PREPS ARE NOT NORMAL. THEY ARE CLASSIC & TIMELESS

Ask me anything   I have been lucky to live and survive a very diverse life after 46 years.
After 13 years of marriage I am deeply, madly in love with my wife.
I am a Prep to my core and have been since I was very young. Most people think I over dress, Since when is a Barefoot Sperry Topsiders, Khaki Shorts and Button Down with the sleeves rolled up overdressed for a neighborhood bar-be-que?
I prefer the Mountains over the Beach, but Love the Ocean.
My three boys are the apple of my eye and as I enter mid life I realized all that I work for is not about me but to give my boys every possible opportunity they wish to explore.

There is a quote; "Funny how some others live it up while others just survive"

I hope you find a glimpse of a wide array of Life, Love and Living in the modest blog of mine.

FEEL FREE TO ASK ANYTHING YOU WANT!

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    The Calendar says August 30 but it was a little bit colder than we thought in the Shenandoah Valley last night. Time to break out the Dale of Norway and cozy up with Kelly.

    The Calendar says August 30 but it was a little bit colder than we thought in the Shenandoah Valley last night. Time to break out the Dale of Norway and cozy up with Kelly.

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    Anonymous asked: Love your blog! What would you say are essential must-haves for any prep & what stores or websites are your favorite places to shop?


    Answer:

    THANK YOU! I would love to say the same about your blog, but I am only left guessing. :”>)

    What are the “must haves”? Well, if you are starting from complete scratch, then basic that look good 60 years ago and still look great today.

    Topsiders (boat shoes), Penny Loafers, Bean Boots, Chinos and shorts, Tan & Blue (embroidered symbols of the “good life”), Oxford Shirts, Broad Cloth Blue and White, Cable Knit Sweaters; Crew, V or Turtleneck in Cotton, Wool or Cashmere. Argyle, weather it is socks, sweaters (vest). A classic blue blazer, tweed sport coat. And I would say save up and get a high end Classic Navy Suit. I paid $1,000 over 20 years ago and still to this day, people make comments about how good it looks. But you can find amazing suits for under $500.

    For women, same blue blazer, but a classic black dress, classic cashmere items (every woman deserves cashmere)  and sun dress is worth the investment. But like “Jake from State Farm” I too am a guy, so what do I know, expect what turns my head? Especially when Kelly wears it.

    This is not the end all be all list but it is a start. Check back in my Tumblr and you see a few pictures of my closet, fully stocked :”>)

    Brands: Barbour, Brooks Brothers, RL Polo, Vineyard Vines, J Crew, LL Bean, Dale of Norway, UGGs but not the basic boot you see everywhere, they make so many different styles and I believe a lot of people over look Lands End. I have also just found (in the past few years) the Fraternity Collection, Southern Proper, J Riley and KJP. 

    I shop the Web constantly and (you might laugh) but; EBAY- You can set emails to be automatically send you a notice if something you are after comes up for sale), 6PM.com is an awesome site. 

    Nordstrom, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor; their house brands are of good quality and the Stores of the Brands I mentioned, on-line and in person.

    But keep an eye out for the end of season sales, I picked up a $425 Cashmere Cable Crew Neck on sale for less than $65 in April five years ago, and guess what? :”>O..  It still looks awesome today!

    I hope this helps and I am happy to help out in any way!

    All the best, Matt

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    askdlq:

Layer upon layer upon layer

    askdlq:

    Layer upon layer upon layer

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    oh, when will Fall get here

    oh, when will Fall get here

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    #cashmere  #preppy  #turtleneck 
    Summer Memories and Happy Times for the Vollmers Boys.

    Summer Memories and Happy Times for the Vollmers Boys.

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    Well, I guess one of the great questions of our time has now been conclusively answered.

    Well, I guess one of the great questions of our time has now been conclusively answered.

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    "Happy Birthday - Your in for quite a ride to come, enjoy the day, soak up the sun, take it all in and THRIVE."
    MMCV - A wish for those who are about to blast onto the scene.
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    #happy birthday  #prep  #preppy  #classic  #word of wisdom 
    OOTD for one of the final barbecues of the summer season.

    OOTD for one of the final barbecues of the summer season.

    — 1 week ago
    muffyaldrich:

Best Preppy Stadium Blanket? Scottish Tartan Throws,

    muffyaldrich:

    Best Preppy Stadium Blanket? Scottish Tartan Throws,

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