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The Modern Guide to The Thing Before Preppy

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

The Battle of the Christmas Waistcoats

Photos by Salt Water New England
Decisions, decisions...


 

15 comments:

  1. I'm guessing there's a story behind the second one.

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  2. The plaid one for day wear and second for evening wear.

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  3. The second one seems more appropriate for Long Island.

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  4. Plaid -- absolutely classic.

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  5. Blackwatch tartan, hands down.


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  6. Blackwatch, absolutely.

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  7. No need to pick just one - Wear the "Blackwatch" for Christmas, and the "Hermes" on New Year's Eve!

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  8. Re: the Long Island comment: this is the problem with having a geographically centered mental block about our lifestyle portrayed so wonderfully in the blog. What may appear to be gaudy or extravagant on one person could look subdued and elegant on another. It doesn’t matter if the person is standing in Long Island or Phoenix or La Jolla or Houston, etc. It matters who the individual is. Both of these would look great depending on the occasion. And neither will look “off” on our hostess. There was a great comment in the “Preppiest State” post the other day: it is all about your state of mind. If you need to tie this lifestyle to a locale, I feel sorry for your major insecurities.

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    1. Well said. In Texas, I picture a thin, chin-length blonde woman with a string of pearls and simple pearl studs.

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  9. The black watch looks like a piece of a barbershop quartet outfit. The Herm├Ęs has panache.

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  10. Blackwatch for the "win" on Christmas Eve!

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