Vintage: Save the Alligator Eat a Preppie Yellow Tee

$ 268

From Princeton's Alumni Weekly:

In 1980, the Official Preppy Handbook became a nationwide sensation, a short reference guide on how to successfully navigate the preppy life. Written originally as a satirical piece, the handbook was adopted by many as a genuine guide. The cover promised essays on “the virtues of pink & green” and “clubs at the big three,” and proclaimed, “Look, Muffy, a book for us.” 

Many students at Princeton, however, rejected the connotation that the book gave them and other Ivy Leaguers. These detractors became known as the anti-preppies who made T-shirts suggesting a heavier-handed approach.


This 'Save the Alligator Eat a Preppie' 1981 T-shirt, an important relic of preppy culture's history, has been preserved to live on as a lighthearted jab at the preppy lifestyle which gripped American culture for so long.  

Note: Please refer to product details and our sizing chart for exact measurements as vintage sizing can vary greatly from modern t-shirt sizes.

Products are subject to imperfections due to the vintage nature. We believe those imperfections are what make these Tees one-of-a-kind. All vintage items are nonrefundable and ineligible for returns or exchanges.

*Note that there is a small hole in the back of the collar, small stains beside the screen print and a small stain beside the front collar 


Product Details:

  • 50% Cotton
  • 50% Polyester
  • Screen-printed
  • Made in U.S.A
  • Size on Label: L
  • Across Chest: 18.5
  • Length: 27
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