Wednesday, August 27, 2008

the upper crest

One of my favorite aspects of fashion is the nostalgia it evokes. Big round sunglasses will always be Jackie O. Platinum hair will always be Marilyn. One glove will always belong to Michael Jackson. Diamonds will always be Liz Taylor's friends. And Zsa Zsa's.

This is the year of the prep. For men, great repp stripe ties in your favorite school colors are the perfect way to evoke some nostalgia in your everyday wares. While a crest used to be reserved only for well heeled families, stuffy aristocrats, and a select group of educational institutions, now a crest also can evoke a rye sense of humor, almost a little tongue-in-cheek sarcasm from the playboy type of the 70s. Beautiful crests and insignias accentuate outerwear, oxfords, polos, and ties. Designers like Ralph Lauren, Nicholas Ghesquière for Balenciaga, Moncler, and even Nike are embellishing their creations with crests.

So join the upper crest. Think style without being stuffy. Think exciting without being overly expensive. Think aspiring and not annoying. Just don't think too hard. The upper crest is founded with an air of confidence and nonchalance.

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