Brooks Brothers places UGA among preppy elite

What does UGA have in common with Harvard and Princeton?

Brooks Brothers clearly enjoys a challenge.

Brooks Brothers clearly enjoys a challenge.

That’s not the the beginning of a joke, though I’m sure Tech fans will calculate a clever punchline.

According to Bloomberg business wire, Brooks Brothers, the alleged “oldest” and probably “stuffiest” men’s clothier chain in the U.S., has deemed UGA worthy of its first attempt at licensed college merchandise.

Fifteen schools made the cut, and a few of them don’t even have decent football teams. Brooks Brothers included a string of Southern schools because, according to the Bloomberg article, men here like to “wear ties” to football games.

We also like to stick bottles of Jack Daniels in our boots, so hopefully the distillery and Tony Lama will call soon.

The Bloomberg article says college sports fans spend more money than followers of any pro sport. It’s a good thing we’ve got the NCAA around to keep the sins of cash away from student-athletes.

Gawker, in a factually-challenged attempt at humor, says Brooks Brothers has “inadvertently revealed America’s whitest colleges.”

That can’t be true; but I’ll let you decide.

Here’s the complete list:

* Alabama

* Auburn

* Boston College

* Cornell

* Georgia

* Georgetown

* Harvard

* Notre Dame

* NYU

* Ohio State

* Princeton

* Stanford

* U.S. Naval Academy

* Vanderbilt

* Virginia

58 comments Add your comment

Hendog315

June 28th, 2011
6:07 am

Bertzilla

June 28th, 2011
6:27 am

You sir…Are the biggest loser.

Ray Goff

June 28th, 2011
6:57 am

Frat boys at football games with their ties, croakies, and penny loafers with no socks make me laugh. Oh, i forgot the Bieber aka John Parker Wilson hairdo’s.

Brian

June 28th, 2011
6:58 am

Anyone that wears a tie to a football game is trying way too hard.

Name (required)

June 28th, 2011
7:02 am

Congrats UGA…..you won a Worst Dressed For Football award. Oh, and tell those UGA “women” to stop dressing up like it’s prom for football games. Armpit stains and sweat marks don’t look good on a dress that magnifies your gut.

And go get haircuts, for the love of god!

Jealous of Dawgs

June 28th, 2011
7:14 am

Leave it to a Nerd blogger at 7:02 to try and bash the hottest women anywhere on a football Saturday! You, my friend, are either a pimple faced loser or got rejected by a UGA coed.

Jealous of Dawgs

June 28th, 2011
7:15 am

BTW Ray Goff,

the official title of that hairdo you speak of is “The Bama Cut”.

wm faulkner

June 28th, 2011
7:15 am

I can’t believe the king of polo – ole miss is not in this ‘members only’ category

UGA Grad

June 28th, 2011
7:16 am

I have to admit that the botton down (with tie optional) and red khakis at the games looks stupid. But then again the Jersey Shore types are equally as bad.

UGA Grad

June 28th, 2011
7:25 am

“inadvertently revealed America’s whitest colleges.” – LOL. Ole Miss and Duke have to be on the waiting list.

bad brad

June 28th, 2011
7:34 am

Florida didnt have a chance; no jean shorts on Brooks Bros list.

Red-N-Black

June 28th, 2011
7:40 am

Name (required)

June 28th, 2011
7:02 am
Congrats UGA…..you won a Worst Dressed For Football award. Oh, and tell those UGA “women” to stop dressing up like it’s prom for football games. Armpit stains and sweat marks don’t look good on a dress that magnifies your gut.

And go get haircuts, for the love of god!

Awwww, jealous much? I’m guessing your schooll has grazing cheeleaders and your just upset, I feel sorry for you.

I sang DIXIE as he died

June 28th, 2011
7:43 am

I’m glad UGA made the list. Their fans dress a heck of a lot better than many other schools’ fans. It’s to each his own.

Techie

June 28th, 2011
7:46 am

Brilliant business move by Brooks Brothers – I’d make all the red and black stuff I could – those guys will buy anything!

And yes, the tie wearing, penny loafer sans socks, bieber hairdo frat boys are hilarious – but they’re like that any any school.

Look at that list of schools: Auburn, Alabama, Georgia, Stanford, Ohio State – all huge and rabid fan bases – and then you’ve got the Ivy’s and UVA/Vandy types – super preppy tools already shopping at Brooks Brothers…makes sense to me.

Richard Smoker

June 28th, 2011
7:50 am

My style, loafers with no socks, popped collar, bowl cut, white polo, crystal meth, Pinot Grigio…

Hank

June 28th, 2011
7:55 am

Dang Tech, no engineers at all on this list. Guess Brooks Bros. don’t want their image destroyed by a bunch of weirdos with pocket protectors and calculators. (Navy don’t count cuz the military don’t let them put pocket protectors on their uniforms)

Robert

June 28th, 2011
7:55 am

What, no Florida on the list? Oh, that’s right, Brooks Brothers doesn’t make jean shorts.

Robert

June 28th, 2011
7:58 am

I think it’s rather incorrect to call that stupid haircut the “bieber” haircut or whatever. Frat dogs have long been wearing their hair like, well before beiber was conceived. I also imagine they will be wearing it like that well after he dies, as well.

juan diego raul sanchez

June 28th, 2011
7:59 am

a tie at a football game is like a turd in the hunch punch bowl…

Buckeye

June 28th, 2011
8:03 am

Isaiah will look BA in those duds!

Buckeye

June 28th, 2011
8:04 am

Hey Chippy,

If you happen to check in on this blog, you can KMA.

Hey robert

June 28th, 2011
8:08 am

Way to steal that joke from the earlier comment. As far as people dressing up for games: Who cares? Let those drunken college kids do whatever they want. Southern Proper has had reps at all of the tech games last year.

Dawggirl

June 28th, 2011
8:40 am

Well, go Dawgs! That’s awesome.
But I can’t believe Ole Miss didn’t make the list…stupendous oversight there…

James

June 28th, 2011
8:49 am

Hey, Jealous – “hottest?” Dream on. Auburn, or Bama, or Ole Miss are beter every single Saturday.

Chuck Taylor

June 28th, 2011
8:50 am

No self-respecting preppy elitist would deign to attend a PUBLIC university south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

dre

June 28th, 2011
8:52 am

Chuck Taylor – you got that right

Go Irish!

June 28th, 2011
8:55 am

I do not understand how Notre Dame made that list unless they are rolling out a parka line. NO one wears a tie or khakis to football games in South Bend, it’s a jeans and t-shirt or sweatshirt crowd.

I never laughed so hard as I did when I first moved here and went to an Alabama game.
Those Bama Bangs wearing frat boys were hysterical.

Come on

June 28th, 2011
9:00 am

This has more to do with UGA’s deal with IMG as their athletic department’s representation than it does Brooks Brothers trying to pick the “15 whitest schools in America.” BB did the deal with IMG, not the individual schools. Hence Yale doesn’t make it while Harvard does, UGA is on the list while Ole Miss isn’t, etc.

Still going to get some gear. Graduating from the school should probably mean graduating from the jersey…

student

June 28th, 2011
9:03 am

Thank goodness for white colleges. And fashion

Brad

June 28th, 2011
9:31 am

Go Irish – I’ve worked with some of your women….no style and not feminine.

Bill Clinton

June 28th, 2011
9:37 am

I think it is fair, I heard that Ga Tech was given two awards for dress – one by the Taliban and another by the Chinese Communist party, since most students are members of one or the other.

Dawgturds ahoy

June 28th, 2011
10:03 am

Fifteen schools made the cut, and a few of them don’t even have decent football teams.

Right, including UGAy.

And their coach sucks too.

Prepster

June 28th, 2011
10:05 am

The athletic history of UGA is full of so many sordid, sleazy incidents – dating back to Vince Dooley and continuing through Mark Richt – that it’s impossible to overlook. The school has come to stand for drunkenness and lawlessness, coddling of illiterate athletes who should never have been admitted to college, and rampant cheating by coaches.

Oh, and preppiness, I forgot that. :-)

Worm

June 28th, 2011
10:39 am

I’m disappointed… Any SEC School who did not make this list should be hanging their head in shame

m

June 28th, 2011
10:56 am

What do Georgia, Princeton and Harvard have in common….They all have and ‘r’ and have two syllables that should exhaust the set of solutions

LukasAtl

June 28th, 2011
11:18 am

George, UGA has more in common with Yale than either Harvard or Princeton … UGA was started by Yale grads and patterned after Yale.

Chuck Taylor

June 28th, 2011
11:45 am

@LukasAtl

The only thing UGA has in common with Yale is a Bulldog mascot.

Help Me Understand

June 28th, 2011
12:19 pm

I have gone to a lot of games in Sanford and noticed:
1) Why the boys wear shirt and tie in a football game.
2) Why the girls wear black pajama gowns.
3) Why #1 and #2 continue to do this when it’s 90+ degrees in the stadium and sweat profusely.

J. Bodine

June 28th, 2011
7:05 pm

“…Brooks Brothers, the alleged “oldest” and probably “stuffiest” men’s clothier chain in the U.S., has deemed UGA worthy…”

Nah, I’m not buyin it. UGA is much more on the Men’s Wearhouse level.

bamaguy

June 28th, 2011
9:28 pm

Being dressed decently at a football game is what separates the students/alumni from the “fans.”

All I wanna Say

June 28th, 2011
10:59 pm

As a UGA student, I can say that I do enjoy looking good for football games. There is nothing wrong with what we do. Oh, and Tech fans only make fun of our girls because they have none. We look better. Get over it.

Contractor

June 28th, 2011
11:11 pm

Looking your best on a Saturday in the Fall is a privilege. I will take my button down, colored pants, loafers, and tie when I was in school over any outfit any day. You can’t sit there and tell me a ragid t-shirt, jersey you could fit three people in, or a shirt with skulls, dragons, Tapout, or Affliction on it looks any better. Most people get jealous because women loved well dressed men, and they are the ones with all the women around them on campus on a Saturday. Ole Miss definitely deserves to be on this list. Dressing up and looking nice for a football game is a way of life in the South, and it’s a hell of a lot better than wearing a baggy outfit with your pants below your ass and stealing or dealing drugs.

Dick van Dyke

June 28th, 2011
11:30 pm

Never seen so many people who are jealous of UGA. If you can’t appreciate some students and alumni dressing classy and getting rowdy for their school then you need to stop and think about what’s so wrong with SEC fans…nothing (minus Florida.)

we steal ruin this state

June 28th, 2011
11:53 pm

Looks like a marketing ploy by Brooks Bros.

godawgs

June 29th, 2011
12:14 am

haters make us famous.

2L

June 29th, 2011
11:20 am

As a UGA student, I’m sorry I’m not sorry for dressing like the lawyer that I will be in one year.

UGA Student

June 29th, 2011
11:20 am

Brooks Brothers, TFM.

Tad Jackson

June 29th, 2011
12:30 pm

Anybody else still have a copy of “The Official Preppy Handbook.” I confess.

http://www.adixiediary.com

T14 or Nothing

June 29th, 2011
4:48 pm

@2L

UGA Law is so Montlick and Associates.

Dawgman

June 30th, 2011
1:19 pm

As a Monetary Alumni Member since 2000 (UGAAA) and season ticket holder for football the student body is a class ACT on GAMEDAY with oxford shirts and team color ties and the women with their RED BLOODED dresses only show how classy we really are at UGA. The dress depicts a touch of CLASSIC but REVEERED taste of the SOUTH which can only be described as styling and profiling!