Photo by Salt Water New England

Thursday, November 21, 2019

80s Preppy at Eliza B. and Leather Man Ltd., Made in Essex, Connecticut

Photos by Salt Water New England
Back in the late 1970s, I was buying directly from Leather Man's factory in Essex.  The items stood out, well-made with wonderful colors and motifs.  (I had to get a friend to take me; I wasn't old enough to drive.)

The same products and more can be designed on the Eliza B./ Leather Man LTD site today.  Picking through colors, designs, even monograms on belts, bags, leashes and more is terribly fun, and for some people, evocative of a different time.

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I am a season pusher - tweed in July and hot pink in November. 

4 comments:

  1. Season pusher? Some might say "contrarian" (fellow contrarian here). There are reasons for rules, when to wear white, when to wear tweed, and those rules should be valued, if for no other reason than to provide some of us a quiet means of occasional rebellion. My favorite are the midwinter yacht club meetings, with most attendees donning their summer clothes for a shot of summer feel, cold wet topsiders hopping gingery through the snowbanks. A strange site to behold as they file into the club on a dark winter evening wearing their summer sailing attire. Now, the January TU meetings....

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  2. Muffy, I just don't get the dress shirt on your husband being wrinkled. Is ironing a shirt Not Preppy? Please advise because I am 66 and have ironed my shirts for more than 50 years. If I have done something wrong, I will be very unhappy.

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    1. I suspect the point is that real cotton wrinkles, no matter how it starts out. And the Mercer shirts are among the most luxurious cotton extant—they wrinkle, just like life. Running around after them with a steam iron all day would mean that time was spent doing that instead of other, more enjoyable tings.

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  3. Just wonderful!! Thanks so very much!

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