Author: Derek Guy

Inside Track: June 23rd – June 29th Edition

Here are our hand-selected favorites from eBay for this week, plus heads-up on recommended sales. If you’re a member of the Inside Track, log in with your CrateJoy username and password. If you’re not a member, you can join now for just $5 a month. You’ll get access to one of these members-only lists every week, and […]

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Japan’s Shoeshine Champions Explain Proper Shoe Care

Last year, nearly fifty people, amateurs and professionals included, gathered into a room to compete for the title of being the best shoeshiner in Japan. The rules were simple. After the field was narrowed through a series of eliminations, the finalists were given twenty minutes to shine up identical pairs of shoes using the same […]

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Inside Track: June 16th – June 22nd Edition

Here are our hand-selected favorites from eBay for this week, plus heads-up on recommended sales. If you’re a member of the Inside Track, log in with your CrateJoy username and password. If you’re not a member, you can join now for just $5 a month. You’ll get access to one of these members-only lists every week, and […]

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Prep’s Perps: A Look At Prep’s Issues With Authenticity

Authenticity, the holy grail of today’s marketing departments, is a slippery concept in menswear. Sometimes it refers to a brand’s heritage, sometimes it’s about design, and sometimes it’s about how things are worn. The readers at Ivy Style have always been quick to point out transgressions. Every deviation from the most authentic era of 1950s […]

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Inside Track: June 9th – June 15th Edition

Here are our hand-selected favorites from eBay for this week, plus heads-up on recommended sales. If you’re a member of the Inside Track, log in with your CrateJoy username and password. If you’re not a member, you can join now for just $5 a month. You’ll get access to one of these members-only lists every week, and […]

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A Guide To Summer Shirts

When it comes to dressing well for summer, the central problem is almost always the same: how do you look good when there are few opportunities for layering? For most of the year, shirts and trousers play in the background of an outfit. They’re the supports for outerwear, or a jacket and tie combination if […]

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Inside Track: June 2nd – June 8th Edition

Here are our hand-selected favorites from eBay for this week, plus heads-up on recommended sales. If you’re a member of the Inside Track, log in with your CrateJoy username and password. If you’re not a member, you can join now for just $5 a month. You’ll get access to one of these members-only lists every week, and […]

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Does Anyone Else Hate Having Barbershop Convos?

A few weeks ago, Uber rolled out their premium black car service Uber Black, which gives passengers the option to not only upgrade their vehicles but also shush drivers with a mute button. The program is Uber’s attempt to provide passengers with a more customizable experience, as well as address the ambiguity surrounding the relationship […]

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The Rake Opens An Online Outlet Shop

A recession is usually the worst time to start a business, but Gilt Groupe struck gold in the late-aughts when cash-strapped brands were wondering what to do with their stockpiles of unsold inventory. Modeled after Vente-Privee, an online fashion retailer in France, Gilt helped popularize online outlet shopping. Their business model was simple: make it […]

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How To Wear Tailored Clothing To A Casual Office

In the 1980s, there was a section of the American book publishing industry dedicated to telling men how to “dress for success.” This was the last era of professional dress codes before things got muddled by the casual Friday movement. As such, there was still room for titles telling men how to wear a coat […]

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