apparel?  They had a CFO, May Tan.  May has a big time resume in corporate, as do I,

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Tradified

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

Must-Have Summer Vacation Item: The Dacron Suit, 1961

Every so often while working the Ivy beat, I come across an historical document so utterly anathema to the world of today that it feels like it’s from another universe. Case in point, this advertisement dug up by Ivy Style contributor Chris Sharp. It ran in a May, 1961 edition of the Brown University school newspaper,

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Ivy Notes S1 E17

  My friend Chapman is looking for vintage Tretorns, women’s, Size 10.  If you know of any, leave it in the comments?   I am working on a piece about the WHY of Ivy looking good and wanted to bounce three theories off of you first.  If you do some online research, you find, well,


J. Press Hosts (and serves) Madras.

J. Press will be there.  Because it is at J. Press. On Tuesday, May 10 at the store in D.C. (that’s 1801 L Street NW #2) from 6 – 8PM,  and on Thursday, May 12 at the store in NYC (that’s 51 E44th Street) J. Press is hosting an event, and you are invited. Rhys




The Ivy-est Drinking Game Ever.

Don’t blame me.  There is an official association for cornhole (is it Cornhole? – Somebody?) and one of the first things you read on the site is:  “You bring the drinks and…”   Which is kind of cheap for an association, I would think dues would pay for drinks.  It isn’t like they are going for