Say what you want about his skills as a designer, Calvin Klein certainly earned his stripes
as a marketer.
Carlos Yulo also earned his stripes
in this event, before making Filipino gymnastics history last year.
And the star has already earned his stripes
for the side on the pitch.
He earned his stripes
singing in churches and busking on the street before he made his television debut.
FORMER Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is a competitive winner who has "earned his stripes
and done the journey", says David Moyes.
Having earned his stripes
over 20 years ago as a circuit comic and one of the best telly warm-up men in the business, Lee was quickly promoted to being a regular face on comedy panel shows including They Think It's All Over (he was a team captain).
A WILDLIFE park visitor earned his stripes
by posing for a selfie - with a zebra.
IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD ?Limerick goalkeeper James Brudair just can't believe it after he was beaten by this Cork effort NET GAINS FOR WALTERS ?Jon Walters appeared to put Ireland on the road to victory with this perfect Aviva penalty HE'S EARNED HIS STRIPES
?Leinster's Devin Toner adds colour as he gets ready for the RaboDirect PRO12 clash with Ulster SOME MORE RUBBISH ON TV ?James McClean's disappointment at the final whistle is obvious as Ireland suffer World Cup hiccup TOUGH DAY AT THE OFFICE?
He has earned his stripes
and proved he can manage at all levels."
WHEN it comes to raising charity cash Coventry's Lord Mayor certainly earned his stripes
in the city centre yesterday.
RHYS DAVIES, who earned his stripes
with two wins on the Challenge Tour last year and kick-started his European Tour career with victory in Morocco on Sunday, has played down suggestions he could adopt the role of local hero in the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in October.
Cricket Australia is yet to announce who will lead the team following Ponting's decision to retire from Twenty20 internationals to concentrate on his Test and one-day career, but Ponting believes the 28-year-old Clarke, who was skipper for Australia's first three one-day internationals against England, has earned his stripes
Andre Hack, 32, has earned his stripes
. In 2003, he won the Chaine des Rotisseurs Best Young Sommelier in America competition.
TV fans may know Cantone from his stints on Sex and the City or the nutty kids' show Steampipe Alley, but he's best-known in New York as a club comedian who's earned his stripes
as a journeyman actor, most impressively last season in Richard Greenberg's The Violet Hour and the revival of Sondheim and Weidman's Assassins.
He's a strike legend, as passionate a football man as they come, he's earned his stripes
in club management and is desperate to take Wales into a new era - step forward John Aldridge.: John Aldridge:Born: September 18, 1958, Liverpool Position: Striker Clubs: Newport County, Oxford United, Liverpool, Real Sociedad, Tranmere Rovers Republic of Ireland caps: 69