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Old 06-19-2009, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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The classic buttoned-down prep look is one thing, but one thing I can live without is popped collars.
I'm nay on some of the extreme preppy look, but I actually like popped collars.
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Monroe, Louisiana
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Preppy is a tradition. I've been dressing like that since I was born. It never goes out of style. However, I think there may be more douchebags trying to jack the style.. but they'll go off on the next trend.

Shorts should end above your knee.
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This is what I wrote BEFORE I clicked the link. This stuff just looks stupid.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Umm.. what is with people and having their plain solid colored socks in view? I mean, if they had some sort of design on them, it wouldn't be such an eyesore... but good grief!!
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:24 PM
 
Location: CA
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Like most looks, if done well and on an attractive person, it can look good.
Although I am not a conservative dresser or preppy, I can find men who dress that way to look nice. It seems very simple and masculine.
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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geez what ever happened to blue jeans and a t-shirt?
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:30 PM
 
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I think what one sees in the slideshow is kind of.... exaggerated ? I mean that is what designers do.

I too laugh about the idea of "preppy" going out of style. Today I grabbed a white polo and khaki skirt and ran out the door. In many ways, it is just a very simple way of dressing. Like wearing a school uniform, right? No thought required.

It's a bit like saying "jeans" are back....or "black is the new black".
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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http://www.andshirts.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/gap-mens-jeans.JPG (broken link)

there is my style not to preppy but comfortable
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:43 PM
 
Location: California
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This look is ok to me. I think some of the people that replied are having problems with it only because of the way it has been presented. The designers aren't the ones that put the clothes together though, stylist do, designers design them, and some make them (yes most designers don't actually make clothes they just draw them and over see the making of them). It is a timeless look that looks good on both women and men. The issue is that people usually label people that sport a preppy look, and it is hard to cover lots of different trends if you wear preppy clothes. I hate that.. but I think it looks fine. I really like the uniform look on children and young teens but not school uniforms, the uniform out of school.
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Old 06-19-2009, 06:10 PM
 
Location: CA
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^ I think the designers/stylists are trying to go for an updated, young take on preppy. For a guy under 30, I think some of it works.
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Old 06-19-2009, 06:22 PM
 
Location: cape girardeau
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I was thinking Cardigans and vest and such. Nothing wrong with Polo's and Khakis. Most of my attire is golf course wear on any given day. Whats worse is those guys my age and up (34) that dress like they are 18...but we'll save that for another topic.
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