"Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance." Henry Ward Beecher
WASP Girl Problems - The Opposite Sex, Part I
On the classic book-and-cover saying
While it is not wise to judge a man solely on his appearance, his inherent sense of personal grooming and style do speak volumes to his character. Let us discuss several types of men a WASP girl might find from her prep school days and beyond in regards to what their ensembles are attempting (or succeeding) to represent.
The “Lax Brah” Look
It is no coincidence that the classic lacrosse venues of Andover, Exeter, and the Lawrenceville School had the first high school teams in the states, back in 1882. Not only is lacrosse synonymous with these prep schools, but also the accordingly “preppy” (as in prepatory) style in which they dress.
One piece of this look is the “flow” haircut which many lacrosse-playing-or-not young men like to emulate as shown below. (The superb photography is from F. E. Castleberry, the man behind UnabashedlyPrep.com.) This look appears mostly in the prep school set, as young boys try to look laid-back while living up to the pressures of their privilege.
Granted, regular haircuts are much less of a priority for boys. At the same time however, those young men who takes themselves seriously enough are cognizant of the benefits of clean-cut locks.
It is important to point out that the long hair is really the only messy part of this “lax brah" look. His Oxford shirt - tucked in - belted chinos, and sharp blazer are perfectly juxtaposed with this leisurely pursuit.
Verdict: Young men raised appropriately all realize the importance of clean lines. The young man who lets his hair grow for a season but tucks his shirt in is definitely dateable.
The "I Will Run For Office” Look
You should not be fooled by the Reagan-esque hair or Kennedy-esque eyeglasses of these high functioning sociopaths. These young men emulate the work ethic of their superiors while indulging in the fantasies of their contemporaries.
As the lax brahs sneak weed behind the fieldhouse, these future politicos are meeting business partners (yes, they are entrepreneurs) in a private room of the club.
Verdict: Always hypermotivated and maniacally self-aware of appearance, these smooth talkers operate on their own agenda - ladies beware. Think of Chuck Bass with better grades.
Not amongst these hockey players? Ngozi is trolling us again.
Not amongst these hockey players?
Not amongst these hockey players?
Potential Foxtrot Canidates:
SMH’s new manager
A hockey loving LAX bro/brah gone native and officially adopted by the Haus despite their shady past.
THE NAME OF OUR RUSSIAN
Another too-sharp-for-their-own-good Falconer
Title of R&H’s play that is finally able to utilize Bitty’s Checking problem…. with the help of Whiskey and Tango of course.
The name of a new Haus Tradition
The unofficial title of Shitty and Lardos non-relationship relationship? Because seriously, WTF.
Shitty’s new (possibly female?) study buddy?
Help me! I’m running out of ideas! I’m just refusing to accept that there isn’t a Foxtrot (YET). I mean… I know we can be Foxtrot, but, without one its going to be like getting a song stuck in your head. You can only sing one verse and you know there’s another one but for the life of you, can’t figure out where it went. And so I’m just going to sit here and try to shoehorn myself a Foxtrot somewhere.