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Trepanier wins Esquire's Best Dressed Real Man contest

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LaoHu, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. comrade

    comrade Well-Known Member

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    Interesting conversation. I'd like to clarify a few things and get them off my chest.

    I don't have a trust fund and I didn't grow up filthy rich. I will not say I was never handed anything because my parents did always make sure I had every possible opportunity to succeed. It would be disingenuous and ungrateful for me to pretend that I've had a hard life compared to most.

    However, I did work for every success and failure that I can put to my name. I've never had any important family connections to speak of and no one's ever given me a position or place outside of the same channels anybody else would have to go through. In other words, I didn't work a job after school to pay for college or help support my family, but I did spend every available hour studying for the higest grades and scores, and I have never been entitled to meet lower standards (if anything, the opposite was the case).

    So, you can tell me I'm luckier than most, but I'm comfortable saying I've worked as hard as most, too.

    Yet, none of this really matters, does it? Vox is right: 'real'-ness has nothing to do with your job or your income, and it's every bit as prejudiced to judge someone for being wealthy as it is to judge them for being poor. I shouldn't have had to say any of the above because nobody should have assumed otherwise.

    Finally, I think it's important to acknowledge that dressing well is a luxury. I don't look down on anyone for the way he dresses; it's simply not a very essential or important aspect of living a good, honorable life, Yet, precisely because it's not very important, one should expect that only those fortunate enough are be able to indulge in its pursuit.


    I congratulate you for voluntarily subjecting yourself to this idiotic contest and being
    a good sport throughout. I did not follow it except in this Forum, but suffice to
    say you were by far the best-dressed from the photos and video clips. Like Brooks
    Brothers in clothing , Esquire has changed from a publication that epitomized
    the standards of style to a vehicle for marketing trendy mens "fashion". As for the
    Today Show, I stopped watching it after the departure of J. Fred Muggs.

    The winner, Dan, whom I only laid eyes on yesterday in this Forum is undoubtedly
    a phoney. His "get up" with that Rugby Shirt said it all"” Ralph Lauren manque′.
    I suppose that he wears two Lacoste shirts at a time with their collars up.
    Then the bio information: An extensive and expensive wardrobe right out of
    college with no real means of support. That's not American. That's "Old Europe".

    You, on the other hand, have worked hard to attain high achievement,
    culminating with graduation from one of the most prestigious law schools.
    As you said, you didn't grow up filthy rich, etc. That would seem to need further
    elucidation. I do not wish to pry. But not many law students can afford to
    indulge in bespoke Rubinacci, after prior disillusionment with the Oxxford
    "custom" program. I have a close family member who was worth about
    $5 million ten years ago in his mid 20s. He wasn't in law school however.
    He was in Technology. And then there's the lottery.
     
  2. instep

    instep Well-Known Member

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    I congratulate you for voluntarily subjecting yourself to this idiotic contest and being
    a good sport throughout. I did not follow it except in this Forum, but suffice to
    say you were by far the best-dressed from the photos and video clips. Like Brooks
    Brothers in clothing , Esquire has changed from a publication that epitomized
    the standards of style to a vehicle for marketing trendy mens "fashion". As for the
    Today Show, I stopped watching it after the departure of J. Fred Muggs.

    The winner, Dan, whom I only laid eyes on yesterday in this Forum is undoubtedly
    a phoney. His "get up" with that Rugby Shirt said it all"” Ralph Lauren manque′.
    I suppose that he wears two Lacoste shirts at a time with their collars up.
    Then the bio information: An extensive and expensive wardrobe right out of
    college with no real means of support. That's not American. That's "Old Europe".

    You, on the other hand, have worked hard to attain high achievement,
    culminating with graduation from one of the most prestigious law schools.
    As you said, you didn't grow up filthy rich, etc. That would seem to need further
    elucidation. I do not wish to pry. But not many law students can afford to
    indulge in bespoke Rubinacci, after prior disillusionment with the Oxxford
    "custom" program. I have a close family member who was worth about
    $5 million ten years ago in his mid 20s. He wasn't in law school however.
    He was in Technology. And then there's the lottery.

    What a powerfully stupid post. Congratulations.
     
  3. RJman

    RJman Well-Known Member

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    This is unusual in some way?
    I'm easily amused and was amazed to find that people had created an acronym for it as a social phenomenon.

    BTW, comrade and instep, I think speculating about mafoofan's means of support is very 2008. Instep, I'm still waiting for you to attack me after Manton.
     
  4. pdial

    pdial Well-Known Member

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    I congratulate you for voluntarily subjecting yourself to this idiotic contest and being
    a good sport throughout. I did not follow it except in this Forum, but suffice to
    say you were by far the best-dressed from the photos and video clips. Like Brooks
    Brothers in clothing , Esquire has changed from a publication that epitomized
    the standards of style to a vehicle for marketing trendy mens "fashion". As for the
    Today Show, I stopped watching it after the departure of J. Fred Muggs.

    The winner, Dan, whom I only laid eyes on yesterday in this Forum is undoubtedly
    a phoney. His "get up" with that Rugby Shirt said it all"” Ralph Lauren manque′.
    I suppose that he wears two Lacoste shirts at a time with their collars up.
    Then the bio information: An extensive and expensive wardrobe right out of
    college with no real means of support. That's not American. That's "Old Europe".

    You, on the other hand, have worked hard to attain high achievement,
    culminating with graduation from one of the most prestigious law schools.
    As you said, you didn't grow up filthy rich, etc. That would seem to need further
    elucidation. I do not wish to pry. But not many law students can afford to
    indulge in bespoke Rubinacci, after prior disillusionment with the Oxxford
    "custom" program. I have a close family member who was worth about
    $5 million ten years ago in his mid 20s. He wasn't in law school however.
    He was in Technology. And then there's the lottery.


    WTF, you are an idiot.
     
  5. aeglus

    aeglus Well-Known Member

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    You must have had a great time in China.

    It's probably because he was in China.
     
  6. Lulworth

    Lulworth Active Member

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    I congratulate you for voluntarily subjecting yourself to this idiotic contest and being a good sport throughout. I did not follow it except in this Forum, but suffice to say you were by far the best-dressed from the photos and video clips. Like Brooks Brothers in clothing , Esquire has changed from a publication that epitomized the standards of style to a vehicle for marketing trendy mens "fashion". As for the Today Show, I stopped watching it after the departure of J. Fred Muggs. The winner, Dan, whom I only laid eyes on yesterday in this Forum is undoubtedly a phoney. His "get up" with that Rugby Shirt said it all— Ralph Lauren manque′. I suppose that he wears two Lacoste shirts at a time with their collars up. Then the bio information: An extensive and expensive wardrobe right out of college with no real means of support. That's not American. That's "Old Europe". You, on the other hand, have worked hard to attain high achievement, culminating with graduation from one of the most prestigious law schools. As you said, you didn't grow up filthy rich, etc. That would seem to need further elucidation. I do not wish to pry. But not many law students can afford to indulge in bespoke Rubinacci, after prior disillusionment with the Oxxford "custom" program. I have a close family member who was worth about $5 million ten years ago in his mid 20s. He wasn't in law school however. He was in Technology. And then there's the lottery.
    [​IMG] Stupid boy, Pike.....
     
  7. RJman

    RJman Well-Known Member

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    Foo:

    Did the five of you all exchange info or anything and promise to get together sometime? Did you have any downtime for getting to know each other? Just curious.

    You could team up and be "Str8 Eye for the Str8 Guy", assuming you are all str8.
     
  8. RSS

    RSS Well-Known Member

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    I don't like most Asians.
    I don't like most architects.

    My Name Here AIA, RAIC, RIBA, NCARB Certified
     
  9. RJman

    RJman Well-Known Member

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    I don't like most people.

    RJman, certifiable
     
  10. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Well-Known Member

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    "I tolerate people like I tolerate lactose."

    -Larry David
     
  11. RSS

    RSS Well-Known Member

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    "I tolerate people like I tolerate lactose."

    -Larry David

    Of course, Moo and lactose would certainly mix.
     
  12. RSS

    RSS Well-Known Member

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    I'm easily amused and was amazed to find that people had created an acronym for it as a social phenomenon.
    Neither did I know of this acronym. Then again ... I'm not a savvy as you about such things. You are "talking" to one who had to look up "teh" the first time he noticed you using it. After all, he was certain you weren't misspelling it. Of course, this was likely a tad more than obvious.

    I tell you RJman ... I am truly thankful for the various urban and internet dictionaries offering help with acronyms and Internet spellings. I'm also thankful for the helpful "up to speed" PM's I get here.
     
  13. peezie

    peezie Well-Known Member

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    Foo lost because he looks like the Dear Leader mocking Western dress. To clarify the point, I think you didn't look "the part", which is sad. That said, Trepanier is a walking cliche in American style. Prizes were way to generous for the exhibits put on. At least Foo looks like he knows - really - what bespoke style is.
     
  14. Canal Directo

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    Of course, Moo and lactose would certainly mix.

    like lube and {...} in santorum! [​IMG]
     
  15. Tibor

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    Great job Foo! Maybe next year.....[​IMG] [​IMG] I think New York Ranger and I (semifinalists) could replace 2 of the finalists.
     
  16. Tibor

    Tibor Well-Known Member

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    Lulworth, you have my favorite avatar.
     
  17. Ziss

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    Can't believe I missed this thread. Well done, foof! [​IMG]
     
  18. Lulworth

    Lulworth Active Member

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    Lulworth, you have my favorite avatar.

    Thanks its not me its the young duke of windsor in case you didnt spot him.
     
  19. JayJay

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    I think New York Ranger and I (semifinalists) could replace 2 of the finalists.
    Most definitely. I couldn't agree more.
     

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