The 10 Elements of Preppy Style

Decades before it became ‘80s-movie shorthand for “establishment scoundrel,” the preppy look was, dare we say it, actually cool. It’s been the subject of anthropological examination in books like Take Ivy, and a constant source of inspiration for many top designers in men’s fashion. Take a closer look and preppy style reveals many iconic elements that transcend the genre―yet are bound together by an ethos that endures still today.


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