passmethewings asked: Okay. I'm a born again Prep, and slowly building up a new wardrobe as I generally settle into Prepdom. However, all I've been purchasing are chinos, polos, shirts. I am moving to England in a few months so I've stopped myself from purchasing too much summer clothes (plus its cheaper over there). What do you think is the next staple purchase for a preppy wardrobe?
Spencer, Spencer —
Nothing is cheaper in England these days, I don’t think — unless you are a British subject and want healthcare. Otherwise, buying on sale is the way to go — here or there. (Sales are going on now!) I’d buy a piece of Barbour outerwear if I were you… believe they are available at outlets on both sides of the pond. Also, beautifully tailored cotton shirts, shetland or merino wool sweaters, and tweeds. I recommend vintage shops in US and even some “charity shops” in U.K. You don’t need a ton — everything gets broken in when you wear them frequently.