Come to the next New York Symposium – on Ivy style
I'm delighted to say that the next New York Symposium will be held in just under three weeks - with Alan Flusser, Sid Mashburn, Todd Snyder and Nick Sullivan.
It is on Thursday October 24th, at Town Stages in Tribeca from 6:30pm. RSVP is essential, to [email protected]
I will chair a discussion of the relevance of Ivy style - perhaps America's greatest gift to classic menswear - with the speakers.
Alan will have just published his book, the official biography of Ralph Lauren, that week, so the timing is excellent for him to talk about how Lauren shaped the image of Ivy around the world.
Sid Mashburn is, for me, at the forefront of retail in the US - and especially how its classic menswear traditions such as Ivy can be kept relevant today.
Todd Snyder will bring his long experience of design and his time at Ralph Lauren, Gap and J.Crew - and a wider and perhaps a more mainstream view.
And finally Nick Sullivan has a peerless perspective from the point of view of the media, creative director at Esquire.
As dress codes become more relaxed, but the need to dress well remains, I think Ivy style, prep and all their offshoots have a really interesting role to play. Come here us debate it.
Email [email protected] for a place.