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    Chris Callis, Woody Hines, and Dennis Sarkozy call Princeton, New Jersey home. Between classes, squash practice, and work, they collectively run the online magazine Prepidemic from 1901 Hall. I spent some time with the guys on campus earlier this month kicking around their dorm, eating at The Ivy Club, and mulling over their plans once they exit through FitzRandolph Gate. Over the next week I will be sharing a sliver of their personal style with you. Though today’s campus dress codes fail to make the grade, Callis and Hines yield a sartorial effort indicative of their academic ambitions. They dress for success.

    "Style is the dress of thoughts.”     —Lord Chesterfield

    Photographed in Princeton, NJ (enlarge)

    Noteworthy (Callis): I can’t think of a more versatile piece in the colder months than a navy chalk stripe suit. It can be worn and paired in so many different ways that you could wear it every day for a month and feel like you haven’t worn the same thing twice—save the smell, of course.

    Noteworthy (Castleberry): English leather briefcase by Lotuff & Clegg, blackwatch umbrella, french cuffs.

    Nov 29, 2010 | Permalink (8) Total Comments

    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 11/30/2010 at 10:56 AM:

    Wonderful! I specially like how the briefcase and the umbrella look, but there are alot of good details in his pic.

    Luis Alcaraz left a comment on 11/29/2010 at 11:26 PM:

    I cannt imagine that he takes classes with this outfit but is really a great look and an amazing picture!

    Al left a comment on 11/29/2010 at 8:12 PM:

    This is a great start to what I’m sure will be a fantastic series of posts.

    Joey Dee left a comment on 11/29/2010 at 7:03 PM:

    I look forward to the posts this week, short jaket sleeving and all!
    I trust that everyone had a flabulous holiday and counted all their blessings.

    khordkutta left a comment on 11/29/2010 at 6:34 PM:

    The briefcase is the goods in this photo!!!

    AEV left a comment on 11/29/2010 at 6:29 PM:

    Love the briefcase. The contrast of the tweed vest is also a nice touch. And, generally, I love a chalk stripe suit….but, the arms on this appear far too short, no?

    I never got on board with the contrast collar dress shirt, which is attempting to emulate a time when shirts were purchased with detachable collars…a sartorial reality that hasn’t existed for many decades….strikes me as odd that this “look” has persisted while the removable nature of the collar has not.

    Robin left a comment on 11/29/2010 at 5:55 PM:

    Your indoor shots are getting better and better.

    Wonderful job!

    AWKeller left a comment on 11/29/2010 at 5:46 PM:

    This is gorgeous.  That chalk stripe suit is fantastic and that briefcase is just classic.