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LIFE Archive | Prep School

Feb 18th, 2009 | Categories: Style | by Michael Williams

Another good classic find from the Life Archive. Good ole Ivy Style was on to these photos as well. More inspirational prep school goodness after the jump.











Comments: 16

16 Comments to “LIFE Archive | Prep School”

  1. nick
    on Feb 18th, 2009
    @ 2:20 PM

    Hotchkiss… the place that didn’t want me.

  2. AndyM
    on Feb 18th, 2009
    @ 3:21 PM

    Wow, how things have changed (unfortunately).

  3. Jack
    on Feb 18th, 2009
    @ 4:10 PM

    Not all Hotchkiss!!! I’d recognize the old dining hall anywhere. And for the record, some schools have changed far less than others.

  4. nassaustreet
    on Feb 18th, 2009
    @ 5:07 PM

    Some of the change has been fortunate. Today, “preppy” is a descriptor (or look, if you will) that people of many backgrounds can claim.

  5. Memphis88
    on Feb 18th, 2009
    @ 7:18 PM

    I wish my prep school had looked like these and we had all dressed as well as these guys.

  6. Erik Avram Sälgström Peterson
    on Feb 18th, 2009
    @ 8:28 PM

    “Preppy” was not something you wanted to be when I was in prep-school. Maybe it would have been if this was the style preppy kids were wearing then. Too many layers of popped-collar pastel polos and bottle-opener reefs for me.

  7. Andrew
    on Feb 18th, 2009
    @ 10:39 PM

    I agree. Preppy was a term you did not want to be associated with – even still today, I think.

    These photos are amazing, by the way.
    Thank you.

  8. Richard
    on Feb 19th, 2009
    @ 5:53 AM

    Great work unearthing these pictures – fascinating.

  9. MB
    on Feb 19th, 2009
    @ 12:34 PM

    This is the exact images that flashed through my head when I read Catcher in the Rye.

  10. Laguna Beach Trad
    on Feb 19th, 2009
    @ 1:29 PM

    Another Country ,entirely.

  11. The Standard Edition
    on Feb 19th, 2009
    @ 2:54 PM

    LIFE archives provide some quality images, props ACL.

  12. J. F. B.
    on Feb 19th, 2009
    @ 2:57 PM

    Excellent. Someday my dorm room will be the subject of an ACL post.

  13. Warren
    on Feb 19th, 2009
    @ 7:00 PM

    Lovin’ that second pic. Sometimes I think I just wasn’t made for these times.

  14. abh1wordpress
    on Feb 21st, 2009
    @ 8:08 PM

    As you ogle the style of that time, imagine yourself in one of those rooms.

    Everyone is smoking, the air is thick with nicotine. You are wearing a wool sweater and itchy wool pants, silk socks and leather shoes. Your hair is oiled down with Brylcream. If it is summer, there is no air conditioning. If it is winter, the radiator will burn your hands.

  15. PlupyShute
    on Feb 26th, 2009
    @ 12:25 PM

    Are those MUGSHOTS the wag in the third pic down has tacked to his pennants?

  16. Isaac
    on Feb 27th, 2009
    @ 4:05 AM

    Is that you?
    Your Hotchkiss Comrade,