"A nickname is a gift. Whether given deliberately by the family or unintentionally by a peer, it bespeaks a certain In-ness and inaccessibility to outsiders. It's like being tapped for a secret society, minus the degrading rituals. It's tangible proof that you've gained entrance into an exclusive camaraderie."
—Lisa Birnbach, The Official Preppy Handbook
Photographed in Newport, RI
Noteworthy: nickname (Biff: from any part of name beginning with "B." Blackwell, Burnham, Bartholomew. Biff lives on the tennis court), white bucks, madras jacket, cuffed chino.
While Cooper and I were running around the International Tennis Hall of Fame after Agassi's induction, we both rubbernecked as we passed this gentleman. Specifically, what caught my eye was the ease about which he wore his clothes (i.e. everything wasn't perfect)—and yeah, the madras jumped out at me too. Eighteen seconds later he came up and introduced himself as a regular reader of Unabashedly Prep. I was surprised, yet, at the same time I wasn't.