Swim Trunks

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I had received a few messages from you guys asking for swimwear ideas for the upcoming summer season. Unfortunately, I am too late catching you before heading out with the Brothers on your Spring Break road trip from Columbia to that coastal SEC stronghold that is the one and only Gulf Shores. But we’ll have … Continue reading Swim Trunks

What is “Fratty”?

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Around this time of year, soon-to-be college students all across the country depart from their mediocre high school existence and prepare to enter a beautiful rite of passage known as Freshman Year…just as supposedly-wisdomed and matured Seniors graduate with their Bachelors Degree and a beer pot belly. Some of you who are from the sunny … Continue reading What is “Fratty”?

Tech Prep

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A recent email from a reader asked for my advice on a particular embarkation he was gearing up for: A week long backpacking adventure through the Colorado Rockies. He was looking for an outdoor kit that could be be both preppy and practical at the same time. I commended him for wanting to kill two … Continue reading Tech Prep

New Balance & Athletic Shoes

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You’d think as a Tradster, I walk the life of an old mundane gentry while balking at today’s youth and all of their jibber-jabbery. Say, with their iTelephones, Youtelevision, and Twatter. That I wear a prized Oxford Cloth Button Down, made only in America because anything less is equal to toilet paper, and hard soled … Continue reading New Balance & Athletic Shoes

Croakies

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Ah Croakies….the bastion of fratdaddies every where. What’s my take on it? Enjoy it while it lasts. When you’re an undergraduate party-all-night-to-hell-with-my-9am-lecture student, you are afforded guaranteed mistakes that must be avoidedwhen you get into Van Wilder’s age. I’m referring to all of that dorm room flair: Untucked OCBDs and backwards fitted caps. Boat shoes … Continue reading Croakies

“Stop Trying So Hard”

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The following is a burriful rage by an elder Fraternity Brother and Senior. I can add more to the topic later, but this deserves it’s own post and sums up everything I agree with. Main takeaway: The key to keeping college debauchery classy is to not look like a damn poster child for Douchebags Anonymous. … Continue reading “Stop Trying So Hard”

Themed Parties

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My graduate program holds an annual Back To School Bash to help get our partying out of our systems before the real “fun” begins of stressful nights and just-barely passed exams. This year the theme was nautical influenced, so I pulled out my inner Yachting Captain’s personality and went full out, sailing the 7 drunken … Continue reading Themed Parties

Chubbies

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You guys know I’m all for short shorts. If you have the busting quads then get a pair of Chubbies. They’re about to become really popular and some of their styles have already been placed on backorder since their recent launch. 5″ inseams are nothing new but it’s their designs and the fratty-approved GTH impression … Continue reading Chubbies

Game Day

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While rewatching last week’s Duke/UNC basketball game on ESPN3 the other day, the camera panned the crowd and I caught the guy pictured below. He has a typical fratty outfit, with the douchey go-to-hell attitude exclaimed by wearing the aviators indoors, but I certainly admire his game day attire. A lot of people won’t understand … Continue reading Game Day

Duck Head Chinos

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Ubiquitous with southern preps in the 1980s, Duck Head khakis are an icon of a by-gone era. Almost every kid from grade school to college owned at least one pair, and were seen almost exclusively in the Carolinas, Virgina, Georgia, and on SEC campuses and football stadiums. They were preferably worn starched, pleated and cuffed; … Continue reading Duck Head Chinos