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Prep general
Last thread >>10885994
Post fits, inspo, guides, and all that stuff
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asking again
w2c loafers and Oxford shoes
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>>10911412
Allen Edmonds
GH Bass
Rancourt & Co
Brooks Bros
LL Bean Signature
Buffalo Jackson
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Brand guide:

God tier (Generally consistent in quality):
Brooks Brothers (Original American outfitter)
J Press (Old New Haven outfitter, makes sack coats and blazers. Shaggy Dog sweaters are very good)
Mercer and Sons (good OCBDs)
Bill's Khakis (pretty obvious here)
Barbour (English, not American. Excellent coats regardless)
Gant (Formerly American, now owned by Swedes)
Ben Silver (Old Charleston outfitter)
O'Connell's (Excellent quality across the board, comparable to J Press)

Good-to-OK tier (Makes good stuff but not always consistent):
LL Bean (Norwegian crewneck sweater is excellent, so are the duck boots)
J Crew (Generally a bit budget-friendlier and fashion-forward than these other brands, but decent if not great)
Lacoste (best polo shirts, but avoid tracksuit stuff)
Patagonia (for outdoorsy stuff, otherwise you'll just look like a frat boy)
Bass (classic penny loafers)
Lands' End (kinda like discount Brooks Brothers in some ways)
Brooks Brothers Red Fleece (Not as good as normal Brooks Brothers, in some ways trying too hard to look preppy. However, the quality is generally better than the imitation-tier brands and the fit is very slim if you are a skeleton.)

Imitation tier (New brands, mixed to poor quality, imitating preppy style instead of being prep):
Polo RL (although some of their stuff is/was legitimately good, like their polo shirts. In general, avoid them because the pony logo screams tryhard.)
Hilfiger (a step above Nautica and Vineyard Vines, similar to Polo RL in some aspects. Their old OCBDs with contrast stitching on the buttonholes were decent.)
Vineyard Vines (Frat brand, mixed quality. Fun ties though.)
Southern ______ (Frat brands, mixed quality)
Nautica (Mall brand that sorta imitates prep sometimes)

Shit and not-prep tier:
Abercrombie (For teenagers with too much money and too little taste)

Dubiously prep:
Fred Perry for white M3 solid polo shirt. Quality is good, made in England, but the brand is not preppy anymore.
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>>10911412
Alden
Crockett & Jones
Edward Green
Church's
Loake
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Could Thom Browne or APC fit in with a prep look? I have a few Thom Browne OCBD's and a coat, along with some off-white APC trousers I was planning a few summer outfits with.
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Thinking about picking up a pair of Tod's penny loafers with rubber driver soles.

pic related

anyone know how they fit? are they tts?
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>>10912019
obviously
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>>10912114
where the fuck can i find these in europe for fucks sake
i've never even seen this colorway
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>>10912129
idk in europe but these are from sid mashburn which is based out of atlanta, georgia

http://www.sidmashburn.com/shop/footwear/white-fairway-green-mens-tretorn-nylite-tennis-shoe.html

"Inspired by a well-loved and well-worn old pair of Sid's, we worked with our friends at Tretorn on this exclusive. It's the Nylite tennis shoe we know and love — the ultimate icon of Swedish athletica — in a cheery green colorway we were able to pull out of their archives. The sockbed is designed specifically with a more sweat-resistant, light-pile French terry... which is great to wear (you know it) sockless."

FRENCH TERRY aka comfy gawd
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>>10912138
thanks
i NEED those
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>>10911384
Our leader
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>>10911384
Can you post any interesting pages from this book?
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Can I be preppy if I am brown?
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>>10912184
black brown or mexican brown?
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>>10912160
do me a favor and take a picture of em and post em in the prep thread when you get a chance.

ill be looking at for you
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ive noticed a lot of preps seem to like these "madras patchwork" shorts and shirts. what do you think about these? Do you think its hideous?
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>>10912270
They're dorky, but a lot of prep stuff can lean towards that fine line.
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>>10912270
:^)
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>>10912297
wow thats actually really cool looking. hard to imagine what it would go with though. maybe just jeans, loafers, and a plain t shirt
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ABSOLUTE FUCCBOI
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>>10912195
Indian Brown
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>>10912329
I'm so sorry anon
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>>10912335
Aren't madras indian?

Pretty much always see indians wearing prepcore stuff like polos and chinos
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>>10912304
>Jeans
>T-shirt

white/blue OCBD, no tie, khaki pants/shorts, no socks and loafers
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>>10912349
Well back in the day the vegetable dyes that were used to dye madras shirts were made in India
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>>10912335
What if I go to an ivy league and went to a 98% WASP prep school?
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>>10912434
You didn't though

Don't listen to the other guy though, it's not based on ethnicity.
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>>10912120
w2c those shoes
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>>10912499
just get tretorns senpai
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>>10911493
i actually am a fan of PRL, some of their shit is real good. PRL quality is pretty good imo, and their sales are the bomb
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>>10912524
That list is complete shit. Ignore it.
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>>10912524
>98$ cargo shorts
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>>10912541
kjp fanboy spotted
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>>10912541
There's some minor issues with it but it's a pretty good list
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>>10912129
>europeans trying to be american prep
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>>10912524
>>10912541
You thinking PRL fits higher on that list means you're trash.
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yesterday when walking out of the gym I saw some asian guy wearing a black turtleneck, black pants, black shoes, and round glasses

why do people do this to themselves and call it fashion?
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>>10912696
that's not prep but it still probably looked better than what you wear
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>>10912702
I know it's not prep. I wear prep.

I'm wondering why anyone would dress in all black and devoid their fit of all color and think they're effay
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>>10912705
Oh thought you were trolling us
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>>10912610
List guy here, any suggestions?
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In summer, how do I dress prep rather than frat?
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>>10912764
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>>10912764
Oxford Shirts/Plain Tees/Polos instead of graphics

Jack Purcell converse with no socks instead of sperries
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>>10912696
some people just arnt aware of what they look like. they throw on all black and think they look like some kinda hardcore ninja but actually look like a sloppy autist. its a shame really. Someone should start a mainstream fashion consultant business that makes sure people dont look terrible.
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>>10912600
lmao that's me kieljamespatrick and sarah vickers were voted the third MOST PREPPY COUPLE OF ALL TIME

You must be one of those bitter asians who is mad they can't be a prep.
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>>10912901
(You)
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sometimes I feel like going a bit novely prep and getting a sweater with some thing on it

>>10912954

or something
w2c?
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>>10912670
>public school americans trying to be prep
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>>10912670
would prep work if you're yuro? im from scandinavia and went to the fanciest boarding school in the country. i always wore prep because it was pretty much the standard there. although the prep there is a bit different than american prep.
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>>10912975

If I remember correctly this was taken before 1968, and the guy in the sweater actually did a small interview a short awhile ago.
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>>10913216
I'm sure the prep there is appropriate for there, maybe you could dress in a way that's more appropriate on a global scale if you're going to be doing business or going to school abroad but if you dress nicely already no need to change.
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>>10912975
hillcrest

i'd get one but i'm a skelly
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>>10913242
there are some larger differences in scandi (im Swedish) prep.
>longer hair, often pulled behind your ears
>lots of navy
>jeans are a bit more commonplace

it's more navy/brown/silver(or white) than navy/khaki/brown/white like in the US. also more skiing inspired wear because rich kids ski.
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>>10913304
I swear you posted that in the last thread, anyways jeans are generally considered more casual, long hair is fine if you wear it right and navy can work pretty well. there is something to be said for variety but just know what is appropriate and youre golden. Do people button their collars down in sweden?
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>>10913321
not really. generally swedish fashion is very similar to the rest of the west world, it's just that it's usually more simplistic and clean.
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>>10913304
You mean like this? It's form an advertisement I had in my email inbox. Looks nordic-core.
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>>10913862
Well I live near Södertälje (close to Stockholm) but I occassionally travel to Helsinki and Oslo, maybe rarely into Copenhagen.

That is a very common look in these places during winter. Maybe a bit upscale, but still common look. There are also some brand differences. For example in Oslo it's really common to see Moncler jackets (which are quite expensive) but here in Sweden you mostly see Canada Goose (which is just regular expensive).
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>>10913846
Can you give some examples? I'm always interested in simplistic clean fashion.
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>>10913893
neutral rollnecks, navy & tan crewneck sweaters, no logos, straight wool trousers or dark jeans

basically, invest a ton in cuts and materials (you would ideally want 100% cashmere) but completely leave out unnecessary elements like fake buckles or nonfunctional pockets etc.

the less patterns and logos, the better. except on jackets which is sometimes unavoidable

>>10913890
i can confirm this, but it also makes common sense for moncler to be more common in norway since their salaries are much higher than what we have here in sweden
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>>10913304
>swedish prep
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>>10913862
yeah, pretty much the standard if you live in a larger city and belong to the upper middle class. that's more common among younger people though. 30+ don't have longer hair like that.

ill admit that the winter look bears little not to similarities to prep, but in summer almost everyone where i went had loafers/sailing shoes, blazers, etc.
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>>10913903
that's what you wear when you finish college, nobody else actually dresses like that. also that's probably a class for retards. i mean look at them.
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>>10912670
Tretorn is a swedish brand desu
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>>10913914
So basically >>10913862 in the winter and italian style light menswear (loafers, unconstructed blazers) during the summer?

how about pants during the summer, shorts, jeans, chinos, linen trousers?
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>>10913939
Chinos shorts in all different colours moslty. (Not same guy, But swedish as well)
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>>10913944
Thanks. Holy crap I already love nordic countries so much. You guys seem to have style figured out for all seasons.
Can't say the same for Wisconsin.
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>>10912499
Springcourt
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>>10913903
Herrejösses.
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>>10913939
well there's a lot less colors, I very rarely see shirts that aren't navy/white (although the younger kids tend to wear more fratty colors, sometimes even pink sweaters).

also you kinda need the blonde and neutenous yet strong face like a scandi if you want to pull it off. i look a bit out of place since i am jew/russian.
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>>10914747
also id like to add that i very rarely see people wearing only a polo shirt. it's usually under a cable knit sweater. also it's more common to see white/beige sweaters with darker jeans/chinos than in the US. gaudy (often ugly ass hell imo) caps are commonplace.
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Does anyone know where and when Ray Bans ever go on sale? Everything online is clearly fake
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>>10914953
Have you looked on their website
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>>10914974
Yeah everything's full price
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>>10912680
>>10912541
>>10912524
>>10911493
PRL is good for a highschool student or university underclassmen/fratstar.

Once you're around 21/22 it's stale and gaudy to have the little logo.
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>>10912160
>chubbies
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>>10915070
So then it belongs in the same tier as VV, where it is right now
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>>10915082
this is fucking bjorn borg, not some frat bro in chubbies
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>>10915082
Those are tennis shorts you absolute mongoloid
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/r/ing prep/frontiersman hybrid
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>>10915522
>>10915561
>>10915570
>>10915577
>>10915648
>>10915653
>>10915659

Whoa, thanks, man
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Surprised to see this thread on /fa/.

I used to post here often quite a few years ago, but stopped coming around after anything preppy was ridiculed as "Dadcore" pretty much unilaterally. I grew up living on Cape Cod, went to a Massachusetts prep school, and college in the Boston area. Have been dressing like this forever. It's funny to see the style swing in and out of fashion so rapidly lately. I thought neo-prep as a modern "menswear" thing was completely dead for the moment, after the boom of the mid 00s and subsequent recent decline.

Interesting to see what looks like a recurring prep thread on /fa/.

On a thread-related note, anyone tried the new (more expensive) new oxford shirts from Brooks Brothers? They have finally, after 20 years, gone back to the original unlined collar, cuffs and placket. The shirts feel great and the collar roll looks beautiful. A bit pricier than before though at $140 a shirt.

Recently went on sale at the NYC flagship store, I think thay are available online.
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>>10915070
Gaudy? literally no one cares about a logo on a shirt apart from teens. What's wrong with the logo, I really dig the multicolor polo OCBD's.

Logo is barely visible compared to a contrast logo and it breaks up the shirt.

I do agree contrast logos are tasteless though.
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>>10915862

Cape Codfag above you here. The logo is gaudy. I used to hang out in the Andover Shop in Harvard Square while I was at school and Charlie Davidson, (google him if you don't know who he is, he's an original prep/trad/ivy pioneer,) would throw people out of the store for coming in with RL shit on. Literally. He was and I'm sure still is a vicious old fuck.

Andover Shop is like J Press but for Harvard instead of Yale. The Cambridge J Press is right down the street. I frequented both places but would never go into the A shop in Press gear, let alone be-logo-ed RL shit.
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>>10915861
idk, which place currently carries the best oxfords?
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>>10915879
True if you are interested in following prep authentically, but I was merely saying for normal people like myself who just admire basic prep style/materials as a platform.

If I was in Ivy I'd probably be a true prep sure.. but for some of us it's not viable.
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>>10915901

Depends a lot on your price range and what's important to you.

For perfect collar roll and wonderfully unique material? Mercer's if you don't mind their "generous" (read: tent-like) fits. Kamakura Shirting of NYC is a great Japanese American manufacturer of classic ivy-style shirts that offer a classic unlined collar with a great roll in a couple different fits, some pretty slim.

Brooks Brothers is always at least pretty good. I have an old Brooks "Slim Fit" oxford from the 1980s that I traded off of a friend, it's in perfect shape and has the old unlined collar with the perfect, bell-shaped roll, but fits reasonably slim. They are impossible to find. I am really hoping the new Brooks oxford will be comparable, but I haven't gotten mine yet.
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>>10915918

To each their own, but to my taste the logo is definitely gaudy, prep or no prep. It's just prole-ish to wear shit with logos on it to me. Maybe I'm just a stuffy New England asshole.
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>>10915937
What about Lacoste?
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>>10915929
(cont.)

For something cheap and serviceable? Honestly uniqlo has pretty decent oxfords, the gap will do in a pinch.

Lately, personally I wear a lot of Gitman Brothers Vintage shirts. I'm skinny so the cut works well on me, the collar rolls really nicely, they come in a wide array of interesting patterns and colors. They are a little on the expensive side but if that's an issue they can be found on ebay all the time at steep bargains.

>>10915942
Haha you've got me there, I will wear Lacoste or Fred Perry polos. Vineyard Vines is right out though, no way, not a thing, never. RL is somewhere in between. I love old Polo RL tailored jackets, but would never wear an oxford with the polo player on it.

I honestly can't say why I suppose, except that RL shirts with the polo player I associate with Southern frat guys. Also Lacoste and FP are sportswear and thus inherently more casual, so maybe a little animal logo is more acceptable in that instance for whatever reason.
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Ok, so in Britain 'prep' really isn't a thing (not to the extent of America anyway, of course) and it the weather is so poor that summer prep is definitely not a thing.

Typically, I just dress smartly, with prep influences. So, an overcoat, OCBD, trousers and a sweater, I will normally go for brown suede double monks, penny loafers or white tennis shoes. In the summer it's the same, but with lighter trousers and no coat, or if I just want to be casual I will wear darker jeans and an OCBD with wayfarer's.

Am I doing it right guys?
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Can balding men pull off prep?
I normally rock a buzzcut and I find myself drifting towards this style as of late
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>>10915937
Nah you're right, if I had the choice I'd not have the logo but I got a great deal on some older sunwashed colours.

Anything brand new, where colours are basically equal I always opt for BB or something without one.

One day I'll have a higher standard of dress and not lower myself to a logo..
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>>10915953

Sounds nice to me, though I never got into the double monk craze that seemed so ubiquitous a few years ago.
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>>10915957

Absolutely. I had a very bald friend who worked at the Andover Shop. He was the best dressed guy I knew. Still is I imagine, though we've been out of touch for a few years.
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>>10915958
You still in this thread? You seem to know your stuff. Can you recommend a preppy watch? I'm thinking about a Timex, but I'm not sure what would really fit. They're very cheap though.
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>>10915929
>>10915952


Thanks. I might try Mercer and Sons although their ordering seems a little sketchy
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>>10915995
its made for baby boomers tbqh
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>>10915995
>>10915999
their website that is.

and i guess in a way their shirts as well
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>>10916003
lel. Well, I guess I'll shop around then
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>>10915991

Not him but the guy he was replying to here. (Stuffy New England asshole.)

If you don't have an old family heirloom Rolex or your granddad's WWII military watch, a Timex on a colorfully striped NATO strap is where it's at. Something simple, a weekender or easy reader.
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>>10916003
>>10915999

True. Still, that slubby, beefy material and perfect collar roll are nice.

>>10916009

I suggest BB or Gitman Vintage for something a little more modern but still quite preppy, with a nice proper collar. In case you haven't picked up on that, to me it's what's always been the most important thing about a "preppy" or "trad" oxford shirt, the way the collar rolls when buttoned down. It should be a nice, prominent curve.
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Stupid question; can polo shirts be tailored?
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>>10916025
Yes, easily.
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can euros be prep or will it look pretentious

im rich and white but not east coast rich WASP
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currently building my wardrobe up atm

I have been selling a bunch of streetwear stuff I have owned and I'm ready to move on as a 24 year old manchild.

anyways I'm thinking about grabbing a pair of tod's as ive said earlier in this thread >>10912046 what do you lads think?

also I had $115 in credit on the ratio clothing website and just copped their Blue Campus Oxford with mother of pearl buttons. How did I do? How's the collar roll looking compared to Mercer and sons? pic related
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>>10916045
you dont have to be rich or white to dress up as WASP but you def fit the part.
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>>10916010
>Nato
Get a J Press senpai, natos are way too thick for a timex
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>>10915760
lol.
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Any preppy inspo for long blonde straight hair boys?
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>>10916110
w2c j press strap
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>>10915952
Which Fred Perries? Are you that guy who wrote the brand guide and defends them?
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>>10916210
J Press's website

Will post pic of mine if you want but it's a shitty plastic Timex that's slightly too wide.
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> pic related
Considering copping the Hermés Calvi cardholder, opinions?
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>>10916225
Beautiful but Hermès isn't preppy
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>>10912434
no prep schools is 98% wasp they gotta beef up diversity numbers.

Also going to an actual prep school ruined prep fashion for me.
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>actual prep schooler at my california uni tells me she thought I was from New England and not California based on how I dress

kek, i'm gonna go thank my harvard alum grandpa for teaching me how to dress
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>>10915522
>OCBD over polo
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>>10916230
Then what are they?
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>>10916308
French

Lacoste is the only acceptable French brand
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>>10916303
Nigga it's called ADVANCED LAYERING
git gud
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>>10916328
>wearing anything but a crewneck over a polo
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>>10916330
ADVANCED
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>>10916333
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>>10916342
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>>10912946
wow i thought that started in college, not high school
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>>10916358
that advanced layering isnt too bad
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>>10916358

Link for jacket?

Also, is that an Oxford Jacket about your polo? Or a crew neck.
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>>10916418
I don't know m8 I found that pic on Google
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>>10916418

That's a damn shame.

I need some prep shit that isn't dad - core status
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>>10916461
I'm pretty sure this is it
http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=68419126
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>>10915760
The whole book and some inspo stuff can also be found at
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tprld11mgycj482/AADlcnPJ45he3czlcQRJYsJJa?dl=0
the book is called the official preppy handbook or something
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Thoughts on these shoes?
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Is it even possible to have a preppy hairstyle if you have a fivehead? most look like gette combed back and not covering the forehead
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>>10917369
not sure where gette came from
what I meant was that it looks like the hair is pulled back/to the side in most traditional men's hairstyles
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>>10917148
I don't like them shiny unless its called for
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>>10916303
Very common in the 80s
Watch "Making the grade"
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>>10915403
>Rhodesian Selous Bro-Scouts
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>>10917868
Nothing seems to match well, it's just a mix of ugly shit.
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>>10915861
Prep threads have been coming back fairly often and pretty solid.
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>>10917412
how come?
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>>10917931
They're not that great desu
There's like 3 people who actually know their shit and the rest are various Euros/mall ninjas who try to justify whatever they wear as prep. That KJP fanboy really shits up the threads too
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>>10918323
yep
most poster seem to think prep is just business casual on lsd
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>>10918542
Exactly. 1 GTH item per fit

Not a plaid bow tie with a bright yellow shirt with nantucket reds and a patchwork madras sport coat
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>>10918542
this desu

prep is casual athletic-academic inspired. not just classic menswear in flashy faggot colors

there are some good posters but most of those posting the images are shit
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>>10918663
>but most of those posting the images are shit
There is literally nothing wrong with like 90% of the images posted in this thread
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>>10918712
plenty are over the top and wouldnt work for most but some taken from /r/navyblazer is alright, all the jfk images are great, some of the more conservative fits are good, most of the over the top fits are meh
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>>10919104
half of the images are dudes in expensive Blazers who think they're pretty because they wear mismatched popped collars. Fucking disgusting famo
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>>10919158
>44 images in thread
>Only 6 contain people wearing blazers
Anyways since you're obviously such an expert on the style why don't you get off of your high horse and post some better pictures instead of complaining about it
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>>10919173
I post pictures all the time, it's just that most people seem to confuse prep with frat
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>>10919247
Stop being such an autist, there isnt anything wrong with incorporating more modern/frat elements into your style.
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>>10919247
>>10919317
I wouldn't say he's being autist
Most modern fratty types dress in hoodies and flip flops
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>>10919396
this, at my school the fratstars hardly even wear patagonia, TNF is more popular, especially those logo tees

no really
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>>10918323
>>10918323
>rest are various Euros/mall ninjas who
Don't forget the frat bros that see chubbies and PRL as the height of fashion.
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>>10919790
like our KJP "Blacks are prep" friend
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>>10911384
if your college isn't mentioned in here, you're either poor, dumb, or both.
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>>10919861
or not american
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>>10919861
Or used to be a cadet-only war college.
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>>10919861
or a technical university
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>>10919317
This isn't about being modern, the prep style hasn't changed much in the last 40 years and this is a thread about prep.
>>10919861
or I chose to go somewhere else based on the degree offered.
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what are your courses of study?

chemistry here
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>>10920481
>the prep style hasn't changed much in the last 40 years
That's clearly not true
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Is Burberry a good prep brand?
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>>10921070
Neither prep nor good.
Vintage Burberry coats we're both
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>>10915596
Won't provide my rare inspos sorry m7
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Are there preppy alternatives to Blazers? I'm personally not very fond of them
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w2c sweaters with prints like pic related? doesn't have to be that exact print but more that kind of feel

thanks
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>>10921701
hillcrest
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>>10921691
Sport coats

>>10921701
if you mean class sweaters, there's hillflint
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>>10921701

https://www.hillflint.com/boatneck-1968-sweater
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>>10921862
>>10921868
>>10921882
i didn't mean class sweaters just sweaters with cool prints
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>>10921899
What do you mean "cool prints"?

seriously I don't know what you mean
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>>10921903
like sweaters with names/numbers instead of just one colour, it's quite boring when your entire wardrobe is just sweaters in various colors desu
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>>10921908
I just gave you the link to a sweater with numbers on it
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>>10921913
i said it doesn't have to be that sweater exactly but ok
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>>10921908
there's just class or letterman sweaters
if you don't like conservative clothes, prep is not for you. Plus the texture is usually interesting, and it's more subtle than a print
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>>10916210
Copped one for $12 the other day.
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>>10922699
where tho
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>>10922891
jpressonline.com
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>>10922913
i dont see it on there site at all. Where do you see the nato straps?
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>>10922917
>nato
pleb

Go to accessories then watchbands, I think they're at the bottom. Or just google it
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>>10918323
Can you blame me though? It's so preppy. KJP KJP KJP KJP

>>10919825
LOL it's the asian guy who's mad that he can't be a prep.
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>>10923132
(You)
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>>10919825
>>10923142
Let me break this down for you

This what pops up when you google preppy white. Notice the laughinggirls.jpg that one was circled just for you
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>>10919825
>>10923159
and preppy black...
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>>10923142
>>10919825
and lastly preppy asian. I don't understand why that is so controversial to you though? Everyone knows.
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>>10915861
gaaaaaaaaaaaay
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>>10923159
>>10923164
>>10923181
distinctly different levels of formality and quite different styles.
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>>10923159
>>10923164
>>10923181
(You)

also prl =! preppy
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>>10923181
>>10923164
>>10923159
how can you even be so butthurt hahahah lmao

you'll look out of place but yeah ok go ahead then
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>>10923868
its better than streetwear and I support minorities not dressing in a way that puts them down further.
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BREH
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>>10923885
Agreed, but at the same time, prep is one of those styles that will just look really awkward on non-whites (or poorer people) in general. You can dress traditionally without dressing prep.
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>>10924502
White people can have a haircut, wash themselves and dress conservatively, and unless they have bad manners, most people would think they're of an upper class.

Due to the way I dress, and the manner in which my parents raised me, people think I'm wealthier than I am. I'm better off than most, middle class I guess, but by no means am I an Ivy League student with a rich bloodline.
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>>10915522
Seriously, thanks for sharing with us.
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>>10913903
>ett kraftfullt anfall av svårt mängul
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Brooks Brothers sportcoat
Bills Khakis
Gant OCBD
Clarks DBs not pictured
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>>10915861
What school? I went to Groton.
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>>10915952
>>10915929

For a relatively cheap unlined OCBD with fetish details Luxire might make the cut. I haven't tried them out yet but I hear good things about them.
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>>10926990
Sure you did
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>>10926867
anon, I...
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w2c prep clothes in europe?
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Can anyone recommend a forum or thread where "preppy" style menswear is discussed without the elitist snotty attitude towards manufacturers etc?
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>>10927986

r/navyblazer on reddit
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>>10928011
Thanks will have a look
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>>10918323
Better than nothing right?
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>>10923159
Clearly Google factored in clothing color in the query too you dumb fuck
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>>10928640
Sir, your emotions are showing.
Sir, your point is invalid.
Your asian is showing.
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>>10928660
you are a fucking idiot who literally does not understand how the fuck google works
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>>10928747
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>>10928747
>>10928640

> AND THEN HE SAID ASIANS COULD BE PREPS
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>>10928773
>>10928791

lmao, that's not what I said, and I'm not disagreeing with you. I'm saying you are a fucking retard who doesn't know how google works.

you have shown though that you are a self conscious shitskin who wants to shame other shitskins for trying to dress prep. can it get any more pathetic?
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>>10928660
Is this your first time using Google?

It's searching for anything related to "preppy", "white" and "people" not just white people who are preppy

For example >>10928773 has a text saying "It rubs people the wrong way..." below the image, that's where Google gets the "people" from, and his clothing is clearly white in the image.
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>>10926867
You shouldn't wear your pants so high on your waist
It makes you look like a grandpa
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>>10926867
Lookin' sharp, m'man!

Ignore this guy >>10928825 a high rise gives you a fantastic and manly silhouette. As opposed to some JPop-faggot.
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>>10928791
Nothing you say is actually wrong, but you're still a fucking retard. Filtered
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>>10928640
>>10928747
>>10928821
All I did was present objective query searches, and you somehow assumed I don't know how google works, and got butthurt. All I said was "This what pops up when you google preppy white".

>>10923159
>Let me break this down for you
>This what pops up when you google preppy white. Notice the laughinggirls.jpg that one was circled just for you

>>10928798
I already said I'm white.

>>10928852
Aww the baby filtered me
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>>10928835
>a high rise gives you a fantastic and manly silhouette
No it fucking doesn't, you fedoralounge autist
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>>10929011
if support low rise suit pants you should literally kill yourself right now
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>>10929018
I support not wearing my pants around my fucking bellybutton
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>>10929025
sudoku you plebeian sack of shit
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>>10929011
The problem with the fedora type of guys you reference is that they don't wear shit correctly, like not wearing high rise pants. They slap on that fedora expecting to turn into some film noir gentlemen without paying attention to anything else.
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>>10928825
>>10929011
>>10929025
>a guy is seriously opposing high-risers
Is this the fabled "bait" I've heard so much about?
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>>10929082
>People are seriously advocating wearing your trousers at bellybutton level
It's like I'm really on reddit
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Some details to watch out for on the "classic" BB oxford. I don't know when mine was made but judging from the label and the details I think it is from the 1960s to the 1980s.

As you can see, unlike most contemporary shirts we can purchase OTR, this shirt features six buttons, no button on the sleeve placket, cuff button off-centered (according to putthison this is because people used to roll up the farther part of their shirt cuffs to write with quills). Most importantly, as other anons have noted earlier, these shirts have an unlined collar which allows for a very natural collar roll. Mine has been machine pressed so it doesn't show as much, but once laundered and hang-dryed it should show its roll more naturally. Shirts from companies like Luxire have these details. I'm not sure about Michael Spencer, but the new $140 BB shirt has the collar down and apparently the no-button-sleeve-plackets too, but have seven buttons instead of six. Kamakura's standard OCBD has a similar collar, which while lined is unfused and rolls beautifully. The details, however, are less trad as the shirt I have has both 7 button front and placket button.

Niggling details, yes, and to be honest none of my other OCBDs "make the cut" either.

The color of the shirt and the tent-like generous fit (I had it slimmed but it is still much more relaxed than my contemporary Gants or Uniqlos) makes it harder for me to wear it but I'm sure I'll find an excuse at some point in the summer.

This of course is slightly different from the ivy fetish details that Gant developed in the late 1950's with the combination of the third collar button behind the neck, and the locker loop. Along with the buckle-back chino these details became youth icons in the late 50's and were exported to Japan through Van Jacket where these details have remained low-key popular among enthusiasts ever since. The BB shirt lacks both details. Kamakura makes an ivy line that has the original gant/Japanese Ivy details.
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>>10929151
Another thing about this shirt is that the buttons are really really cheap looking clear plastic. I don't think they were ever replaced and I don't know if it was cost-cutting as a result of acquisition by Allied/Marks&Spencers or if they were made this way for some time.

I love MOP shirt buttons and nothing really beats the stuff but maybe it's not as much of a traddie "requirement" as one might like to think it is.
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>>10929151
>Dat degage unlined collar

They just don't make 'em like they used to.
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Am going to Brooks Bros tomorrow, if they have the new oxfords in I'll cop and post pics for you guys
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>>10915570
>bitten fingernails
sorry if I seem stupid but are these satirical
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>>10929256
ok obviously they are sorry I'm exhausted
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>>10929256
I think that there's a bit of a satirical edge yes, especially considering when it was written
Nevertheless it's still pretty solid info
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>>10929253
what is this new oxford i see people talking about?
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>>10929253
>>10929788

They changed the their OCBD, I think it's like $160 now. mother of pearl buttons, slightly diff cut, BUT they took away the pocket.

I like my pocket.
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>>10929798
I hate the pocket
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>>10929798
pocket is key, where the fuck do I keep my pen if I don't have a pocket? Where do people endearingly put small bills after losing a bet or pitching for a party? How will people know I'm functional and stylish? taking the pocket away is like taking away the pretense of function before form or something
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>>10929828
In your pants
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>>10929798
I wouldnt say they "changed it. because you can still purchase the one with the pocket.

I saw on the website. Also they are $140 not $160

the other oxfords with the pockets are $95
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>>10929821

yeah I know the pocket is a love/hate thing. Some people absolutely hate it, but I'm so used to putting random shit in it I need it.
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>>10929847
Is there any particular reason they're labeled as dress shirts instead of casual shirts?
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>>10929863
no idea
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>>10929843
pen pokes my thick quads, I also like how the pocket breaks up the shirt.
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>>10929847
That shirt makes him look like a chinese monk.
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Does anyone know how J. Press oxfords fit?

I usually wear a medium
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>>10930096
I wear a medium PRL comfortably but the medium jpress is too small for my shoulders/arms.
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Just copped this, Neighbourhood should be added to the prep list, this fabric is fine af
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>>10930138
What's the fit like?
Looks baggy in the torso and kinda like something you'd see a ghetto dude wearing.

I mean, I can kinda see it if you're wearing khakis and kinda built like >>10912954 but otherwise it could be a flop.

Do you have any of you wearing it?
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>>10914562
>>10914559
>>10914558
>>10914548
Madras a shit.
Even on those well-sculpted dudes the pattern still looks gross.
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>>10930145
It fits quite nicely actually, I'll post a pic when I get home

This is the only pic I could find of someone wearing it online, mine fits a lot tighter than his
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>>10930149
looks homeless and or gypsy. either way its cringe.
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>>10930096
What's the point of getting J. Press without the meme pocket?
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W2c preppy effay hats?
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>>10930578
Ebbets Field Flannels
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>>10930578
get one with your country club on it :^)

Barring that, Imperial
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>>10930578
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>>10931608
get fucked
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>>10930578
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what are some good basics to start off with? I have a pair of navy incotex chinos, top comfy although a bit tight around the crotch.

Is there anything I should improve with? W2c basics that aren't 200$?
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>>10924742
>people think I'm wealthier than I am

I'm the same. I read a lot of philosophy books so when I talk I sound really educated and upper class. I also wear nice stuff, but they dont need to know I bought them on sale at a outlet mall and I live in a neighborhood with mostly mexicans and blacks.
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What's a good place for Oxfords? I'm looking for a white Oxford that actually has a collar instead of the pansy modern shit.
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>>10931994
I heard uniqlo's are decent
If you want a proper roll you can try Lean garments or kamakura
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>>10932007
I was thinking uniqlo but all the comments say that the quality has dropped and they're way wider around the waist than they used to be.
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>>10932007
>>10932016
A bit of room around waist is fine, i took apart a qlo ocbd from last year to make a collarless oxford and i think it was lined but not fused. Roll better than j crew but not as good as kamakura. Gant makes nice bds usuall in thinner fabric with good rolls.
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>>10932053
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>>10932058
That was the original bb and the kamakura
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>>10932061
Bb vintage
Gant 2015
Uniqlo2015
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>>10926867
Sportcoat looks too big for your shoulders.
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>>10932053
>>10932058
>>10932061
>>10932070
Thanks OCBD bro
I got a Kamakura while in NYC last year and this is by far the best ocbd i own
it's really too bad they don't have a shop in europe
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PSA:
make sure your OCBDs match your neck and head size, it's easy to make your head or neck look huge or small based on the size and shape of your collar.
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W2C prep shorts?
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>>10932711
Make sure they have a 7 inch inseam first, shorter is frat and longer is normie.

Then just look at Brooks Bros, J Crew, hell even PRL or Abercrombie could work. They're pretty easy to get
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>>10932927
>Make sure they have a 7 inch inseam first, shorter is frat and longer is normie.

That's what I figured. Jcrew material is a little hit or miss sometimes. I'll try Brooks
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3hunna
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>>10933341
Fantastic post my friend
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Are ll bean oxfords good?
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>>10933584
Shirts or shoes?
Either way the answer is kind of
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will this preppy look look like shit if you're under 25

I'm skeltal 18 year old so I usually look two years younger unless I'm in some manlet country (I'm 6'2, so luckily people think I'm 19-20 if I'm not at home)

ill just stick to my tretorns because i think it'll look out of place with loafers or oxfords
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>>10934009
>will prep look like shit on a prep schooler?
Get help, fool.
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>>10929111
>>10928825
do you think its still fucking 2008 or something

get the hell out of here
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>>10929151

jimmy dic?
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