The Roots of American Preppy – Redux

I originally penned this column several years ago as a meditation on the real roots of American preppy and what it means today.  Well, just this week the iconic cult classic “Take Ivy” and long anticipated Preppy Handbook follow-up, “True Prep” were published and I thought now was a good time take a fresh look … [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…]