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

Intern Dress Code, 1987

Today Ivy Style Facebook group member and comment-leaver Marc Chevalier, known for his extensive collection of historical menswear images, dug up this shot of Wall Street interns in 1987, the age of Gordon Gekko. The timing was perfect. Those of you who consume a lot of news no doubt saw a story last week that

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PennBilt Is In The Details

To learn more about PennBilt (not advertisers yet, but I am working on them) go here. They have created fantastic product. In response to the comments, Bill wrote you and the site: “Hey Fellas,Bill Thomas here. Thanks for these comments! I thought I’d weigh in on a few overriding themes. First, the rise. Our measurement

Women’s Ivy: Staples for a Summer Wardrobe

One of the most requested posts from the Ivy Style readership is a guide to a woman’s trad wardrobe. There is no definitive list of the clothes that make up women’s Ivy Style, and this isn’t one either. Rather, my list speaks to my own preferences within this style tradition. This installment is the first

A Brief History Of Alden

Editor’s Note: Special thank you to James Taylor of Waterhollow Tweed, a site you should check out. ALDEN SHOE COMPANY Alden was founded in Middleborough, Mass. in 1884. Like most shoe companies at the time Alden made shoes using the Goodyear welt method. This was a machine process for making shoes, which was supplanting the

New Authenticity – PennBilt From Bill of Bills Khakis

From William Thomas: “To add context to PennBilt, Bills Khakis was based on the replication of an original WWII khaki, therefore “authenticity” was the origin point for BK. PennBilt draws from that heritage and evolves that sensibility where design and customer preferences live today.  This is why I describe PennBilt as the ‘New Authentic.’ If

Women’s Ivy: Five Mother’s Day Gift Suggestions She Will Actually Love

Mother’s Day is just around the corner (Sunday, May 14th, for those who need a reminder). I’ve always found gift-giving for this holiday particularly difficult. How can a mere gift show your mother, or the mother figures in your life, how much you appreciate them? Today in the Women’s Ivy column, I’m sharing five gifts

An Affirmation Of The Masculine By St Johns

I read through this post on St John’s site. It is very well done. I’ve talked to Rhys about the decision to use the tagline Unapologetically Masculine. It is completely thought out, but a risk. AND IT IS WORKING. And I guess my question for the comments is – at what point do we get

A Week In Review. OF Review I Mean. Starting With How Wrong I Was.

Here’s what to expect this week. Today, I admit I was wrong and send you shopping. Tomorrow, St Johns Bay Rum Co’s twist on their story and the best deodorant. Weds = Sarah. Thursday. Remember Bill’s Khakis? I met Bill. And his new khakis. And holy mother of —. Friday, I am reviewing new pair

A Note From Sarah

What Questions Do You Have about Women’s Ivy? One of the elements I love the most about the Ivy Style community is the back-and-forth in the comments section and in the Facebook group. As we begin to talk more seriously about Women’s Ivy on its own merits, I wanted to open up a Q&A post