Quote of the day: Maggie Bullock on J. Crew and the legacy of prep
“A man who confidently strolled into class or an office in well-scuffed bucks didn’t have to worry he’d be held back by some bourgeois triviality. He knew where he stood. So did everyone else.”
J. Crew chronicler Maggie Bullock, New Yorker
A fascinating explainer on J. Crew and the history of prep. New Yorker writer Hua Hsu reviews Bullock’s new book, deep-diving into the status signifiers of Brooks Bros, J Press and the rest, and their significance on society at large.
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: New Yorker
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25 March, 2023 @ 1:07 am
I can’t wait to read the article and book! Have you listened to Avery Truffelman’s “Articles of Interest” podcast? The most recent season called “American Ivy” talks about the origins of prep.
25 March, 2023 @ 1:41 am
Embarassingly I haven’t! It’s mentioned in the article!
9 April, 2023 @ 8:06 pm
Hi Jennifer, i just listened to the whole series last week. Wow, what a great history lesson! Thanks for the recommendation :)