The last time there was a hit TV show called “Gossip Girl,” a certain patchwork scarf from J. Press had its 15 minutes as a fashion icon. Now a new version of the show — which centers around kids at an Upper East Side prep school — is being shot for release next year. Time will tell if the costume designer heads over to Squeeze to outfit the penny-loafered guy above.
Here’s British GQ on “How Gossip Girl made the preppy look cool.” The operative word there, of course, is not “preppy” but cool. And here are some other news items that may have slipped past your radar:
Leftover from the summer, Esquire on Gant and “art school prep.”
A Slate podcast entitled “Brooks Brothers: A Button-Down Bankruptcy.”
Robb Report, for which I wrote quite a few articles back in the day, is the bible of ultraluxe conspicuous consumption, which is why this feature on vintage clothing, which includes Sean Crowley, is somewhat surprising.
For you Anglophiles, here’s The New York Times on Savile Row in the age of covid.
According to GQ, Joe Biden will wear an Omega watch in the White House, assuming it’s still standing. The choice is quite fitting as “omega” is Greek for last, and the bumbling, nearly 80-year-old white guy must surely be the last of his kind.
And finally, the Lands’ End catalog went out at the close of a dark and dreary year in the history of this nation. As a testament to the ever-upbeat wheels of capitalism — and possibly a statement on the current state of American fatherhood when faced with challenging times — the cover invites families to get comfy together by purchasing matching jammies. You know, so the man in the family can curl up in the fetal position with his wife and toddlers.
On the off chance you’re traveling tonight, travel safe. And tune in tomorrow for a special Thanksgiving 2020 post. Don’t worry, it’s not funny. We only do that on Halloween and April Fool’s Day. — CC