Monday, May 24, 2010

The Button Cardigan

In these early spring months we who like to layer have to ask ourselves should we layer or shouldn't which brings us to the button cardigan. I like a light weight cardigan in the spring/summmer days even if it is in the 80's. It gives me that extra sense of security and style to perform like a jacket/sport coat.

Check out this NY Times link below.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Japanese Preppy Phenom!

If anyone does preppy best it's the Japanese!

This shot was taken yesterday on the train.
Green rolled up twill chino's, blue & white bengal stripe oxford button-down collar w/ a skinny madras plaid tie. Accessories included natural color braided belt, rope bracelet & cognac colored wing tip shoes w/ no socks. Great look and Ralph Lauren "Rugby" store bag to boot!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Official Preppy Handbook

The Official Preppy Handbook written by Lisa Birnbach. This is a must have and must read. Check it out!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tommy's Return to His All-American Pre Style

More Charleston!

Charleston Prep - May 2010

Prep is alive and well in Charleston, SC. In a recent journey to Charleston I noticed bright colors, of course polo's, embroidered shorts in such fabrics as twills, poplin's & seersucker....seersucker especially! The many of the popular preppy Charleston lines we saw were classic preppy local Ben Silver, Vineyard Vines, Lacoste, Southern Tide & Alexander Julian - Private Reserve collection & J. McLaughlin.

Charleston is a a beautiful city which past leads its architecture & city to the Colonial Period of the 1600-1700's. The homes, churches & architecture is splendid and pristine, but w/ much restoration in progress to keep these precious beauties up to local historical code and preservation the city imposes on it residents and business owners. That can be a very steep price! Charleston is also know as the "Holy City" w/ the many churches it has. The churches are worth the journey to Charleston alone which is also in the "Bible Belt" of the south. The French Protestant (Huguenot) Church is a must see for its 1700 Huguenot oval ism architecture. Here are some pics of Charleston.

Charleston Men's Stores:
M. Dumas & Sons - The Town And Country Clothier
J. McLaughlin
Ben Silver

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