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#1 2015-11-06 12:28:40

Bop
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The Late 70s Prep Checklist

Staaaaaaaaan!?

Can you drop some knowledge on all the kit? I feel like there could be a shopping list coming on. I know we went over trainers before but a recap could be nice.

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#2 2015-11-06 13:54:49

stanshall
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Re: The Late 70s Prep Checklist

Bop wrote:

Staaaaaaaaan!?

Can you drop some knowledge on all the kit? I feel like there could be a shopping list coming on. I know we went over trainers before but a recap could be nice.

Could a mod movevthis into TI please...I gone messed up

it will be my plowed pressure to make a list Bop ....  I'll wait just a bit until the thread is moved into TI ....

soon come


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#3 2015-11-07 01:54:43

Bop
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Re: The Late 70s Prep Checklist

http://img05.shop-pro.jp/PA01110/185/product/78774664_o1.jpg?20140806114956

Im enjoying this look on the left

 

#4 2015-11-07 01:59:01

4F Hepcat
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Re: The Late 70s Prep Checklist

^Aye, a cross between American Werewolf In London and what Ted Bundy was wearing at his first trial.


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#5 2015-11-07 02:00:25

Bop
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Re: The Late 70s Prep Checklist

Draw the line here mind..


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#6 2015-11-07 02:19:34

Oliver
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Re: The Late 70s Prep Checklist

How's about some old 'nam era army surplus? Something like this with crumpled oxford cloth button down, Woody Allen hairdo, loose cut chinos and blucher moccasins or pro-keds...

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/VwEAAOSwNSxVQEhG/s-l1600.jpg

 

#7 2015-11-07 04:26:44

Chief Brody
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Re: The Late 70s Prep Checklist

Whoah Nelly!

Just skimmed through Take 8 Ivy...slim pickings indeed. There's a dude in Dungarees about half way through... Not good. No sir.

 

#8 2015-11-07 07:22:39

chuck power
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Re: The Late 70s Prep Checklist

Chief Brody wrote:

Whoah Nelly!

Just skimmed through Take 8 Ivy...slim pickings indeed. There's a dude in Dungarees about half way through... Not good. No sir.

Of course, not remotely ivy .... but I've long been considering a pair of dungarees .... hmm - probably, just to wear around the Chuck Power homestead - I think I owe it to my inner Tom Joad ...... smile


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#9 2015-11-07 08:18:16

stanshall
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Re: The Late 70s Prep Checklist

L. L. Bean, Orvis, Eddie Bauer, Lands' End, Gokeys, Talbot's -

down vests
Norwegian sweaters
L. L. Bean chamois shirts
gray marled ragg sweaters
Sperry Top-Siders
blucher mocs
camp mocs
Levi's straight cords
khaki chinos, washed-out
wide-wale cords, washed heavily, on the short side
Brooks Brothers ocbds
Brooks Brothers fun shirts in multicolored stripes
Bean mountain anoraks
60/40 parkas in various colors
Tretorn Nylites
Jack Purcells
Sperry canvas deck sneakers
Adidas Country, Stan Smith, Rod Laver
Boast or Lacoste longtail polo shirts, occasionally Fred Perry which was carried at the Co-Op
N*ike white canvas tennis sneakers with toe bumper
Timberland boots
Shetland crewneck sweaters including Shaggy Dogs and extra points for patchwork Shaggy Dog in various shades of blue
Bean brown canvas duffel bags
Ray-Ban aviators
Vuarnet skiing sunglasses (Lynx models)
sweatshirts: crew; hoodie pullover; zip hoodies
early fleece jackets, pre-Patagonia, e.g. Chuck Roast from New Hampshire
Brooks lambswool or cashmere v-neck sweaters
custom printed t-shirts commemorating regatta, tournament, ski weekend, drinking championship, etc.
Bean ranger oxford
t-shirts and sweats from other schools you've played or visited or have a girlfriend at
Brooksflannel viyella shirts in tattersalls
Bean Woodsman's pants of heavy gray wool with faint large red overcheck
Bean boots and Maine Hunting Shoes, lace-ups, pull-on loungers, and buckled models too
NY Yankees caps
Foot-Joy squash shoes in white mesh with gray suede and tan rubber soles, low-cut or extra-preppy high-top
squash racquets
Volvos and Saabs
Clarks Wallabees
rugby shirts from the socce*r locker or serious sporting goods shop not the mall
Icelandic sweater from Antartex Shop
Bean corduroy weekend jacket (G9-style)
Bean sheepskin driver's seat cover for the car
Bean "Peruvian"-type knit ski hat
Bean field watch, regular strap it came with
one blue blazer left over from high school, never to be worn, lives at bottom of pile of clothes in dorm closet and cannot be unrumpled
one tweed sport coat, either hand-me-down, thrift or from a proper shop
couple of rumpled repp ties
ragg socks only on coldest days
good-quality old-school hiking boots
straw hat from islands worn with tan first week after spring break
walk shorts in September, April and May

Last edited by stanshall (2015-11-07 08:57:56)


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#10 2015-11-07 08:24:02

stanshall
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Re: The Late 70s Prep Checklist

Oliver wrote:

How's about some old 'nam era army surplus? Something like this with crumpled oxford cloth button down, Woody Allen hairdo, loose cut chinos and blucher moccasins or pro-keds...

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/VwEAAOSwN … -l1600.jpg

you know I love ya Ollie but the prep did not truck with the military surplus type jacket at all, not even a little, or the Woody 'do, or the Pro-Keds ... no ....

the military jackets were strictly for the disaffected hippie types and were warning signs of trouble ahead

however the crumpled ocbd, loose-cut chinos and blucher moccasins were absolutely de rigueur

Last edited by stanshall (2015-11-07 17:30:32)


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#11 2015-11-07 08:49:46

farrago
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Re: The Late 70s Prep Checklist

Damn, fine list, Stan.

I may be casting a broad net, but those students who wore military jackets typically never served and were the least likely to adapt to any sort of discipline, military or otherwise.

 

#12 2015-11-07 09:25:36

Chief Brody
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Re: The Late 70s Prep Checklist

stanshall wrote:

L. L. Bean, Orvis, Eddie Bauer, Lands' End, Gokeys, Talbot's -

down vests
Norwegian sweaters
L. L. Bean chamois shirts
gray marled ragg sweaters
Sperry Top-Siders
blucher mocs
camp mocs
Levi's straight cords
khaki chinos, washed-out
wide-wale cords, washed heavily, on the short side
Brooks Brothers ocbds
Brooks Brothers fun shirts in multicolored stripes
Bean mountain anoraks
60/40 parkas in various colors
Tretorn Nylites
Jack Purcells
Sperry canvas deck sneakers
Adidas Country, Stan Smith, Rod Laver
Boast or Lacoste longtail polo shirts, occasionally Fred Perry which was carried at the Co-Op
N*ike white canvas tennis sneakers with toe bumper
Timberland boots
Shetland crewneck sweaters including Shaggy Dogs and extra points for patchwork Shaggy Dog in various shades of blue
Bean brown canvas duffel bags
Ray-Ban aviators
Vuarnet skiing sunglasses (Lynx models)
sweatshirts: crew; hoodie pullover; zip hoodies
early fleece jackets, pre-Patagonia, e.g. Chuck Roast from New Hampshire
Brooks lambswool or cashmere v-neck sweaters
custom printed t-shirts commemorating regatta, tournament, ski weekend, drinking championship, etc.
Bean ranger oxford
t-shirts and sweats from other schools you've played or visited or have a girlfriend at
Brooksflannel viyella shirts in tattersalls
Bean Woodsman's pants of heavy gray wool with faint large red overcheck
Bean boots and Maine Hunting Shoes, lace-ups, pull-on loungers, and buckled models too
NY Yankees caps
Foot-Joy squash shoes in white mesh with gray suede and tan rubber soles, low-cut or extra-preppy high-top
squash racquets
Volvos and Saabs
Clarks Wallabees
rugby shirts from the socce*r locker or serious sporting goods shop not the mall
Icelandic sweater from Antartex Shop
Bean corduroy weekend jacket (G9-style)
Bean sheepskin driver's seat cover for the car
Bean "Peruvian"-type knit ski hat
Bean field watch, regular strap it came with
one blue blazer left over from high school, never to be worn, lives at bottom of pile of clothes in dorm closet and cannot be unrumpled
one tweed sport coat, either hand-me-down, thrift or from a proper shop
couple of rumpled repp ties
ragg socks only on coldest days
good-quality old-school hiking boots
straw hat from islands worn with tan first week after spring break
walk shorts in September, April and May

Vuarnets! Sick shades!

 

#13 2015-11-07 09:44:12

oxford cloth button down
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Re: The Late 70s Prep Checklist

Stanshall - Your inbox is full!

 

#14 2015-11-07 09:47:28

stanshall
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Re: The Late 70s Prep Checklist

Oxy and all: please PM me at either stanshall2 or stanley s. hall


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#15 2015-11-07 10:00:10

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Re: The Late 70s Prep Checklist

>wide-wale cords, washed heavily, on the short side

I unabashedly love these.


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#16 2015-11-07 10:31:42

stanshall
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Re: The Late 70s Prep Checklist

/\  word ... I still have a stack of these and a bunch of them fit ... now the prevailing wisdom would be that these might have cuffs a la the drawing in the OPH but in practice every bit of pants legs would have to be used because the pants would shrink with every wash at the same time you were still getting taller ... the cuffs would have been let out a long time ago
and there would be nothing left to let out anywhere on the pants .... only then did they reach the apotheosis of the look


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#17 2015-11-07 10:47:03

rmpmcdermott
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Re: The Late 70s Prep Checklist

stanshall wrote:

/\  word ... I still have a stack of these and a bunch of them fit ... now the prevailing wisdom would be that these might have cuffs a la the drawing in the OPH but in practice every bit of pants legs would have to be used because the pants would shrink with every wash at the same time you were still getting taller ... the cuffs would have been let out a long time ago
and there would be nothing left to let out anywhere on the pants .... only then did they reach the apotheosis of the look

It's a very fine line between ivy-style beat up cords and neo-hippie/hacky-sack/hemp-necklace beat up cords.


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#18 2015-11-07 11:45:07

stanshall
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Re: The Late 70s Prep Checklist

rmpmcdermott wrote:

stanshall wrote:

/\  word ... I still have a stack of these and a bunch of them fit ... now the prevailing wisdom would be that these might have cuffs a la the drawing in the OPH but in practice every bit of pants legs would have to be used because the pants would shrink with every wash at the same time you were still getting taller ... the cuffs would have been let out a long time ago
and there would be nothing left to let out anywhere on the pants .... only then did they reach the apotheosis of the look

It's a very fine line between ivy-style beat up cords and neo-hippie/hacky-sack/hemp-necklace beat up cords.

none of that hacky sack and hemp that I was aware of in '79 ... but there were plenty of hardcore preppy Deadheads with moderately long hair ... cheers guys!

New Haven Coliseum, Hartford Civic Center, Boston Garden, Nassau Coliseum, and on and on

now by the time of the mid-'80s the hippie kids started coming up with some real baggy hippie cords but those were not part of the '79 vibe ... neither were white dreads, tattoos, piercings etc. 

what did we do for sports fun instead of hacky-sack?  squash, tennis, wiffle ball, frisbee, touch football, slamming small glasses of beer in a split-second

because the drinking age was 18 y'all


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#19 2015-11-07 11:50:56

rmpmcdermott
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From: Washington, D.C.
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Re: The Late 70s Prep Checklist

stanshall wrote:

rmpmcdermott wrote:

stanshall wrote:

/\  word ... I still have a stack of these and a bunch of them fit ... now the prevailing wisdom would be that these might have cuffs a la the drawing in the OPH but in practice every bit of pants legs would have to be used because the pants would shrink with every wash at the same time you were still getting taller ... the cuffs would have been let out a long time ago
and there would be nothing left to let out anywhere on the pants .... only then did they reach the apotheosis of the look

It's a very fine line between ivy-style beat up cords and neo-hippie/hacky-sack/hemp-necklace beat up cords.

none of that hacky sack and hemp that I was aware of in '79 ... but there were plenty of hardcore preppy Deadheads with moderately long hair ... cheers guys!

New Haven Coliseum, Hartford Civic Center, Boston Garden, Nassau Coliseum, and on and on

now by the time of the mid-'80s the hippie kids started coming up with some real baggy hippie cords but those were not part of the '79 vibe ... neither were white dreads, tattoos, piercings etc. 

what did we do for sports fun instead of hacky-sack?  squash, tennis, wiffle ball, frisbee, touch football, slamming small glasses of beer in a split-second

because the drinking age was 18 y'all

Oh yeah, when I was talking about the fine line I was referring to someone sporting the beaten ivy cord look these days, especially on a college campus.


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#20 2015-11-07 11:55:59

Bop
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Re: The Late 70s Prep Checklist

Thank you stan... the ebay quest begins in earnest...all i did was buy a puffa with a yoke and now im hooked

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#21 2015-11-07 13:34:26

stanshall
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Re: The Late 70s Prep Checklist

you're welcome Bop, my pleasure ....

a very good prep touch is to have cloth nametags sewn, at home, into nearly everything you own, including your point blankets ....

some more good old stuff:

vintage-type backpack/bookbags of the Eastpak, Jansport, Kelty variety
point blankets/camp blankets from Bean, Hudson's Bay etc.
crew-type ringer tee with placket
Brooks polo shirts without logos
cotton summer sweaters from J. Press et al., both crewneck in various colors and the cable v-neck in natural cotton
wire-rimmed roundish glasses with cables
Red Wing 875s with wide-wale cords
anything cool your roommate had that you liked and eventually stole but were allowed to keep because dude owed you money anyway

just remember to exclude the Barbour, they weren't really being seen yet except on the most Anglophile of parents;
and the Filson was not around in the East yet;
Pendleton's collars at the time were huge and accordingly the late '70s Pendletons had a bad rap and they flopped at and were dropped by the Co-Op;
Woolrich was at the Co-Op but Bean was killing it on the ground with furious chamois action;
the number of Bean packages being called for at Yale Station, where formerly a kid in a blazer, white highwater jeans, Weejuns and Wayfarers had held court, was astonishing;
head-to-toe Bean was a rookie move;
the rugged preppy dudes didn't wear turtlenecks a lot but some of the etiolated ones did as part of their thing

nice memory: dean's Christmas parties in the dean's house with mulled wine and lots of candles, everybody in tweed or a flannel blazer for a night, even the reprobates
with a repp tie or one of Press's great English narrow wool smooth knit square-end ties with horizontal stripes, gray flannels, ocbd, and Weejuns or dirty bucks from Barrie

we had all the nice gear, both from family and bought on our own, it's just that sweatshirts, jeans and mocs were so comfortable and could be treated very casually and worn for long periods without laundering, which was a bane and something that was seen to at Thanksgiving, Christmas, spring break and the occasional weekend at a friend's house .....

Last edited by stanshall (2015-11-07 13:50:26)


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#22 2015-11-07 15:45:27

katon
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Re: The Late 70s Prep Checklist

farrago wrote:

Damn, fine list, Stan.

I may be casting a broad net, but those students who wore military jackets typically never served and were the least likely to adapt to any sort of discipline, military or otherwise.

Tom Wolfe's "Funky Chic" essay goes into this -- the "Late Army Surplus" look as he called it was an imagined statement of solidarity with working class folks, who were one of the traditional markets for military surplus way back when. I think Wolfe argued that it was really more of a fetish, as most working class folks preferred not to wear military surplus if they could afford to avoid it, and didn't usually dress like longshoremen on a hunting trip while doing stuff around town; that was all college kids. :-)

 

#23 2015-11-07 16:18:54

Armchaired
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Re: The Late 70s Prep Checklist

All from HTJ

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#24 2015-11-07 16:46:03

Tommy
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Re: The Late 70s Prep Checklist

Which one are you in Stan?

 

#25 2015-11-07 17:19:19

Patrick
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Re: The Late 70s Prep Checklist

In those days real military surplus was still available, so chances were that someone's chinos were very high rise -- skyscraper rise? -- and had a button fly.

This is what Bill Thomas of Bill's Khakis was after when he started. He was a year behind me at Denison University (I was class of 1984)

Speaking of Ohio -- don't forget Huntington shirts. There was an ad that always ran in The New Yorker, I think -- an intro offer, X number of oxfords for some ridiculous price, like $60.

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