Preferred Things






The Writing On The Wall

Historic Image Lovers – here’s your wheelhouse.  Duck Head is searching for “vintage “throwback” photos with folks sporting Duck Head or even just the Duck Head look (khakis, Oxford shirt, loafers, etc.) around the time of the late 70s through the 80s.”   If Duck Head uses your picture, YOU get to be an Ivy model


The Ivy Barberhop In Austin

Editor’s Note:   Always hated the perception that Ivy is exclusively a northeast thing .  This article was submitted by the proprietor of Brazos Barbershop in Austin.  Click here to see the site.  If you have a small business that you feel is Ivy, by all means, let me know and let’s get you out there.


Ivy Notes S1E3

I am struggling with this myself.  With Gramercy.  Last night a member of the FB group posted a picture of Mr. Andre here, who has, on his 12th birthday, started experimenting.  With Ivy clothes.  As I understand it there was a journey through sweatpants here.  But now we have arrived home.  I cannot say the


Watch Me

Editor’s Note:  Here’s the start of the watch discussion, expecting many comments and subsequent posts to follow. I know, Timex.  Everyone knows Timex.  Here’s my Timex. You can tell this has taken the licking.  It is about 20 years old.  Here is why I don’t wear it in the winter.  It is smaller in terms



Reader Follow Up On The Pen Resolution

  There’s so much good stuff in the comments and I fear a lot of it gets lost – the pen discussion really took off so I thought it would be of service to postpone for one more day the Part 2 of the Ivy Resolutions and collect the comments on the pen discussion here. 



Anthony Kalamut Is A Funny Guy.

  This is not his profile, that is coming.  But I will say this.  3 year Ivy Style member (over that the FB Group) Anthony Kalamut find the interesting stuff, and starts interesting conversations.   His profile is coming (my fault, I have to do the interview) but my friend Anthony Kalamut is a survivor, a


Zoë’s Guide To The Ivy And The Holly

Editor’s Note:  Ok so these illustrations are not the same caliber image as my Paula Abdul image last week, but Zoë created each picture herself.  -JB  The season is in full swing, my friends. Some of you may have already hit a socializing wall, and still more will have a lingering hangover up until around





Todd Snyder x J. Press Review

  Context:  I had the chance to speak to Mr. Robert Squillaro, who is the Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer of J. Press about this project, which is a collaboration between Todd Snyder (if you don’t know who Todd Snyder is, he is a VERY NYC designer, successful for sure, launched his own