Friday, October 14, 2011
Book Review - Preppy: Cultivating Ivy Style - by Richard
This week, I received my copy of Preppy: Cultivating Ivy Style in the mail from Amazon. My initial reaction was that I loved the cover (Brooks Brothers blazer, hoping they might revive this style from their archives), and the photos on the inside cover were delightlful. The rest of the book was filled with images that I had seen before, but there were a few that I had not. I enjoyed reading the books depiction of today's preppy, and the authors discussion about designers like Mark McNairy and Michael Bastian. Overall, the book is filled with many photographs and very little dialogue. Officiailly, I give it 2 1/2 stars.
I will add, that the blogging community has been a little rough on this book. However, I remind the bloggers that we do research for these kind of pictures, etc. and it is going to be difficult to show us something we have not already seen or read before. On the other hand, the title would be useful in the hands of a young teenager trying to find their style.