Brooklyn-based The L Magazine recently ran an interview with Whit Stillman in which the filmmaker, whose latest opus “Damsels In Distress” is currently in theaters, opined on the preppy garb that has filled his previous films, especially “Metropolitan.” Here are the quote highlights:

“Take Ivy” looks terrible.

I’ve never worn sneakers or sweatshirts in my life.

I decided the moment I graduated from college that I would never wear blue jeans again

Normally, if you wait long enough, Ralph Lauren will bring it out.

I really like Bass Weejuns because they’re the cheapest leather shoes you can buy.

My favorite thing are comfortable, cotton trousers. I really like those sort of challenging colors. That summer of Nantucket look: men who are macho enough to wear pastels.

Click here for the full interview. — CC