Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Don't forget to Prep

IT is bang on the money from my recent Preppy American look post and I have taken leave in a way from the fantastically named Captain Khaki, who is a media voice for Dockers, the ever excellent khaki and chino paint manufacturer who seems to hold the entire range in its grasp.

The good captain was recently heard talking how to build the perfect Preppy wardrobe and thought what a good idea to chat through some cracking garms, to make this look complete.

I am going to touch on the first two of the five guidelines, which in the words of CK: You might not have gone to a prep school and you might not be wealthy, but there is nothing stopping you form looking preppy. A preppy wardrobe isn;t just about what clothes you buy, but how you wear them. it is about being classy (just not too preen and pepped).

So first off CK suggests the Classic P

olo Shirt; so what would fit nicely with the Lacoste or Fred Perry or how about the Munsingwear Pengiun Earl polo?

The heritage slim fit polo in white, with a lovely navy trim, along with collar edge and button front, plus lining round the arm, the shirt is also in white and green, which is a bright lilt on the classic look.

The two-button original Pengiun with embroidered logo is still a strong contender.

or the 55 polo, which sports anise light blue stripe on the collar edge and arm.

If you want add a bit of Brit to this all-American image, the drop in the Sunspel white polo, which comes in classic neat fit body an 100 per cent Egyptian cotton.

So next up on CK's list comes the khaki trouser, and there really is only one for this look and that's Dockers.

Simply class, the 1940s K1 5 edition chino. The World War II Army khaki pant has a button fly, an a dirt treatment which gives the trouser a vintage look. The loose fit, has tow back and side pockets. A step right out of the 1940s.

The classic extra slim khaki boasts a zip fly and comes in an extra slim fit, with a tapered hem.

The welted back pockets with button fastener are iconic.

Or why not try the D2 slim vintage pleated chinos. These sport the slant pocket and although based on the same form are s tepee away from the 1940s cut, and provide an interesting line to how the trouser has developed, subtly.

Well, that's how i see the style so far, the look is obviously flexible and that has what has made t stand the test of time.

Just three more guidelines to go, as if you need them really.