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The Trend: Modern Prep

Men's preppy clothing.

Among America's many contributions to men's fashion, one of the most important is prep style. What began in the Ivy League and prep schools has evolved into a distinct look that all guys can embrace.

Men's preppy clothing.
  • Bold plaid and bolder colors: staples of the prep world. They'll make you stand out at the office (in a good way). Just tone them down with a neutral suit.
Preppy shorts for men.
  • Patterned shorts are a mainstay of East Coast style (and affectionately called "go to hell" shorts by many). For a modern look, they should hit at mid-thigh.
Men's preppy clothing.
  • A prep-school staple for generations, the newest navy blazers are updated with a trim fit for a more modern look.
  • The whole sockless thing is a classic prep move. Get no-show socks if you're not down with sole-on-sole contact.
Men's preppy clothing.
  • For a laid-back take on the trend, layer a bold plaid shirt over a graphic T-shirt.
  • Prepsters love pattern—and belts are no exception. Canvas insets on leather belts provide good contrast.

The Trend: Modern Prep

J Brand 'Tyler' Slim Fit Jeans (Raw Selvedge)
J Brand 'Tyler' Slim Fit Jeans (Raw Selvedge)Was: $196.00Now: $156.8020% OFF
BOSS HUGO BOSS 'Metero' Loafer (Men)
BOSS HUGO BOSS 'Metero' Loafer (Men)Was: $225.00Now: $180.0020% OFF
Allen Edmonds 'Patriot' Penny Loafer (Men)
Allen Edmonds 'Patriot' Penny Loafer (Men)Was: $385.00Now: $308.0020% OFF

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