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Old 11-23-2009, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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Dinsdale, that might be respect but it's also preppy. I can tell by your posts that you know what preppy is.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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AF, American Eagle and Hollister shoppers are nothing more than walmart shoppers with expendable incomes.

Barneys of New York is preppy. Brooks Brothers is preppy. Nordstroms is a preppy Department Store.
Dude have you been in A&F? The jeans are worth all your wardrobe. Serious. Get real.

Hollister and American Eagle are cheaper.. but no "Wal-Mart" shopper matteral.

Where I grew up people would die for A&F.. most people couldnt afford it.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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AF, American Eagle and Hollister shoppers are nothing more than walmart shoppers with expendable incomes.

Barneys of New York is preppy. Brooks Brothers is preppy. Nordstroms is a preppy Department Store.
I never associated Barneys & Brooks Brothers with preppy. I can see Nordstrom being a little preppy though. But I guess its just one's definition of preppy.

Also, the bold isn't true.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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I wouldn't consider jeans to be particularly preppy. Khakis are more appropriate.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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I never associated Barneys & Brooks Brothers with preppy. I can see Nordstrom being a little preppy though. But I guess its just one's definition of preppy.

Also, the bold isn't true.
The bold is true. AF / Eagle shoppers are wannbees. You can't buy class. Class is an attitude that doesn't have to be snobby.

spending money on clothes does not make a preppy. Real preppies will shop at goodwill and thrift shops.

Spending money on cars does not make a preppy (as I have pointed out the richest person I know drives a 1974 POS. His dad, a partner at the largest law firm in NY, drove a 30 year old Oldsmobile.

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I wouldn't consider jeans to be particularly preppy. Khakis are more appropriate.
Jeans are preppy if they are carpenter jeans purchased from Sears. I'm serious.
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:34 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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When I was a kid preppy was like Polo Ralph Lauren, Gap, Banana Republic, Izod, J Crew, Dockers, etc. I know, I used to dress like that and everyone called me 'preppy'-LOL

A+F is not preppy imo. Too casual.
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:42 AM
 
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Real preppies will shop at goodwill and thrift shops
I think you're getting your preppies and your hipsters mixed up.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:17 AM
 
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Amazon.com: The Official Preppy Handbook (9780894801402): Jonathan Roberts, Carol McD. Wallace, Mason Wiley, Lisa Birnbach, Oliver Williams, Robin Holland: Books

^ the definitive guide to preppiness. It is still authoratative after all these years, because preppy never really changes.

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Ralph Lauren is like old preppy...

The new preppy is: Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister... American Eagle.
Blasphemy. Hollister, AE, and A&F, at least when I was in school, were definitely not preppy. They are trendy, and trendy is the antithesis of preppy.

I consider the epicenter of preppiness to be the small private universities of Virginia, like Washington & Lee, Hampden-Sydney, etc.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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I think you're getting your preppies and your hipsters mixed up.
Regarding hipsters: there is a very fine line between hipster and d-bag
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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Jeans are preppy if they are carpenter jeans purchased from Sears. I'm serious.
Egads, I'll pretend I didn't hear that.
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