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    I may sound like an idiot here but I'm not. What is this 'Preppy' style of fashion people are talking about? I don't get in. Can someone explain what it is for me. I'm not starting a thread for people to ***** about what style they like or hate.

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    Basically dressing like you're a posh millionare

    http://preppyjournal.com/images/april06/brooks.jpg
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    like you go to a "prep" school.
    ie, an independant school that you have to pay tuition fees for.
    I went to one :rolleyes:
    but i am definitely not a prep!
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    (Original post by Jelephant)
    Basically dressing like you're a posh millionare

    http://preppyjournal.com/images/april06/brooks.jpg
    ha they look like stupid snobs!
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    Ok thanks.

    So it basically dressing like your rich. Do you have to have gone to an independent school to be a 'preppy'?
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    (Original post by Joseph90)
    Ok thanks.

    So it basically dressing like your rich. Do you have to have gone to an independent school to be a 'preppy'?
    Thats where "prep" originated from, people that went to a prep school!
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    (Original post by Jelephant)
    Basically dressing like you're a posh millionare

    http://preppyjournal.com/images/april06/brooks.jpg
    I wouldn't say dressing smart is dressing like a millionaire or a prep school kid. Millionaires may dress that way, yeah, but that doesn't mean you have to be one to wanna dress smart.
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    (Original post by Joseph90)
    I may sound like an idiot here but I'm not. What is this 'Preppy' style of fashion people are talking about? I don't get in. Can someone explain what it is for me. I'm not starting a thread for people to ***** about what style they like or hate.

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    A preppy is a posh [****] person. Dressing like a preppy is dressing like a posh git.
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    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=prep
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    go on
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preppy
    and then
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Univers...aratory_school
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    God, so much negativity towards a style of dress.
    Don't like it, good for you. That doesn't make the person wearing it a bad person.

    Shock.
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    (Original post by Joseph90)
    I may sound like an idiot here but I'm not. What is this 'Preppy' style of fashion people are talking about? I don't get in. Can someone explain what it is for me. I'm not starting a thread for people to ***** about what style they like or hate.

    Thanks.
    'Preppy' is just a certain way of dressing, usually identified with upper/upper middle class kids who went to/go to Preparatory and Public schools. Things like chinos, lots of Ralph Lauren and A&F, polo shirts, cable knit, blazers, pearls.
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    My mum would love me if I dressed like a prep. "Aw, you look so smart! And not like someone dragged you out of bed this morning and shoved you in a tumbler dryer" :facepalm:

    I still prefer to put on a hoodie and some jeans! Although she tried her best to throw away all my 'normal' clothes! I now have a close to nothing wardrobe!
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    you know the really rich people mostly dress very "understatement". Mostly people who dress "preppy" are the ones who have a lil amount of money and feel like supermillionaires and their personality is usually dump and I think thats why people who dress preppy are disliked.
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    (Original post by Joseph90)
    I may sound like an idiot here but I'm not. What is this 'Preppy' style of fashion people are talking about? I don't get in. Can someone explain what it is for me. I'm not starting a thread for people to ***** about what style they like or hate.

    Thanks.
    Put simply, this is a teen subculture that exists primarily in the US.
    Rich kids that go to independent (fee paying, preparatory-"PREP") schools over there are *seen* to be;
    athletic
    snobby
    impossibly good-looking, with super white smiles and an
    effected politeness, all the while looking down their noses at the common folk
    (Think Gossip Girl)

    This is a lifestyle that regular teens in the US aspire to, so they copy it by wearing the clothes. There are many shops in the US that cater specifically to this "I wanna appear like my Daddy's a millionaire" market.
    You'll come across websites for Hollister, Abercrombie etc that sell this clothing to American teens that have more money than sense (and any sense of style, unfortunately).

    The thing that we should all worry about is that like their slang, food(+obesity!) and music, this part of American culture has made it over here, and is prob gonna stay.

    There are only a coupla Hollister outlets in the Uk, so not gonna take over from topshop just yet, but I predict it is a style that'll be popular with 12-15 year olds who choose not to become fully chavtastic after primary school.

    Ironically, it prob won't appeal to the college/uni bound kids in the UK, who I personally feel have a better sense of individual style...........
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    (Original post by OptomBee)
    Ironically, it prob won't appeal to the college/uni bound kids in the UK, who I personally feel have a better sense of individual style...........
    I hope not.

    Thanks for the deep explanation, that helps a lot.

    I have no problem with people wearing expensive clothes but it seems like people are trying to be someone they're not.

    Conforming to a broad style is lazy. Though I feel preppy is on the increase at the moment. I see more and more A&F, Lyle & Scott and Lacoste everywhere I go. The American brand Original Penguin is launching a website based in the UK soon as well, when it previously has only one shop in London. Though personally that brand along with Fred Perry is the only one I like.
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    Meh: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=preppy

    As far as my analytical skills can go: toffs who dress toff-like
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    (Original post by OptomBee)
    Ironically, it prob won't appeal to the college/uni bound kids in the UK, who I personally feel have a better sense of individual style...........
    Are you joking?
    My uni is pretty much full of Topshop clones. Most of which then look down on the 'preppy' kids for being part of some craze. It's just like, yeah, and you are just so original.

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    (Original post by Iheartnerds)
    Meh: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=preppy

    As far as my analytical skills can go: toffs who dress toff-like
    Some sick analytical skills right there :rolleyes: I wear all of the brands that have been mentioned in this thread. I do so because I like them very much. And I certainly am not a rah/toff/preppy c***, I didn't even go to a private school
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    (Original post by Joseph90)
    Can someone explain what it is for me.

    Thanks.
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=What+is+this+%2...yle+of+fashion
 
 
 
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