J. Crew is partnering with other brands for their In Good Company Collection which they describe as, “our gallery of brand partnerships–a meticulously curated collection based on quality, craftsmanship and, of course, cool factor.”
The Preppy Post Grad’s Favorite Piece From Each Brand:
I think that there is something very sexy about a crisp white Oxford. A classic wardrobe staple.
Very Audrey Hepburn. Wear it with the aforementioned button down, heels, or ballet flats (don't forget your pearls).
Perfect for setting sail. See We Hear it's Smooth Sailing Ahead post.
Preppy sexy. Perfect with bedhead and pearls. Plus a leather jacket is a closet essential.
An iconic preppy brand. "Barbour. Established 1894. A global brand offering a complete wardrobe of beautifully-made, classically-designed, functional clothing from wax jackets, quilts to shirts, tees and knitwear. A British brand to the core."
Love this case. It looks like a book and is inconspicuous to potential pickpockets. Preppy perk: you can get it monogrammed!
"A stunning new style from the legendary maker of the original rain trench." The coats have been made the same way for over 200 years. Preps love tradition.
"Saint James has been spinning some of the world's finest knits out of their Normandy, France-based factory since 1850, but they're most famous for their sailor stripes (favored by style icons from Andy Warhol and Picasso to the iconic Karl Lagerfeld)." Pair this shirt with the Three Jane necklace and cuff mentioned in the We Hear It's Smooth Sailing Here On Out post for a perfectly preppy look.
Gives wedding prep a whole new meaning. "Jennifer Behr's exquisite couture creations have graced the crowns of brides and social butterflies everywhere--and revived the art of head dressing for a new generation of glamour girls. The birdcage veil was a signature of 1950 Parisian-chic wedding style and has since become an "It" accessory among today's fashion-savvy brides."
The Jean Shop:
"Handmade one at a time in the heart of NYC and crafted from exclusive Japanese selvedge that's woven on old-school narrow looms (it doesn't get more authentic than that)."
Sexy. See Sexy, Seductive, Sophia Loren post.
Necessary for sailing or yachting. A preppy classic now in pink! See We Hear it's Smooth Sailing From Hear on Out post.
Because whites are necessary for country clubs. Tretorn was, "established in 1891 and considered the first luxury sport shoe, Tretorn sneakers--synonymous with good taste and practicality--have been worn on and off tennis courts around the world."
Very Jackie O'
A timeless classic (pun intended) from an all-American brand.
"It's Iconic retro design, inspired by the lifestyle of the '50s and '60s, has been featured in countless motion pictures and, to this day, continues to be the eyewear of choice for top celebs and tastemakers."
The Laundress New York:
Show your cashmere some love.
"Handcrafted by Globe-Trotter, the British company whose expertly crafted luggage has been carried by royalty and other discerning customers since 1897. Globe-Trotter's distinctively luxurious (and incomparably beautiful) Centenary Collection is guaranteed to withstand the rigors of travel--or the weight of a one-ton elephant, whichever is worse--thanks to the strength of exceptionally lightweight Vulcan Fibre." If it is good enough for royalty it is good enough for me!
Cutler and Gross:
Embraced by international fashion icons such as Madonna and Sir Elton John. "Cutler and Gross celebrates the individual rather than the label, a philosophy which has enabled the brand to be both internationally chic and discerningly underground"
Comme des Garcons:
Nautical. This shirt would look great with the Three Jane accessories in the We Hear it's Smooth Sailing From Here on Out post.
Poppy King for J.Crew Lipstick:
I met Poppy King at an event at Henri Bendels and she is really nice! Parisian-chic.
The name for the color is spiked punch. This pink color will brighten your day. Made by a mother-daughter duo using an ultra-long lasting formula.
Edith A. Miller:
The brand was born when the founders showed up to the same "summertime soiree" wearing the same almost impossible to find striped tee. They approached the mill and asked them to make womenswear and the rest is history.
Great color. Great title, "Thoughts I Had and Couldn't Remember."