• An Education

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    Whether he’s making his way through a mob of East Village grade schoolers or making the grade in class, Dan Trepanier is right at home in his bespoke blue blazer. A week of sharing The Style Blogger’s prep-based personal style continues as Trepanier shares his motivation for dressing well and passing on the gold buttons.

    “I think subconsciously I dress well as a way of showing my mom, and everybody else, how far my family has come.” —Dan Trepanier

    Photographed in New York, NY (enlarge)

    Noteworthy (Trepanier): It doesn’t get much more prep than a blue blazer and cordovan tassel loafers. I designed this one in midnight navy with black horn buttons to make it slightly more gotham-city worthy. Rather than pairing it with predictable khakis, try a trouser with some pattern and anchor it down with a white button down shirt.

    Noteworthy (Castleberry): No break in the trousers, straight fold pocket square, Filson briefcase, side-part hairstyle.

    Oct 21, 2010 | Permalink (16) Total Comments

    Tripp left a comment on 1/25/2012 at 12:55 PM:

    Fred,
    I know this photo is an old one but I had to comment - GREAT look on this guy.


    TO left a comment on 10/25/2010 at 11:06 PM:

    Oh, ok thanks FEC


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 10/25/2010 at 10:25 AM:

    @T.O.—The term “engine turned” refers to the fine etching on the metal.


    Vern Trotter left a comment on 10/25/2010 at 8:18 AM:

    Everything in dress is personal taste. That is also why we had The Emperor Has No Clothes!


    Elizabeth V. left a comment on 10/22/2010 at 10:16 PM:

    I actually like the no-break look on men, but I wonder: do the bottoms of one’s trouser legs ride up too much when one sits down? In my own experience with pants of a similar length, it’s not as much of an issue if I’m bare-legged or wearing stockings, but I don’t like having my bare leg exposed above my socks. I think it looks sloppy. I suppose a person of either sex could wear tall socks to avoid a “flood’s a-comin’” look while seated, though.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 10/22/2010 at 12:02 PM:

    @John Lexington & Kenneth—The jacket is double vented and by Michael Andrews Bespoke.


    TO left a comment on 10/22/2010 at 11:05 AM:

    Question- why is it called an engine-turned belt buckle? I do have one like that but never knew that’s what it’s called


    john lexington left a comment on 10/22/2010 at 9:25 AM:

    i want to know more about this blazer. is it a double vent? who made it? its a strong look, help a brother out. thanks.


    Peter left a comment on 10/22/2010 at 8:28 AM:

    Love the pants
    http://thisisthecool.tumblr.com/


    A.G. left a comment on 10/21/2010 at 7:21 PM:

    Damn you.  Now, I want to change the buttons on my blazer to black horn.


    windsorsite left a comment on 10/21/2010 at 4:49 PM:

    love that ticket pocket !


    S.K. left a comment on 10/21/2010 at 4:38 PM:

    Really nice pants!


    Emmy left a comment on 10/21/2010 at 4:30 PM:

    I like it. Feels right.


    john lexington left a comment on 10/21/2010 at 3:28 PM:

    like this look, pants are the best! nice change up from khakis. the bag is very nice, i own the same one, never wears out, gets better with age! maybe a aquasctum blazer?  looks good. double vents???


    Carl left a comment on 10/21/2010 at 2:03 PM:

    I love the coat, the tailoring is quite nice.  I wish we could see the back.  I like the lack of gold buttons but I wish he had chosen sterling silver buttons (my own personal choice).  I am not in love with the trousers but I like the belt buckle again I wish we could see more detail like if it is engine turned.


    Genevieve left a comment on 10/21/2010 at 1:36 PM:

    LOVE the hair. If all men did their hair this way the world would be a better place.


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