Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Prep Rides the Subway!

Looks like a member of "The Cars"!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

John Bull - Fashion & Political Cartoons

John Bull is a national personification of Great Britain in general and England in particular, especially in political cartoons and similar graphic works. He is usually depicted as a stout, middle-aged man, often wearing a Union Jack waistcoat.

John Bull publications also did some fashion cartoons signifying that time and state.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Chunky Sweater Jackets

It's starting to get cold. Bundle up w/ one of these novelty chenky sweater jackets.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

RUGBY Japan Store Opens

RUGBY Japan Store Opens in Harajuku. Here are some pics from the event.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010


Brooks Brothers has always been classic traditional clothing along w/ Preppy, but this season they are out to the seams with "Preppy" and they are going as far as they can w/ it. Take a look at the link below for all eyes on the preppy explosion happening and get yourself a copy of "True Prep".

Monday, September 13, 2010

Lacrosse Prep

Ok, I am starting to see a surge of Lacrosse being instituted into the world of fashion especially in this Prep Movement we are having and I love it! Gant designer Michael Bastian has displayed it w/ great effort in his Fall 2010 collection. Take a look at these photo's & check out the signature green lacrosse sweate.
For the love of the sport......Goooaaaallllll!!!!

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tudor Style

Tudor Style architecture almost go hand and hand w/ the Ivy League stature. Near almost all Ivy League Universities/ Prestigous Universities you will find Tudor Style houses/buildings near or even on campus. Here's a few for good measure!

"Tudor style architecture is the final development of of medieval architecture during the Tudor Period (1485–1603) and even beyond, for conservative college patrons. It followed the Perpendicular style and, although superseded by Elizabethan architecture in domestic building of any pretensions to fashion, the Tudor style still retained its hold on English taste, portions of the additions to the various colleges ofOxford and Cambridge being still carried out in the Tudor style which overlaps with the first stirrings of the Gothic Revival.

The four-centred arch, now known as the Tudor arch, was a defining feature; some of the most remarkable oriel windows belong to this period; the mouldings are more spread out and the foliage becomes more naturalistic. Nevertheless, "Tudor style" is an awkward style-designation, with its implied suggestions of continuity through the period of the Tudor dynasty and the misleading impression that there was a style break at the accession of Stuart James I in 1603." - Wikipedia/ Encyclopedia Britannica

The first one is the famous Tudor style retailer "Liberty of London". Love this!

Fall 2010 Looks From Paul Stuart's Phineas Cole Collection

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fashion's Night Out

Fashion's Night Out is today. Go out and support your local merchants and have fun shopping!
Should be a great night!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Back to School = Warm Luxury Wool Back Packs!

Check out this Harris Tweed Wool Back Pack hand woven in Scotland I picked up in Japan last winter.
Can't wait to use it this Fall!

Harris Tweed is big for Fall in Jackets and other accessorie. Look to a Post in the next couple of weeks on the history of Harris Tweed and it's strong presence it will play as a trend going froward.
Pls stay tuned!

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

More Tommy Macy's Windows!

The Preppy Movement is Upon Us!!!

Well, I think we can finally say The Preppy Movement is Upon Us. Thank you Mr. Hilfiger to going back to your roots and giving us Preppy back again and also a shout out to Macy's for dressing their 34th Street - Herald Square Flagship windows. I love what you did!

Preppy is for everyone....kids, teenagers, man & woman and it shows by the Hifiger windows. The framed faces on the different ages wearing Prep is liberating and fresh saying we are going back to basic classic traditional clothing but twisted w/ updates w/ a bit of color contrast & detailing such as mixing and matching different warm luxury fabrics and styled to a modern day 60's look. We are showing people how to dress again like their parents and grandparents did. It is a time to feel revitalized & good about dressing again. Clothing should be practical & fun and defined not only by the clothing, but how you style it to your personality that represents your lifestyle or mood you are feeling for that day.

Tommy is once again an All American!

Check out the pics I took today of the Macy's windows so you can see what I am talking about. Enjoy and if you get a chance go and see the windows. Seeing is believing!

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Labor Day Weekend!

It's Labor Day Weekend so enjoy the last weekend of Summer Fun!
Remember sportswear makes it easier to go from sporting events to social events so keep it low key cool and topsiders a must for the late evening barbecues or just dress up in a white/cream poplin suit w/ black knit tie and tear a part that pulled pork sandwich.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Take Ivy - Republished English Release

"Take Ivy", the prep-fashion bible has been republished in English released by Powerhouse Books.
It was released on August 31st and is being sold by many book & fashion retailers. The most interesting is from Jack Spade which introduced a "Take Ivy Kit". Kit includes the book, a sweatshirt w/ orange silk screen elbow patches, custom bridle leather book strap, web exclusive and gift box for a cool $245 or you can just get the book itself at amazon.com for $14.49.

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