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.