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The Syllabus

The on-line ramblings of JP Gaul, co-author of The Ivy Look

Young Proprietors
A charming feature from Men’s Wear trade journal, published on 30 July 1981, very soon after the opening of J.Simons at 2 Russell Street. Nice quote from John : “Ours is an all-American, masculine look but not an extreme macho one. Our customer wants to dress like Anthony Perkins or Robert Redford. He is a man who probably travels a lot and more than likely knows Brooks Brothers. We are also getting a lot of the boys who shopped at (The) Ivy (Shop) and who have become nostalgic for the good old days.”

Young Proprietors


A charming feature from Men’s Wear trade journal, published on 30 July 1981, very soon after the opening of J.Simons at 2 Russell Street. Nice quote from John : “Ours is an all-American, masculine look but not an extreme macho one. Our customer wants to dress like Anthony Perkins or Robert Redford. He is a man who probably travels a lot and more than likely knows Brooks Brothers. We are also getting a lot of the boys who shopped at (The) Ivy (Shop) and who have become nostalgic for the good old days.”

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    I remember buying my first new button down shirt (as opposed to second hand from Flip) from that well stocked shelf. A...
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