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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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  • 10 Bits of Randomness

    April 18th, 2014 Edition “What Americans Will Look Like in 2050” – Really cool article by National Geographic.  In 2050 I’ll be 56…which is scary because 2050 doesn’t sound that far away. “Tucker Blair” –  I had a chance to take a tour of the Tucker Blair HQ in Boston this week and was amazed […]

  • 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 […]