• Fair Thee Well

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in New York, NY

    Noteworthy: blend of sporting, collegiate, WASP, and British elements.

    Rig:
    Lookmatic tortoise eyeglasses
    • Gloverall duffle coat
    • Smart Turnout university scarf
    • Rugby oxford cloth tab collar shirt
    • Vintage Gant club tie (from Groovy Palm Beach Vintage)
    • Gant fair isle sweater vest
    • Ralph Lauren sterling silver engine turn buckle
    • Trafalgar leather belt
    • Rugby selvedge denim
    Allen Edmonds long wingtips

    Feb 6, 2012 | Permalink (24) Total Comments

    Chris Seeger left a comment on 12/4/2012 at 7:38 PM:

    The scarf is definitely EXETER - EXETER UK ENGLAND! The blurb does state it has British hints, guys, that was your clue. Of course could be Dartmouth as well, but….


    SCD left a comment on 3/18/2012 at 2:02 PM:

    @JGR- It’s a Dartmouth scarf, not Exeter.


    Alejandro left a comment on 3/6/2012 at 12:32 PM:

    Amazing duffle coat. I can imagine you walking in the gray streets of NYC. Brilliant!


    JGR left a comment on 2/20/2012 at 4:37 AM:

    Not sure what problem anyone had with the scarf, but it appears to be an University of Exeter scarf, which as a current MA student there I am all for seeing it on this website!


    Jeanna left a comment on 2/15/2012 at 2:52 PM:

    Thanks for the clarification.


    MGM left a comment on 2/15/2012 at 8:34 AM:

    I think the scarf is just fine.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 2/14/2012 at 5:27 PM:

    @Jeanna—I deleted AEV’s comments surrounding my scarf. Comment moderation has been in practice for almost a year now and was entered into after much deliberation; however, it has proven time and again to have been the right decision.


    Jeanna left a comment on 2/14/2012 at 5:10 PM:

    FEC—Been reading a while, first time commenting. I wonder, did you delete AEV’s comment about the scarf? Or did he? I wouldn’t necessarily fault you for deleting serveral comments of his, but you (to my knowledge) normally don’t delete comments and it can make for a healthy debate.


    SRK left a comment on 2/14/2012 at 11:21 AM:

    Einstein said ‘Imagination is better than knowledge.  Keep up the good work.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 2/14/2012 at 10:44 AM:

    @Pierre—I assume my readers are intelligent until they prove otherwise.


    Pierre left a comment on 2/14/2012 at 10:27 AM:

    @F.E.C.—Okay, fare enough. (So shoot me, I didn’t get the joke. Your audience ain’t as sharp as you might think!)


    M Arthur left a comment on 2/13/2012 at 10:23 PM:

    Fab fair isle, wingtips (can’t tell if black or preferably dark brown) love the red duffle coat!  Well done FEC!


    M Arthur left a comment on 2/13/2012 at 10:15 PM:

    It means I hope you prosper. The word fare can be used like this “how are you faring” It would mean how are you doing. And of course thee is used in place of you. So it would be a type of blessing to someone as you leave them or they leave you. It would mean I hope you do well.


    Richard Ross left a comment on 2/13/2012 at 9:56 PM:

    Oh my. This is absolutely perfect. You are killing it.


    MGM left a comment on 2/13/2012 at 6:34 PM:

    Yes, the fair isle sweater looks absolutely fantastic.  Seems like you always gotta wear them with ties, though!


    Chase left a comment on 2/13/2012 at 4:35 PM:

    I absolutely love this outfit! It’s great to see a man who obviously has so much fun with his clothes!


    Megan left a comment on 2/13/2012 at 3:55 PM:

    @FEC—I thought your obvious play on words is perfectly charming.


    Paul left a comment on 2/13/2012 at 3:23 PM:

    I’m still a fan and I still check the blog daily.


    MJB left a comment on 2/13/2012 at 2:20 PM:

    I hope the scarf kept you warm…since I’m sure that is what the intended functional purpose was. Well done.


    K. left a comment on 2/13/2012 at 2:13 PM:

    I especially appreciate the mixing of complimentary colors; most shy away from red and green because of the holiday connotations, but you did it without looking like you need a present with a bow under your arm.


    George left a comment on 2/13/2012 at 12:54 PM:

    Intended or not, the background (structures) is as inclusive as the clothing. On the right, classicist detail and ornamentation; on the left, sleeker, straighter lines. As for the scarf, it’s nice. Yet another “well done.”


    Paul left a comment on 2/13/2012 at 12:11 PM:

    The Fair Isle sweater is the best part of this outfit. I can’t seem to find it on the Gant website, though…


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 2/13/2012 at 11:14 AM:

    @Pierre—While I am fully aware the proper phrase is “fare thee well”, I chose “Fair” as a play on the Fair Isle sweater I am wearing.


    Pierre left a comment on 2/13/2012 at 10:31 AM:

    FARE thee well?


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