• Google’s Winter Wonderlab

    Miscellany  

    Last night, Kat and I swung by Bryant Park to go ice skating. Before we could lace our skates up, Google's Winter Wonderlab kidnapped our attention spans while we made this clip shot at 400 fps...which means they shot us for approximately one second and stretched it over 17. In two words, SO FUN. Pop in before December 22nd to make your own. You're going to want to bring friends.

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    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 11/25/2013 at 12:56 AM:

    @Kat—Oh what could have been if Google hadn’t lost our first take…


    Katherine left a comment on 11/25/2013 at 12:40 AM:

    You nailed that snow toss…why didn’t I show up for the dance party in this video?


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  • Born Ready

    Music & Books  

    The first magazine I ever read on a regular basis was the A&F Quarterly. It was the lifestyle periodical published by Abercrombie & Fitch back in the late 90s. The avant-garde magalog tip-toed the fine line between editorial and catalog content so effortlessly that to my 15 year-old eye, it was cool...unbelievably cool.

    Printed on cougar vellum paper (unique for a catalog), the Quarterly felt ambitious. It introduced me to more than just clothes, food, travel, sex, and all the controversy that came along with that. More importantly, it introduced me to the work of photographer Bruce Weber. That introduction in 1997 would serve as a major influence on my photographic development a decade later.

    Still, to this day, I love Bruce Weber's photographs. He captures groups like no one else. Loose and yet connected, often with a sense of occasion, shot in that moment between the moment. His new coffee table book, Born Ready, is a collectible volume of essays and images that reveals a very personal and original vision of America today. Weber gets up close and personal with a unique assortment of talented and courageous individuals...and does what he does so beautifully, share a sliver of their story.

    Pick up a copy on eBay for your own table well below the Amazon price of $83.80. I also pulled together an eBay collection* of my essential coffee table books for those looking to simply discover new titles or start a collection of their own. Follow me on eBay to check out the rest of my shoppable collections ranging from music to clothes to a few of my favorite things.

    *My eBay Collection was created as part of my collaboration with eBay and Style Coalition #FOLLOWFINDIT

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  • Panting ‘n Sweating

    Style  

    Okay.
    Fine.





    You can wear sweats outside of the gym. But none of that baggy business. They should be cut like your favorite pair of slim-fit chinos—close to the body and slightly tapered toward the ankle. I love the Ken Sweat Pant from Saturdays Surf NYC. The fit is perfect. The attitude is relaxed. The price is reasonable (the frugal preppie in me forbids me from spending over $125 on fleece…I can’t do it, not even in a New York state of mind).

    Photographed in Malibu, CA

    Saturday's slim silhouette allows you to dress down the essential sportswear piece with a vintage Harrington-style Lacoste and Vans or dress them up with tailored clothing—the heather gray welcomes being mistaken for a gray flannel trouser from afar. Made of a thick 55/45 cotton/polyester blend, the Ken Sweat Pant retains its shape through multiple wearings, boasts thick ribbing at the waistband and ankles, and comes equipped with a back patch pocket (wallets rejoice!). Best of all, you don’t have to sweat the $98 price tag.

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    Derek left a comment on 1/27/2014 at 5:31 PM:

    Good looking sweatpants…usually an ironic statement in itself! Decent sweats are hard to find. I must say though, for almost $100 the shape would have to last more than “multiple wearings.”


    John Smith left a comment on 12/20/2013 at 4:25 PM:

    If one was going to wear sweatpants outside the house, thats how you should do it.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 12/20/2013 at 11:13 AM:

    @Brady P—A visit to the tailor, like you mentioned, could be in order if your inseam is less than 30”. Wash and hang dry them first kids!


    Brady P left a comment on 12/20/2013 at 11:05 AM:

    These sweatpants are amazing! They do run pretty long though, I had a few inches taken off the bottom and now they’re perfect


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  • Bib and Tucker

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in Venice Beach, CA

    Noteworthy: mother's vintage tortoise sunglasses, swiss-dot tuxedo shirt dressed down (love the nod to men's formal wear).

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  • Happy Halloween 2013

    Miscellany  

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    Robert C. Russell II left a comment on 11/1/2013 at 9:19 PM:

    F.E., you certainly are an adroit sartorialist. I thought I had one tuff to solve.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 11/1/2013 at 5:07 PM:

    @emjkmj—…and white…and red…and…


    emjkmj left a comment on 11/1/2013 at 4:56 PM:

    Love it!  But, all Wes Anderson font is in yellow ;)


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 11/1/2013 at 11:22 AM:

    @Roger C. Russell II—Thanks. It brought a lot of smiles to plenty of people. Max wears Rod Lavers…I pulled Killshots out of my closet, although I did manage to find burgundy laces.


    Brian left a comment on 11/1/2013 at 11:08 AM:

    Awesome costume Fred


    Roger C. Russell II left a comment on 11/1/2013 at 5:32 AM:

    That might be the best Halloween costume I have ever seen. However, let me offer some trivia. What shoes did Max actually wear?


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