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From The Editor

John Burton, Publisher 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

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From The Archives

Light In The Fog: Streets Of San Francisco’s Mike Stone

When we ran our profile of a tradly dressed Washington DC police officer recently, a reader left a comment invoking the name of Mike Stone, the cop played by Karl Malden on the ’70s TV show “The Streets Of San Francisco.” In contrast to his wide-lapelled and groovy necktie-wearing partner (played by a young Michael

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The Ivyist.

Editor’s Note: Here and on the FB group I often get asked for advice or an opinion, mostly about clothes but sometimes about other stuff. So I’m starting this feature, randomly, for us to weigh in. NOT POLITICS. But life. In the fall of 2023 I put forward to the group this thinking. I think


Rugged & Refined

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Mitchell for this piece on Lauren. You can read more of his work by following the links in the article. Uncle Ralph was kind enough to add my name to a V.I.P.-only email newsletter called the “Polo Gazzette” and my first impression was that Mr. Lauren had read my mind (or


Something’s Coming

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Dan Covell for yet another great essay. It reminded me of our playlist on Spotify. Always feel free to request additions. Without further ado… Thanks to some of the seminal contributors to this site, we regular readers have been made aware of the many connections between Ivy Style and music, starting


MLK Visits The Ivy League – Part Two

by Rashid Faisal Dr. King delivered his lecture at 11 AM at Sage Chapel. His sermon was titled “The Three Dimensions of Life,” based on Revelations 21:16 from the Bible. According to Dr. King, the three dimensions of life were self-interest, interest in others, and love of God, which he used to explain the positives


MLK Visits The Ivy League – Part One

Editor’s Note: Rashid Faisal, the author of this amazing work, has been featured on the site here. He is a relentless dresser, a relentless academic, and a great dad. This series will be featured in five parts. I am a HUGE fan, and you will be too. – JB Introduction Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



What Is Happening At Harvard Part Two

First, thank you for a civil conversation. That point I got crucified for making where I talked about Ivy representing values as much as it does fashion? The comment section of the last post proves that point. Smart people sometimes disagreeing with each other civilly. I know there are those who say that Ivy Style


What Is Happening At Harvard?

There is a Crimson elephant in the room that, while I wouldn’t walk under it, does deserve a good look and a peanut. This is the first paragraph of Claudine Gay’s resignation letter: Dear Members of the Harvard Community, It is with a heavy heart but a deep love for Harvard that I write to