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Somewhere between “You can never be overdressed or overeducated” of Oscar Wilde and “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance” of Gabriel Coco Chanel is the deepest root of preppy style. Preppy is not just a style, it is a way of life. Being preppy means to be polite, to have a great posture, to socialize, to play a preppy sport like horse riding, to take good care of yourself and of course to pay attention to school. School is important as it is the birthplace of preppy style in clothing. Being simple, fresh and clean are the key rules to preppy clothing, while minimal accessories and a natural still sport and classic hairstyle are the finishing touches for this style.
Preppy style though evolved and from a school attire went to everyone who could support it. Naturally, the need for preppy clothing led to the creation of many brands, such as Cremieux.
Cremieux was first launched in 1976 in St.Tropez by Daniel Cremieux. This boutique was in the beginning a place of imported goods like shirts, sweaters and ties from Britain. In Cremieux boutique you would find vivid and bright hues in the collection and it was one of the first boutiques at that time when France was dominated by dark colors in fashion. Vivid colored clothes were accompanied by European source apparel and bright accessories. Thus, the Cremieux brand was born.
Cremieux is a family business grounded on passion, details and uncompromising quality. Through years Cremieux built a global business with like-minded distributers and partners that share the same vision. In 2003 Stephan Cremieux took over the family business and brought a new modern still vintage aesthetic for their international consumer and this was the key to their success, answering the evolving needs of the their clients.
In 2009, Cremieux got the logo “Cremieux, 38” in memory of its founder (birth date of Daniel Cremieux) and his quote “there is no future without the past”.
Cremieux is still evolving its style but always embodies the youthful still sophisticated Saint- Tropez spirit. It is for sure a brand worthy to check out if you like preppy style, although I think that if you are into preppy style you already know this company and its sense.
Author: Xenofon Dritsoulas
This timeless style will make the perfect addition to jeans and a chunky knit during the day or chinos and a smart shirt in the evening. Get yours HERE.
Shirt stays are elastic straps that connect the bottom of a dress shirt to the socks. There are two main varieties: those that loop around the foot and those that clip onto the sock. All varieties have two clips at the top, one for the front and one for the back of the shirt. They are often used in military dress uniforms to prevent the shirt from untucking during the course of the day. However, many Law Enforcement, sports officials and professional business and sales people wear them.
They will prevent your shirt from riding up out of your trousers leaving you with a clean silhouette. Also this accessory will prevent your socks from falling down to reveal skin between sock and trouser, which is an old etiquette rule we like to endorse.
I recommend! I feel very comfortable in these Sharp&Dapper shirt stays and it’s a great way to look dapper. Available on www.sharpanddapper.com for only £15.
No outfit is complete without the right accessories. Accessories can change an outfit in ways you cannot imagine. Socks are of course accessories and can totally change an outfit and transform it from just-another-outfit to chic and fashion-forward. If you think so and love things to be properly done. If you are cultivated and there are no fashion faux pas. If there is no misplaced in trend setting and you have an effortless elegance, then you should try a visit to Mes Chaussettes Rouges either on their website or their Parisian shop at rue César Franck number 9.
Mes Chaussettes Rouges has a wide variety of the finest socks. They offer exclusive products from Gammarelli and Mazarin, that you probably already know. You can find knee-high socks for both men and women in cotton, wool, cashmere and silk. There is also a selection of skiing, hunting and horse riding socks. All of their products are very qualitative and fashionable, while remaining elegant and stylish.
Despite the fact that Mes Chaussettes Rouges already offer a lot with their quality and affordable prices, they offer more with their packaging. If you love to give gifts to others or even yourself then you are going to love them. Packaging is on another level with them. They ship worldwide and perfume their parcels with fragrances from renowned perfumers. Moreover, they put a hand-written note in each parcel and put special attention to the costumer relation. Last but not least, each parcel has a gift wrapping with a fabric bag, which you can multiply with some extra charge.
author: Xenofon Dritsoulas