Ivy-Style: The Podcast With Bruce Boyer Sponsored By Duck Head and The Andover Shop

The first of what I hope are many informal conversations with the GOAT, G. Bruce Boyer.

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12 Comments on "Ivy-Style: The Podcast With Bruce Boyer Sponsored By Duck Head and The Andover Shop"

  1. Richard E. Press | October 26, 2023 at 9:08 am |

    The Burton-Boyer colloquy reminds me of Dick Cavett’s jousts with Groucho Marx—Bravo!

  2. Wow! Times have changed. Army/Navy surplus stores aren’t exactly giving anything away anymore, because quality was available elsewhere in the day.

    Great point about the Glen plaid suit, i.e. investment dressing. A few years ago, the buzzword for this concept was “modularity”.
    Bruce listed an abbreviated list of criteria for comparison testing, style, tailoring, fabric, to which needs to be added fit, of course, and modularity.

    Hey, can I buy Riffs over the counter, with US currency, at Brooks Brothers?

    • I suppose this is what some people refer to as versatility, a more appropriate word than modularity, yet investment dressing is excellent, and more purposely, and functionally descriptive.

  3. This was certainly worth waiting for.
    Thank you.
    The epithet “a gentleman and a scholar” has become a mere cliche, but in the case of Mr. Boyer it fits perfectly.

  4. Off topic, but am wondering, is it Ivy to wear a BB red grenadine necktie with a char grey, 3/2 sack suit on Reformation Sunday? Is is Ivy to sing bass and/or tenor in the choir?

  5. I can’t find the link to the podcast, please help.

  6. You guys.
    That was excellent.

  7. Ok. That picture is iconic and I’ve seen it before with references to Mr Boyer. It’s on par with the tie on his book cover True Style. So….I gotta ask. Anyone who who makes/made that leather club chair??

  8. G. Bruce Boyer | November 2, 2023 at 1:06 pm |

    The photo was taken at Len Logsdail’s atelier. My understanding is that Len bought the pair of leather chairs from a used furniture store in downtown Manhattan. My knowledge is limited, but I believe the style of those chairs makes them invariably French, probably originally from a Parisian club which flourished in the 1930s. Sorry I can’t be more helpful.

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