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  • Born In The South. Educated In The North.

    My name is Dean and I am the creator of the once-anonyomus handle@ProperKidProbs.  I started PKP at the age of 18 before heading off to college at The George Washington Univeristy in Washington, DC.

  • Proper Kid Problems

    PKP was first established on Twitter in the summer of 2012 with the intent to inform, educate, and entertain.  Since launching this website – and blog – in July of 2013, Proper Kid Problems now serves well over 100k readers across five different social media platforms.

  • The Proper Life

    “The Proper Life” was founded in 2012 by an idea and a little inspiration.  From neckwear to knitwear, our products are meant to tell a story that evolves by the day with the unyielding commitment to American-made production.

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  • Shades of Navy with Red Accents

    Spring – a season we all thought would never fully arrive after enduring one of the longest winters “on record” (note: my “record” begins in ’94…just in case anyone wants to get technical).  With winter now gone, I felt it was finally appropriate to break out a few new pieces with bright patterns and bold […]

  • Spring Wardrobe Staples for Men: Accessories

    Accessories: Small accessories – just like a killer pair of shoes or a cool shirt – can add a solid dose of style to your everyday look.  While womens’ accessory needs are far greater than men (at least they should be), there are several items that every guy should have in the top drawer of […]

  • Spring Wardrobe Staples for Women: Accessories

    Accessories: We did it!  Final post! Cue the theme song from Chariots of Fire.Dean definitely saved the best for last.  When he told me to write about accessories, I truly wanted to send him back a Word doc that just read: “PEARLS.”  I will try to give fair and balanced recommendations re: jewelry, but at […]