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Preppy: Cultivating Ivy Style book by Jeffrey Banks and Doria De la Chapelle

Preppy

This one has come out of nowhere and as such, I've not had chance to get my hands on a copy yet. But on the face of it, the Preppy: Cultivating Ivy Style book by Jeffrey Banks and Doria De la Chapelle is well worth checking out for fans of the look.

Published by Rizzoli this week, this 170-page book is described as 'the authoritative fashion history of the roots, growth, and offshoots of the quintessentially American preppy style'. From its origins to its presence on the elite US campuses and onto its wider influence internationally.

Not just words, the book also features iconic and never-before-published archival and editorial photographs and personal snapshots from 'the original Ivy elites', along with photographs and vintage ads illustrating the classic garments, plus features on retail pioneers such as J.Press and Brooks Brothers and Ralph Lauren.

Note that the book covers both men's and women's clobber (not just male gear). If you're good with that, £17.85 is the discounted price online.

Find out more at the Amazon website
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