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Originally Posted by dopey View Post
I don't think so. It is run by the guy who ran/runs dandyism.net. Since it relates to trad, there is inevitably some russel street lean whining about who invented trad and who invented ivy style but it is too inside-baseball, confusing and buried on fnb to follow. Nor does it really matter. But perhaps Mr. Lean will come on here to explain it. The trad wars are always entertaining, but like any soap opera, if you don't keep up you'll never know who is Ryan's real father, what happened just before Priscilla lost her memory, and why the stranger in town looks just like Grant, who is supposed to be dead. If you come in the middle, you are lost.

Sorry for missing this, Dopey.

I launched "Ivy-Style" with Christian and then walked. There is a story there but it's burried on FNB and not of much interest to SF: C. approached me about doing a site, I got him all revved up, then I left him with it.
Zach from FNB is now doing the site with Christian and I remain chatting away to my chums about hair-spliting little details of Ivy League style over on FNB's "Talk Ivy" subforum.

I quite enjoyed Boyer, btw.

Best -

(Sorry I'm here as 'Larry' & not 'Russell' - I'm increasingly slack with remembering my user names & passwords...)
post #123 of 133
I've just pulled up the original "Ivy-Style" press release for anybody interested which has my name all over it to back up my schtick above.

I'll post if you want, but if not then just take it from me that this is just another "Tradly" troll from London.

The empire grows!

xxxx
post #124 of 133
Only 'cos you asked:



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


CONTACT:


Stickpin Media
Attn: Christian Chensvold
1213 Princeton Drive
Glendale, CA 91205
323.428.5002
christian@dandyism.net


Stickpin Media Launches Menswear Blog Ivy-Style.com, Devoted To Natural Shoulders, Button-Down Collars, Striped Ties, and Trumpet Solos




(LOS ANGELES/LONDON, OCTOBER 1, 2008) Expect the phrase "tradical chic" to enter the popular lexicon thanks to a new menswear blog devoted to the classic American style known as "Ivy League," preppy and "trad."


Ivy-Style.com is the result of a meeting of the minds "” kind of like the Titanic and the iceberg "” between a Californian and an Englishman who've never been admitted anywhere exclusive in their entire lives, least of all an Ivy League university.


Los Angeles-based Christian Chensvold is a men's style writer whose work has appeared in L'Uomo Vogue, Robb Report, The Men's Book, LA Times Magazine, and RalphLauren.com. He is the founder of Stickpin Media, whose other properties include Dandyism.net, recently called "The most elitist and self-important review ever to grace the world of media."


London-based Russell Street is both a revered sage and hated troll in the bonfire of the vanities known as the menswear message boards. He discovered American clothing and jazz at age 13 and remained a highly knowledgeable fan of both ever since.


Both men share a fondness for natural-shouldered jackets, button-down collars, Miles Davis, and gin and tonic. Both are fond of the classic American menswear variously known as "Ivy League," preppy and trad. And both saw a vacancy sign on the Internet for a content-driven website that would encompass the past and present of traditional American style, with a spirit of irreverence and a love of jazz.


If Ivy Style is successful, it will unite everyone "” from college kids with popped polos to undarted fuddy-duddies, from the signet-ringed to the station wagoned "” without entirely pleasing any of them.


The site will take as its starting point American collegiate style as it originated on Ivy League campuses in the 1920s, reaching full fruition in the 1950s.


But it will also look at how the style lives on today, on the shelves of hallowed purveyors like the Andover Shop and mass-market newcomers like J. Crew.



Christian Chensvold
1213 Princeton Drive
Glendale, CA 91205
323.428.5002


Stickpin Media:
Dandyism.net, Ivy-Style.com, FineArtsLA.com, StickpinMedia.com
post #125 of 133
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Perfect. If I can't be Russell Street, at least I can summon him from the depths.
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Perfect. If I can't be Russell Street, at least I can summon him from the depths.

Send him back to those depths please.
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Send him back to those depths please.

I don't think it is a two-way spell.
post #128 of 133
I've missed you, Big D.

'Appy Easter!
post #129 of 133
A question asked but unanswered on FNB was if Mr. Chensvold paid Boyer for the interview.

Boy-Boy talks about getting paid, but chats to Lil' Miss Chris for free?

Really?


God Bles Us, Every One -
post #130 of 133
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
George Frazier the journalist would have hated everything here, and if he ran into me he would whip me as a traitor to all that was dear and good. But then, we could liquor him up. He was a laddie from Southie despite Boston Latin and Harvard.

George Frazier the boxer would be preoccupied with not coming up with the whole double-sided grill thing. This still eats at his craw.

Have you read any of the first Frazier's jazz criticism? Included in it are some typically succinct things about Boston:

1937: "Boston remains as dull and stupid as ever."

1941: "Boston stinks."

Nothing changes much.

He wrote the first American column on jazz that ever appeared in a daily American newspaper...for the old Herald.


- B

The boxer is george FOREMAN; he fought JOE Frazier. There was a ML pitcher named George Frazier.
The writer GF was the best ever re: men's clothing.
post #131 of 133
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The boxer is george FOREMAN; he fought JOE Frazier. There was a ML pitcher named George Frazier.
The writer GF was the best ever re: men's clothing.

If the boxer is George Foreman, why does RSS own a George Frazier Lean Green Grilling Machine?

Based on an angry PM from iammatt, I believe that RSS uses it to iron money. Doormen and the maître d' at Louis XV don't seem to mind the grill marks on the Clevelands.

I would really like you to explain these things since they seem inconsistent with your claims.

Thank you.


- B
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Bump - because I found this looking for something else and it is kind of fun. Also nice to see and think about what has transpired since.
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