Saturday, 20 November 2010

Trophy style

This week at The Dabbler, I travel back to the 1980s for some old school, trophy style. Preppy blazers and sporty attire were first popularized by Fred Perry, Lacoste and Ralph Lauren – and have recently been revived by the likes of Abercrombie and Fitch, Jack Wills and J Crew. Next season we'll be seeing a lot more preppy blazers on the catwalk, in the shops and generally around the streets.

But will the new preppy menswear trend mark a return to the rules of the old establishment, or is 'trophy dressing' just a curious reflection of the current craze for collecting sporting memorabilia?

Originally, trophies were won through academic achievement, or sporting prowess, though these days you can buy most things - including these curiously quirky, ready-mounted hunting trophies from ShopCurious (perfect for an arty arrangement on the wall of your ski chalet).

Funny how curiosities of nature, like animal skulls, have suddenly become desirable as as decorative works of art.

By the way, do you have any sporting trophies - genuine, or purchased.

Do you?


Jan said...

I'm completely trophyless !
Maybe I should buy some antlers?

Susan said...

Suggest one of those crafty felt hats with antlers, Jan - should keep your ears warm too.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

I got one, although not 1st place!
Wonder where it is now...would have kept it & proudly displayed if it was 1st prize? perhaps??

Fab weekend darling!

janettaylor said...

My grandfather has got one. :)


worm said...

I had a 5m swimming badge sewn onto the side of my speedos. It was all downhill from there really.

Susan said...

That's funny, worm - though I can go one better with my treasured certificate for 20m (shallow water). Perhaps I should have it framed to hang on the wall?

Profoundly Superficial said...

I won a school table tennis prize once. It was a badge and I've still got it.