• Good for a Laugh

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    A week with the gentlemen of Prepidemic continues today outside of Princeton’s Pyne Hall. Callis and Sarkozy exude an American sportswear semblance through a grey herringbone jacket and donegal tweed trousers. The brisk air this time of year is ideal to keep warm with mid-weight wools while hanging out between classes.

    “The ‘prep’ look itself is quintessentially light and whimsical. I believe it’s important to laugh in your clothes.”      —F.E. Castleberry

    Photographed in Princeton, NJ (enlarge)

    Noteworthy (Callis & Sarkozy): As we near the holiday, I try to break out the tartans as much as possible. Whether it be a different clan or just a variation on the same pattern (ancient, dress, hunting, etc), they are always appropriate for this time of season. It’s great how you can wear a black watch shirt with a tuxedo as well as with a pair of jeans and boots. How many pieces in your wardrobe can you say that about?

    Grey flannel is my new standard. As a jacket, it’s as versatile as my solid wool, clean and constructed, yet soft enough to wear against hunting and sporting styles.

    Noteworthy (Castleberry): Suede wingtips, pop of color in cable-knit sweater, tank watch face (w/nylon band).

    Dec 2, 2010 | Permalink (24) Total Comments

    K. Cooper Ray left a comment on 12/9/2010 at 12:05 AM:

    F.E., Are you taking all of these photos? They are truly outstanding. Great color, great style and composition. Really well done.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 12/6/2010 at 1:22 PM:

    BernieD & Ernie C.—The shirt is by Land’s End and has been tailored.


    Evan C. left a comment on 12/6/2010 at 1:04 PM:

    Does anyone know who makes that black watch shirt?


    RWF left a comment on 12/5/2010 at 10:26 PM:

    These guys definitely have it going! I only wish more guys in college would care more about their wardrobe…I’m sure most of the Ivy League guys still wear hoodies and sweatpants…

    CampusSartorialist.com


    Joey Dee left a comment on 12/4/2010 at 11:25 PM:

    Great idea on looking up the harriman tounement. Those people need FECs eye and lens to make them pop. Many of the looks are similar to what is here on UP


    JLT left a comment on 12/4/2010 at 6:39 PM:

    On the left:  I’m digging the Modern Gordon Tartan socks from Ralph Lauren.  Similar enough to the Black Watch shirt to look good, but not exactly the same to appear as if “trying too hard.”  An altogether punctilious gentleman.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 12/3/2010 at 6:07 PM:

    @Ryan—Just consider it me not holding everyone’s hand.  There is more than one way to skin a cat (aka you can achieve the similar looks through several different brands/designers).  In this particular photograph, I can tell you that many of the pieces are Ralph Lauren.


    Ryan left a comment on 12/3/2010 at 5:46 PM:

    Fred- Noted and I understand. Just like how SB details each item. To each his own!


    BernieD left a comment on 12/3/2010 at 3:45 PM:

    Where is that shirt from?


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 12/3/2010 at 3:22 PM:

    @Ryan—Listing labels of key items is a can of worms I closed a while ago.  Many of the designers are listed in the column on the right.  My goal is to highlight the aesthetic of an individual’s style, not where they shop.


    chris W. left a comment on 12/3/2010 at 2:25 PM:

    I don’t know, maybe because I’m a girl, but I don’t find the pants on the right too tight… in fact I think that lad looks rather dashing. ;- )


    Ryan left a comment on 12/3/2010 at 10:32 AM:

    Fred- great photo. Maybe you could start listing the labels of key items? Just a thought…


    Tito left a comment on 12/3/2010 at 10:05 AM:

    Sarkozy is a BEAST!!!!!! great job…...


    Victoria left a comment on 12/2/2010 at 11:54 PM:

    Love the outfits, but where are the man on the rights socks? Its winter.


    NWR left a comment on 12/2/2010 at 10:41 PM:

    Keep up the GREAT work, F.E.C. I’m loving this week’s posts.


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 12/2/2010 at 8:56 PM:

    What a great picture! I specially like the black watch shirt and socks and both jackets of course.


    Blues by Five left a comment on 12/2/2010 at 7:30 PM:

    The gentleman to the right (my right) is sharp is tack.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 12/2/2010 at 5:59 PM:

    @AEV—HAHA…when I titled this post, I had a hunch you would make a similar comment.


    AEV left a comment on 12/2/2010 at 5:22 PM:

    I assumed these guys were laughing about how crazy it was for the guy on the right to be in a sweater, wool pants, lace ups, and wool blazer but w/o socks…....wink.


    Tony left a comment on 12/2/2010 at 4:35 PM:

    Great wingtips. The pants on the same guy just look SO tight. I guess to each his own… but overall very nice. I say let’s all where NO SOCKS tomorrow! let’s make a stand!


    BJP left a comment on 12/2/2010 at 4:26 PM:

    Sharp. On the right specifically, is great. I wear more of a break in my slacks, but he looks super well put together. No fights on this one gents?! Yawn.


    Hey left a comment on 12/2/2010 at 3:45 PM:

    I want those trousers on the right.


    AEV left a comment on 12/2/2010 at 3:31 PM:

    Nice. Best of the week so far. Love the cordovan captoes on the left…..


    john lexington left a comment on 12/2/2010 at 2:53 PM:

    guy on the right has nailed it! perfect, every detail. i need to borrow that look! good job!


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