The word from the experts at menswear trade publication DNR is that the WASP is dead. We all remember the WASP, right? Think George Bush, Ralph Lauren or Dan Quayle. They are O-U-T, out. That's no big discovery to us, since we've long held nothing but disdain for people who wear no socks with their loafers, even when the temperature drops below freezing. We hiss whenever we see those silly polo shirt collars defying gravity. We shudder at the sounds of names like Buffy and Skip. Now it seems that the rest of the world agrees. So remove the following from your wardrobe or at least refrain from wearing more than one at the same time.
* Beat-up boat shoes: Unless you're on a boat, ditch the shoes.
* Navy blazers with crests: Sorry, we won't even accept family crests. They're pretentious and conflict with the new basic mode of dress.
* Polo shirts with upturned collars: If it doesn't fly up naturally, it doesn't belong up.
* Power ties: Any man who thought he could find power in a tie needs to check his MBA at the door and go home.