• Sleepy Jones

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    Sit back.
    Stare at the ceiling.
    Stay a while.

    This is the manifesto Andy Spade and long time collaborators Anthony Sperduti and Chad Buri seek to spread with their not-quite-ready-to-wear loungewear label, Sleepy Jones. Inspired by the artists, musicians, designers, and writers that came before them, the guys believe in the virtues of tinkering and pondering...and the perfect uniform in which to do that. Picasso churned out masterpieces in little more than shorts and a robe. Gershwin composed at his piano in his pajamas, bathrobe, and slippers. Hockney simply wore his pajamas out. They wore what was comfortable. And it worked out pretty well for them.

    Mackenzie and I spent last week on Nantucket practically living in our Sleepy Jones. The women’s shirts are cut in a roomier boyfriend silhouette complete with piping and a chest pocket—very cute. The men’s shirts not only look more like button-up shirts (gone are huge pajama shirt buttons) but fit like them. I had a tailor remove the break from my Sol Pajama Pants* (of course) and then proceeded to read, dream, and drink in them. In fact, I’m in my Henry Shirt* (an affordable $96, on sale) right now writing this. The entire American-made collection is turned out in preppy stripes, essential solids, and Liberty of London prints. We’re fans.

    The best part is that one of you will get to kick your pants off and let your mind wander, courtesy of Sleepy Jones. Simply enter the giveaway below and the lucky winner will be drawn this Friday. Then take the weekend to pick out your perfect uniform to sit back and stare at the ceiling.

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    *courtesy of Sleepy Jones

    Jul 22, 2013 | Permalink (2) View/Leave Comments

    James left a comment on 2/7/2014 at 2:12 PM:

    I just sleep in my khakis.


    Dan left a comment on 8/12/2013 at 7:55 PM:

    These should absolutely come in repp stripe silk. I wanna look like a tie in my oxford cloth sheets!


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  • Afternoons at Surfside

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    Photographed on Nantucket, MA

    Jul 19, 2013 | Permalink (7) View/Leave Comments

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 8/12/2013 at 9:50 AM:

    @James—Ralph Lauren swim trunks.


    James left a comment on 8/12/2013 at 9:38 AM:

    Where can I find those awesome floral shorts!


    George left a comment on 8/10/2013 at 9:54 PM:

    Well, yeah, I mean who doesn’t like the beach with accessories like these?


    Leith left a comment on 8/10/2013 at 11:57 AM:

    @Francesca: My first thought exactly!  Will be scouring the Jack Wills website for it the rest of the day.  Thanks, F.E., for the tip! - Leith http://outsidelanddiaries.blogspot.com


    TBS left a comment on 8/10/2013 at 7:59 AM:

    Are these your interns? You have the greatest job ever


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 8/9/2013 at 8:17 PM:

    @Francesca—The romper is from Jack Wills.


    Francesca left a comment on 8/9/2013 at 6:59 PM:

    Where is that pinstriped romper from?


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  • Lost in the Shuffle

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    Photographed on Nantucket, MA

    Noteworthy: leather thong sandal handmade by a Parisian cobbler, Boast jersey polo dress.

    Jul 17, 2013 | Permalink (1) View/Leave Comments

    Vic Delta left a comment on 8/10/2013 at 8:10 AM:

    This morning I visited what I suspected was the crime scene. Positive ID confirmed.
    Dude….you were at Naushop!
    Best to you and your crew.


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  • Sailing Nantucket Sound

    Miscellany  

    Nantucket is an escape. If you didn’t grow up spending your summers here (like me), it’s also a privilege. We’ve all packed into Mackenzie’s family home for a week of The Juice Bar’s hand-rolled cones, outdoor showers, and home-cooked meals (a perfect occasion to whip up my signature spaghetti sauce). It’s a full house. And by full I mean Mackenzie, me, Carly, Amy, and a slew of interns, cousins, and siblings. Somehow we all managed to pile on The Endeavor and escape toward The Sound near dusk. You know you’re in a good place when all you feel is the chop of the waves and the wind across your face.

    Jul 15, 2013 | Permalink (11) View/Leave Comments

    tracy tolles left a comment on 9/5/2013 at 9:57 PM:

    where did you purchase that lovely split-back sweater?


    Rosalyn Gambhir left a comment on 8/13/2013 at 5:38 PM:

    Great shots, love the east coast! What type of camera do you have?


    Alexander left a comment on 8/8/2013 at 11:20 PM:

    This is why I read this blog. Fantastic photos man.


    scaleworm left a comment on 8/8/2013 at 10:11 PM:

    I love the outfit, in white: Top (split back over-lap) and jeans.
    A beautiful outfit,
    on a beautiful woman,
    in a beautiful photograph.
    Well done.


    Leith left a comment on 8/8/2013 at 12:42 PM:

    I often wish I grew up on the East Coast.  And then I see pictures such as these and know I SHOULD have been born on the East Coast.  You have all the luck.  http://outsidelanddiaries.blogspot.com


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 8/8/2013 at 11:39 AM:

    @AMS—While the very nature of a “signature” recipe implies secrecy, I will tell you this: I sauté bell peppers, mushrooms, and red onions before marinating them in my tomato sauce over low heat.


    AMS left a comment on 8/8/2013 at 11:32 AM:

    @FEC - Would you consider sharing the recipe for your signature spaghetti sauce?


    E.N. West left a comment on 8/8/2013 at 9:43 AM:

    This may be the most perfect collection of photographs ever assembled simultaneously on a single web platform. Looks like an utterly fantastic time.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 8/7/2013 at 11:34 PM:

    @Ryan—I am accepting applications for fall internships; however, you must have completed at least your freshman year.


    Ryan left a comment on 8/7/2013 at 9:55 PM:

    Are you accepting high schoolers for your internship next year? If so, is there a limit to the age?


    C left a comment on 8/7/2013 at 1:25 PM:

    Love the pictures!


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  • Sea(foam) Legs

    Dress Code  

    Photographed on Nantucket, MA

    Noteworthy: has worn this same Lacoste polo for the last seven years (leave all buttons undone for a slubbier feel).

    Jul 12, 2013 | Permalink (3) View/Leave Comments

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 8/6/2013 at 10:20 PM:

    @Andy M.—I’d recommend washing on the gentle cycle and then hang drying.


    Andy M. left a comment on 8/6/2013 at 11:42 AM:

    I can’t get a Lacoste polo to remotely retain it’s shape for a single season…  What is she doing differently?


    Christine left a comment on 8/5/2013 at 11:02 AM:

    adorable! I love the ensemble


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