Sloane: Not Just From Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Many trends from the 1980's have returned to us - leggings, bangs, day-glo sunglasses - and, according to the Telegraph, so has the Sloane Ranger. Th
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Many trends from the 1980's have returned to us - leggings, bangs, day-glo sunglasses - and, according to the Telegraph, so has the Sloane Ranger. Th
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Many trends from the 1980's have returned to us - leggings, bangs, day-glo sunglasses - and, according to the Telegraph, so has the Sloane Ranger. The style of a Sloane Ranger - so named because of their proximity to London's Sloane Square, the epicenter of preppy privilege - was immortalized in the book The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook. Their icon was Princess Diana in the early '80s: feathered hair, pearl earrings, high waisted jeans and Wellies. Of course, a true Sloane Ranger had to have impeccable breeding, manners, education and... bank account. The stateside version of the Sloane Ranger was documented in The Official Preppy Handbook. Like the Brits, American preppies attended only the right boarding schools and colleges, all while wearing Topsiders and madras shorts. The authors of the British book are releasing a sequel, Cooler, Faster, More Expensive: The Return of the Sloane Ranger to honor a new generation of Preps. These Sloanies update the look and lifestyle of their predecessors by adding a little more flash and a lot more money. But this time, there are different tribes: The Thumping Sloane (a group with traditional values and a taste for parties, like Prince Harry); the Chav Sloane (publicity seeking trust fund kids, like the LA-transplant Lady Victoria Hervey); and the Turbo Sloane (one who likes money and isn't ashamed to make more of it, like Quintessentially's Ben Elliot). Is there a stateside resurgence of preppy style, too? Maybe we should get to work on Are You Wearing Two Polo Shirts With their Collars Up? The Return of the Preppy Handbook. --ALLIE MERRIAM