• Down & Out

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in New York, NY

    Noteworthy: down vest over tailored sport coat.

    • Lookmatic tort shell eyeglasses
    • Taylor Stitch university stripe button down shirt
    Brooks Brothers repp stripe tie
    • Penfield 60/40 down vest (similar)
    • Norman Hilton sport coat
    Smart Turnout surcingle belt
    • Club Monaco chino
    • Rugby socks
    • Vintage Cole Haan wingtip brogues (similar)

    *Check out the entire feature on The Style Blogger.

    Dec 6, 2011 | Permalink (17) Total Comments

    MAS left a comment on 12/9/2011 at 10:49 PM:

    Home run with the socks.

    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 12/8/2011 at 12:36 PM:

    Solid look!

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 12/8/2011 at 12:28 PM:

    @Dan from England—American Indians run entire casinos now. Wearing a watch should be the least perception shattering truth to come out of that.

    Dan from Engand left a comment on 12/8/2011 at 12:14 PM:

    Fred , thanks for the info on your watch and the straps however you have shattered my illusion of Indian chiefs , coming from England I thought he would have told the time by drawing some kind of line in the sand and working it out by the sun, not by wearing a watch like every one else !

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 12/8/2011 at 11:11 AM:

    @Dan from England—My Omega is an early 60s model Seamaster.  It previously belonged to a notable American indian chief. As far as nylon straps go for your watch, England has one of the best companies that produce them, Smart Turnout.

    @AEV—I have more than three pairs of prescription glasses I can wear at any given time. When you’ve been wearing glasses for 15 years, it not only becomes easy to accumulate frames but they can start to be viewed as accessories instead of solely a necessity.

    Dan from England left a comment on 12/8/2011 at 10:57 AM:

    Hi Fred,
    Could you tell us a bit about your Omega please ? How old it is and perhaps where you got it from. Also where do the ribbon straps come from, I have tried o buy them in England but can’t find them ?
    Thanks .

    Michael left a comment on 12/8/2011 at 2:06 AM:

    As a reader since the inception of UP, this is easily one of my top five favorite postings.

    AEV left a comment on 12/7/2011 at 6:26 PM:

    Fred - by my count, you have at least three pair of glasses/frames. You pay to have prescription lenses put in all of these? Why? Or, do you actually not require glasses at all?

    CRC left a comment on 12/7/2011 at 12:17 PM:

    Great contrast with the socks and tie. Comfortable look.

    Blevins left a comment on 12/7/2011 at 12:00 PM:

    Excellent look - pants are higher than I would wear them personally, but great tie, blazer, and sock combo.

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 12/7/2011 at 11:49 AM:

    @Hilton—You may contact me by clicking on the contact button in the sidebar to the right.

    @CHC—I believe this vest is called the Outback. Yes, I removed the woven label on the left chest with a seam ripper (I do this often).

    Hilton left a comment on 12/7/2011 at 11:45 AM:

    Would you mind providing me with your contact email, Mr. Castleberry? Thanks in advance.

    dam left a comment on 12/7/2011 at 11:41 AM:

    Classic look.  You pull off the higher pants nicely…something I cannot do myself!  The penfield over a blazer is a great look…plus really ups the warmth if you don’t want to wear a big coat. This was definitely my favorite shot from the styleblogger shoot.  Makes me glad to see him shooting something like this as opposed to some of the strange stuff that’s on there at times…

    emjkmj left a comment on 12/7/2011 at 11:23 AM:

    I have a brooks brothers vest from last season that looks exactly like that… Red tartan lined as well.

    CHC left a comment on 12/7/2011 at 11:15 AM:

    Which vest is that? I can’t seem to find one in that color on the Penfield website that doesn’t have a conspicuous logo on the front. Did you take the logo off? If so, how do you recommend doing that? Thanks

    DBCC left a comment on 12/7/2011 at 10:55 AM:

    Love the shoes.  Wore a similar pair yesterday.  The Style Blogger excerpt was spot on.  Look #4 takes the cake, IMO.  Nice work, Fred.

    emjkmj left a comment on 12/7/2011 at 10:33 AM:

    I like the look.  The pants are higher than i could get away with, but I love the sport coat and tie combo.