• We would like to welcome Exquisite Trimmings as an official Affiliate Vendor. Exquisite Trimmings is a UK based purveyor of the very best in clothing and accessories, from gloves by Thomas Reimer to leather portfolios from Il Micio, to watch rolls by Rapport London. Please visit their new thread and give them a warm welcome.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

True Prep in today's WSJ ...

cmeisenzahl

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2006
Messages
474
Reaction score
3
Eric Felten: Too Much Madras, Not Enough Work: Did Lisa Birnbach's 'Preppy Handbook' Drive a Generation Lazy? - WSJ.com
"It is one of the great mysteries of publishing that, for decades after the astonishing success of the 1980 paperback, "The Official Preppy Handbook," there was no follow-up. The gently comical tribute to the ways of the WASP not only did boffo box office itself but boosted a whole industry"”making a fortune for Ralph Lauren, rejuvenating L.L. Bean and paving the way for J. Crew. Strangely, the book's main author, Lisa Birnbach, waited 30 years to deliver a sequel, "True Prep," which is now in bookstores. The preppy moment the original Handbook inspired was hardly the first mainstream fad for the East Coast country-club aesthetic. When the Ivy League look was in vogue around 1960, even hipsters made the scene: Miles Davis sourced his tweeds and flannel suits at the Andover Shop in Harvard Square. That was a distant memory 20 years on, when Ms. Birnbach offered the masses khaki, madras and crocodile-emblazoned tennis shirts as a bracing tonic for the disco hangover."
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...760374480.html
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

What's your favorite summer fabric?

  • Seersucker

  • Fresco

  • Linen

  • Silk


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
440,243
Messages
9,497,449
Members
198,835
Latest member
throwaway12
Top