No More Dirty English & Mad for Plaid

Greetings from a sodden, sopping, and soaking wet Prepatorium.  Well, not here inside the Palace exactly, but just generally in The Great Midwest. It’s terrible timing really, as Misadventures of a Newlywed is in the region and we wanted her to enjoy her trip.

We start with news from Juicy Couture they will shut down Dirty English, their Men’s clothing line. The final shipment for the collection will be this fall.

PHOTO Juicy Couture via WWD

PHOTO Juicy Couture via WWD

As reported in WWD (Women’s Wear Daily, subscription req’d.), the line never really took off:

“The unabashedly girly Juicy brand was a bad fit for a men’s business, and Dirty English lacked recognition, the company admitted.”

In another SOTT (Sign of the Times) many readers will have already heard about, news that Conde Nast is shutting down their business magazine, Portfolio.

We enjoyed this one from its inception, but never subscribed as we simply have too many magazines already. But then Conde Nast closed Men’s Vogue and we had to select a ‘replacement’ subscription from the publisher, so we opted for Portfolio. Now we’re wondering what to pick next…?!

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Also in WWD, their look at fall accessories.  The story notes the influence plaid is having on the category.

PHOTO: Robert Mitra

PHOTO: Robert Mitra

Above, Polo Ralph Lauren mixes the popular animal print with plaid and below, Longchamps use plaid for one of their classic looks.

PHOTO: Robert Mitra

PHOTO: Robert Mitra

Of course TP also includes madras in the plaid category, like these J. Crew shorts:

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We have a few more Sales and Savings to mention:

  • Both Ann Taylor and lower-priced sister store, Ann Taylor Loft, are doing their Friends and Family promotion. Use promo code FRIENDS at checkout to receive a 30% discount on purchases.
  • Today is the last day to receive 30% off all regular-priced handbags at Shopbop. Use the code ARMCANDY at checkout.

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Although we go to great lengths to remain apolitical here at the Prepatorium, we make no secret of our efforts to buy American when acquiring goodies for the Preppy Princess.  Today we were pleased to receive a note about President Obama showing off the Made in the USA label inside his Hart Schaffner Marx suit.

White House Photo by Peter Souza

White House Photo by Peter Souza

We can only hope that HartMarx (parent company to Hart, Schaffner Marx and Hickey Freeman) is able to resolve the financial difficulties currently facing the company.  The Consort will be crushed if either or both of these labels were to disappear from his retail landscape.

White House Photo by Peter Souza

White House Photo by Peter Souza

And it would seem the Commander in Chief might also be wardobe-challenged without the upscale clothier. Above Mr. Obama is in Hart Schaffner Marx suit pants, and yes, that is Vice President Biden engaging in a little Friday Fun on April 24th alongside the President.

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We close with a couple of Pretty in Pink items to brighten your day, beginning with this treasure at Pink & Brown Love, a companion site to the Pink and Green Scene mentioned in this post.

Pop over to see Erin at Decor by Color or at Pink & Brown Love to learn how to add that poster to your walls if so inclined. Also, Kate Spade’s Union Square Satchel at Bloomingdale’s.

May your day be bright and beautiful!

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11 Comments

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11 responses to “No More Dirty English & Mad for Plaid

  1. I’m sorry if this isn’t news to you too, but it would appear that our prez is a leftie per his putting picture! je m’excuse if this was already common knowledge, but it’s news to moi!

    kHm

  2. Yes the weather in the Midwest today leaves something to be desired. It is in the 50s for heaven’s sake! According to the Weather Channel it is in the 80s back in Atlanta.

    Hopefully it gets better quickly as I do not have the appropriate clothing for this weather. I suppose it gives me an excuse to go shopping.

  3. Obama looks cute playing golf.

    And, I got the Keep Calm print in red. Hey, I am a red weasel and not a pink on.;-)

  4. I meant “one” and not “on”.

  5. Ooh, I AM so inclined to investigate that wonderful poster!

    Best of luck with the wet weather . . .

    – LBM

  6. I so love plaid!! We are supposed to get rain, so we will perhaps be in the “same boat” as tp soon 😉 xoxo

  7. BLC

    Oh la la, I loooove the RL plaid scarf. Xoxo-BLC

  8. plaid, animal prints, and Longchamps- Oh my!
    Love ’em.

  9. nonono! I don’t want to talk about fall yet!!
    but, my isn’t our president a sharp dressed man!

  10. Love the pink purse! So nice for summer!

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