The Preppy Style & Clothes Primer — Gentleman's Gazette
Almost like a school uniform, the culture has adopted a very nautical, clean cut image synonymous with brands like Brooks Brothers, J.Crew, LL Bean, Ralph Lauren and other various brands. Just as Christians go to Church, executives go to the boardroom and astronauts enjoy going to space; we as preps will forever enjoy the breeze on the boardwalk, the gin and tonic in the backyard and soaking up the sun in the summer.
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With the popularity of traditional New England activities such as sailing, fencing, rowing, tennis, golf, and polo, many of the fashions that were designed for sale on campus were reflective of these leisurely pastimes.
GTH pants take some serious getting used to. This is a style of its own and one that will surely net you looks of disdain and nods of approval as you walk around in them. These are bright pants with sometimes bold embroideries on them of sailboats, anchors, lobsters, crabs, frogs and a variety of other icons. They are obnoxious but so much fun to wear! Brooks Brothers once said that it’s like playing a game of chicken with your friends except no one goes off a cliff. Instead, the winner is viewed as the most daring dresser around. Just use some caution with what you pair with them.
Preppy style is more than just fashion, it’s a lifestyle and an entire subculture.