Sunday, July 16, 2006

Preppy Guy's Must Haves (part I)

Preppy Guy's Must Haves (part I): Saying part one because I know we will need to add to it in the future...

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)
*Argyle sweater
*Engraved Leather Dop Kit
*Cuff links (The choices are endless); Kelly suggested monogram's (VERY good idea)
*Nantucket Reds
*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

25 comments:

clipper829 said...

Love the list so far. Hubby unfortunately won't partake in the "fun" colored polo shirst, though I have been known to sneak in a yellow and a salmon color or two!

We are also a his & hers VV flip flop household - so comfortable.

Ksk said...

I would add Bermuda shorts in: khaki or madras. If they are broken in that is even better.

kfg said...

Whale pants!

Two Nantucket brothers - the grandsons of the man who invented Nantucket Reds - just started a line of preppy embroidered shorts, pants and skirts called Castaway Clothing. You can get it them Murray's Toggery (of course) or online.

Mrs. P said...

Seersucker! Shorts, pants and a suit is always great.

Tod said...

Keep those ideas coming...

Anonymous said...

In the spirit of monogrammed bar glasses that were mentioned monogrammed Tervis tumblers are wonderful.

Kelly

CBM said...

Great list so far--so many preppy ideas!

Isn't VV just the best?! My husband and all the groomsmen wore their ties for my wedding last August. (Beach Chair in yellow, went so nicely with the blue blazers). And I am in love with VV totes and flip flops!

Tod said...
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Tod said...

Yes Collmcd; VV flip flops are the best!!!!

CBM said...

My favorites are the MV Signs. The Whale Flops are a close second. And Clipper829 is right-so comfortable!
Coll

Duane said...

So great to have another preppy guy in blogdom!

Duane said...

Wait, I have to vote no to the jeep. My bones don't want to be bounced around anymore. My vote for preppy cars are... BMW(personal choice) & Volvo. Jag's for the gray haired preps and a VW cabriolet for the Muffy in your life.

clipper829 said...

Heh. Preppy hubby and I vote BMW also. However, one of us is going to have to give up our beloved sedan, as the preppy baby's stroller does NOT fit easily into the trunk of either!

Tod said...

Muffy and i actually have 2 BMW's, but boy do I miss my Jeep...The baby stroller? The boot fits a few golf bads quite nice...remember the stroller period will only last a momment, a bad decision (like buying a minivan) can last years...

Anonymous said...

Swim trunks. A man has to have a good pair of swim trunks -- preferably from Vineyard Vines. :-)

I drive a VW Jetta wagon, the navy blue one (um, I'm a girl not a guy, sorry...) and I love it. It's not flashy-trashy like an SUV, and if it gets dinged up, well that's okay. Next car will either be another Jetta wagon or a Volvo wagon.

And if you don't have a pair of Lilly Pulitzer pants for men, well, how can you live with yourself. :-)

Great blog!!

clipper829 said...

If you don't mind my asking, what model BMW's do you have? My husband and I both have BMW's as well, and it takes so much work to fit the big stroller into either trunk!

We're eying a few larger models of various other cars (Audi wagon, etc.) but we've been really happy wiht our BMW's so far.

clipper829 said...

Excuse my typo-laden previous message.

Tod said...

we have an X5 and a 535xi...the X5 is coming out with a lsrger model this fall (third row seat)...as for typo's; I have dozens every post...

clipper829 said...

We are actually considering the
X3 or X5. Thanks!

Duane said...

My better half and I have the BMW M5 & the Lexus RX350(hers). I loved the X5 but she wanted RX for more room and "better" saftey features.
I think the larger X5 with the 3rd row will be in our Garage as well

PreppyGirl said...

Hubby and I used to both drive Jeeps (a cherokee and a grand). We miss them terribly. Next car will be another Jeep. We also bought many Jeep baby items for the kids. LOVE 'EM.

I might also add a pair of LL Bean camp mocs to go along with your Sperry topsiders. Nice list!

Anonymous said...

Excellent prep car for a full house: Land Cruiser.

Other must-haves: faded D-ring belt with your yacht club burgee.

Anonymous said...

If you have Lilly pants or your Dad's/uncle's Lilly blazer, you are a beast.

Anonymous said...

Favorite prep rides:
- 90s-era Range Rover County LWB
- 90s-era Land Cruiser
- Audi sedans (should have a ski rack)
- Jeep Grand Wagoneer
- Audi All-Road
- 90s-era Jag coupes (unreliable but very key)
- Volvo wagons

D. Atkins said...

Don't forget the Costa Del Mar sunglasses. Oh, and I drive a 4Runner Limited in Silver, it's considered to be a pretty preppy ride, at least for a college student.