Back in the Valley Girl days, preppy meant rich kids that didn’t get punk. Now you have “Bad Religion hanging out with Britney Spears/Pink and Rancid helping each other’s careers,” so preppy is the only thing left. Laugh if you want, but it’s gotten so hard to be weird these days you have to practically build a brick wall around yourself and be prepared to zoom over to the new thing at the drop of a trucker hat. – vice mag
or, mebbe i’m just rationalizing away a not-so-slow drift towards LL Bean-ish austerity/severity?