Clothing and Character

We frequently discuss clothing here–timeless style, function over fashion, style icons, back to school basics–but more often than not, we’re circling the issue of how your clothes reflect your values. What I don’t know is if we’ve ever explored this angle: do clothing choices come from certain (Old Money) values, priorities, and habits? Or can … More Clothing and Character

Old Money: In Their Own Words

We don’t advertise. Those were the words engraved into my brain as a child and young man. We enjoy our money and accomplishments in private, and we endure our hardships in private, too. If you’re doing well, not many people really want to know. If you’re not doing well, not many people really want to … More Old Money: In Their Own Words

Old Money and Notoriety

I wrote for six years, with no positive response from the publishing community. Then, a friend introduced me to an editor, who knew a lawyer, who knew an agent…the same old story that happens in a myriad of ways. Today, I’m a household name (depending upon which house you’re in) and occasionally strangers call me … More Old Money and Notoriety

The Lost Money Look…10 Years On

The following article appeared on the Ivy Style blog in 2008, during the pitch black months of the financial crisis. The blog’s founder, Christian Chensvold, promotes the ‘Ivy Style’ wardrobe and to a lesser extent its corresponding values. His article here is interesting: he makes the astute observation that the American economy is largely kept … More The Lost Money Look…10 Years On

A Personal Note

I wanted to thank everyone for the comments and contributions we continue to receive on the blog. Overall, they’ve been constructive and beneficial to readers. I’ve been delayed on the publication of the new Old Money title that I’ve been working on. Other writing projects have taken up more time than expected. (That’s good.) But … More A Personal Note

Old Money: Travel Attire

It was mentioned in a comment from Jean-Louis (merci, monsieur)┬áin August that it might be a good idea to address travel attire. I had posted (and received so many great contributions from our readers) on the Back To School Wardrobe for Old Money Guys and Gals, but I’d never thought to write about what to … More Old Money: Travel Attire