FORUMS:http://www.forums.filmnoirbuff.com/viewforum.php?id=13https://www.reddit.com/r/NavyBlazer/https://www.styleforum.net/BLOGS:American:http://www.ivy-style.com/http://oxfordclothbuttondown.com/https://www.saltwaternewengland.com/http://www.dressdecoded.com/http://maxminimus.blogspot.com/https://streetxsprezza.wordpress.com/European:https://vestirseporlospies.es/http://www.manolo.se/http://claseleganciaydistincion.blogspot.com/Not being updated anymore:http://www.fivepointfox.com/ (dead)http://anaffordablewardrobe.blogspot.com/ (dead)http://alexandergrant.blogspot.com/ (dead)http://theivyleaguelook.blogspot.com/ (dead)https://inner-city-style.blogspot.com/ (dead)http://thetrad.blogspot.com/ (dead)http://www.collegetrad.com/ (dead)BOOKS/READS:The Preppy Handbook: https://issuu.com/fiyero109/docs/tophNautical clothing guide: https://epochs.co/features/epochs-guide-to-nautical-clothing?p=nauticalpost80s Inspo compilation: http://www.ivy-style.com/heres-to-a-preptastic-year-the-1982-prep-for-all-seasons-calendar.htmlWhere to find clothing if you are European:https://pastebin.com/XuddAMgt (provisional)
It seems OCBD is closing down his blog
>>14334442He's been running out of content for a while and distancing himself from classic trad style so it's not that surprising I guess.
>the virgin harrington vs the chad coach jacketwhat did reality mean by this?
>>14334494Its the total opposite
Thoughts on these?https://www.colehaan.com/howland-penny-loafer-saddle-tan/C04534.html?dwvar_C04534_color=Saddle%20Tan&dwvar_C04534_width=#cgid=mens_shoes_loafersdrivers&sz=100&start=44&hitcount=50&loadmore=1Looking for something casual for the summer
>>14334604I think that those soles are really uncomfortable, that happens with drivers in general
Trad is dying bros...
>>14335444And it hurts so bad. It may be that trad isn’t as fun in the summer as it is in the winter. No comfy layering or corduroy
I miss winter, familia
What the fuck do you wear in Summer
>tfw no prep bf
>>14335652Linen, seersucker, madras.
>>14335680I like the look of linen but I hear its a fucking pain in the ass to clean
how do i get into this?wore a rugby shirt and felt fly even tho my friend said i looked white as hellwhere can i get more cool rugby/polo shirts?
>>14335716columbia knit has a variety of rugby shirts. polos you can get anywhere really.
>>14335716>even tho my friend said i looked white as hellits ok to be white
>>14335680All are shit. You look more wrinkled than aluminum foil after tying your shoes
>Tell Men's Warehouse I need to rent some Oxfords.>They tell me they are ready for pickup>Mfw they are Derbys
>>14336390why not just buy a pair?
>>14336474>Paying more than $60 for shoesLol @ you
What kind of genre of clothing does Banana Republic make?They're prep/trad right?
>>14335675Shut it tran>>14335652The same shit I wear all year round except for sweaters and jackets>>14335716You’re not white..um Here’s a guide, Anon>>14336497Shiiett >>14336512Yep, I have a couple of polos. They’re not bad. I ordered an Oxford once but I returned because of the collars. They were horrendously small, 1 1/2 at best
I just spilled coffee all over myself
>>14336612are you clothes okay?
>>14336612i hope you were naked
Thoughts on these for the summer? Uncomfortable sole not too much of an issue.https://www.johnstonmurphy.com/gibson-penny/12022.html?dwvar_12022_width=M&dwvar_12022_color=Tan%20Full%20Grain%20Pull-Up%20Leather#sz=36&start=1Would something like this be better? https://www.johnstonmurphy.com/danbury-penny/9822.html?dwvar_9822_width=M&dwvar_9822_color=Brown%20Full%20Grain
>>14336628I prefer the second one.
>>14336632Yeah me too, now to convince my dad to let me order them
>>14336628im not fond of drivers. i prefer having some arch support
>>14336641>$169If you take good care of them they will outlast two, maybe even more $85 shoes. You will earn your money back
>>14336650OK this is a good argument. I'll give it a shot
>>14336652that argument is the reason I wear expensive (read: quality) clothes. Plus I like wearing them and they don't go out of fashion as fast. Plebs don't understand this and only think on the short term
>>14336641>>14336628The second ones look really long for some reason
>>14336685It's probably because of the angle, the tip of the shoe looks pointed
>>14336726All of those things sound awesome
>>14336557Post more guides.
>>14336744Here’s the only other one I know about
>>14336766>>14336744We should make one, I´ll do one this weekend if I have time. Something like those r/mfa uniform guides
>>14335444I barely visit. Mostly because this board is full of poorfag 18 year olds who don't know anything.
What do you guys think of watchmaking as a profession? Working at a manufacture and not some random shop changing batteries.
Reminder that using swear words. or being in general crass is not trad/prep/ivy, and should be avoided. Don't do it.
>>14337043I think it is a respectable profession you can make an honest living off of
>>14337022Those shoes are really ugly
>Where khakis>Take a piss>Last few dripples of piss that get squeezed out after you put your dick away make you look like you spilled coffee in your lapBack to jeans for me.
>>14337299Once you're done pissing then you pull from the base of the shaft to get the last few drops out, next you wipe the tip on the inside of your underwear. I shouldn't have to be telling you this bro
>>14337307>wipe the tip on the inside of your underwearGross, just use toilet paper
>>14337315Not really that gross when there's barely any left. Using toilet paper is what women do.
>>14336726>can't chug craft beerWell that sounds like a challenge.
>>14337323Well to be honest I haven’t been doing that either but to me that’s just gross.
>>14337361It's your own piss though. It's literally on your boxers as we speak.
>>14337373The less the merrier I guess?????
are cashmere, mohair, alpaca and such referred to as precious fibers or am I misremebering shit?
>>14337420Yes, but those are mostly used to label women's clothes.
>>14337307Doesn't work. I can sit there and shake and massage my dick for 5 minutes, and the minute I put it back in, my crotch looks like a water balloon hit it. Maybe I need more absorbent underwear or something.
>>14337458You haven't expelled all the urine from your bladder then
>>14336557im not trans im a guy
>>14335463>>14335508>>14335652Retards, hot weather is when ivy/prep/trad shines. Simple fabrics made of cotton and linen, complimented by tasteful watches and sunglasses. When the sun goes down you can throw a light layer on top. Literally watch talented mr ripley or jean-luc godard films that take place in summer (pierrot le fou comes to mind). Rather than looking like an uptight prick you can look like you spend your free time sailing and drinking good wine
Articles of clothing inspo for summer:1. Shirts- cotton t-shirts (plain or thick stripes)- button down (linen, poplin, oxford)- lacoste polo- rugby shirt2. Pants- cotton chinos- linen pants- nantucket reds- white/tan jeans (these are ivy as fuck, do your research)- shorts (imo swim trunks are the only acceptable shorts, but im sure there will be those who disagree)3. Outerwear- Sport coats (seersucker, linen, madras, poplin)- harrington- light parka for summer showers4. Footwear- canvas deck shoes- weejuns- boat shoes- barefoot (trad x999)Feel free to add to the list
Alright men, I copped them. I feel a little bit of buyers remorse because I think they are too dark. Am I justified in this thought?
>>14337570looks fine to me.
>>14337570 Sure, those look chocolate brown to me
>>14337652Fuck it I guess, better than straight black
>>14335444>>14335463>>14337013>implying the majority of trad fags aren’t thrifting and getting used shit on eBay >>14337179Yes I’ve seen a lot of older men wear them >>14337299My guy just take some paper towel with you every time you take a piss
>>14337570Honestly there is so much wrong with that shoe. but all of the faults are subtle and so its not really worth explaining it because its unlikely that youll understand. Id say wear them for a while until you grow to hate them and then hopefully learn from your mistake
>>14337743Well OK, now you have me worried man. is the wrong thing with the comfort? Are you so much better that the entire style is fucked off and so you and your ilk will look down on me and mock me and fuck with me behind my back.
>>14337746>>14337743is it really that bad man? Where did you go, make a quick response
>>14336512Just bought some nice buttondowns for work from BR. Collar roll isn't horrible and the fit is fine
W2c cheap tassel loafers? Cheaper js begyer. Im ivy(upenn). Haha. Wooo
>>14336267nothing wrong with a wrinkled shirt imo as long as its casual
>>14337049prep for a teen to do it in a moment of rebellion
>>14337514>imo swim trunks are the only acceptable shorts>what is bermuda
>>14337750not him but I prefer a moc toe loafer over that stitch patternI'm also not a fan of the contrast stitching and sole color, as well as the stitch that goes along the side
how prep is college of charleston?
>>14337830OK, but is there anything offensive about the dark brown color in general?
>>14337811Does it get cheaper hahaa it sont need to be leather i guess ya know suede black suede like and like
>>14337846personally, yes I prefer either a light brown a black or a burgandy and the dark brown is a weird middle area for me
>>14337904ThisI bought some chocolate brown mocs and they look weird with bright colored outfits
>>14337879suede is more expensive than regular cheap leathervisit a goodwill
>>14337908>>14337846>>14337904good example of prefered colors imo
>>14337570Things wrong with that shoe: 1. The color 2. The hardwood floor lookin ass sole 3. The fucked up stitching all throughout, but especially at the front 4. the overall shape
>>14337910Whats cheaper that i can still getin ablack tassel loafer? I dont think goodwill will haveanythinf ij my size 10
>>14337904dude.. lets talk about it
>>14338119If you cant afford bass then you have bigger problems than your footwear
How do i tuck a shirt in properly?
>>14338563Put it on.Put pants over it.Stretch arms above head to let it loosen a bit.
>>14338563Possible errors may include:>Shirt too short>Shirt too wide>Armholes too low>You could tuck the shirt into your underpants.>You could wear high-rise pants>Wearing a vest may help (but then again, lmao vests, amirite?)If everything fails, use shirt stays.
>>14337458Fucking hell, go to a doctor.
>>14338563Put shirt on.Put pants on.Before closing fly and waist button, put one hand in your pants and pull the hem of the shirt down, the other hand holds the pants up.Close fly and waist button.Slip your fingers between shirt and pants, palm against the shirt, leave the thumbs out, both hands on both sides of the placket. Pull both hands in opposite directions towards your hips to clean the front of the shirt and bring excess fabric to your back.ProfitIt works for me. It's a bit billowy in the back but I like it like that.
>double breasted jackets in lightweight, open weave fabricsare those supposed to be transitional pieces? if not, why not go all out and get a SB unlined jacket?not trying to pull a gotcha, I'M just kinda_retarded.jpg
Are pastel (especially pink and yellow) shirts lost to fratcore now, or do they still have a place?post some inspo, summer's coming
>>14338739fratcore is a yellow or pink shirt with some sort of pastel bottom. a yellow ocbd with khakis is a solid look.
>>14338739>>14338747I think it's more of a fine line than other color shirts but I'm probably going to invest in both pink and yellow for the summer. My style has traditionally been more conservative but I've decided I don't care anymore.what color jackets go well with pink or yellow, if I wanted to keep them on in slightly less casual settings? I feel like you'd have to opt for a navy blazer to prevent it from looking too flamboyant
>>14338766navy, brown, tan, or madras would probably work well
>>14339139Should've unbuttoned the second button
>>14337743>>14337746>>14337750There's literally nothing wrong with it. It's just another style and perfectly fine withing the whole preppy thing.
>>14338739You can do one crazy piece, as long as everything else is conservative. So if you go yellow or pink shirt, make sure the tie is trad and the pants are navy. If you use a loud tie and pants also, you will look like a repressed faggot.
>>14339139What do you think about shirts like that one for younger people? I think they are for grandpas (the pattern)
>>14334494Coach jackets are what loser skateboarders wear Fuck off, it's not trad
>>14339325maybe in 2014
Wgere do i find a prep bf?
>>14339248Kind of true. It’s more of an outdoor sporty pattern
>>14339406>>14339404Cringe same fag
>>14337833I went there.Its extremely preppy, you can wear seersuckers to class every day and no one will bat an eye.
>>14340020Do you feel like you missed out on the big college experience with foobaw ect? I would love to go there especially to have more connecticut/nantucket connections as i know people who live in the city but I don't totally want to miss out on the big college type of thing
Me last weekend, got to dress up for mothers day
>>14340131You can buy tickets to a sports game...
>>14340349you know it aint the same as going to your own schools game
>>14340485any other pic?
>>14341342another pic is not needed. obnixious branding like that is the anyithesis of trad.
Vintage Polo oxfords...im scoping a couple, all which are $20-$30Should I pull the trigger? My experience with polo oxfords made post-2010 has been mediocre
>>14341589>>14341590if youbare okay with a logo and no front pocket then pull the trigger.
>>14341590>Off the rack shirts
>>14337299Press on your gooch after you finish urinating.
>>14341589>>14341590go for it
>>14341699buying a custom shirt might be the stupidest fucking thing conceived anyone who does it is a pretentious fag
>>14341630Front pockets are going extinct on many brands for some reason.
>>14335682It's machine washable though
>>14337009Based. Do it
>>14337299Yep. I have this same problem
>>14335682It wrinkles very badly but that's a feature.
Keith Richards Sapeur
>>14341858>>14341873That ain't prep, trad, nor ivy.
>>14341895Tell me why the first pic can't be prep? inb4: they're niggers, they didn't go to the college
>>14341750Proper Cloth shirts are like $100. Cheaper than most stores yet fit like a wonder
Are these decent ivy settings? Should I add collar and sleeve accents?
>>14341947>fag monogram pretty solid desu
>>14341813>>14337017You can combine pretty much all listed here with each other, just avoid same colour top and bottom (example: white+white)
President Ronald Reagan with President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire
>>14342037Why?I think back there I made a valid question, where lies the difference between prep and la sape? I still didn't get any answear.
>>14342047Shaking hands and receiving at home? Doesn't seem like an enemy.
>>14342050Not the other anon, but la sape is acceptable, its the african way of doing it
Is Red Fleece a decent quality line? All their shit is like half the price of mainline Brooks Brothers.
>>14342095Are you unable to look at what materials are used in red fleece clothing?
>>14342138>The quality of a garment is uniquely determined by material8/10. You'll get several replies.
>>14337458It's time to HYDRATE. Most likely the result of high salt concentration in your urine.
Anyone have any examples of preppy watches?
>>14334195Recommendations for good penny loafers? I'm in Europe, btw.
>>14342172field watch of some sort with a nato strap
>>14342172fake Daniel wellington
>>14342174what's your budget? and how trad do you want it? carlos santos would be your cheapest decent option for 2-300 USD, peal & co makes (or did make) strictly trad models for brooks brothers, crockett and jones is higher end option, carmina as well but then you're getting less trad.
>>14342075>Not the other anon, but la sape is acceptable, its the african way of doing itThat's what I think and also sometimes it can be really great though most of the time people amazingly fuck up just like prep. Also, one question brought around a lot is how to atualize prep fashion, how to bring it to the 21 century. I think is very telling of the situation that most reference books of this style are from like fifty years ago. Also very few fit pics (original content). It's very alarming. I'm starting to think that most people in these threads just wanna larp and complain about how things were better in "the good ol' times". And thus is covered the subject of time.A much more relevant question is the one of space. I'm not gonna pretend I'm an american. And a huge number of people here aren't either (I'm including the europeans). This makes some stuff troublesome weather-wise. Sometimes is just too hot to wear layers. And more important than anything: there are different cultures worldwide all with its own quirks and traditions. So I'm not gonna copypaste the Ivy style because this is the complete opposite of being effay. I'm not gonna larp as the white trust fund kid that I'm not, because most people here aren't either. I'm gonna take from this system what serves me and discard the rest. I'm gonna take the stuff I like and throw into the trash bin the rest. I'm gonna own it, make it my own. And mostly I'm not gonna follow those bland charts. They absolutely suck.
>>14336726The amount of emphasis mutts put on their schools is amazing. Did an exchange to an ivy a few years back and was overwhelmed with the bland sense of style and overall mediocrity of the people.
>>14342256Beige chinos and a white ocbd with rolled sleeves is the modern day epitome of an universal way to dress.
>>14342383you euros and your lack of pride
>>14341940>fit like a wonderI feel like your ideas and mine on this may conflict
>>14342383>The amount of emphasis mutts put on their schools is amazinghave you never spoken to oxbridge people?
>>14341947Buttons should be mother of pearl
>>14335463>>14335508>>14335652Yall fuckin up. Grab some penny's and comfy shorts gang. My wardrobe looks more prep now than winter.
>>14342649Also grab yourself a copy of this. (saw it in last thread)
>>14342256This attitude is prep as fuck. Keep it up my man.
>>14342473Yes, but does that express your personality, or Is it simply a uniform?
>>14341699>Off the rack shirtsLet me guess you’re either fat, a manlet, skinny, or a lanklet
>>14341858>>14341873>>14341943>>14341975>>14341996>>14342001>>14342005>>14342030>>14342058Shit tier lol
>>14342050>>14342075>>14342256Blah blah blah you’re not special >>14342714None of you are African. La whatever is trash. It reminds me of that red beanie wearing faggot castleberry. Don’t ever spam those niggers in this thread. Go make your own thread.
>>14342649w2c good madras shorts
I just want to say I'm glad this thread exists and I wanted to thank all of you for contributing. No other place I can be as autistic about clothing as in this thread
Good loafer recommendation for summer ?
>>14343388can't go wrong with Weejuns, my nig
>>14342735Fuck off you dumb cunt
What fragrance do you use?
>>14343593i alternate between RL Polo Blue EDP and CD Sauvage EDP
>>14343593burberry london for men
>>14343593Depends on the occasion
>>14343593None. Studies have shown time and time again that people find cologne and perfumes negative every time.
>>14343733Give those studies
>>14343744the study probably cites arabs and teenagers with axe as evidence.
>>14343627>not wearing Polo green
>GF just spent $837 USD because vineyard vines had a summer collection partnership with TargetI guess I cant complain since she isnt a insta-gucci-armani-calvinklein-thot...still, I fucking hate that smiley whale
loafers for summer.. but which ones?https://www.prada.com/gb/en/men/shoes/loafers/products.leather_logo_loafers.2DG100_AZ3_F0Q8A_F_X000.htmlhttps://www.crockettandjones.com/collections/mens/loafers/cavendish-burgundy-cordovan/#pdp-moreinfo-linkhttps://www.gucci.com/uk/en_gb/pr/men/mens-shoes/mens-moccasins-loafers/gucci-jordaan-leather-loafer-p-406994BLM004009?position=7&listName=ProductGrid&categoryPath=Men/Mens-Shoes/Mens-Moccasins-Loafers
>>14344113cavendish, and its not even closeBut if you havw to settle, the gucci pair, while overpriced, is miles ahead of that prada design
>>14342223>what's your budget?Maybe €600 or slightly more if I find something I ike.>and how trad do you want it?Alden's shell cordovan penny loafers would be perfect, but the price is nuts in Europe (€850). I don't like sleek and elongated European styles. Have considered J.M. Weston's 180 and C&J's Harvard.
>>14344070>Spending $1000 at TargetDid she buy the entire store?
>>14342735>Blah blah blah you’re not specialI never said I was, the thing is: I'm not gonna pretend to be something that I'm not.>None of you are African.I never said I was. My point is: you must embrace your local culture, your cultural heritage. Not deny it, not try and larp as the WASP that you're not.Also La sape is a more extravagant and poorer version of prep. Prep is more subtle and pervasive, La sape is more quirky and flashy. Prep if done wrong turns out Sape. The best Sapeur fits could be Prep. They have an obviously intersection. And that's the annoying truth you people are trying really hard and unsuccessfully to deny.
>>14344027>wearing Polo green and not Creed Green Irish Tweed
>>14344242meh, practically anything that was VV womens/outdoors/pets that they had to offertbqh we probably won't be getting married so I honestly should stop giving a fuck.
>>14344323>Wearing anything other than Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel
>>14343627>>14343637>>14343661>>14343666>>14344027>>14344323>>14344384>Implying any if these are as Trad as Old Spice
>>14344277You’re larping, that isn’t their culture, it looks horrendous, and you’re still not special.
>>14342714Anon sounds like his wife has a boyfriend
James Dean from East of Eden, a great film.
>>14344841No, you're the one larping you're not a W.A.S.P, you fag. What should they wear? Little tangas?kek.
Quick! Give some basic guideline for "business casual".
>>14345460Grey blazer, light blue shirt, khaki chinos, brown Penny loafers and belt
Trad is dying...
Halp i'm full of doubts /fa/I have store credit burning a hole in my pocket. Should I go for a pair of navy chinos or some other colour?Or should I just get another shirt? (i'm short on blue ones)Or just get a suit (grey? charcoal?) and be done with it?I'm so fucking confused bras.I'm a sk8rboy myself and I don't know shit how to but that's not office acceptable.
>>14345454They’re larping and so are you?
>>14346410Nice belt, shoes are terrible
>>14334195What are some good corduroy trousers?
>>14346445quintessential boomer shoes
>>14346445the dude is old and needs the support.
>>14346750Try forming a coherent post.
>>14337307>next you wipe the tip on the inside of your underwear.>I shouldn't have to be telling you this brono you shouldn't, because no one should do that.
>>14346830>because no one should do that.Why?
>>14346833why in the fuck would you wipe piss dick on your boxers? especially when the entire problem is getting pee on your clothes. If you're in the bathroom and its such a problem use some toilet paper
>>14346858There's barely any on the dick after shacking most off. It will get there anyway. You can use toilet paper like a woman if you rarely care
>>14346326As it always does. Today's trad was the new trend of yesterday, and today's new trend is the trad of tomorrow.
>>14342256>And a huge number of people here aren't either (I'm including the europeans).Spreaking as a Euro in this thread, I leave the prep shit to the burgers, keep it with my blessing. I'm interested in trad, which is also (for good reason) in the wheelhouse of the general.
>>14344070>I fucking hate that smiley whaleThat's no way to talk about your girlfriend, Anon.
Who should I be watching for good memorial days sales?
What is the best Brooks brothers pant fit? Milano is their slim fit, but also is low rise. Why can't they have a normal rise that doesn't look like a fucking sack?
>>14344113cavendish, mostly because it doesn't reek of overcompensating nu-money
what do you think about more relaxed silhouettes such as this one?
>>14348526>Black and brownI vomited a bit
>>14348586Unstructure suits work well if you are buff and provide the structure yourself. Skinny people need some structure or else you look like you are wearing a suit that is too big for you.
>>14348526I dont like them>>14348438The slim fit is fine
>>14340485like any other international brand. they have the loud as fuck rapper tier shit and the minimal branding shit.
>>14348913the slim fit is not fine. Low rise pants are unacceptable for any outfit requiring a tucked shirt.
>>14349111I have some BB chinos in slim fit, and they dont have low rise
>>14349141post pic plz
>>14349141Their website says they are low rise.
>>14348438>even considering slim fitGet the high rise bags, oaf.
>>14348438>not wanting pants that look like a sackYou're doing it wrong
I’m going to a large state school in the south for graduate school (akin to University of Alabama). Anyone from the south have any insight into southern prep or if this is even the place to break it out?
is dr marten adrian acceptable
>>14350161>black>cheap “leather”>hideous soleSome people in this thread wear timberlands. So sure why not.
Love ivy/prep style. I'm from Massachusetts too so it's not even a LARP. Damn expensive though, where can I shop on a budget besides when JCrew does sales?
>>14348438>>14346493I just ordered some Cordings cotton chinos, and they fit perfectly. They are technically "dry clean only", and while you can machine wash them, supposedly they shrink. After washing a pair a couple times, on delicate, with cold water, turned inside out, there was no shrinkage from what I could tell. They sit just over the hips but below the navel, having a 11-12" inch rise (depending on the waist size). For reference, Levi 501's have a 10" rise. They taper down the leg, so they are not a "sack", nor are they slim or in any way hug the leg. A good compromise for a guy who wants to mature out of slim fit but isn't used to having a more "expansive" silhouette. You can order them hemmed to your liking, but imo its best to order them unfinished (at 37" inseam) and then get them hemmed/cuffed yourself, especially if like myself you're ordering internationally and dont want to fuck the length up. I got navy, khaki (british khaki) and putty (what we'd call khaki). Immensely pleased with how they've turned out, blind buying pants can go very wrong. Might grab some in cream next time they have a sale, and some of their cords/moleskins/gabs when I feel like leveling up my game
Milano or Clark fit?
>>14342716The problem with these prep/ivy threads being on /fa/ is that the people who frequent this board use fashion to make up for their lack of personality. This contradicts with ivy/prep, which is meant to help someone blend in visually, by being [mostly] bland and inoffensive. Paradoxically, this emphasizes their personality and makes it their defining characteristic (as it should be).
Do people in and around Boston still dress this way? I'm gonna apply to both Boston University and Boston College for grad school and am curious
>>14350327Lands End is cheap as well. Massimo Dutti sometimes has something interesting too>>14350400Pic?
>>14350702Not only no, but you will get made fun of or worse assaulted
>>14350702older people do but really uncommon with people today in boston outside of the back bay or beacon hill, go to a small school if you want preppy
>>14350327It’s not that expensive. Just be on the lookout for sales. Like the Memorial Day week sales
>>14341895You’re right they’re both just regular menswear dandies, the first one is a good fit tho
>>14350644The original purpose of prep is a class indicator, also the more “fun” elements of these styles (what made them stick apart from the run of the mill dresser of the early 20th century) are meant to show some personality. For example I have a bow tie with lacrosse sticks on it because I play lacrosse, is that supposed to make me blend in? Of course not.
>>14350644>This contradicts with ivy/prep, which is meant to help someone blend in visually, by being [mostly] bland and inoffensive.says who? >>14342716considering the "uniform" of the 21st century is skinny jeans, t-shirt, hoodie and sneakers, yeah, ironically chinos+ocbd does make you stand out.
>>14337904I'm the opposite, matter of personal taste I presume
>>14352438Which is why i included the qualifier. What i said is true and your bowtie sounds gay, it does not express your personality any more than a band t shirt expresses someones personality
Is unlined always the go to blazer style? Or are there combinations with lining that look nice?
>>14335444Trad is not dead and Brooks Brothers aren't going out of business.Trad/Ivy provides congruence.You can't step out of a Porsche 911 or a high-end SUV in sexcore without looking like a drug dealer or an eastern European pimp.And there is only so much charcoal suit + white shirt one can wear outside of the office without coming across as an autistic psycho.TL;DR when you have money, trad/Ivy is a must at some point.
Is Abercrombie & Fitch still considered a prep brand?
>>14352860Specifically, thoughts on this watch?
>>14352841it dead bro
Is it true that trad and preppy are just as much of a mindset, personality traits, the way you behave, and your manners, than simply the way you dress?
>>14353044Yes. Trad/prep without proper behavior makes you a classless frat boy
>>14353064What sorts of behavior do I need to emulate? >No swearing , ever>calm composure, not acting spastic >able to articulate sentences well, no stutteringAnything else?
>>14353070Little things like standing for handshakes, holding doors for ladies, table manners, not playing on your cellphone in public, robust vocabulary, being able to quote presidents and classic writers when appropriate (reading classics and listening to old political speechs is a great way to brush up on your vocabulary anyway), and being able to speak directly about your positive feelings (i.e. if you have a good friend, bluntly tell them "hey, you are a really good friend and I appreciate that").
>>14353070Also, don't complain ever, and when speaking about a third party, be accurate and fair to them. For example,Bad:>Coworker: Hey anon, I heard our boss chewed you out pretty good and now you have to work on Saturday>You: He's being a dick and trying to say these forms are due Monday when they are clearly marked for next month. Good:>Coworker: Hey anon, I heard our boss chewed you out pretty good and now you have to work on Saturday>You: He maintains these forms are due on Monday, but my understanding of the situation was different.
>>14352878Fashion brand watches are overpriced for their value
>>14353105No you sound like a stilted retard. You have to be able to speak to your audience. There's a difference between being articulate and talking like you teleported out of the Victorian era.
>>14353275Its only $130. I just like the look of it and fonts used. I'm not pretending its a quality watch. I'm not that in to watches and don't pretend to be.
>>14353318For that money get a seiko.https://www.ebay.com/itm/Seiko-5-Automatic-SNKL23J1-Black-Dial-Stainless-Steel-Mens-Watch/123729672537?epid=1740657807&hash=item1ccedcf959:g:UwwAAOSwlTZcrQSo:sc:USPSPriority!15090!US!-1
>>14353318>>14353327Or maybe something like this, and throw in about $30 for a strap. Get them from Rios 1931 for good cheap ones.https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNZG13-Automatic-Stainless-Steel-Bracelet/dp/B006ITF2H8/ref=sr_1_18?keywords=seiko+5&qid=1558545366&s=apparel&sr=1-18
>>14352860Some items are
>>14352841True but I think you’ve ignored two possibilities. 1: the insidious creep of lux/leisure continues until all interesting clothes are dead. 2: A millionaire can always choose other styles such as neopolitan/Roman/Paresian/London. Prep =\= menswear. It refers to a specific style of American menswear. That style could simply be replaced by other styles though I see basterdization as the most likely outcome.
>>14353105absolute bluepillthis just makes you sound like a passive aggressive faggot
>>14353746>Spouting 4chan memes and offensive slursDo you wear a fedora also?
>>14353780but is he wrong?
Summer blazer recs?
>>14353780do you realize where you are?also like every actually preppy person is legit racist and often homophobic just letting you know
>>14354182Lol, /pol/ isn't real life. If someone said "faggot" or the n-word on any Ivy campus, they'd get stomped.
AE lake forest or Randolph? Leather or rubber soles?
>YOU'D GET STOMPED BRO
>>14354192>If someone said "faggot" or the n-word on any Ivy campus, they'd get stomped
>>14354708>California highschool students>IvyTbis is your brain on /pol/
>>14336196>>even tho my friend said i looked white as hellthis is a good thing, if he said it in a fearful way, like it scared him to see you dress like a "ehite" person does.
>>14337307>>14337315>>14337323>>14337373>>14337361What the fuck is wrong with you this is disgusting. Not Trad Prep, you sound like dirty heathens from 200 000 years ago
What kind of material is this sweater and wear could I get a similar one?
>>14354977Double yikes. Get better shoes and don't wear a timex.
jpress 25% off memorial day sale. any other good deals going on?
>>14355202I'm saving up for new shoes, but what is wrong with the watch?
>>14352878shit, get a timex
>>14342095I have red fleece items and the quality is the best I've found for things that cost less than $100
>>14355335I just got yelled at for wearing a Timex.>>14355202
Why did short-sleeve button ups die?
>>14355360he knows nothing
>>14355325Timex's are generic cheap quartz watches. There is nothing interesting about them.
>>14355573>Interesting and uniqueI don't think trad is for you. Maybe try something more trendy like sexcore.
>>14355742If you're spending decent money on a watch, it shouldn't be some generic thing that everyone could get at walmart. Therefore it should have something unique about it like a complication, the design, brand heritage, etc. Just because you're a larping poor doesn't mean everyone here is.
>>14355756you are such a faggot
>>14354192>ivy campusnot prep>they'd get stompedfalse
>>14355202>>14355573Wrong, a Timex field watch is a classic prep choice.Back to watch threads you go.
>>14355756>You shouldn't buy a generic watchLol. Tell that to the trillion speedy buyers.
>>14355786I go to an Ivy. You would 100% have a problem if you started dropping "faggot" and "nigger" in public.
>>14355918yea you'd have a problem but your campuses are mostly full of fucking posturing dickheads who are to pussy to actually do anything and would rather record and post on twitter to "call that bitch out"
>>14355838Calling a Timex a classic prep choice is like a Honda Accord a classic prep choice, you coping pooorfag.
>>14355838Maybe among the 12 other white people at your highschool but for people with actual money it's not even on the table.
>>14336268>redditfaggot doesnt even know how to link to /pol/ when hes reeing about itshocking