Author: Derek Guy

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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Inside Track: May 26th – June 1st 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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Good Memorial Day Sales Abound

Memorial Day is this coming Monday, and it’s the unofficial start of summer. Leading up to the long weekend, stores everywhere are holding sales (some going as deep as 40% off). Here are six good deals if you’re looking to do a little spending and saving this weekend. De Bonne Facture Terry Cloth Polo: $130 […]

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Jay Fielden Steps Down As Esquire’s Editor

In what seems to be a never-ending reshuffling in the men’s media landscape, Esquire editor Jay Fielden stepped down today after three years at the Hearst publication. The New York Times suggests some of the issues related to the decision may have been editorial. Mr. Fielden, 49, had a tough act to follow. His predecessor, […]

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