Hello and a good day to all… we hope you are able to get out and enjoy it. Or stay in and enjoy it, whatever your preference.
Today we bring you another example of the as-yet-to-be-named viral infection sweeping Manhattan. Likely an airborne virus, this mutant strain appears to take over writers’ and editors’ thought processes, frequently resulting in columns on “How to Be Preppy.” Our latest example comes via this column
at website Complex
, a site TP visits every now and again for research purposes only. Honest.
Band of Outsiders
In explaining how one accomplishes Prepdom (our word), Complex awards Band of Outsiders
its designation as “The Brand,” presumably “the
” preppy brand. Above we show the apparel and accessories illustrating Band of Outsiders’ designation as “The Brand”: their trenchcoat in a Blackwatch plaid, accented by the ‘trapper hat’ trimmed with raccoon. Below, our selection of this look with David Beckham in the company’s cashmere tartan sweater vest.
Band of Outsiders Cashmere Sweater Vest
The rapid spread of the virus shows no signs of abating; we hear it is frantically being tracked by the CDDC (Centers for Design Disease Control) in an effort to maintain some, any sartorial standards. Below, our selection of Penn Badgely in a Band of Outsiders’ blazer and grosgrain wrapped loafers, from GQ’s
GQ August 2008
Many readers not ‘sur intime avec’ Band of Outsiders may remember them for their collection with Sperry Topsiders
that debuted this past spring, the company’s first collaboration with an outside entity.
But we digress. The Complex Guide continues with pointers on ‘The Drink
‘ (a Hendrick’s Gimlet)…
… as well as The Tie
and The Shop
(if you recognize the photo below, please award yourself ten extra Preppy Style Points, a currency we regret to inform you that is utterly without foundation or value, other than our holding you in the highest of esteem).
Now, you know exactly where this is going: The Shoe (of course), The Restaurant (appropriately situated on the UES,) and more. We must stop at this point to provide readers with full disclosure: we actually adore much of what Complex publishes, and quite love this little treatise as well, so there, our secret is out. We hope you don’t think less of us.
Until next time….