In terms of fashion aesthetics, referencing preppy usually conjures up thoughts of intellectual dressing; speaking to that universal idea of private preparatory school uniforms. And truthfully, the style has never looked so smart. This fall, designers up the ante making men put some real thought into their approach to dressing. From quality tailoring to the finest of timepieces, every element is worth being carefully considered. Look to layered looks in rich berry shades and schoolboy plaids like this ensemble by Viktor & Rolf. And make sure to properly punctuate the look with a clever selection of accessories from never-miss favorites like Harry Winston, Dunhill and Valextra.
Viktor & Rolf
Suit from viktor & rolf monsieur f/w 2010 runway collection, price upon request; Available at www.viktor-rolf.com
Avenue Squared A2 men’s timepiece, 18k rose gold case, price upon request; Available at CH Premier California. 408-983-2688
Goatskin London notebook, $385; and dunhill Sidecar black resin pencil, $295; Both available at Alfred Dunhill, Madison Avenue, NY. 800.776.4053
Grained leather diplomatica briefcase, price upon request; Available at www.valextra.it
Vintage calfskin wingtip lace-up shoe, $885; Available at Brunello Cucinelli boutiques