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Old 09-20-2013, 02:08 AM
 
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What are the differences between the two. Both are affluent southerner groups. What are the differences between the two cultures?
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:53 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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I think Southern Belles are female? Southern preppy can be male or female.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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I may be wrong, but "Southern belles/Southern gentlemen" tend to be old-money types, whereas the "preppy" ones are more or less self-made, or even just upper middle-class.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Louisiana to Houston to Denver to NOVA
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Belle's have class, preppy are just spoiled suburban kids.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Richmond/Philadelphia/Brooklyn
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Hell no to both
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Ones a boy, ones a girl ... hello?
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:12 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Belle is attitude, preppy is style.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Melville, NY
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I have never heard of "southern preppy"..

"Preppy" is more of a New England thing.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I have never heard of "southern preppy"..

"Preppy" is more of a New England thing.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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I have never heard of "southern preppy"..

"Preppy" is more of a New England thing.
Southern Preppy is like...the definitive Southern style these days (bow ties, expensive polo's, swooped over hair cuts, croakies, etc.) There are literally tons of Southern based clothing companies that specialize in preppy clothing with Southern icons like cotton plants, magnolia trees, bourbon bottles, and state outlines of place like NC, GA, VA, TN, TX, etc.
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