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Style in the Open Era: Arthur Ashe in 1968

August 29, 2018

Style In The Open Era: Arthur Ashe In 1968

Tennis is one of the most stylish sports–it’s an individual competition, so players can largely wear what they want, rather…

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Jason Jules on John Simons, Patron Saint of English Ivy

April 19, 2018

Jason Jules On John Simons, Patron Saint Of English Ivy

In an age where everyone buys almost everything off the internet, sometimes from far-flung warehouses located in other countries, it’s…

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Ivy Style Guys are Bummed About Diversity

November 8, 2017

Ivy Style Guys Are Bummed About Diversity

Christian at Ivy Style reports this week that LL Bean is trying to reach out to a more diverse demographic….

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Are Tassel Loafers Only For Old Guys?

May 29, 2017

Are Tassel Loafers Only For Old Guys?

A few weeks ago, I saw my friend Agyesh, the owner and designer behind the Italian-inspired casualwear line Stoffa. Agyesh…

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The Miyuki-Zoku, 1964

April 18, 2016

The Miyuki-Zoku, 1964

David Marx posted this great photo on Twitter today. Shown above are some members of the Miyuki-zoku, a 1960s Japanese…

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The $375 Tweed Sport Coat

February 26, 2016

The $375 Tweed Sport Coat

Christian over at Ivy Style gives a tepid recommendation for Orvis’ Highland tweed. Some of the gripes seem a bit…

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When, Where, What to Wear, According to the Founder of VAN Jacket

November 5, 2015

When, Where, What To Wear, According To The Founder Of VAN Jacket

For Lapham’s Quarterly, W. David Marx chronicles the seep of Ivy Style into Japanese culture, an influence strongly pushed by…

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Japanese Ivy tailor Tailor Caid

September 22, 2015

Japanese Ivy Tailor Tailor Caid

I’m in love with Japanese Ivy tailor Tailor Caid’s slightly stilted and astonishingly charming slogan.

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The NYT’s Panel on Ivy, 1958

August 12, 2015

The NYT’s Panel On Ivy, 1958

From a September 28, 1958 edition of the New York Times, a panel discusses what they think of the then-trending…

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High Rise, Slim Leg Trousers Around the Corner

July 2, 2015

High Rise, Slim Leg Trousers Around The Corner

One of the questions we frequently get in our inboxes is: “where can I find a slim legged, higher rise trouser?”…

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Club Monaco’s Sport Coats

May 18, 2015

Club Monaco’s Sport Coats

Christian over at Ivy Style draws our attention to a wide selection of Ivy-inspired sport coats over at Club Monaco: The…

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What Happened to Prep?

May 14, 2015

What Happened To Prep?

In the mid-2000s, prep seemed ascendant. J. Crew sales were booming – critter shorts and tiny-collared OCBDs abounded. Grosgrain enthusiast Thom…

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Brooks Brothers Changes Shirt Fit Names from Words That Mean Something to Words That Don’t Mean Anything

April 6, 2015

Brooks Brothers Changes Shirt Fit Names From Words That Mean Something To Words That Don’t Mean Anything

I must’ve missed this when it happened a couple of months ago, but Brooks Brothers has changed what it calls…

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“The Roll of the Collar Is the Most Important Thing”

March 11, 2015

“The Roll Of The Collar Is The Most Important Thing”

From Ivy Style, here’s a nice excerpt from an 1983 issue of Esquire, in which John Berendt opines about the button…

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When Undergrads Wore Tailcoats to Parties

September 12, 2014

When Undergrads Wore Tailcoats To Parties

Ivy Style somehow tracked down the man you see above. In the photo, when Life Magazine shot him for a…

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