-jadis asked: Dear Ms. Birnbach, I am currently writing a study proposal on the subject of Preppy style, namely "if the style of the American Preppy was influenced by the British Sloane Ranger or vice versa". Do you have background knowledge on this? Would you say this is a question to be investigated in or is it rubbish? Any comments and links would be gladly accepted. Thank you, Maike
I think this is a valid topic for a paper. The American Preppy predated the Sloane Ranger, but American style originated in England (in the 17th century). We cover some of this in True Prep, and I’m thinking of writing about preppy from a global perspective again.