• Bastian of Prep

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    One of my favorite collections to date is Michael Bastian’s 2007 Summer line. His offering embodies 1970s New England preppy–when preppy meant elegant, hard working clothes that lasted decades, not a season. Which explains why Jaws served as Bastian’s inspiration. The Nantucket red tuxedo pants, the cut-off chino shorts and the Adidas slides–it’s all here. The devil is in the details. Striped polo shirts fit snugly; blazers are cut narrow; and slim button-downs harbor concealed shoulder vents so you can actually move your arms.

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    “The key to the American look is that it’s very unstudied: It seems like you’ve spent no time at all getting yourself together, even if you have. You look very offhand and not precious at all.”    –Michael Bastian

    Aug 31, 2009 | Permalink (4) Total Comments

    preppstedreamin left a comment on 9/16/2014 at 3:11 PM:

    This is so good. M.Bastian is one of the leading in prep essentials.

    Tim O'Connor left a comment on 4/17/2014 at 7:38 PM:

    Great Blog…luv this stuff!

    Lee Anne Jackson left a comment on 9/1/2009 at 1:54 PM:

    Mr. Castleberry,

    As a Southern lady and your long-time friend, I have to say, not only are you fashionable, but you have manners and etiquette missing in the gentlemen of this era. Congratulations on the launch of the website. Everything about it, from the font, to the photography, to the grammar and verbage, is truly fabulous and trés chic!

    Best wishes,

    Miss L.A.

    wrecklessgirl left a comment on 9/1/2009 at 1:52 AM:

    seriously, though. i love it too. i love all of this. what a fabulous blog. bravo.