Everyday this week, I will be teaming up with photographer/blogger/meticulously-dressed-prep Fred Castleberry of unabashedlyprep.com. The essence of the collaboration was to show how authentic prep style can be combined with pieces from other influences, in order to create a personalized look.
I don’t really consider myself a “prep”, and I certainly haven’t lived a lifestyle that can be considered “waspy”, but my style is without a doubt influenced by the prep aesthetic. When I first came to New York – to play basketball for Columbia University – I didn’t even know what it meant to be a “prep”. After spending four years on an Ivy League campus and visiting the other Ivys for athletics, however, I gradually became influenced by classic trad styles – from tweed jackets and corduroys to boat shoes and bowties. I like to think my style is a collection of my personal experiences – “prep” or “ivy” being one of them.
Check out the pictures Monday-Friday this week here and on Fred’s blog www.unabashedlyprep.com.
Prep: tweed vest, bengal stripe shirt, rep stripe bowtie, and bass loafers. Combined with not-so-prep: vintage camo fatigue jacket
- Vintage camo lightweight army jacket
- Brown herringbone tweed vest by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Indigo denim jeans by JBrand
- Burgundy penny loafers by Bass
- Blue bengal stripe button-down shirt by Michael Andrew Bespoke
- Rep stripe bow tie by Michael Andrews Supply
- Brown leather belt by JCrew
- Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic (42mm)