There is this pomp and circumstance about a benchmade tassel loafer that distinctly says, "I care." Perhaps it's the ornamented aura they induce when you slip them on; or the Goodyear-welted construction and double leather sole; or the full calfskin lining for comfort and longevity (because let’s face it, we’ll rarely be wearing socks). Maybe it's the fact that they're crafted with Chicago's Horween cordovan (arguably the best cordovan in the world today); or that they're kept on a shoe form far longer than today’s standard; or it could easily be the over 200 separate operations spanning eight weeks...Read More
"Having the right pet is as important as having the right polo shirt...it is allowed to contradict in its behavior every established rule and value of the prep household."
Lisa Birnbach, The Official Preppy Handbook
Wonderfully good-natured, golden retrievers can always be praised for bringing the neighbor's newspapers to the breakfast table undamaged and scolded for digging huge holes in the rose garden.
There is a certain cachet about Palm Beach. It’s not just another preppy beach town. It’s the prep resort cradle of life. After all, “Lillys” were birthed here some 50 years ago and the island hasn’t slowed fostering fashion designers since.
Eighteen months ago, island decorator Carolyn Roy joined Connecticut based artist Elise Francesca to launch Francesca Joy Palm Beach, a collection of colorful hand-painted tote bags, chemises, pillows, and table linens. The spontaneous and colorful collection is inspired by Francesca’s fine art paintings and Roy’s interior design work. Their Palm Beach base certainly informs the lush, coastal finish in the colors and designs. Each piece is individually hand-painted and made in the U.S.A.
What we love: go-to-hell pants, vintage Omega tank watch w/ribbon band, monogram, Edward Green penny loafers.
What we love: Lilly Pulitzer maxi dress.
What we love: this is one of our spring/summer uniforms. As for most men, it's grounded in navy and then broken up with a linen/silk/wool (approx 6% so it's still breathable and light) herringbone jacket and double monk straps. Fred often shoots for triple/triple depth on top—pairing three different patterns with three different textures. Here, it's linen/silk herringbone with cotton bengal stripe with dotted silk.