Ralph Lauren. Tommy Hilfiger. Lacoste. When it comes to preppy design houses, these names all have one thing in common; they’re classic, clean and collegiate. Where did the preppy style originate, and when is clothing considered preppy? ‘Preppy’ styling originates from the youthful subculture of classic American universities and the subsequent choices of upper and upper-middle class students associated with such contexts. Put simply, it’s a style of attire that alludes classic colours, prints and apparel. It can be ascribed to the Ivy League styling of dress, which underwent a progression in the 20th century.
You may be hesitant to embrace a preppy dress code. After all, its literal translation can read costume-like and overtly traditionalist. Our guide to rocking the preppy style.
Preppy Men’s Fashion