Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Saint James

I saw this Saint James photo and had to post. These sailor-stripes/breton stripes boat neck L/S knits are classics.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Summer Socks!

Check out these Summer socks from Japanese clothier United Arrows for Beauty & Youth. To be worn w/ rolled up denim or your favorite chinos. Show some plaid and pop some color to that hot Summer heat!

"Stay Preppy My Friends"

Sunday, July 25, 2010

If The Suit Fits Wear It!

The suit's got to fit! The jacket should lay close to the body that you can barely slide your hand inside beneath the breast pocket. If you can slide in a fist it's a size or two big!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Pocket Square/Sleeve Cuff

Mad Men blew up the pocket square making it trendy again which is great! Do focus on the pocket square, but also focus on showing just the right amount of shirt cuff which should be 1/2" - 1" of cuff showing. Then pair this w/ a good watch and cuff links are you're all set! Good Luck & "Stay Preppy My Friends"

Mad Men

New York 1960's, sexy, stylized and provocative AMC drama Mad Men follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising, an ego-driven world where key players make an art of the sell.

The 4th season of Mad Men starts this Sunday July 25th on AMC. Will you be watching. You should! I know it conflicts w/ Hung & Entourage on HBO, but Mad Men is a must see if you are a fashionista and an Ivy League grad. Your preppy/ power suit look depends on it along w/ this blog. Enjoy Mad Men - Season 4.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Oh, The Luck of the Irish Linen!

Irish Linen is hot right now and not just because it's the middle of the Summer, but b/c it has a great hand, takes color well, feels great and looks very distinguishedly relaxe. Pure Irish Linen is in and Paul Stuart, Brooks Brothers along w/ a great on-line store and catalog company I love, J.L. Powell do it Great!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Chukka Boots

Rugged style boots dressed up or down. Chukka boots can be seen every where today either on the streets or in the stores. Dressed appropriately w/ denim or your favorite chino's, but to be dressed up as well! This is a nice update to your Top-Siders. Some great Chukka's to check out are done by John Varvatos, Red Wing, Frye & Sperry to name a very few.

"Stay Preppy My Friends"

Friday, July 16, 2010

Stussy & Vans Callaborate on Girls "Bailie" Shoe

Stussy & Vans have teamed up to callaborate on Girls "Bailie" Shoe.
This girls shoe is a departure from the canvas sneakers that Vans is well known for and is flipped with a little mens wear influence. It has the look of a classic mens shoe with all the comfort and ease both brands represent along with special feminine details that speak to the girls. The silhouette is slimmer and the SS link perforations give it just the right amount of flavor.


The shoe comes in a custom box and is available in two colorways- black patent leather with a purple accent and a vintage brown leather with an orange pop. The Bailie is for the girl who mixes things up. She wears sneakers and heels, loves vintage, designer and street wear. And she rocks them all her own. She's not afraid to make statements and her style isn't dictated by friends alone. She's part old skool and always new skool.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Brooks Brothers - Fleece for Children

Brooks Brothers has introduced a new clothing line for children called "Fleece" by NY designer Nikki Kule. I think it was definitely time for Brooks Brothers to do this w/ everyone getting into the childrens clothing business from J. Crew "Crew Cuts", Gap Kids & Zara to name a few. Also w/ this whole prep movement happening what a better time.

We all know clothe dressing is passed down from generation to generation and looks inherited from past decades. We have to educate our kids to be good dressers just like we inherited from our parents and they inherited inherited from theirs. Lets face it America has gotten away from dressing and we are being put to shame by both Europe & Asia. We need to get back to basics and start all over and this is the time!

With our economy in an up and down roller coaster ride and an endless war we need to educate our future and what better to way to do this than w/ our kids. Dressing can make a child feel important and in today's world "Cool" and let it be known kids today have a lot of say in what they wear. They know what they want and like and wearing basics w/ little whimsical details makes this BB's "Fleece" line that and inheriting the BB's heritage into the line. I love what Nikki did w/ incorporating the signature BB's navy blazer metal buttons into the girl's line and using some of the boy's fabric in the girl's collection. Can't wait to see this in the stores!

Take a look at the video, great job BB's!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

J. McLaughlin

J.McLaughlin is a great preppy store that has been in business for 30 years started by 2 brothers in New York and continues to grow bigger and ever stronger w/ stores in the North East all the way to Southern Florida. If you are on the East coast you have to get to a J. McLaughlin store. They cater to men, women & kids. They use great fabrics and a lot of color, but w/ taste and class.

I recently stopped in at the J. McLaughlin in Princeton and what a great store it is! I have attached some pics and pls check out their website.

"Stay Preppy My Friends"

Rep Your Team in Your Prep!

I came across this topsider From Allen Edmunds "ae" line. Represent your favorite baseball team in a distressed leather topsider to mimic a used baseball w/ red stitching and all. These can be worn to school, work or to your favorite teams games. This is a must have for that sports enthusiast in all of us.


"Stay Preppy My Friends"

Sunday, July 4, 2010

More Princeton

More pics!


Here are some pics of Top Ivy League Institute Princeton University - June 03, 2010. Enjoy!

Nautical Salute!

All American!

All American Designer Tommy Hilfiger revealed his one of a kind fashion mannequin for Sidewalk-catwalk presented by LF USA. Tommy Hilfiger was 1 of 32 designers selected. It doesn't get any more Americana than this for fashion extravagant on the 4th of July. Love this!

The event runs from June 24th - September 3rd.

Happy 4th of July!

"Stay Preppy My Friends!"

Saturday, July 3, 2010

It's The 4th So Bring On The Drinks!

I came across this book today "Tipsy in Madras" by author's Marissa Walsh & Matt Walker. A complete guide to 80's preppy drinking w/ the likes of Bloody Marys, Gin and Tonics, Cape Codders, Gimlets & Manhattans.

So cheers to July 4th and keep the American spirit and liberty going this weekend in you best summer prep garb & "Stay Preppy My Friends"!