A preppy style guide part 10

This is a preppy style guide

A preppy style guide part 10

Preppy style, what to wear, number 22: sport specific leisurewear such as golf, tennis, cricket, rugby, sailing,...

This particular area is quite vast, from cricket sweaters and vests to rugby shirts and shorts, virtually any item of clothing you see being worn at a predominantly preppy sport can be considered an integral part of prep culture and fashion.

Preppy style, what to wear, number 23:

Ties and bow ties are not exclusive to prep style, but preps managed to adopt their own style however with various old boys club style repp ties and bow ties of the same design or wackier icons including sea critters or sports icons. During fall-winter, a true prep can rarely be seen without any form of tweed. Contrasting vests in Madras or moleskin in more or less intense colors are an excellent way to polish your preppy outfit.

Preppy style, what to wear, number 24:

Preppy style is more than just fashion, it is a lifestyle and an entire subculture. It is widely adopted in America and other parts of the world and the information available on it is so vast it has managed to fill entire books. If you really like this style and you are interested in learning more about it, I recommend the “bible” being the books True Prep and The Official Preppy Handbook, both of which are written by the famous and incredible author Lisa Birnbach. They are very tongue-in-cheek but offer a great glimpse into the “old new world” as she calls it. What is interesting, however, is that when Birnbach wrote the book, she intended it as a way to poke fun at the privileged East Coast college students she grew up with, but it ironically ended up glamorizing the prep culture, which was really the beginning of spreading it throughout the United States and into other countries.

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