If For Some Stupid Reason You Still Think Ballcaps Aren’t Ivy

I would like to think that if Roger Angell were a guitar player with a teen daughter, he would wear an earring.  He definitely combined worlds.  As a word-by-word best-in-class editor whose mother married E.B. White (and didn’t tell him), Angell could have written anything, and he chose to focus on a game.  Baseball. Roger




Ivy Notes S1 E18 Met Two Of My Bucket List People.

Thank you to J. Press for hosting a wonderful evening. A number of great things happened. First, I FINALLY got to meet Laura Arnold in person.   Mountain & Sackett, the company that is 3rd generation family owned and makes their silk-on-both-sides ties, has their spring collection out.  I am going to review it later


Ivy Notes S1 E17

  My friend Chapman is looking for vintage Tretorns, women’s, Size 10.  If you know of any, leave it in the comments?   I am working on a piece about the WHY of Ivy looking good and wanted to bounce three theories off of you first.  If you do some online research, you find, well,


If The Shoe Fits, You Got At Least Something Right

Was at the gym  Saturday morning.   Guy walks in with a shirt that looks like it came in a spray can.   I always carry a bag, the bag has a notebook in it.    Here’s what I came up with: Bro you are not an Avenger. In working with Dylan and Duncan (and Elena, which



Two Things An Ivy Mind Should Know About

Thank you, Matthew Reichlin over at the FB Group.  I know, you don’t like FB.  You should join just for this group.  In fact, if you click on the picture… That’s Maria Popova.  She has an interview policy I do not understand.  I understand asking for donations for your site, the thought has occurred.  But


J. Press Hosts (and serves) Madras.

J. Press will be there.  Because it is at J. Press. On Tuesday, May 10 at the store in D.C. (that’s 1801 L Street NW #2) from 6 – 8PM,  and on Thursday, May 12 at the store in NYC (that’s 51 E44th Street) J. Press is hosting an event, and you are invited. Rhys


Ivy Is Elegant. Are You?

Is lipstick on a pig Ivy? I refer you to some Ivy reference points.  Davis. McQueen.  Kennedy.  Poitier.  Bush.  Astaire.  O’Rourke.  You can wear what they wear.  You probably own some of what they wear (except maybe Bush’s latter day socks – which were the apex of elegance but easier to pull off once the




The Ivy-est Drinking Game Ever.

Don’t blame me.  There is an official association for cornhole (is it Cornhole? – Somebody?) and one of the first things you read on the site is:  “You bring the drinks and…”   Which is kind of cheap for an association, I would think dues would pay for drinks.  It isn’t like they are going for