top

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Philadelphia Girls' Rowing Club Founder


 Philadelphia Girls' Rowing Club (PGRC) Ernestine Bayer
 Enjoy this picture from founder Ernestine Bayer that dates back to you 1938. Ernestine Bayer contributed to women's rights by forming the first rowing club for women Philadelphia Girls' Rowing Club (PGRC) in 1938. I absolutely love the androgynous look.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Throwback Prep Thursdays:Holyoke College Women Center of Advertising

1924
 Holyoke college women were heavily targeted by various companies from Sheetbrock to watch brands. The sheetrock advertisement had me laughing!!! Enjoy!
1939


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Georgetown University Football Team 1910




   Enjoy this wonderful picture of the Georgetown University football team dating back 1910. I simply love how polished the players look with their chunky letterman cardigans.

Alex Mill X OMNIGOD Collaboration


   Alex Mill  is collaborating with  Japanese brand OMNIGOD to launch a line of co-branded high quality shirting and sweaters. OMNIGOD produces all their wares in their own factory in Kojima, Japan, the most famous location for denim manufacturing in the world, on old power looms. For your information if you're aren't aware Japan is ones of the best manufacturers of denim. Some of the most highly collected or coveted denim comes from Japan.

Throwback Prep Thursdays: Ralph Lauren and the West


1978
1978
      For throwback preppy Thursday segment, it's Ralph Lauren. To a lot of people when you mention the name Ralph Lauren the usual associations are three piece suits, Madras shirts, polo shirts in every pastel possible, and seersucker pants. While yes, these are very true traits to associate with the brand. Ralph Lauren to me  really America because it's a mixture of various backgrounds. While the associations I mentioned are very East Coast influenced. Ralph Lauren also has a western influence, which consist of ponchos, denim jackets and pants, cowboy boots, wool sweaters with native prints probably influenced by Pendleton, down vest with the western yoke (Rocky Mountain Feather Vest Colorado Brand). Western wear is actually the opposite of the old school era preppy fashion. The outfits are highly accessorize, which is completely the opposite of the preppy dress code which less is more. Western wear outfits have bandanas, Navajo inspired belts, Turquoise jewelry. Today's Neoprep fashion really put a cross out to that rule with men and women having arm parties on their wrists. Ralph Lauren is Prep, but it's larger than Prep it's America you could find every U.S.A region somewhere! Most of the pictures are shot by Bruce Weber with the very popular Ralph Lauren model Clotilde. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Frank Clegg Mini Card Wallet

   If you're looking for an elegant cardholder don't look more further. Frank Clegg has you covered with the "Mini Card Wallet". This cardholder fits perfectly in your front pocket, minimalist design. Great second wallet when you don't want to carry a lot of extra stuff. This minimalist wallet measures 4" wide x 2.75" high. The wallet features fully leather lined signature Vegetable tanned leather with Signature rounded and polished edges. It has two outside card pockets and a center pocket. The cardholder is made in U.S.A. You have the option to monogram the wallet, which, I highly recommend. It's available in seven color options and it retails for $110.00 Get it now

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Vintage Cornell Rowing

In the early 1870s several boat clubs were located on the south shore of Cayuga Lake. Cornell President Andrew Dickson White and coach, Henry Coulter bought the Cornell rowing team to life in 1873.