Oh really. There had been a recent thread on askandy where they were talking about american trad. Among other things, they were saying how influential it is, with even the GAP trying to emulate the theme of american trad. According to them, today's college students still wear blazers, rep ties to football games and still dress up for class. I thought that my classmates and I must have been slumming, and maybe every other college student had been dressing better than us.
I have never seen this. Â College student dress like that in GAP and J.Crew ads. Â There is definitely a preppy influence at Harvard and other NE schools right now, but the people on Ask Andy are otherwise just plain incorrect.
I was just trying to be satrical. I'm sure they mean well but sometimes, I find their comments to be unattentionaly funny. Right now, there's a thread 14+ pages long about 'American Trad.' Nothing wrong with that, but they're in thrall to it so much that they're claiming that GAP is emulating this. I wouldn't disagree with J. Crew, but they're claiming that the GAP is. And, sometimes, I feel that the advice they give young adults is way off by telling them to dress up in a blazer to go to a football game or by telling them that wearing bowties are so cool. I'm not a fan of bowties, but you need to be at least 45 to pull that off. When I was in college, it was hard enough to get me in pants.