Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Throw Back Thursday Pic: Holubar Rock Mountaineering

The old school pic of the week isn't preppy. But exploring the great outdoors is preppy. Holubar Rock Mountaineering another great yet forgotten brand from Colorado. The Brand was established in 1946 and lasted until North Face bought them in the 80s. The brand was very innovative one of the first to use nylon in down jacket. Stay tuned I will feature a more in-depth article about the brand.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Penfield Winter Sale

Hey everybody! A great sale is going over the Penfield USA website. Now with up to 50% off all styles.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Throw Back Prep Thursdays:Martin Luther King Jr. at Yale

Today's oldsshool prep picture is Martin Luther King Jr in New Haven in June, 1964, when he received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Yale.That's Crispy!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Brand Highlight: Boast USA

   Last week Boast USA was my "Throwback Thursday Prep Pic". The famous polo shirt with the maple leaf which in my opinion is the best looking logo among tennis shirts.

Eastland Men's Fryeburg USA Bow Tie Tassel Loafer

   This morning, I decided to go on Eastland website to check out some camp mocs (Yes I have an obsession with that shoe) when I came across to these crispy looking loafers. Made from Horween Leather which will age beautifully. This tassel slip-on loafer is hand sewn by skilled shoe makers in Maine, USA. Embellish with side deck lacing and contrast top-stitch detail. Authentic traditional moccasin construction is used on this loafer, as it features a leather welt. Which would place this loafer, in the same quality category with other high quality shoe brands such Allen Edmonds, Alden, and Church. A double leather sole will get this loafer longevity, which means this shoe could be passed on to another generation. The Fryeburg USA Bow Tie Tassel Loafer is more of grow up loafer for the gentleman seeking an alternative to boat shoes and penny loafers. Stay crispy and buy them at Eastland

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Obsessed:Rocky Mountain Featherbed Christy Vest

I have been looking for a down vest with a leather yoke for a long time. A couple of years of ago I came across to Rocky Mountain Featherbed Vest. Ever since, I came across to this jacket I have been obsessed. I have been searching for the vest on EBay; to find one at an affordable price.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

My Pick : Abington Hiker

 A couple of months ago, I came across to these boots. I usually bring up Abington when I get in conversations for alternatives for Red Wings boots. These hikers are totally crispy and badass, like seriously you don't know what I'm talking about until you tried them. The boot has D-rings which make them easier to lace up. Well built boots featuring two holy grails that will leave hardcore boots enthusiasts drooling. Horween leather upper and a Vibram rubber outsole will make this boot to last for years to come.Get them here

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Throw Back Prep Thursdays: BOAST USA

Today's oldsshool prep picture is the infamous Boast tennis shirt. This brand was established in 1973 Greenwich, Connecticut by Bill St. John was a tennis professional. Many people thought that the logo was a marijuana leaf which was the reason it was banned in some schools. The logo was actually a Japanese Maple leaf. The famous polo shirt with the maple leaf, which in my opinion has the best looking logo among tennis shirts. In the few incoming days I will post a complete history of the brand.

Capsule Trade Show Women: Sperry Top-Sider Spring/Summer 2013

Crocodile skin

Woven Boat Shoes


A couple of months ago I attended the spring/summer 2013 Capsule show. I stopped by the Sperry Topsider stand. I decided to release the pictures now instead of September because, I felt it would more appropriate now. This post is for my female readers. We're in January which means we're a couple of months away from spring and summer.

   Sperry Topsider stands out from their competitors by offering the boat shoe sihouette in various patterns and prints. Other brands offer boat shoes in just an array of colors. Sperry Topsider does both setting themselves apart. For example, staying away from the traditional brown and beige color-ways, Sperry had pastels that would go perfect with any Lacoste, Vineyard Vines polo or a Lilly's Pulitzer dress. If you look closely at the first two pictures, you will notice the texture of the leather which resembles to crocodile skin. The addition of colored soles will encourage you to think of your wardrobe since they make a bold statement. Colored soles are a fairly recent trend which was first seen in heels and oxfords. In more simple terms colored soles just make the shoe appeal more lively, and sprightly. Patent leather boat shoes are always great for dressier occasions. For the girls that are tired of solid colors, Sperry Topsider also has you covered with intricate patterns like animal print (which was very popular in 2012 and still going strong). The woven boat shoes were neck-breaking; which is why they're my favorite because woven shoes reminded me of warm weather.
   I can't just leave the party just for boat shoes. There's was canvas sneakers. I really like the Espadrilles ("I definitely didn't expect to see that") which are classic summer footwear. Penny Loafers as well were added, which are a great option for prepsters that need to attend more formal occasions. A great looking Penny Loafer because it has the sole of a Sperry Topsider boat shoe which means comfort.
    To sum it up the line overall was crispy like the title of my blog. Very solid line because Sperry-Topsider knows there's plenty boat shoes brands out there, and by offering the boat shoe in various designs like woven, animal print, and colored soles. They also added timeless silhouettes Espadrilles, Canvas sneakers and Penny Loafers which allows them to cater to a different crowd.Some of these models are now available while others are not. Well  Stay Crispy Ladies!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Rugby Save Up to 70%

Hey everyone! Rugby Ralph Lauren will be closing its doors soon. They're having a great sale on everything, up to 70%. While some of us are still in shocked and can't believe the news. Well the rumors are true and in a month Rugby will be one of those brands mentioned in prep wear history.Rugby

Monday, January 7, 2013

Penfield Fall/Winter 2012 Camp Wandawega

   You probably have seen the pictures already on blogs. But the weather has been very weird in New York City. I always look forward to seeing Penfield look book. They really knew how to capture the outdoors in their pictures. The look book is not trendy in my opinion, more I see it like a collection of good splendid times spent in the outdoors. That's why they continued to be one of my favorite outerwear brands. Plus the addition of the Jeep made the lookbook badass

Oak Street Boot Makers at The Pop up Flea

Brown Hunt Boot = Badass

BeefRoll notice how the shoe appears wider

Vibram Soles so the haters can't catch you slipping

     The brand that is the highlight from "The Popup Flea" was Oak Street Boot Makers.I had a brief conversation with Mike Wikie at the stand.The conversation was very informative felt more like I was in a science class.For readers that aren’t familiar with Oak Street Boot Makers; Oak Street Boot and shoes are made from Horween Chromexcel leather.Oak Street Boot Boot makers have made the word Chromexcel a household name.Mike and I were talking about how a couple years ago the word Chromexcel was a word only heard from leather enthusiasts. Chromexcel is the holy grail in the leather world. This type of leather comes from adult cowhide from a tannery in Chicago, Illinois. The process that Chromexcel goes through is amazing, it undergoes 89 separate processes taking 28 days and utilizing all five floors of the Horween facility in Chicago. Food-grade beef tallow, cosmetic-grade beeswax, marine oil, chrome salts, tree bark extracts and naturally occurring pigments are combined.
     It was hard to decide what my favorite was. The beef roll penny loafer had me in amazement.I love seeing penny loafers with beefroll on the side. Mike and I agree that the beef roll makes the penny loafer look more balance by giving it a wider appearance on the sides. We also agree with the popularity of the penny loafer with women, the beefroll gives it more masculine appearance.My second favorite pic was the trail oxfords.I simply love the design of shoe its perfect.Whats better than a moc that is Horween® Chromexcel® leather with hand-stitched moccasin construction and to top it off with a camp sole. The Brown Hunt Boot is totally badass and rad.I fell in love with this boot great height, Chromexcel leather,rawhide laces and a Vibram sole.It doesn’t get any better, great alternative to a red wing.
    Finally, paying a visit to Oak Street Boot Makers was definitely worthwhile. I had the opportunity to speak with a knowledgeable representative that really likes what he was doing. I went by to ask some questions and got a lecture (very rad). If you are looking for long lasting high quality shoes, then here's my approval. Actually, if you hear Made in the U.S.A., Horween, Vibram and handcrafted in the same sentence ...just buy it.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Throw Back Prep Thursdays: Moncler


My Throwback Prep PicThursday will be Moncler. Moncler isn't a preppy brand, since it doesn't have a British background. However, the brand is popular with the wealthy and it's seen a lot in Upper Manhattan. The brand has been around for 60 years. It was established in 1952 by René Ramillon, who liked the outdoors. The name Moncler is actually a shorter name for the Monestier-de-Clermont, which is an alpine town in France.