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Science (a little bit of it), The Last Word On Collar Whatevers, And Pippa Middleton

What does Men’s Health do after they team up with the Opinion Research Corporation and conduct a study which finds that, overwhelmingly, the most important physical attribute of a man to a woman is his sense of style with musculature and facial features lagging way behind?  (I got the study in my inbox – not



The Ivy Resolutions – Part 2

Editor’s Note – A wish for you for a tremendous 2022.  I have a good feeling.  Perhaps without foundation, but most joy springs out of nowhere anyway.  We will be back on Monday, January 3rd.  I never say “Be safe” because who remembers that, ever?  No one does.  You will not be out tonight and



Ivy Memorandum Season 1 Episode 1

Sorry, I just can’t abide another “round up.”  In no particular order: Mr. Graham Marsh has done a number of illustrations which are remarkable over at Kamakura Shirts in a piece he also wrote entitled: A to Z of the Ivy Look.  There is some revisionist history in here, but I think you will enjoy


Dr. Claire-Marie Brisson Talks Ivy, Zoë Talks Ducks, And A Few Other Notes

Dr. Claire-Marie Brisson is a faculty member in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. She resides in Cambridge, MA and is originally from Metro Detroit. A foodie and oenophile, Dr. Brisson recognizes that a life well-lived combines aesthetics, form, function, and (of course) food. It’s often been said that Ivy is


Ivy-Style.com Acquired by Fortified Enterprises LLC & John Burton

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2021 — Bedford, NY — Fortified Enterprises, LLC announced today that it has partnered with John Burton and acquired the website Ivy-Style.com and its related  intellectual property.   Burton has been named CEO of both Fortified Enterprises and Ivy Style. “The Ivy-Style website is the foremost interactive digital community focused


So Ivy vs. Slow Ivy

I read something about Christmas White as a clothes color two days ago and started thinking that the only time I have ever seen anything close to it was Steve McQueen in a photo I am sure is already on this site but here it is again for you: My oldest (and therefore favorite) pair


I’m Ivy, You’re…

I am a touring musician, this summer anyway.  Used to tour a lot.  Write my own stuff, have a kind of unique (I know, things can’t be kind of unique but this is, it is the guitar-is-a-piano thing James Taylor does but different) way of playing guitar, been on the radio, in a past life


Black Ivy & Cultural Appropriation

Ok so I have not read the book.  I am working off of the marketing materials, so this is not a review of the book per se. On the other hand it is not often one gets the double dip of quoting Elvis to make an intellectual point AND being asked for an encore. From


Just Ordering Appetizers

The bow tie is Latin.  People still read it when they come across it, but no one speaks it anymore.   I am in and out of Manhattan twice a week, I live in Bedford, and my free time is spent in Rye and Greenwich and the last bow tie I saw other than my own



Ivy-Fathering and Trytophan Thinking

I hope you dressed for Thanksgiving.  I did.  I would show you a picture but none exist that do not include non-consenting guests/family members/teens.  Lemme see, brown trousers with Jay Butler Bit Loafers (and no socks, it was over 40, my new personal rule), white OCBD, bow tie (pictured but not my picture), gold Brooks


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



More Baggage

In the comments, the Filson briefcase got a lot of exposure.  I carried one for 10 years +.  That’s good, but then again…     I carried one so much that I added an ACK patch to it.  ACK are the call letters for the Nantucket airport, which is incredibly bougie EXCEPT I’ve been going