Monday, July 31, 2006
That may be too much to ask, since the next thing on people's list are probably Brad Pitt and what's her name...
WOW, 10 days on the island and I sound like one of those old salty crabs...
Sunday, July 30, 2006
I' m happy to report that Nantucket is still standing after the family ran amok all over the island! I am way too tired to string more than a few sentences together. One question though : why does everyone else get to sleep on the ferry and drive back home(of course I drove straight back last night/getting home around 2am) ?
I hope to drink a lot of coffee today (and a few g&t's later)....
Thursday, July 20, 2006
The family and I are heading for some much needed R&R. I may not even bring my laptop, crazy huh? In any case I'm sure our small cottage does not have wifi so there will be no updates for a week or so. I may even get to read a book, if the kids don't kill me first. I hope everyone enjoys themselves and I hope to have a couple preppy ideas when I get back...By the way if you're in Nantucket, say hi. I'll be the preppy looking guy wearing the bright colored polo shirt w/the popped collar...
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Here is a surprise, the preppy guy is heading for vacation in...Nantucket. What a shock! Cape Cod and Islands are probably THE preppy place to summer. Anyway, I'm trying to pack today and the two children are driving me CRAZY!!! Maybe I should send them to a different island (just kidding)....Saw this picture on the web, it gave me a few ideas.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
So it seems it's on every preppy guys (and girls) list of favorite footwear, and flip flops exemplify what laidback really is...I have to admit I am a new convert to the Flip Flop.
I've always enjoyed my docksiders and even barefoot at the beach, however the only guys that I saw wearing anything like a flip flop was either the "air Jesus" sandal's or some gross Nike shoe. My wife always wore Eliza B's and she loved them; one day she noticed the Vineyard Vines flip flops for men and thought she try to convert me.
It worked! Although they are still a little funny sometimes (they make it hard to shift while driving too), I cannot feel stressed out when you slip on a pair...Even Muffy has converted. She swears they are more comfortable than her Eliza B.'s...I'm sure a shock to a few Muffies out there.
Monday, July 17, 2006
I was happy to see all of the suggestions on the "must haves" posting. All of the ideas are right up the preppy guy's alley. I think the number one thing for every preppy guy to remember is the preppy dress has most to do with what I like to call "classic comfort". It is not a fad and not some crazy outfit (although I'm sure we all had a few of them in college) and casual does not mean sloppy. Nothing is worse than seeing someone in a sloppy outfit in public...Have some pride.
On a totally different point (or maybe back to the weather) can ANYONE please explain why my (non-preppy) neighbour is mowing her lawn today. It's almost 100 outside and she is wearing jeans and a crappy tee shirt (I think it is one that she got free from buying two cases of Pepsi)
Sunday, July 16, 2006
Preppy Guy's Must Haves: (in no particular order)
*Blue Blazer (either gold buttons or plain)
*Docksiders from Sperry
*Tod's driving shoe (no relation)
*Engraved Leather Dop Kit
*Cuff links (The choices are endless); Kelly suggested monogram's (VERY good idea)
*A bespoken suit (every man needs a blue and grey)
*What goes with the suit? that's right pocket squares! (Just never match it with the tie, if you are not sure go with old fashion white)
*A Tuxedo (you may not need it everyday, but wouldn't be fun too)
*A Jeep (Preppies of all ages love the rugged Jeep)
*a few good ties, I personally love vineyard Vines
*A bunch of colourful polo shirts (must have pinks and greens and blues) and don't be afraid to wear more than one at at time
*Classic Oxford shirts
*Fun belts (whales, lobsters, sailboats, etc)
*Golf accessories (an endless supply of gift ideas)
* monogram's Bar glasses
*Flip flops (vineyard vines makes the best; even my wife Muffy loves them)
What do you think? I know there are many many other ideas I just wanted to get something out to get the ball rolling....Tod
A contributor, a newly married preppy girl, was looking for gift ideas for her preppy husband. So the idea of a must have list has been born (somehow I don't think this is the first time this has been done). I'd like to solicit as many ideas as possible then we'll post the most preppy items that today's man really needs...
Saturday, July 15, 2006
* www.vineyardvines.com this should be bookmarked for everyone!!!
A beach break is always a welcome break. I of course hate sitting in the baking sun all day. It's one thing to got and swim, play with the kids, etc. But HOW can people sit for hours just tanning? I think I'd rather have a needle in the eye.
Whatever you do, hydrate and then enjoys the G & T 's.... HAZY, HOT & HUMID
Sunday, July 09, 2006
In reality having the ability to put on your favorite pair of docksiders and head to the beach is a wonderful day no matter where you stay....
Does anyone have favorite haunts on the Cape?