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What Bon Appetit's Editor-In-Chief Learned From His Dad About Style

Adam Rapoport's recipe for looking good.

You probably won't be surprised to learn this, but Adam Rapoport, the editor-in-chief of Bon Appétit, is a stylish dude.

OK, it's a Condé Nast publication, and maybe dressing well is a thing all guys have to do there, but keep in mind he used to be GQ's style editor. Rapoport does it right and -- we're willing to bet -- is one of best dressed in the building.

Bon Appetit's editor-in-chief, Adam Rapoport, learned a thing or two from his dad, the late journalist Dan.
Bon Appetit's editor-in-chief, Adam Rapoport, learned a thing or two from his dad, the late journalist Dan.

Rapoport took over as editor and changed Bon Appétit's style in 2010 to modernize it, at a time when the pressure was on. The magazine had the second-largest circulation at Condé then, and still does, by the way.

So it seems that Rapoport's editorial style, much like his sartorial style, is a success.

Dan Rapoport, Adam Rapoport's father, was a journalist in Washington.
Dan Rapoport, Adam Rapoport's father, was a journalist in Washington.

To celebrate Father's Day, we asked Rapoport what he learned about style from his dad, the late publisher, author and Washington journalist, Dan Rapoport, pictured above.

Here's what he said:

"My dad taught me to always be a nice guy, ask lots of questions and never pay more than $400 for a suit. Let’s just say I’ve managed to do pretty well with two of the three."