The whale motif, a staple of the modern preppy wardrobe. Embroidered on everything from baby clothes to swim trunks to handbags. Variations of this preppy motif can be spotted on fabrics all over the east coast from Key West, Florida to Bar Harbor, Maine. Who can resist flip-flops with pink martini glasses or corduroy pants embroidered with little ducks? Vineyard Vines has some of my favorite whale accessories.