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  • Men's Polo Shirts - Buy One, Get One FREE

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    For a limited time, buy one Men's Polo Shirt and get one FREE!

    Our Men's Polo Shirt collection includes long and short-sleeve options in a variety of colors, perfect for completing that classic, preppy look.

    No coupon is necessary and this sale can be combined with other promotional offers.

    Quantities and sizes are limited - Order now to take advantage of this amazing offer!

  • Prep School: Intro to Preppy Style

    So you have decided to change your style this year and go for the “preppy” look. The fashion you were sporting last year is played out, and you want a new look that matches your upwardly-mobile attitude. Are you sure you know what you are looking for?  Let's go to prep school and find out.

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    What is “preppy” anyway? The term conjures images of Ivy League students, games of polo or cricket, or hanging out at the golf or yacht club.

    Dictionary.com defines “preppy” as either “1. a person who is a student at or a graduate of a preparatory school or 2. a person who favors or is viewed as favoring clothing style or behavior associated with traditional preparatory schools.” (Source: Dictionary.com)

    Maybe you are not rich, not going to an Ivy League school and do not own a yacht, but you feel the style reflects your attitude.  Zero in on the key elements of this preppy style and select some that match your own.

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    Preppy style invokes words like clean, classic, fresh, and educated. A quick search delivers images of clothing made of materials like tweed, seersucker, madras, corduroy and of course khaki. The color styles vary, but it is safe to stick with the classics like grey, beige, white, navy and more recently, pastels.

    Starting at the feet, boat shoes or penny loafers are the quintessential preppy shoe.  Go with the boat shoe – socks are optional and this shoe works for men or women.

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    Working upward, beige khaki or navy blue slacks, corduroy slacks or smart looking jeans are standard for men. More options come into play with men’s shorts, like blue seersucker, checkered madras or more simple cotton twill shorts. Traditionally, preppy women wear skirts or dresses, often pleated, but for sportier events don slacks or something casual like a madras skirt.

    Preppy shirts are pretty easy. A classic button-down shirt, white, pastel or checkered, or a polo shirt will suffice for men or women. While talking torso coverings, you can’t forget the sweater, particularly in the fall or winter. Wool, cardigan and the legendary cashmere sweaters for women are part and parcel to the prep look.

    Casual jackets are a common accoutrement to this style, with seersucker and tweed as the preppy front runners.  Add sunglasses, a tie and maybe a cigar to show off your newly adopted preppy look and successful attitude.  Remember, preppy is as much about the attitude as it is the clothes.

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  • Timeless and Versatile - The Cable Knit Tennis Sweater

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    Written by:  Carrie of Carrie On Blogs

    One of my favorite things to do is to spend time in my closet coming up with new outfits. I really enjoy making pieces more or less casual. When I got this perfectly classic sweater I decided I wanted to try and make it a little more casual. Pairing the sweater with some riding boots, jeans, and cute necklaces did just that! Everyone needs timeless pieces that are suitable for every occasion. The Cable Knit Tennis Sweater is the perfect sweater for year-round wear. Whether you dress it up or dress it down this sweater always looks amazing.

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    Carrie is a young Texas blogger with a passion and eye for all things fashion and make-up.  Her personal clothing preferences lean toward preppy with a dash of boho and we encourage you to take a peek into her life and style here.

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  • Beyond our Shores: Wintertime in Annapolis

    Written by Jenn Specketer

    Guest blogger, Jenn Specketer, writes on topics such as beauty, style, food and travel in her unique blog, Jenn Inspired. Driven to write as a creative outlet and means of expressing her life, Jenn's blog can accurately be described as a "lifestyle diary," offering inspiration and authenticity. 

    annapolis-beyond-our-shores-jenn-inspired-1 Located on the Severn River, adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay, you will find Annapolis, Maryland,  a town that revolves around its rich, maritime traditions and culture. With its colonial architecture, cobblestone streets and world-class water activities, Annapolis (fondly called “America’s Sailing Capital”), is a quaint and charming harbor town full of activities for the young and old alike. Better known as a spring and summer travel destination, one might not think of visiting this town during the winter months. But after stopping through this past weekend, I can attest it’s a town for all seasons by both sea and by land. The tourists are at a minimum, allowing you to experience the town as a local with ample opportunity to strike up a conversation with shop owners and get the scoop on wintertime in Annapolis.

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  • Nautical Style: Decorating With Porthole Mirrors

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    There are many ways to incorporate the timeless nautical style into your home decor and porthole mirrors are a fun way to bring a touch of that seafaring life into any home. Continue reading

  • The next time this will happen is 2026...

    CHANGE YOUR LUCK THIS FRIDAY THE 13th (1)
    It's Friday the 13th. Tomorrow is Valentine's Day. Although this happened just 6 years ago in 2009, it won't happen again until 2026. Straight from the never-wrong Wikipedia (but really, I'm pretty sure it's right in this case), I read that the next Friday the 13th in February won't be until 2026.

    In honor of such a rare occurrence, and to help change that "bad luck" aura surrounding Friday the 13th, we're celebrating by offer $13 off all orders over $30. Just enter the code LUCKY13 on the shopping cart page to apply your discount. Cannot be combined with any other coupons.

    Code is valid today and tomorrow (2/13-2/14/15) but won't be valid again until 2/13-2/14/26. That's a really long time to wait.

  • Introducing Nautical Style In Your Home

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    Nautical home decor has been around since the beginning of the seafaring world. However, as with all things, it has changed and evolved over the years from being found exclusively in homes of sea captains and in coastal homes to be found in any city around the world. But with each trend and change, the true nautical style remains timeless.

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  • Meet the Maker: Tie-maker Behind New Product Twisted Fin Ties

    RollOfTiesFor our next post in our 'Meet the Maker' series we asked Bill Reitz a few questions to get to know the man behind our newest tie offering, Twisted Fin Ties. Twisted Fin uses only the finest materials to create premium quality printed twill silk ties with a double wool blend liner. All their designs are created by Bill himself, from the drawing of the golfer to the sailboat to the signature Twisted Fin dolphin. You may be surprised that this tie-wearing guy also loves his toes in the sand...but who doesn't?

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  • Introducing The Upper Deck: A new club for our best "sailors"

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    We're excited to announce a new club exclusively for our very best "sailors." We won't share exactly what's required to get in the club, but we've sent out emails to the select few that met our criteria for joining The Upper Deck.

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  • YourTypicalPrep's Style Guide featuring our Cable Knit Tennis Sweater

    Cable Knit Sweater Style GuideToday we have a guest post from blogger Caitlin Cooper of YourTypicalPrep. Caitlin recently tried our Cable Knit Tennis Sweater and loved it. Here's what she had to say: Continue reading

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