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Clash of the Titans – Avon Old Farms vs. Deerfield Academy

Outside of the MIAA in Maryland, the Founders League boasts the most depth in the country. AOF and Deerfield are two perennial contenders for the league title. Take note of the names in the highlights as you will see them again and again in NCAA scoresheets in the seasons to come.

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Sandy messing with the prep life #That****IDontLike

Just when you thought Sandy was an irrelevant storm headed to destroy Atlantic City and leave New England at peace, she becomes relevant. All I wanted to do on my “college visit day” on Monday was pick up a new pair of L.L. Bean Duck Boots and she causes a state of emergency in MA–put into effect by Governor Patrick, a Milton Academy alum. 

Sandy even blew out the docks at multiple Cape Cod Yacht Clubs! From what I’ve heard, Thames St. in Newport is flooded and MV & ACK are underwater. WHERE DO YOU DRAW THE LINE, SANDY? Protect the preps. Do away with the Jersey Shore!

In response to Sandy: CUE THE MUSIC!

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In all seriousness, the T&V team hopes all preps remained safe and sound throughout the storm.

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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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