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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Throw Back Preppy Thursdays: Brooks Brothers Army and Navy Uniforms

Vintage Brooks Brothers
1940

Vintage Brooks Brothers
1941

From the crispy archives, here's one fact that you probably didn't know, Brooks Brothers supplied uniforms for the army and navy officers. The uniforms were ready made for prompt delivery and immediate use. These advertisements are from the early 1940s, but Brooks Brothers were supplying uniforms for armed forces long before.




Monday, August 18, 2014

Item of the week RES IPSA Wool Loafers


 

RES IPSA Wool Loafers

    I don't know how, but I'm glad I stumble across RES IPSA. The brand makes prince Albert style slippers or smoking slippers. In the recent years smoking or velvet slippers have been trending outside the preppy culture. RES IPSA differs from the other brands because they use wool as their choice of fabric. Inspired by a visit to Istanbul, each loafer is handmade, crafted from vintage handwoven Turkish rugs, and finished with a durable leather sole and rubber heel.  Because each Turkish rug is unique and asymmetrical, no two pairs will ever be identical. RES IPSA takes peculiarity to a whole new level. The pairs are shoes aren't sold in limited quantity or a few selected stores. No, each shoe is one of a kind,  It is literally impossible to create two identical pairs of shoes, so the shoes you receive will be completely unique, never to be exactly reproduced. Never worry going to a black tie event or to a fashion show at Pitti Uomo seeing someone wearing the same shoes. The shoes retail for $225.00. Everyone check out their website and get a slipper that guarantee you will never see again.
RES IPSA Wool Loafers
Each of these slippers are one of a kind.

RES IPSA Wool Loafers

RES IPSA Wool Loafers

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Vineyard Vines Nautical Flag Canvas Club Belt for Men


Vineyard Vines Nautical Flag Canvas Club Belt for Men
 One of my go to belts is by Vineyard Vines. It simply looks great and it matches all my clothes. When I was checking the Vineyard Vines website, I came across to Vineyard Vines Nautical Flag Canvas Club Belt for Men.This belt caught my attention because of its design. The belt features three horizontal rows of nautical flags, which I find pretty cool since I never saw that design done before on a belt.

Vintage Harvard Rowing Crew

                                                              Harvard 1892 Crew Team
    No words needed, just enjoy these wonderful vintage pics from Harvard's rowing crew.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

G.H.Bass Outdoors: Indian Slippers


G.H.Bass Outdoors: Indian Slippers
G.H.Bass Outdoors: Indian Slippers

G.H.Bass Outdoors: Indian Slippers
 I haven't posted a G. H. Bass advertisement in a while. I didn't want to post the usual weejun post. I decided to post this Moccasin advertisement from the mid 1930s. The maker of the weejun was heavily involved in the outdoor footwear department many decades ago. G. H Bass should bring this model back. The Indian slipper reminds me of the L.L. Bean camp moccasin, which is a preppy stable and New England classic. My assumption is that the Indian Slipper influenced the camp moccasin. The slippers are very low profile with a thin sole. According to the advertisements the slipper has the comfort of bedroom slippers. Yet, it has the durability to hold up against outdoor activities like camping and canoeing. Absolutely love this authentic design because it's a silhouette you probably see from Maine brand like Quoddy.

Southern Proper iPhone Case Patchwork Madras

Southern Proper  iPhone Case

Show everyone that you're about the preppy lifestyle, not by your clothing, but by your cell phone accessory. Southern Proper has these awesome iPhone cell phone case that every preppy enthusiast needs to have. Southern Proper has again done itself with creativity by making a cellphone case featuring patchwork Madras. The case is decorated with anchors, cotton balls, fishes, etc. I'm a Samsung Galaxy S4 owner, and I feel pretty envious against all you iPhone users.  The case is available for iPhone 4/4s in a Slim Case, iPhone 5/5s Slim Case, iPhone 5/5s Two Piece Protective Case and Samsung Galaxy 3. The case is only available for the Samsung Galaxy S3. The case retails for $35.00 and it should be a must have item for back to school get it now. Viva #Sopro!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

RIP Lauren Bacall Style Icon


Lauren Bacall

 I was saddened by the news of the passing of one of my favorite golden era actress Lauren Becall. What a small world because yesterday I complimented a lady tattoo of Bettie Page and I ended up mentioning Lauren Becall. I always admired the elegance and grace that she carried. Her photos are very powerful and says so much. Very few in todays society match her grace. The only one that probably comes close would be Lana Del Rey. Here's five of my favorite pictures of the beautiful Diva.
Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall
In Rome

Lauren Bacall