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I have an event at the horse races coming up in May. I initially wanted to go in full morning dress, but apparently that's only being done at the Royal Ascott in the Royal Lounge. I was advised to choose something more comfortable and informal, in similar vein to a summer suit.What would you guys do? I'm perfectly willing to hash over the money for a new suit, but I'd like to be able to use it besides this event. So I'm thinking about a double breasted suit, in either blue or white. Blue would be ideal because I'd be able to use it for casual Friday. I work for a bank, so dressing down is a relative thing. The white suit would be a big no-no, but might be ideal for summer weddings?
>>14173536Or this blue one.
>>14173536>>14173541blue is clearly the better option
>>14173536I went for country attire last time I went to Cheltenham but I don't know shit about how you're actually meant to dress, I was there in a semi professional role. What I will say is this, there will be people more important than you, they will look like complete shit and it will be annoying. Just try not to think bout it. Of what you posted, get the blue. If you get the white some slag will have a hissy fit about you wearing it to a wedding and you'll probably just end up getting horse poo on it.
>>14173541I would be tempted to get the white one just for its dandy-esque factor, but a banking environment limits you to blue. Go with that.
>>14173402Isn't there already a cringe thread
post your own outfits
>>14173616Pretty good though autists will complain about the jeans. What´s with the Peruvian ladies in the background?
>>14173616Those formal loafers look REALLY awkward with the cuffed jeans. If you had them properly hemmed (with no cuff) then it would look a lot better.
>>14173680yeah i usually wear this with brown cords just experimenting with jeans lately>>14173723i agree actually>>14173746Barbour fair isle socks
>>14173536White pants and blue blazer, like horse riders do>>14173616>cuffed jeans>>14173612xD
>>14173767>yeah i usually wear this with brown cordsThat might be good>just experimenting with jeans latelyI would switch the loafers for boat shoes or sneakers
Summer is coming, watchu gonna get? Is the new stuff at J. Press any good?
>>14173833Pink trousers, a new pair of shorts and maybe 1 polo shirt
>>14173833Yellow oxford, pink oxford, purple oxfordnew pair of boat shoesnew pair camp mocspair of lightwash jeansshorts in new colors
>>14173906>shorts in new colorswhat ones do you have?
>>14173909only boring navy and khakinow that i think of it i will also have to get a couple sportscoats
>>14173911Get the redshortspill
How can I dress preppy on a low budget?
>>14173606Yeah, I was wondering about the wedding etiquette for men. I thought white only pertained to women, with the whole bride's dress and all. There's something inherently cool about an off white suit, but I think it's a better investment when you live in warmer climates. Blue it is then.
>>14173921Not that guy but post examples. I'm short shopping too
>>14173925ebayyou can find new brooks brothers shit for 25% retail
>>14173941I think you're probably spot on with it pertaining to women but I've had two invites in the past six months that have had "Absolutely no white. Of any kind." In fucking bold, italics, underlined with exclamation marks and in red ink. Bitches are crazy.
>>14173947One of this colour is great if you combine it with blue or white top (also with light green tshirt looks decent)You can find lots of outfits on google by searching for: red/salmon/nantucket red shorts outfit men
>>14173402These threads always make me wish I had more upscale social events to attend. How do I get invited to places like these?>>14173536
Best material for summer blazers? Linen?
>>14173965I am new to prep. What should I look for? Any tags?
>>14173978Seersucker and Linen are the best>>14173971Pic I attach is how I wear sometimes with red shorts. Other options: white or blue polo shirt
>>14173977It's work related, so I guess working in an environment filled with pompous cunts?Jokes aside, it's way more common in Europe to 'dress up'. For me this started with the parties my parents gave and afterwards rowing in university. And now, working in finance, I'm forced to dress up for the rest of my life. Although I had a meeting with our NY counterparts last month, and they all had the midtown uniform of brown loafers, weirdly pressed slacks, and those ridiculously hideous vests, so I'm afraid you'll have to move to Europe.
>>14173984NWOT will get you the cheapest stuffbut if i were you if you just type brooks brothers [fit type+your size] then you will find some that look good and then click on the seller because he probably has hundreds of shirts
>>14173616My golfing outfit, not perfect imo but im working on it
>>14174052desu my only problem with that is I don't think the shoes go with it very well
>>14173616>>14174052we need more OC in these threads
>>14173925Spier and McKay has amazing shirts for 40 dollars. They're the best value you'll find for good shirts on a budget
Can someone give me some trad inspo for men with big broad shoulders?
What are some prep swimming shorts?I'm going to the beach for the first time in almost a decade and don't own any shorts
>>14174052why are your chinos so short? it looks awful man, at least get a slant hem if you don't like breaks.The color is too bold for my taste as well.
>>14174052Those are definitely not golf shoes with studs, how do you not slide all over the place on those? And put your sweater on the bench, no way you can actually golf with it over your shoulders.
>>14174052The longer you look at it the worse it gets
Looking to buy a decent sack blazer in Europe. Any experiences? All look too short and too darted to me.
>>14174316If you go to Suit Supply you can determine the fit yourself. Otherwise Charles Tyrwhitt or TM Lewin I guess, they have a more traditional fit.
Can anybody tell me what my greatuncle is wearing here? Thanks.
Any good loafers you can recommend?
What colors do you guys think would go well with a light blue polo? Think similar to the captcha color.
>>14173969Would you get kicked out for wearing a white shirt? That sounds like insecure bull shit.
>>14174052Every time someone wears a sweater over their shoulders a kitten dies. Those pants are way too short and you look like a tryhard dumbass. Why would you even wear a sweater over a polo?
>>14173833I'm thinking of getting a navy seersucker sportcoat, there's some by J Crew floating around, but their cut isn't trad at all, where can I find a sack sportcoat with 3 roll 2 buttons, two cuff buttons and yadda yadda?
>>14174429I'm pretty sure brooks brothers had one last year. Just look around at all the usual suspects and if that fails try ebay or go bespoke if you can afford it.
>>14174415Beige, brown, white, navy, pink.
>>14174436Do you think a light gray might work as the pants? I know typically that trad and prep use warm colors but I was thinking about changing it up a bit.
>>14174397Loake eton (formal)bass weejuns (informal)Quoddy/Rancourt and co (non poorfag option)Can we have an OP with recommended retailers?
>>14174439More bright than warm colours, but most business colours work in some way together. It wont look preppy but okay.
>>14174420I think it's more related to the main pieces of clothing, ie dress, suit.
>>14173616>mirin dat sock/loafer combo
>>14174433>>14174429yeah I saw a Uniqlo and Beams Plus one too
>>14174429I got a nice navy blue seersucker from Banana Republic last year
Do people at Ivy League schools still dress like this? I obviously realize the majority of people don't, but to even say 10% dress preppy seems an overstatement. It seems that this look inspires great hatred in the minds of college-aged women for some reason.
>>14174620No, because ivies are now full of minorities and poor people. WASPs, the people who actually dress like this, go to other schools now.
>>14174383looks like a houndstooth jacket, a vest and some kind of ascot, I can't tell. His outfit is really good.
>>14173402Thrifted this exact blazer. Looks nice, but i can't find a way to make it match.
>>14174631Where do they tend to go? I want to be part of an actual community that’s preppy if possible
>>14174642I wish I knew. I have a few friends older than me that went to places like William & Mary, which supposedly are more prep than the ivies these days.
>>14174620Nope. Ivy league schools are now notorious for their affirmative action and allowing minorities in. Feminists and non-whites make up the majority of Ivies now
>>14173680Work wear descendent spotted Absolute haram>>14173616Don’t wear jeans, bud and if something’s too long get it tailored don’t roll it up
>>14174694Jeans fit perfectly with the casual approach to trad that prep embodies IMO.
>>14174639Doesn't look anything like it. It's hideous.
>>14174659Certain liberal arts schools generally. Colby, Colgate, Amherst, Haveford come to mind. Large schools are now very corporate and “cosmopolitan” — preps hate those things. You can even find preps at hyper liberal schools such as swarthmore. They will not seem like preps but that is just because they want to piss off daddy
>>14174749To samefag the preppy handbook has a slightly out of date list of schools. Princeton is the only ivy with a significant remaining prep presence https://issuu.com/fiyero109/docs/toph
>>14174726The jeans look good, it's the shoes that don't work, should have go with penny loafers
>>14173536you dont wear either of those to the races
>>14173833>Summer is coming, watchu gonna get?Prob not a lot, another pair of linen pants maybe. Shit wears out.
>>14174397I like rancourt, a pair of loafers was the first thing I bought from there and it's become my favorite shoe brand.
LL Bean discontinued the camp moc :/
>>14175170The Rancourt ones look great.
Cop or not:https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F292989551025
>>14174694>>14173723Isn’t cuffing essential prep? Or is that only for khakis/chinos?
>>14175196jeans arent really prep 2bh and i say that as the guy in the picin the '80s they were more accepted but in the' 50s and '60s they were manual laborers only or if you were going out for a night drinking etc.
>>14175197Ah I see, jeans are a different beast. So is cuffing Chinos fine? Even if it is just to show off socks?
Cop or not?
>>14174420I presume that might be the one exemption. >>14174945What do YOU wear? And more importantly, WHICH races?
Is this halal (shoes are burgundy)
>>14175498get rid of the jacket
>>14175267>Burgundy loaferA Classic Brand and leather quality?>>14175170Is it seasonal?>>14174397Allen Edmonds and Alden A cheap option would be GH Bass>>14174052Are those your sisters chinos? Shoes don’t look good either>>14173833More polos, rugbys(do you guys wear those in the summer?) and gonna try to wear shorts more.
>>14175498are you sure its norfolk? it's not raining
>>14175517yeah i wear rugbies quite oftenits basically what i wear when i cant be bothered. like a prep version of a hoodie
>>14175517Don't attaq me but i don't like "ivy" collars, they just look big and gaudy in my opinion.
Has anyone here been dressing prep for a while and is reconsidering their approach to it?I've been "officially" dressing prep for over 5 years now. I've grown to dislike the overly clean cut and "preciousness", it now screams corporate drone tory cunt to me. I remember it didn't bother me at first, so it is probably just a reflection of the changes in my personal and professional life.Nonetheless, I've been striving to achieve a more relaxed, minimalist, rugged look, while keeping the same clothes I had before (I've built a pretty solid wardrobe over the years). In concrete terms, that means:- Embracing worn out clothes (frayed shirts and pants, loafers in dire need of a good shine, mended shaggy worn out wool sweaters), helps attenuate the squeaky cleanness- Improbable combinations (beat up white sneakers, pressed grey flannel pants, white ocbd, puffy down jacket and beat up backpack)- Resisting the urges to buy useless clothes (that sweater can be mended yet another time, those sneakers can still hold up a few more months), it's a waste of money and the fashion industry is very polluting I don't know if there's a name for that. Poorfag prep? Hobo prep? Modest prep? Rugged prep?Goal of all that: don't look like that pretentious "my daddy will sue you" twat most people know, support a more economically and environmentally viable fashion, look better.I rest my case.
>>14175573no that is exactly what it is. that is true prep.it is about frugalness, well used clothing, frayed collars are just about the most prep thing there is.if you get raised in the clothing than it is not a hobby to you, it's just what you wear. you wear it because you've been raised in it, so among true upper class people you'll see a lot less clean cut shit and more well used stuff and also in my expierence more faux passes (when there is no dress code of course, when there is they'll definetly adhere to it). that's just how it worksso basically you discovered true prep but for a wrong reason.
Thoughts about this lapel width and any suggestions about pants to match the blazer?
>>14175576and to continue on that, i've been raised in prep clothes and for a long time i didnt really care about it. just wore what's in my closet. and that is really when you pull of prep the best, i just wore shirts and chinos and boat shoes because i didnt know otherwise, just always been that way same for my friends. it was never 'neat, tidy tory cunt' like you are describingi still often wear the basic loafer+khakis+oxford shirt combo because it just looks really good and it is what i've been raised in and is what is most (mentally) comfortabally to me, but lately i've been venturing out. i dont treat it as a uniform (i never really did but still). like sometimes ill wear a shetland with just an undershirt instead of a shirt, lately i've been also geting really fond of '80s dadcore, like pic rel. George Costanza has also become a big fashion inspiration for me, unironically. I also shop a lot at LL bean and Lands End getting basic dadcore stuff, i just like it a lot.one thing ill never do though is wear sneakers outside of sports/deep summer. just cant get used to it. dont think they look good, and i think they're the epitome of lazy and always just look bad
>>14175580lapel is fine. pair it with navy or burgundy corduroy trousers
>>14175573prep is supposed to have a worn-in look. in the 50s and 60s, ivy league students would sandpaper their new ocbd collars to make them look like old hand-me-downs.
>>14175573yeah thats exactly how its supposed to be. dont treat it like a uniformif you look at the real prep pics from the '50s and '60s it was never used as a unifrom either
>>14174383Don't listen to the other guy, the jacket is a gun club check tweed. Black or dark brown (probably dark brown as it would match the jacket better) waistcoat, shirt with either a stand or mandarin collar, and a Regency-style cravat over that. White linen most likely.
>>14175498Great but the style of jacket Is weird. Fabric and color is good.
>>14175573probably the most illuminating post ive seen here in a while. was expecting this thread to be cringe.to put it in other words, real old money WASPs were actually quite frugal and also outdoorsy. their style was just an american take on the traditional british bourgeois country styles which still exist today. earthy colors, and worn-in clothing that they take care of. white shirts, brown/khaki pants, and beige sweatersthen you see all these people trying to ape the rugged sophistication of the old WASP chads by wearing brightly colored chinos and pink polo shirts. the modern dudebro outfit you'll find in large frats. it just screams urban yuppie who loves to spend daddy's money. if you don't want to look like that, it's important to bear in mind the rural and (at most) suburban roots of these styles and don't let yourself turn into an urban fop s o y boy
>>14173616The socks look badThe jeans look awful partly due to the cuff and partly due to the shape of your legs. Get a wider cut to hide your inward bending kneesCollar seems a little too small? Or maybe its that you dont quite fill out that sweaterAlso not a fan of the overall color combination, but thats just me
>>14173616Low rise, ill-fitting, pre-distressed jeans.
>>14175743Thank you very much! What colour would you suggest for matching trousers?
>>14173536white is pedocore; go for blue.
>>14175800Do you have autism?
>>14175576I think this guy knows.Buy good quality classic gear, keep it in good nick, and let it age gracefully. No big secret really.
>>14175498>Is this halalNo and I'll tell you why. Those trousers are way too slim fit and the stretching and warping make them look like pajama pants when you stand like that. Also clownshoe tier feet due to the same issue.The norfolk looks like it's about two sizes too small, the way it hangs makes it seem like you couldn't even button it if you wanted to. In any case it's way too short both in the sleeves and skirt. If you insist on wearing it, get green cords or something to go with it, not charcoal marl sweatpants.Jumper's solid.
Do any of those resources have info for female fashion?
>>14175867preppy handbook has quite a big section on womens clothingbut a lot of the fundamentals that count for men count for women too. the best thing about womens preppy clothing is the tartan skirts imo. so cool
>>14175580Terrible photo but the cloth looks good and so does the lapel. I'd like a pair of fawn cords with this sportcoat. Burgundy as the other anon suggested is flash but definitely also works.
>>14175867there is also a book not in OP called seven sisters style
>>14175822Np, the trousers colour honestly depends entirely on the colours in the check, gun club checks can vary immensely. If we assume a basic rust/brown base, maroon trousers will look great, whereas if it's a lighter, tan base with some red and green in the check, you might prefer a brown trouser. Cords are a good choice either way. On the other hand, if it's a stark white/black/blue check you'll probably prefer a charcoal flannel or the like, something a bit sharper.For the look of the guy in the pic, which is already flamboyant (Regency cravat, come on) I would probably go with the first of those options, really relax into the warm colors and maybe lighten the waistcoat from what he seems to be wearing into e.g. a tobacco brown. Also I can't stress enough that with this look you /have/ to do a white shirt, any color or pattern will look mad with that cravat.Oh, and sorry about the slow reply, I had shit to do.
>>14175899Thanks again! On the back of the photograph it says the picture was taken after a fox hunt, so that might explain the extravagant clothing.
>>14175601>>14175603The look of an oxford that has been through the wash a million times that it looks soft as fuck is the ultimate goal. Sometimes when I get a new shirt I just want to put it through the wash a whole bunch of times just to make it look worn out instead of crisp and new.
>>14175834You were warned about autists :^)>>14173680
>>14175802they arent low rise, im just 6'4i wouldnt ever wear something low rise>>14175800collar is just standard BB dont agree with the jeans fit, theyre just regular fit Lee's. my chinos are looser of course, i dont wear jeans often>>14176110lol, but that wasnt me though
anyway anyone here ever bought second hand stuff from ebay?
is there any pairing more kino than cotton khaki pants, a worn white oxford w/ stripes and a olive or dark green tweed wool crewneck sweater?+ brown or burgundy loafers
>>14176166Yeah. Being tall makes thrifting good stuff hard, so ebay is my next best option. As long as the seller is descriptive and has measurements and pictures you should be fine. Just wash anything before wearing it.
>>14176188Yes, the same thing but with a lambswool sweater (where would you even get a tweed one) and a classic tweed sportcoat.
Cleeeean white shirt on.
>>14176231wear either different shoes or some fucking socks
Does anybody have that picture of the old man wearing a white yale hat, a yellow sweater, and white sneakers?It was posted in the last thread but I forgot to save
>>14176231This is a yikes on so many levels. You look like a balding middle aged manager who hits on young waitresses which isn't prep at all.
>>14174450>Can we have an OP with recommended retailers?We dont even have the "where to buy X in europe" finished, I´ll try to work on that one soon>>14175517>rugbys in summerNO>>14176231Cringe combo
I'm starting to think that jeans and loafers just can't work.
>>14176454they can, you just have to believe
>>14176505This thread has killed my faith.
>>14176521you gotta wear slimmish fit dark blue japanese raw denim jeans with a loafer like the JM Weston 180. And put on some damn socks.
>>14176231Is that a goyard belt? what are you, a rapper?
>>14176454they can easily, just not dark jeansi mean it is a common as fuck look pre2000s
>>14176452>rugbys in summerYes actually. You give it a rest.
>>14173541Blue one is better. Can you pull it off tho?
>>14175573what kind of sweater is that
>>14176687I'll let you know in two weeks, currently abroad for work and I'll have the suit tailored somewhere next week. Not my first double breasted suit though, I'm square enough to pull it off.
White might sound like a cool idea but it stains way too easily and people will think you look like a pimp
>>14176286Those elbow patches look great
Can’t find that rl poplin(I think) W2c a similar one?
>>14173536fixed it for ya
>>14173925Unironically, J.C. Penny has some decent trad/prep stuff at reasonable prices.
Any tips for getting a proper OCBD? I got a few Stafford shirts but the collars are enormous and they feel very rough.
>>14176959Kamakura has great ones
what's the cutoff height for looking decent in DB jackets?
>>14176959Old US companies are great, Never wear short collard ones with ties, typically wanna go with 100% natty brah cotton.
>>14176986>buying from companies that don’t give a long/short option
>>14176999I'm strongly considering MTM desu. It's just that I'm 176 cm and DB jackets are considered to look bad on manlets.
>>14176892Brooks brothers>>14176908Fugg that's good
>>14176454Jeans and loafers is makruh. It's not fully haram, but not recommended.
Is LSD trad?
>>14176959100 percent cotton. None of that stretch garbage and no non-iron trash either. Avoid that stuff at all costs.
>>14177026People who made it were
>>14175587I've been a sneakerfag for my entire life, and I'm too fashion illiterate to even know the alternatives. What would you, personally, recommend instead of sneakers?
>>14177145Not that anon but start with mocs, white canvas sneakers, and boat shoes
>>141769593 inch collar is a must.
>>14177145LL bean blucher mocs.
>>14173536white looks cool if you go all outhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5EiBUrQZiI&
>>14176286Ready to work but not too hard. If you're going to work and be prep put on a pair of dungarees and a flannel shirt.
Is wearing a scarf like this preppy?
>>14177774>>14177780No that's really bad. If it was under a jacket it would work.
>>14177780Too shiny. Something knit and and/or more rustic seems a better option.
>>14175880Anyone read it? Is it any good?
were your parents /trad/?
>>14177821>>14177831Well, I meant wearing a scarf like that, not the scarf itself.
>>14177247that video is so embarrassing, please lurk more
oh, just LARPing as a university tutor
>>14178019bad tie and shoes imo, rest is somewhat decent
>>14178019Fix your fucking tie, sprezz doesn't work on you. You need better shoes.
>>14178028Yeah not completely happy with the shoes, they are Herring and I got them in a clearance sale on the website. The trousers are probably too tight but this makes them fit contemporary style so I'm keeping them in rotation for the time being.This is my absolute favorite blazer that I own, I can't be hearing nothing bad about it
>>14177953my mum was preppy and my dad was dirt poor but pulled himself up the same way all boomers did. By buying then undervalued real estate and just not selling it for 30 years
>>14175573>Tory cuntWhat's it like larping as the people you hate so much?
>>14178148he's in the transitional phase of developing some sense as GB Shaw explained.
Pink shirt. Sorry, potato quality.
>>14178148>Wear a shirt.>Now I'm a Tory.Ok
>>14178019Your shoes are ahit, but I like the way your pants fit. Not too slim but not off the rack-loose
>>14175834Do you have autism?
>>14176145>>14173616whats with people on 4chan having legs that bend inward? disgusting.also those socks are hideous
>>14178224I've seen a correlation of being chubby/fat and inactive during childhood with knocked knees
fit for a day in the library, the cords are cuffed at the same length btw it's just the perspective of the photo.>>14173616decent, would change shoes for something else tho>>14174052not a fan, seems pretty pretentious>>14175498like this apart from the Norfolk jacket>>14175573strongly agree>>14176892really want those embroidered chinos>>14178028agreed
>>14174428You can wear a sweater over a poloHe just looks like a dumb hipster who has no clue what he’s doing
>>14178266I really need to get a harrington
>>14178266Pretty nice, looks good for a hiking trip
>>14177983Why not? doesn't look weird or anything
>>14174052Nope. Golfers should have an athletic style. This is too preppy.
>>14177546anyone know how i can find that button down shirt?I tried reverse image search no luck
>>14178509i cant tell by the buttons it is brooks brotherssearch tartan on their sitebut keep in mind that it might be lod season and gone already
>>14177953I think my dad was. My mom was pretty poor and lived in the 80s, so I can only imagine how silly she looked.My dad still only wears oxfords and loafers but ruins it by going full dad-core and wearing cargo shorts.
>>14178019Shoes don't seem to fit that outfit. Tie looks really bad.
>>14178266sauce on that harrington?
>>14178266Thats a good outfit dude
You think there is potential in buying these (I think their original cost is like 250€) and selling them for more?
>>14179004your margin isnt going to be large, check ebay prices
>>14179065Is there an alternative to selling sneakers?
>>14173541Can I pull this with an Italian suit and white sneakers?
What do you call these types of wool jumpers with the university letter on them and where can I find them? Thanks.
>>14179145Which university are you trying to rep?
>>14179211Anyone's good, mate. It's more the large letter itself that I am interested in.
>>14178363If you hike like this you deserve hypothermia. Your idea of a hike is probably a paved walking path filled with fat old people.
>>14179078Having a real job
>>14179247Well, not really. Being /fa/ is about taking inspiration from different themes, groups and time periods, to create your own style. Besides, i live in England so no one will assume I went to an Ivy League university.
>>14179265You should only rep a university you have a connection to, as in where you're going/went to or maybe your parents alma matters or a school with a family legacy. Choosing a random college is larper bullshit.
>>14179271You misunderstand. I'm not choosing it to try and make believe that I went to an Ivy League uni, i'm interested in it for its uniqueness because it has a big letter. Fair enough if I repped a jumper which had the entire uni's name on it and a date, that would be stupid. But to make out like what I'm doing is comparable to that is absurd.
>>14179286No I fully understand that. I'm saying there's no reason to wear something from a university that you have no connection to. People still know that a burgundy H is for harvard and so on.Wearing a college sweater has the implication of you being associated with that school, whether or not you actually want it.
>>14179271At my university i see people wearing Harvard sweatshirts in addition to other schools from my state and it's absolutely cringe.
>>14179296This may have been true in the past, but certain aspects of Ivy league college wear have become so iconic and have permeated the wider fashion culture that they can no longer be deemed as exclusive wear to students and alumni. Fair enough if I went and ordered some jumpers or scarves off of one of their websites now (if they even have an online store) but copping a jumper in this style from vintage or wherever is really not in the same league.
>>14177026I wouldn't say trad but it is prep in some ways
What can I combine this with?
>>14179318You already admitted you aren't american. Just because you don't understand american college culture doesn't mean it's not real.
>>14179254Woah what a badass nigger we got here
>>14174052Holy shit this is bad. Is this a costume or something?
>>14175601When I got a new pairs of pants and a ocbd I wore them around the house doing renovation, nothing staining or too abrasive but it wore them in mentally.
>>14174052You should pick up some weights and some protein powder, you'd fill up those clothes nicely with a little more muscle.
>>14174642this is seriously embarrassing, if you don't belong you don't belong.
Don't really know if it's the right general for it, but would 11 to 14 eye boots go with a sports jacket like that?
>>14178019Tie looks greatOnly have problems with that shirt and those laces look terrible
Do you guys wear your botton down poplins casually or semi formal?
>>14174043Oh god those midtown uniforms drive me nuts, I work in a NYC Wall Street suburb and meet a lot of finance folk and you could pick half them out in a crowd by those shitty vests. I’ve heard it said before but I’ll say it again. It was a mistake for big companies to move away from suits being standard, for the average guy a suit is easy to match with a shirt and everyone looks appropriately dressed, now with all these more casual dress codes you have guys mix and matching shoes, pants, sport coats in ways that look terrible and require three times the effort.
New to trad/prep. Is it okay to where mocs and shorts with socks? I see a lot of pictures of dudes without socks and it looks gay.
>>14179918Socks with shorts makes you look like a dweeb, but you could use no-show socks. I wear mocs and loafers without socks all summer long, fuck you sniff my smelly shoes.
>>14179965>fuck you sniff my smelly shoesChadThe odor I give off is just wet leatherMy feet really sweat
>>14178266what brand are those shoes?
>>14179145College letter jumper/sweater.
W2c Preppy socksI just wear athletic Ralph shit from macys >pic related
>>14180187They're just socks. They shouldn't have any branding, and if you have to ask what socks will make people think you're P R E P P Y you're an insecure larper.
>>14180206I’m tryna step my game upI like the socks some anons wear here
>>14178339>>14178363>>14178885thanks>>14178726https://www.stuartslondon.com/blog/2011/01/14/137-baracuta-project-millerain-fabric/>>14179145wasn't there a site that sold good quality embroidered university jumpers that you were unlikely to find sold at the university shops? can anyone remember it? I think they did custom embroidery as well.
>>14179733Literally don't wear boots like this unless you have a tweed jacket and are in the countryside.https://www.purdey.com/mens-grain-leather-twin-strap-boots
>>14180187>>14180220For dress socks, I wear over the calf from Marcoliani and Pantherella. I also have a few pairs from Etro, but that isn't really a sockmaker. I've heard good things about Sozzi socks but I've yet to try a pair. For more semi-dress socks, I like Corgi and New & Lingwood. I call these semi-dress because the patterns can be a little too spicy for really formal use. For these and the previously mentioned over the calf socks, I tend to buy a bunch in sales periods where they often can often be had for 50% off.For casual socks, I really like Japanese Chup socks. Top quality stuff.
>>14180706Noice. Too bad purdey is far too pricey for me.
>>14180738Purdey boots and shoes are made by either Crockett & Jones or Alfred Sargent. You can find discounts from both makers usually around January.
>>14180706Leather Chelsea boots from RM Williams are an Australian prep staple. Different places have different norms
>>14180764Chelsea boots aren't as tall as the boots previously mentioned.
>>14175573this is true endgame prep. its all about balance and wabi sabi shit
For a long time I basically dressed exactly like Goose's character from Drive, minus the autistic scorpion jacket. I would wear boots, dark jeans, a plain colored shirt underneath a denim jacket. Lately I fell in love with prep and how good and comfortable it is. Is there any way to integrate my boots and denim jacket into a prep style? I like both and want to continue to wear them
>>14180124>>14180420didn't see the link, thanks for posting
>>14180965denim noboots ye, just wear chinos
A british farmer is better dressed than I'll ever be
>>14181315where is this from ?
What are some equivalent UK stores for more casual clothes (not suits/shoes)? Hackett? John Lewis?
>>14180965Learning out of denim is important.
>>14181315>An Irish farmer is better dressed than I'll ever beFTFY
>>14181568lmao yes sorry
>>14173612fucking ROASTED lmao
>>14181568ireland is one of the british isles, ergo ireland is british; see: northern ireland
Bruh these Aldens are gas
>>14178266Whats this type of shoes called?
>>14181442barbour ma man
>>14181446But I love it. I don't try to be full prep. That just reeks of poser larp. I try to incorporate prep into my pre-existing style and create something new.
New to prep, sorry for wrinkly clothes. What do you think? I'm thinking of getting the sport coat tailored.
>>14181799Why does everyone have a hard on for Barbour jackets? My brother gave me his. I’m planning on selling it for the low
>>14181976iron your fucking clothes you clownthat jacket is oversized for your shouldersshitty loose fabric in your trouserstighten and wax your beltgreen and blue looks disgusting, pick a plain color IRONED shirt with no pockets
>>14182030you got it, boss
I pretty much only wear OCBDs and khaki chinos every day even in causal dress settings. Do other ppl perceive this as autistic or tryhard? Sometimes I’ll wear a Shetland sweater with no shirt and ppl will even ask me, “why are you so overdressed?”.
>>14182120sounds like you live in a lower class area, thats basically the norm where i live
>>14182120It's a game. You don't get points for not playing. You get -5 points for trying, and failing. Just trying gets you 100 points. They don't want to play the game.
>>14182335This.OCBD and chinos is neutral clothing, it should't cause any feelings one way or another.
>>14180124I study at Glasgow University but the university branded clothing is pretty poor. Would it be bad form to wear this Georgetown University jumper since it only says 'G' on it and the university colours are similar? >>14181450that video was great, it's easy to forget that was only 50 years ago.>>14181738clarks wallabees>>14181442Drakes if you are loaded, John Simons sometimes has decent stuff and Stuarts of London is a decent department store for a range of brands. >>14181976not bad other than the shirt and belt>>14182120some people always will but you just have to embrace it like it is natural to you and not get defensive if people ask if you feel overdressed and it will be fine.
>>14181647fuck off, the man is clearly Irish and not British, northerner or not.
vintage Brooks Bros blue-grey herringbone tweedvintage BB OCBDSwedish prison trousersClarks DBs
>>14182650Interesting fit, I'll give you that. Upper half is perfect. The difference in volume between the jacket and the pants really irks me, makes it look like the lower part of your body from the waist down is really fat or swollen. Looks pretty goofy. Nice rise though.Those DB are too beat up and dirty as well.
>>14182650Oxford bags looked bad in the 20s and they still do 100 years later anon, the proportions are hilarious you look like you have a child's torso on an adults legs.
>>14182650You look ridiculous, and for fuck's sake at least iron those clown pants.
>>14182650the fit would be better if the jacket was a sack jacket
>>14182650That's not how your grandpa wore his wide fit pants, dummy.
brown cords are the best color
>>14182650This is terribleBlazer seems too slim and the pants are extremely wide, it gives a weird look, go with slimmer pants with that blazer. Also, the shoes are too dirty and the trousers seem not ironed
Where can I get some good cord? for like a hundred bucks or less.
>>14182993try a DIY store, you'll be able to find rope there.you know it's a type of material, and not an item of clothing, right? what did you want specifically? trousers? a jacket?
>>14182998lol sorry I meant corduroy pants. Please forgive me.
>>14183021pants are a kind of underwear in the real world. You probably mean trousers, unless you are some sort of fetishist. But you are probably just an American, sorry. Try a local menswear store. Why? It's better to try clothes on instead of buying them online. It's better to support local businesses than buy online. Develop a good rapport with local providers, it will be worth it. Good luck.
>>14182686>>14182700>>14182902>>14182950>>14182951Damn I'm getting owned lol, thanks for the comments fellas. I was sorta going for the half-ivy/half 20s degenerate look (that being said my trousers are much baggier than the 20s would permit) but I guess the trousers aren't a big hit. The sportcoat is a sack 3roll2 by the way.
>>14183056You can probably tailor the trousers a bit
Recently got this, did I fuck up?
is tweed any good in summer? like with 80 degres ?
>>14183087it looks a little short. never wear a jacket that cuts your ass in half.
>>14183087no, looks good. I got the same one in light blue.
>>14183090It Can be a bit of a shitter but as long as you pay attention to weights you should be fine.
>>14180965Easy. Dark chinos or corduroys instead of jeans, oxford shirt and/or crew neck wool sweater instead of the t-shirt.Make sure your pants aren't too tight.The purists might not like it, but fashion is about self-expression. You shouldn't ditch your favorite jacket just to wear a more accurate costume.
>>14182650>shit posture>erkel mode>child bearing hips>chukkas>skinny fat>neutral colors in spring/summerSorry, anon. It’s all wrong
>>14183087It is short as that´s in fashion nowadays but it looks good imo
>>14179579Jeans or navy chinos
>>14182650>this is, running on empty, food reviews!
lmfao the chink shirts are on sale
>>14184081>non ironnever buying one of those pos againnon iron is just shit i regret it
>>14182030>iron your fucking clothes you clown>pick a plain color IRONED shirt with no pocketst. le no iron, stretch cotton pleb
>>14182951>wide fit>those pantsokay buckaroo
>>14184180Wtf is wide fit lol
>>14174052lmao why are you wearing longwing bluchers to golf? also the fucking sweater over ur shoulders while ur golfing, you look fucking autistic lad.
>>14182650Mate, all you have to do is swap the trousers for something slimmer and the shoes for something a little bit more formal and you're good.
>>14184089What's the big deal? The chemical they apply washes off eventually and they become must iron eventually
>>14182335>where i liveNot that guy, but I don't live in a lower class area; just the midwest. Norm around here are graphic tees, jeans, cargo shorts, athletic sneakers, yoga pants etc
>>14184392>I don’t live in a lower class area>just the Midwest pick 1 (one)
>>14182650That sportcoat is a size too small for you and it makes you look like you have groin gigantism. Despite what the other anons are saying it's actually not the bags that are the main problem (although I agree that you should iron them), it's that you fell for some slim-fit shit for the coat. Looking at this photo it's obvious that the gorge is too high and the skirt is much too narrow for your body (even if unbuttoned, the bottom buttonhole should overlap or lie close to that button), moreover the waist of the trouser is decently high and yet you're getting a pleb triangle.Size up the sportcoat, get a looser cut. I actually like the color of the trousers, good spring tone.
>>14183087>wool blendYeah I'd say you blew it, sorry Anon
>>14184456>midwest poorthe only rich people on the east are jews and celebrities on west
>>14184512>the Hollywood rich are not Jewslmeu
>>14175800100% agree with this dude
Just had a sobering experience. I went to see a play in what I thought was acceptable clothing (jeans, tshirt, overshirt with rolled sleeves, and sneakers). I was proven incorrect. I didn't know it was possible to feel so much acute pain from being out of place, and I've been mentally kicking myself in the ass over it for the past two days. I never want to feel like that again; problem is, I'm (as you could tell by the clothing listed earlier) fashion clueless. I did some googling and found some inspiration pics. This is one of my favorites, and I'm going to try to emulate it as I have roughly the same body. What kind of shirt, pants, and shoes would this be, and would the belt be an essential piece? Note that I know this is more of a casual piece; I want to "work my way up the scale" from casual to formal.
>>14184743Oxford cloth button down shirt probably, but it looks sort of wrinkly so it might be linen. The pants are 5-pocket pants. The jacket is probably a Harrington. The shoes are some awful Birkenstocks, please don't wear that shit in public.A plain brown leather belt is pretty essential, it looks goofy if you tuck in a shirt with no belt. If you really want to start with the basics then oxford shirts are good but start with light blue and white before you add more colors. Get pants in khaki and greys or blues or other basic colors before you get white. Regular chinos are slightly dressier than 5-pocket pants but 5-pocket is more similar to jeans which you may be more comfortable with, personally I don't like them.
What is the best Harrington?Baracuta was always down on my to-grab list, but there's rumblings on the ivy style forum about how they're 50% polyester (which I found to be true), and that the QC in general has dropped in recent times.I looked into Grenfell, which is 100% cloth and actually works out cheaper than Baracuta ($460 vs $570 AUD)So, I have some questions:1. Is Grenfell's house cloth actually water/wind resistant?2. Is there any dirt on Grenfell? By all appearances they are a top notch product and actually cheaper, but I thought the same thing about Baracuta too until I looked into them.3. Does it get any better than Grenfell?4. If Grenfell, should I go the Golfer Jacket, or the Harrington? The Harrington has the back detail, but the Golfer doesn't have the bomber jacket esque ribbing, which I think I'm not such a big fan of.5. What is the classic colour way for a Harrington? I like beige, and in fact already have a Ralph Lauren semi-Harrington in beige, but I almost never get to wear it because it's the same colour as my chinos. Is it actually acceptable to pair them? I wanted to get the racing green baracuta before I discovered their dirty little secret, and unfortunately Grenfell only offers fairly neutral colours. Navy?Sorry for the long post.
>>14182650Prison fucking trousers.
>>14183056There is a difference between baggy trousers and literal prison trousers. Unless you go full homeless core ditch the latter.