As most of you know, the term “preppy” isn’t just an adjective to describe me or my style – it’s more of a LIFEstyle – something I have always been attracted to. Spending summers on Eastern Long Island, prepdom was well-displayed and moreover, the casual luxury style ran rampant in my upbringing. With the commencement of summer mere days away, I wanted to kick off my favorite season with one of my favorite menswear designers who shares the same vision, Scott Barber; the head of a lifestyle brand that prides itself on creating a well-styled life for those who don its threads.
I teamed up with the Scott Barber crew and sported some new gear for summer that I instantly fell in love with – from the color palette to the fabric, the pieces were light, comfortable, and showcased a distinct look that oozed pride and fearlessness – but not to the point of coming across as stuffy.
I decided to go with the Blue, Lavender, Coral, Lime, and White shirt, which to me SCREAMS summer – perfect for a day on the yacht in the Hamptons or a casual barbecue in the Hollywood Hills. What was important to me though, was the comfort and fit of the garment. Everyone can wear luxurious clothing, but if the fit isn’t right, or it’s uncomfortable, you’re not going to look natural in what you’re wearing. Scott Barber gets both of them right.
And when the nautical winds start blowing, or the temperature in the Hills starts dropping, all you gotta do is throw a casual sweater over your shirt (or give it to your date, if you’re feeling extra-gentlemanly – they’ll thank you, I promise). I went with the Marina Blue v-neck, AND not just because it had the word “marina” in it! You guys think you know me soooo well. It’s one of the softest sweaters I own and both it and the shirt are 100% cotton, machine washable (for those of you like myself that can’t be bothered with dry cleaners), and are single needle tailored to create a custom fit that had me beaming with confidence.
Pair the nautical look with some white shorts, or maybe khakis, and you’ll be one your way to a life well-styled, just like Scott Barber (and I!) recommend!
Are you even more excited for summer now? Grab these items and more over at Scott Barber Apparel and pick the items that work best for you! And have a great Memorial Day Weekend!