Anonymous said: Are you all at the wharf right now?
No, only J. Bradley will be at the Nantucket pop-up shop. There are a number of other brands there so be sure to take a look around!
Anonymous said: What time is that wharf open till? Brad seems like such a cool guy. Will you be there too?
I believe it’s from 9:00AM - 11:00PM, but you might want to check just in case they change their hours during the week. Unfortunately, I wouldn’t be there, but you should definitely go and say hi to J. Bradley!
Anonymous said: Hey dean. Are you on Nantucket right now?
Unfortunately, just J. Bradley is on Nantucket right now. I wish I was….
calicoastalprep said: my sister is going to be a freshman at GWU for international studies but i really hope she meets you if she needs help haha
Tell her she’s more than welcome to reach out if she ever needs help with something! I totally know how it feels how to be overwhelmed during one’s freshman year at GWU…
Anonymous said: To you, what is the most attractive ensemble a woman could wear?
I think the best ensemble a woman could wear is one that reflects her exterior style and interior character.
Anonymous said: You are such a standup guy. Thanks for being you!
Well, thank you! I really appreciate it, anon.
Anonymous said: Would you say the character of a person better reflects someone rather then what clothes they wear?
A person’s character > a person’s stuff.
Anonymous said: OMG. Totally going to your pop-up shop!!
Great! You’ll have to let us know what you think!
Anonymous said: My friends and I are planning a picnic and I was wondering if you have any suggestions as to what to wear/bring? We plan on taking pictures too. Thanks!
Hmm…well, I suppose the first thing you would need would be a picnic basket. The “Canterbury Picnic Set" is nice since it comes with plates, glassware, silverware, and a blanket. I know it’s a bit pricey, but my knowledge about picnic basket options is pretty slim right now.
In terms of food, I would go with something that is simple. Maybe an assortment of cheeses, crackers, cured meats, and fruit?? You’ll need something that doesn’t need to be super hot or cold since you’ll be traveling with the food.
For clothing, I would suggest something on the simpler side since you’ll be in the grass. If it was me who was going, I would probably wear a casual shirt (I like this striped one that Ralph Lauren has on sale for $31), white shorts (I own these club shorts from J.Crew), a pair of comfortable shoes (Gunnison Moccasins for the win), and sunglasses (large Wayfarers are always a good idea). Other than a quiet spot, I can’t really think of anything else to suggest. Hope you all enjoy your time!
Anonymous said: Hey Dean! I'll be traveling a lot this fall. I'm a girl and I was wondering if you had an carry on bag recommendations. Thanks!
I would say it depends on what you’re budget it. Right off the top of my head, I would suggest this canvas duffle from CB Station that has the ability to be monogrammed. If you want a few more options, just write back in with a general price range and I would be happy to put a list together for you.
Anonymous said: What is the difference between classic and preppy style? Is there even a difference?
I think there’s a difference, but it all comes down to personal opinion.
I think classic style is a more traditional and conservative form of dressing that isn’t meant to draw much - if any attention. While preppy is definitely classic, I feel it has more of a “zest” to it. When I hear the word (and may I reminder this is only in the context of style), I think of pastels, bold patterns, and fitted clothing. I suppose I’m trying to say that classic is a more conservative form of dress while preppy is a bit more liberal?
Anonymous said: To the person who asked about GW: My brother went there (only because he received the largest scholarship they give, otherwise my parents couldn't afford it). I was wait listed when I applied even though I had the same, if not better credentials than my brother, & my brother was actually happy that I was wait listed because of how dishonest & money hungry the university is. The price is ridiculous considering how mediocre most of their schools are. But, you can't beat the DC location.
Well, I wouldn’t say that the schools are “mediocre,” but you’re spot on in terms of the high entrance fee. I think there’s bureaucratic red tape no matter what school you attend, but GWU does seem to have a bit more than most. To me, it’s all what you make out of college education and I intend to take ever opportunity placed in front of me during the remainder of my time at the university.