Are You A Twentysomething’s Romantic Nightmare? T&C On Preppy Boyfriends

Tue 24 Feb 2015 - Filed under: 1990-present — Christian
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Today Town & Country’s website posted a humorous piece aimed at female readers that dissects the no-less-than-six distinct types of preppy guy that a preppy girl is apt to date in her twenties. Apparently by 30 she’s either had enough or actually gotten hitched with one of them.

You might find the piece’s sartorial and educational micro-distinctions amusing.

It’s worth noting that there are seven guys in the above photo that T&C chose for the piece, so either there’s doubles on subspecies or the article skipped a type. Perhaps the OPH’s category of “aesthete.” — CC

Photo by Neil Rasmus/

Brooks Brothers Fall 2015 Preview

Sun 22 Feb 2015 - Filed under: 1990-present,Clothes — Christian
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I was unable to attend last week’s Brooks Brothers preview as I was battling a virus — a computer virus. So I’m falling back onto Women’s Wear Daily for the coverage.

Writes the paper:

At Brooks Brothers, Harris tweeds, soft tailoring that enables layering, an “into-the-woods” color palette and unorthodox pairings are some predominant messages for fall.

As the first U.S. retailer to sell Harris tweeds, starting in 1909, Brooks Brothers advanced the tradition by offering men’s accessories and footwear, including wing-tip sneakers and field boots, in Harris tweeds that matched up with the jackets.

The woodsy appeal is rooted in earth tones including an array of moss, loden and bright greens, and Harris tweeds in colors seen in camouflaging.

Head over here for the full report. — CC


Republican Young Fogeys Celebrate International Pipe Smoking Day

Fri 20 Feb 2015 - Filed under: 1960s,Historic Images — Christian
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Today is International Pipe Smoking Day. You don’t need to be a young fogey or Republican to celebrate it, though it probably helps.

Pictured above is a photo that originally appeared in LIFE Magazine in 1963. You can buy a print of it at where it bears the title “Pipe Smokers Listening to Speech by Senator Barry M. Goldwater at Young Republican Convention.”

Puff away. It’ll help you stay warm. — CC


Brooks Civvies: The New Yorker, 1945

Thu 19 Feb 2015 - Filed under: 1920s-'40s,Historic Images — Christian
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Perhaps the heyday of the Ivy League Look began not in the ’50s, but the moment after World War II’s detente.

In this 1945 New Yorker cartoon, a soldier returns home from the war and is told by his mother to immediately get himself some mufti at Brooks Brothers to show that everything is all right in the world. — CC


Fit As A Fiddle

Wed 18 Feb 2015 - Filed under: Jazz — Christian
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male-cheerleading1 has recovered from a 24-hour server flu. Jump for joy. — CC


The Snow-Covered Campus

Sun 15 Feb 2015 - Filed under: Historic Images — Christian
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 Inspired by our frigid Northeastern temperatures, I performed a Google search for snowy campuses and found some lovely images. Forget the crappy, icy, snowy mess outside your door and daydream over the beauty of snow-covered traditional architecture at institutions of higher learning.

Above, UVA. Below, Brown:


Wake Forest:

wake forest


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