• M.A.S.H It Up

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    His mom calls him Daniel. Clothes horses know him as The Style Blogger. And last year, many Americans came to know him as Esquire’s Best Dressed Real Man. Esquire crowned Trepanier with the sartorial honor in 2009 while he was still attending Columbia University. Though he didn’t prep at Andover, his personal style is rooted in it. “When I first arrived in New York to play basketball for Columbia University, I didn’t even know what it meant to be ‘preppy’. After spending four years on an Ivy League campus, classic trad style gradually influenced my own—tweed jackets, corduroys, boat shoes, bow ties.” I recently spent a week catching up with Trepanier in his East Village neighborhood. Everyday this week he will share how he folds classic prep pieces into his own distinctive style. Give a welcome as warm as any guest into your own house.

    “My style is a collection of my personal experiences, ‘prep’ or ‘Ivy’ being one of them.” —Dan Trepanier

    Photographed in New York, NY (enlarge)

    Noteworthy (Trepanier): I contrasted a traditionally prep uniform (tweed vest, bengal stripe shirt, rep stripe bow tie, Bass loafers) with a camouflage jacket.

    Noteworthy (Castleberry): In light of the fashion industry plastering every menswear piece and accessory in camouflage this fall, I appreciate the authenticity of the fatigues.

    Oct 18, 2010 | Permalink (11) Total Comments

    Angel left a comment on 5/9/2012 at 9:53 PM:

    I must have missed this one. Good look, though technically the miltiary calls it a blouse not a jacket.

    Angel’s Point of View

    R.C. left a comment on 10/27/2010 at 3:55 PM:

    This look is very inspiring.  The camo jacket gives it a nice touch.

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 10/19/2010 at 12:40 PM:

    @Anthony—Trepanier picked up his jacket at an army surplus shop.  It’s authentic, not designer.

    Tony left a comment on 10/19/2010 at 12:33 PM:

    As someone who owns and appreciates a Camo sport coat from Rugby, I love this look! Great way to bring it all together for fall. Its youthful and well presented.

    NWR left a comment on 10/19/2010 at 10:29 AM:

    Maybe I’m nuts, but I’m diggin’ it. Keep up the good work, F.E.C.

    anthony left a comment on 10/19/2010 at 10:03 AM:

    this is what i look forward to on this blog. awesome rigging.

    @Fred—do you know where he picked up this jacket? it looks like RRL but i can’t tell.

    Joey Dee left a comment on 10/18/2010 at 11:52 PM:

    On second the thought the more I look at the picture, the more the concept grows on me

    Joey Dee left a comment on 10/18/2010 at 11:49 PM:

    My sartorial mind and coffee table is littered with GQ issues old and new. Planning on having them bound. As for this jacket, it’s a neat idea, but is disproportionate to the rest of his tailored look.

    K left a comment on 10/18/2010 at 10:01 PM:

    The whole look would work well- minus the camo, but he did say he adds his own personal touch to things.

    TO left a comment on 10/18/2010 at 7:31 PM:

    The idea is that the jacket isn’t preppy-it’s showing something different combined with the prep aesthetic
    Great collabo Fred! Can’t wait..

    samuel left a comment on 10/18/2010 at 5:38 PM:

    Brilliant idea pairing up with this dude.