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Old 11-11-2016, 04:19 PM
 
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It's kind of a trend still down here in our little blue bubble of Austin, but primarily because the local schools seem to have partrnered with the brand to make tees and such that are VV but carry the school logo. The preppiest southern brand I've seen is Ben Silver. Some nice things but then some really garish crazy prints and plaids
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Old 11-11-2016, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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It's kind of a trend still down here in our little blue bubble of Austin, but primarily because the local schools seem to have partrnered with the brand to make tees and such that are VV but carry the school logo. The preppiest southern brand I've seen is Ben Silver. Some nice things but then some really garish crazy prints and plaids
I actually met with Ben Silver back in the 1980s (his first shop was a hand made tie store on King Street in Charleston) and his stuff is amazing. Talk about small, exclusive, preppy brands, he may be the king.
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:10 PM
 
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I feel the same way about Under Armour. I hate the brand and hate the logo. Just my opinion!!!
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Old 11-12-2016, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Philadelphian-transplant from Miami
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I think Vineyard Vines is still doing fine.
I have to admit that I buy their clothings because of trends.
But sometimes it ius very hard to incorporate the colors once winter comes.
Everybody is like black-black-black and BAM here I am with brighter color corduroy pants.
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Old 11-13-2016, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Never really heard of Vineyard Vines. The generic preppy style, no that's not going out. About half the stuff I'd wear as weekend wear if I cared. The thing is on weekends I'm finding my favorite pair of jeans and a well worn t-shirt. Am I ever going to wear blackwatch pants, nantuck red or light green pants? No. Some basic chinos or cords are great though if you're trying to look a bit more put together than the average jeans and t-shirts look. Light green/nantuck look is just too... effeminate, and blackwatch is straight clown pants. I have a blackwatch flannel I wear quite a bit, just not wearing blackwatch pants. I might buy maroon if I wanted to be less boring though.
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Old 11-14-2016, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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I have owned Vineyard Vines for a while, since the company is nearly 20-years-old, founded in the late 1990s. I don't know that I would call it a trend, but I do not wear the t-shirts and such, just polos, oxfords, pants, shorts, and especially the ties which started the company. Recent expansion has brought the brand to many other regions of the country, so perhaps that's what others are noting as a trend. And, there's no political connotation that I see with it at all, since I know many on both sides of the aisle who own VV. With my nieces and nephews, it's a go-to brand for preppy casual looks, among other brands that they like to wear, or will be seen in, if it has a logo.
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Old 11-15-2016, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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Looking at the Vineyard Vines website, I just don't get it. These plaid flannel shirts, at $98, look no different than the plaid flannel shirts at TJ Maxx or Ross for $14 marked down to $9.

Do people really pay $98.50 for a common flannel shirt???

http://www.vineyardvines.com/mens-sport-shirts/


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Old 11-15-2016, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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That logo is ridiculous, I'm sorry. I couldn't do it. There are so many preppy brands out there, though, it's easy to avoid one that one does not like. I like some of Ralph Lauren's Polo brand clothes, they make so many different things I find it's easier for me to find something that I like with them than a lot of brands with smaller inventories. But, I do a lot of shopping on ebay...I can afford to do some hit and miss on sizing, condition, etc., when I'm buying shirts for 10 dollars rather than 100-200.

Sporty and Misty, generally on more expensive shirts, the fabric is going to be much more soft/supple/higher thread count, whereas your Ross finds are going to be more coarse and may be synthetic. But, I couldn't vouch for this particular brand.

I don't have anything against synthetics necessarily, though. It just depends. I wear more cotton than anything.
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