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Prepped for Success

Now that my equestrian meets are over and I have basically adjusted to college life, I think it’s time for me to start posting again. (Sorry about that…)

It has recently come to my attention that people feel caught between seasons when mid-November rolls around. People don’t know if they should still be in the autumnal mindset – since Thanksgiving festivities have yet to take place – or if it is socially acceptable to start blasting “A Holly, Jolly Christmas.” I’m here to tell you that if Hurricane Sandy and that weird tropical storm met up and gave you some snow, it is more than OK to start decorating. I’m never one to rush the seasons but making a wish list, drinking hot cocoa, and going to hockey games (despite the NHL lockout) gets me more excited than a teenage boy on the opening sales day for Black Ops 2.

Take a cue from socialite Olivia Palermo and her friends Matthew Williamson & Johannes Huebland by putting some prep in your step this Thanksgiving and  holiday season. The leftward photograph features Palermo and Williamson in fall attire and the right transitions to her more recent winter garb with Huebland. In the meantime while we wait for winter to approach, here’s a question for you to consider not just on Thanksgiving but every day: What are you thankful for?

♥ Stay Preppy

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Prep School Game of the Week: Roxbury Latin vs. Brooks

For any New England preps who are around Boston tonight, you should add this game onto your list of to-dos tonight.

Roxbury Latin squares off against the Brooks School @ Catholic Memorial under the lights @ 7pm.

Roxbury Latin is the ISL favorite this season led by senior QB and BC commit, Mackay Lowrie.

Check out some film from previous seasons below.

Old school:

vs. New School

 

All info on attendance and such can be found on this Facebook event page.

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Five Questions with Concord Button Downs

The New England prep school look is timeless and rich with history. Many brands established in New England have successfully cultivated the apparel which makes us prep schoolers so unique. L.L. Bean’s duck boots, Vineyard Vines’s ties, now Concord Button Downs’ shirts. One thing that makes Concord Button Downs stand out as an up and coming clothing brand is their honest and classic New England style. New England is rich in history. The Mass Minutemen defended Lexington and Concord

1. How would you define the Concord Button Down style?

Concord Button Downs style is both classic and traditional. Our shirts embody an old-school New England look that is simple, while also authentic. We strongly believe that true New England style should be produced domestically, which is why all products found on our website are produced here in the states.

2. For any non-New England fans, what makes Concord a special town?

Concord is a special town for many reasons. Whether it be its historical significance, literary connotation, or All-American feel, Concord, MA possesses the best of what a New England town has to offer.

3. Where’s your favorite spot to rock Concord Button Downs?

What’s great about Concord Button Downs is their versatility. We tried very hard to construct a shirt that contained many formal features (i.e. rear box pleat, no front pocket, double button barrel cuffs), yet also maintained a laid-back look. That said, one can wear their Concord Button Down at the bar, on a date, or even in the office (depending upon the situation). Each shirt acts as a nice compliment to a blazer, but also looks great as a standalone.

4. Which pattern is your favorite?

Although it’s hard to pick just one, I’d have to say either the Parkman Tavern Plaid, or the Bulkley & Willard Plaid. But again…it’s tough!

5. What’s next for Concord Button Downs?

Our main priority right now is spreading the word through local events, partnerships, and grass roots marketing campaigns. We’re very pleased with the rate the company is growing, and excited about the support we’ve received thus far. As we look forward our hope is to work more closely with Ellen’s Heart and Soul, add a Spring Collection with additional accessories, and drop a “special product” here and there. There is a lot of potential in our market, and we’re excited for what the future has in store.

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Vineyard Vines Whalegate Tour 2011

Man it’s pretty cool to know that one of the most influential prep clothing companies in NE is spreading prep swag nation wide. 

For the remainder of the fall, the VV tour will hit Louisville, UGA, Yale, Columbia (S.C.), Auburn, and U. South Carolina. More info here.

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