AQG was also a member of the Chensvold's Dandyism. He liked his G&T's.He was pretty amusing. I miss AQG as well.
As I mentioned upthread, Gilgamesh was my all time favorite. I dropped him an email not long ago to tell him about this place but don't know if he popped in or not.
Chevere was another poster I enjoyed.
There was Robespierre early days. He liked his whisky.
In the UK it did have a certain underground vibe and there was a buzz in the media in the early 2010's.I was always mystified by the obsession with 'Ivy'. Growing up with it, we just considered them 'clothes'. And, more often than not, 'boring old man clothes'.
Even today at Harvard, St. Paul's, Philips, it's mostly school sports teams who are dressed for away games or visitors overdone in Ivy cosplay. When it's time for an event, everyone just pulls out the old school uniform. Nothing fascinating about Trad.
I wore exclusively Ivy style late 2000's until Autumn 2015. Mainly Brooks Brothers, J.Press, Mercer & Sons shirts and some Buzz Rickson army gear. By the way, John Gaul loved his Mercer shirts, I've heard him wax lyrical on them like they were something divinely created. A few other brands, Alden's in Cordovan No.8 of course, some of the J.Kedge were good, but most were like wearing a jumper reengineered into a jacket. Weird. John Simons shirts were always hit and miss, good collar, but were too short on the arms.
To me, it was the perfect look for someone who was exclusively into modern jazz which I was at the time.
Ultimately, it's a limited style and easy to master. I think it looks best on younger people, much like RL which is Ivy on psychedelics.
After I had my neck operation in 2015, my neck size went up one size and I needed to go on the weights to sort out the muscle wastage on one side of my body, so I went from a 42 chest to 44. So nothing fit and then I decided it was a time for a style change and get back to the English look.
The only things I still have from that period are some repp and knitted ties and some Buzz Rickson jackets and officer pinks which I never wear.