Whether he’s looking to add polish or just letting you play stylist, our five preppy picks will make shopping a cinch.
1. Khaki Pants
Equal parts laidback and refined, khaki pants are the quintessential preppy style—but there are a few rules to wearing them right. For spring through summer? Remember: The lighter, the better. Come cricket sweater weather? Darker pairs are a must.
2. Polo Shirts
As they’re comfortable, effortless and decidedly versatile (He can wear them to work, all weekend and more!), even a “T-shirt guy” won’t mind breaking for polos. Score him a few styles, and he’ll wear them all spring. Score even more, and they could be his new thing.
3. Crisp Poplin Shirts
It doesn’t get any more preppy than a poplin, but we think styles should start coming with instructions. The CliffsNotes? Ironing is most often a necessity. And, to ensure a polished look? Tuck it in completely.