|Our Birdseye Sweaters|
Being preppy is not about race, gender, geography, or socio-economic status. It is about an ineffable combination of attributes, beliefs, and aesthetics, hinted at on these pages and others.
But as I have been asked by a few to come up with a quiz "are you preppy," perhaps I can do it in one question:
Look at this picture. Does it:
A) Excite you? (Preppy tendencies)
B) Invoke a gag reflex? (Normal)
As I have been swapping out our summer clothes for fall I noticed that, over the last few decades, I have often leaned towards birdseye sweater purchases. While the default is Navy with White, I also appreciate some of the variations. L.L. Bean has been the single biggest source of course, but I have also bought some favorites from Hanna Andersson.
It is hard to find a good birdseye sweaters lately, a market vaccuum that hopefully will be filled in the next year or so. Until then, I am happy I stocked up, and am enjoying greatly the advent of <a = "bronx accent">sweater weather</a>.