Get This Look: Sandwiches

by Rebecca Jane Stokes

1. The Monte Cristo

A much-loved cousin of the French croque monsieur, the Monte Cristo takes the croque monsieur’s eggy grilled bread, cheese, and ham, and wisely adds more cheese, more bread, and also chicken. While its origins are unknown, it’s first recorded as being served in Los Angeles. And although there is no actual evidence to support the belief that the sandwich was named in honor of Alexander Dumas’ classic novel The Count of Monte Cristo, we can all agree that looking good and eating sandwiches is, in fact, the greatest revenge of all.

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GTL - The Monte Cristo

GTL — The Monte Cristo, featuring brooks brothers McQ by Alexander McQueen wool cape, $665 / Carven cotton shorts / Brooks Brothers / Vintage hat / Fyasko Chicken N Waffles Ss TeeHam


2. The BLT

A sandwich so revered that its full name (Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato) is almost always substituted with this less-sanctified abbreviation. What’s in a name? In this case, everything. The BLT, while not included in the 1928 masterwork 700 Sandwiches, gained widespread popularity in post-WWII America, due in part to the ease of accessing the ingredients with the advent of the age of the supermarket.

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GTL — the BLT, featuring black hair accessories / Loose dress / Mulberry animal print shoes / Animal jewelry / Black hair accessory, $27


3. The Grilled Cheese

This staple of every diet finds its roots in Ancient Rome, where citizens (literally) recorded making sandwiches from bread and cheese and heating them, with recipes for such being found in their cookbooks. The grilled cheese as we know it today began as an open-faced sandwich, with one slice of bread serving as the cheese’s showcase. The second slice of bread was implemented by someone who was “hungry as balls.” This innovation also allowed for the placement of additional cheeses.

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GTL - The Grilled Cheese

GTL — The Grilled Cheese, featuring forever 21 / Topshop crop top / UGG Australia / Forever 21 / Single Stick Butter Container

Previously: Baked Goods

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