There’s so much good stuff in the comments and I fear a lot of it gets lost – the pen discussion really took off so I thought it would be of service to postpone for one more day the Part 2 of the Ivy Resolutions and collect the comments on the pen discussion here. Oh, and a watch and a Princetonion guitarist.
Parker Jotters, ball point, got the most comments for sure. This is they:
Sarah uses the Lamy – pictured here on the Goulet web site.
Charlottesville wrote about the Tiffany ballpoint that he got from a travel agent, I don’t know if this is it BUT – this is a Tiffany ballpoint and while I am not a ballpoint fan this is great looking.
I think this is the Sakura Pigment Pen (brush) that my friend Evan was talking about – I used to love these …
… until I found these. The Stabilo.
Robert Archambeau noted the Montblanc JFK. They make such great looking pens, if they advertised here I would link them (hello ad sales team).
From Nutmeg Andy, which get’s the Best of 2021 Ivy-Style Fake Name Award, is the Bic Cristal. I get what he is saying. They are… affordable, and if you have spending money on anything at all, then this is the pen for you maybe. But I have never held one in my hand that I didn’t have to pull the ink cartridge out of. And then once it is out, I can’t stop putting in back in and pulling it back out. But he makes an argument. Here –
Other end of the spectrum again, from Sacksuit (Will), the Porsche Aluminum P3120.
Finally, from J.G., the American Trench (never heard of them, let me know if you have?) Machine Era pen. I like the design, maybe a little SteamPunky? But if I pulled this out to sign the dinner check, I would not ruin the evening.
In Part 2 of the Ivy Resolutions there is a bit about watches, but Old Bostonian beat me to the punch here. Check out his Timex T20501:
Finally, Princeton guitarist Stanley Jordan as referred by Hardbopper.