Over the past few months several menswear colleagues have mentioned that fashion designer Jeffrey Banks, who started his career at Ralph Lauren, was writing a preppy book. Then a couple weeks ago, as I exited the J. Press warehouse sale, I received a phone call from Mr. Banks, who was trying to track down the origin of a photo that had appeared here.

Now via a Japanese Twitter post I just learned more about the book: The title is “Preppy: Cultivating Ivy Style,” the publisher is Rizzoli, and the book is already on Amazon.

When Banks and I spoke, he complimented me on the site, saying in effect that he hopes the book is as good.

Thank you Jeffrey, I feel…. cultivated. — CC