What Preppy really means is someone who went to a fancy eastern boarding school, which is to say somebody whose daddy and grandaddy had pots of money. Preppy moms bake secret-recipe oatmeal cookies for little prepsters. At Brooks, the button-down is still called the polo collar.
In clothing, the word denotes a style based on a small number of expensive, natural-fabric, subdued-color pieces. The rapport between man and garment has to be relaxed and intimate, like old friends. The traditional dress code was established in men's fashions, and most of the toniest prep women's clothes come from companies that once belonged exclusively to men, Mrs. The Old Villager company, for instance, was a man's shirtmaker that began making women's shirts. The prep-steak is New York strip 1-1/4 inches thick. In 1890, Brooks brought over from England the silk Foulard necktie.
Harvard was chartered in 1650, although classes had been conducted for approximately a decade by then.
The University of Pennsylvania initially considered its founding date to be 1750; this is the year which appears on the first iteration of the university seal.
Classic Mercedes coupes, Jaguar XKEs, and restored Morgans are the absolute pinnacle. SMOKES - Any American brand dating before World War II. The Weejun as we see it now is the way Bass began building it in the late 30s.