Hello-Hello, welcome to the end of what feels like a very long week. And that comes from someone who wasn’t even tasked with looking after children for whom Christmas vacation went on…and on.. and on!
Today we are brief, with a quick look at what some have dubbed the “Preppiest States” in the Union. But first, let us harken back to a post that generated (understandably) a bit of chatter. In this post last September we shared news that The Business Insider had declared that San Francisco was the “preppiest city” in America. I bring this up only because today’s look at the hypothetically preppiest states also comes from….The Business Insider.
The article is titled Here’s a Map of the Preppiest States in America.
Popped collars, bow ties and seersucker suits are among the many fashion items that have come to define the preppy lifestyle.But a recent thread on Quora argues that the prevalence of those styles isn’t a true representative of how “preppy” a state or region is; Rather, it’s the concentration of preparatory schools — where the word “preppy” came from — that dictates an area’s partiality to Polo and Vineyard Vines.
Clearly the states with the highest concentration of prep schools are located in the northeast; here is a closer look at that portion of the country.
This article makes much more sense than last September’s piece proclaiming San Francisco uber-preppy. This one has a rationale, a logic that resonates.
“It’s probably safe to say that the majority of top prep schools are in the Northeast because that’s where the country originated, and is still heavily populated,” Prep School Sports Connection Founder Michael Stone told Business Insider. “Some of the schools are as old as — or older than — the U.S. (yes, older than 1776). However, that doesn’t explain why more never opened in the western two-thirds of the country.”
Another reason why most prep schools are located in the Northeast is because of their proximity to Ivy League schools, he added.
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With that we say g’bye until next time, may your weekend be warmer and more relaxing than last weekend.