Town & Country magazine is one of my all-time favorite publications. Probably because I remember seeing it on the coffee table in my father’s den as a child or because it’s hilariously white and entertaining to read on a daily basis. The Royal Family? Uh, yeah, they’ve got you covered. Some new happenings in the Kennedy family? You’re probably going to want to go to T&C before People. Trying to figure out one of the “50 Reasons Champagne Is Actually Good For You”? Well, we probably reported that. But so did they.
While searching their site for a WASPy lead to write about today, I saw that their featured piece on the homepage was their annual T&C Top 50 Bachelors of 2017.
As someone who has never been included on this list, I thought to myself, “Man, well, they didn’t reach out this year so I must’ve been omitted yet again.” While they probably left me off of their list because I’m neither “eligible” nor a “bachelor,” I do consider myself to be a man about town in the smallest sense of the word.
Naturally, I had to add myself to the list. I did this using my outdated-since-2008 Photoshop skills and my Macbook Air to craft a tweet in which I tagged Town & Country’s official Twitter account.
Below is a blown-up version of my edited final product.
Did I anticipate people favoriting this tweet? Of course, I did, otherwise I wouldn’t have wasted nine minutes of my lunch break editing graphics. Sure enough, those likes did, in fact, come rolling in despite the fact that my editing skills came off as a little lackluster. I did not attempt to match the fonts and assumed that “eyeing” it would be good enough.
Which it was.
You see, I used a particular photo of myself because Town & Country loves waxed coats and New York City, both of which are in the photo. And good lord, old chaps, it seemed to have worked.
When you’re verified on Twitter like I am (not a huge deal anymore but still a huge deal), you get notifications when another verified person interacts with you. This occurred in the form of Town & Country’s website director, Elizabeth Angell, retweeting me. Is it entirely possible she found my joke entertaining and tossed me a retweet to create some goodwill between two people who love fire content? Yes, that is likely what happened. But it’s more fun to imagine that she was duped.
This prompted the official Town & Country account to respond to my tweet, which I’m sure will be deleted at some point today so I’ll present it to you in screenshot form rather than embedding it.
Because I’m a gentleman, I did not point out to them that my jacket is actually made by Filson. But because I’m also a company man, I will put a link to that jacket on the Grandex owned and operated website, Man Outfitters, so you too can buy the jacket and be an eligible bachelor.
Whether or not I’m on their radar for 2018 has yet to be determined, but I’ll obviously update you with any information we receive moving forward. .
[via Town & Country]