Of  OCBD’s and a Conspiracy Theory

Editor’s Note: It is Mr. Grant’s week here and we are grateful. The cover image is a small puzzle, it’ll be solved in a second here by someone bright.           It would be my guess that 5% of the visitors to this website have never heard of an OCBD. They probably stumbled onto Ivy Style,

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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

Black History Month: The Guys Of Ivy’s Facebook Group

Five years ago I asked the members of Ivy’s Facebook group if they’d like to have their uploads shared here. They agreed, and as February zooms by, I’d like to share this post once again. I’ve always particularly like the above photo. As I wrote back in 2015, you’ll notice that when it comes to dressing

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Podcast Talk (See What I Did There?)

The show is #2 globally right now on MX.   A few of you have written in that the audio is low on Richard in some spots.  I think I can fix that further for Part 2 (I sent the show to an engineer). Some of you have asked why the show is on MX.

Ivy Style: The Podcast Episode 1 Part 1

J. Press presented the inaugural broadcast.  Can you even imagine?  It was amazing to be in the J. Press store in Manhattan, watching and recording Richard Press hold court and none other in our genre can.   You can listen to the show here.  I broke the show up into two parts, next part to launch

Ivy Notes S2 E7

It was a remarkable night. Unlike Richard’s first show with me, this one was ALL Ivy. It’ll be posted on Monday.     I will say this though.  My daughter is a giant Richard Press fan, and asked to come down to see him again.  She and her boyfriend were once again the only teens

Tonight, J. Press Presents Ivy-Style: The Podcast

So a few things.  First, a giant thank you.  This podcast was supposed to get going earlier but family medical stuff made that impossible.  But the advertisers and sponsors have been just amazing and understanding. I will be at J. Press in Manhattan at around 5, we get going around 6, wrap it up around

J. Press Presents…

The first Ivy-Style Podcast.  I am so jazzed (see what I did there?) to be the host of the very first Ivy-Style podcast, at J. Press Manhattan, with no less than Richard Press as my first guest.  And you can be there.  First, if you are not on their email list, do yourself a favor

Ok, If The Tryptophan Has Worn Off, Start Shopping.

That tryptophan thing, according to the Sleep Foundation, is a myth. Two sales that look very good I wanted to bring to your attention: First, Jay Butler is running 20% OFF sitewide…  you want to take a look.  If you want to see Ivy applications of these great shoes, go here.  I have had them

Grandpacore For The Holidays

Editor’s Note:  Very grateful this Thanksgiving for all of you, and for Mitchell, the author of this post. Very recently, the internet was buzzing over a photo of supermodel “it girl” Gigi Hadid wearing what fashion editors dubbed “Grandpacore”. The overall aesthetic (I know John hates that term) is retro, yet thoroughly cutting-edge contemporary, and

Threading The Needle Too

Yes, it’s a book about clothes but it is written by, as G. Bruce Boyer said on this site, “… a national treasure.”  So while the clothes matter, the voices are the joy of Threading The Needle II, available here, by Richard Press.  And this book is FULL of joy.   If you are in