True Prep: Raise Your G&T To TOPH Part II

So, a couple of weeks ago, OTC received a simple brown envelope.  Inside was an advance copy of the most anticipated book in the world of Prepdom.  True Prep is the highly anticipated, or dreaded, based on your world view, follow-up to the eternally classic The Official Preppy Handbook. I was genuinely ambivalent about this … [Read more…]

Inside J. Crew with WSJ

J. Crew has in many ways redefined the American look.  The distinctive mix of dressy and casual, carefully curated pairings and thrown-together favorites, have created a new definition for the burgeoning “heritage” look. Even through the New York Times writes today about the important role heritage themes are playing in the current retail climate, it … [Read more…]