Monthly Archives: June 2012

4th of July Apparel

Independence Day, also know as the 4th of July is only 5 days away. Hopefully, you already have your most American apparel ready but in case you don’t, the staff at Twines & Vines wanted to put together a patriotic apparel guide. You don’t want to end up like the Boss, who a few years ago wore a Ferrari shirt on the 4th, which unbeknownst to him had a tiny Italian flag on the neck. People were not too happy with that move, Boss.






East Coast Lacrosse USA Shooting Shirt – $39.99 – Buy

This one is for the laxrats who love lacrosse just as much as they love America. This shooting shirt from East Coast Lacrosse will keep you cool on and off the field. String up your head with with some Stars n’ Bars Marc Mesh (totally worth the buy) and your ready for some lax. All you need now is W. cheering you on from the sidelines!

Brash Brothers DRINK ‘MERICAN- $25 – Buy
Brash Brothers AMERICAN ALL-OVER – $25 – Buy

Brobible’s new apparel site: Brash Brothers, has come out strong with these two patriotic tanks. Perfect for wearing to the beach during the day, these scream “My Country ‘Tis of Thee Sweet Land of Lets Kill Some Dirty Terrorists.” These are must buy if you find the sleeve monster visiting you often, or if you just love America and having a good time.

Chubbies ‘Merica -$59.50 – Buy

Although these aren’t being shipped till July 25th since the 4th of July stock is already sold out, these American flags shorts from Chubbies are a must for anyone with even an inch of Patriotism.  If you can quote Die Hard, you have no reason not to buy these bad boys.  Wear them around during the end of July and into August to support team USA in the 2012 Olympics!

Be sure to pick up your America Pride Clothing today, or go back to the Middle East!

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The Adventures of trueprep Start Now


Hey everyone! My name is Sarah and this is my first post as the newest T&V girl editor. I’ll be taking you all along with me on my summer adventures on the Cape, in the Hamptons, and anywhere else life takes me. I’m a preppy kid from the north *gasp* who loves Lilly, lacrosse, sailing, and boys in bow ties. I can’t wait to share my music, tastes, and lifestyle with you!

♥ Stay Preppy


I realize that there is a new Preppy Handbook called “True Prep” but that is purely incidental and I did not realize that was the name of the sequel until I had already adopted the name but feel free to check it out anyway.

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Seventy-five years of Ray-Bans

The American classic Ray-Ban sunglasses are celebrating their 75th anniversary. I’m a big fan of Ray-Ban’s, having rocked a pair of classic polarized Wayfarers for the past year. Can’t go wrong with a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers or Aviators.

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Local Jamz

I’ve been away from the T&V team for a bit but during this time I discovered an absolute GEM! Aer is a local band (close to my prep school at least) from Wayland, Mass. They’ve got some stuff on itunes and a free album floating around out there (The Reach), but my favorite song is by far Feel I Bring.  Enjoy this one on your yacht!


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Hit up the Vineyard Vines Whalehouse Sale


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Would you order this $1,000 pizza?

From Yahoo! News:

There are gourmet pizzas. Then there are $450 pizzas. And now there’s a $1,000 pizza.

The Bellisima Pizza from Nino’s Restaurant in New York City features fancy toppings and a fancy price tag to match–order one of these pizzas and you’ll find your bank account $1,000 lighter. Why so much dough for the pizza? Is it baked by the ghost of Elvis?

Alas, no. Simply put, the pizza has some pretty pricey ingredients. The chief topping is six different kinds of caviar, which, according to the restaurant, runs around $820. So that leaves about $180 for the dough, sauce, and other toppings, including Maine lobster. Not to mention labor cost and possible profit.

The question isn’t really whether or not you would order a $1,000 pizza. The question is would you ever eat anything served by a guy who looks this creepy? Total creepshow.


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Come to University of New Mexico for a pimping good time!

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A website that authorities say two aging professors used to run a multistate prostitution ring is legal, a state judge has ruled, highlighting the difficulties thatprosecutors face in using decades-old laws to combat a modern phenomenon.

The ruling comes as prosecutors were scheduled to present to a grand jury their case against formerUniversity of New Mexico President F. Chris Garcia, who is accused of helping a physics professorfrom New Jersey oversee a prostitution website called “Southwest Companions.”

State District Judge Stan Whitaker ruled that the website, an online message board and Garcia’s computer account did not constitute a “house of prostitution,” the Albuquerque Journal reported.

Whitaker also said the website wasn’t “a place where prostitution is practiced, encouraged or allowed.”

The ruling means that prosecutors will now have to decide how to proceed with a case involving Garcia, retired Fairleigh Dickinson University physics professor David C. Flory and others.

Do I want to study business and entrepreneurship in college? Yes. Am I looking for new ideas and programs? Yes? Is UNM what I am looking for? Hell no.

One thing I have learned from looking at colleges is that many of them are trying to be the first in new programs, but I think that former UNM President Garcia was really pushing it.

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The Preppiest Man in the World


Courtesy of Country Club Prep… Enjoy!

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Private school girls left in a trance by amateur hypnotist

(AP) A group of young students at an all girls school were left in “mass hypnosis” after a demonstration from a fledging hypnotist reportedly left them locked in a trance.

Maxime Nadeau was forced to call on his mentor for assistance after the hypnotist could not reverse the condition of several 12 and 13-year-old girls at the Collège du Sacré-Coeur private school in Quebec. One of the girls was reportedly left in a trance for five hours.

“Being in a trance is a state of well-being,” Nadeau told the CBC‘s French-language service. “I wasn’t stressed. I knew they would get out of it.”

Still, Nadeau eventually called in his mentor and trainer Richard Whitbread to reverse the effects.

Interestingly, Whitbread said the girls may have been especially vulnerable to Nadeau’s suggestions because of his young age and “good looks.”

Of course this Nadeau dude knew what he was doing. Young? Good looks? I guarantee you that he was just practicing his hypnosis on these girls, sharpening his game for later on at the bars.

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How to Dress for a Preppy Beach Weekend

I’m sure that everyone knows of someone who has never heard of a Nantucket Red or a ribbon belt. We all know that these items of clothing are wardrobe staples for prep schoolers, but if you have a friend who is still in the dark, share Twines & Vines with them. 

Summer beach weekends are often at seaside towns steeped in preppy style, especially in the Northeast. But what if you’re an urbanite just visiting for the weekend? How far do you need to go to fit in?

For Ian Murray, the 37-year-old co-founder and co-chief executive of apparel brand Vineyard Vines, the preppy look is all about attitude, “exuding a sense of comfort in your environment—you’ve been here before, you know the etiquette and you’re having a good time. You’re having fun but you’re also confident in who you are—when people are preppy they’re not chasing trends.” READ MORE…

Shep & Ian Murray are the pioneers of the 21st century prep lifestyle. They’ve contributed so much to the prep school fashion industry in the past decade or so. Thank you Shep. Thank you Ian. 


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