• Dream American

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  • Layering with Red Fleece

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    Well hello, Autumn. You're late. And you're arriving with scattered showers and temperatures hardly befitting a "New York in the fall" stock print peddled on a midtown sidewalk. Which explains why I'm in a sweater vest instead of a sweater and a rain slicker. It's still patio weather in October and yet it may rain at a moment's notice. Always be prepared.

    Photographed at Fette Sau by Kat Harris

    This month, I'm sharing a few thoughts on layering in Brooks Brothers' Fall '14 Red Fleece Style Papers. While I suggest throwing a down feather vest over a Fair Isle, here, my yellow rain slicker* achieves a similar effect. For those whose copy got lost in the mail, I'll humor you below while I get into my Berkshire pork belly and potato salad. Food coma be damned, it's Friday.

    As the leaves turn and the mercury dips, the next couple of months are the perfect time to pair up your favorite cold-weather classics, but with a twist. I love layering—it's inherently preppy and no layer is more versatile or easy to pull off than a puffer vest. They add color and texture while being lightweight, should you need to shed it when you warm up. Throw it over a Fair Isle sweater to contrast the color and pattern for one of the season's key looks. Want to try something different? Pull it on over a tweed blazer, or even a suit (go ahead, try a bright vest over a dark suit—it just works).

    *courtesy of Brooks Brothers

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  • Picture Perfecto

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    Fair Isle sweaters are quintessentially preppy...beautiful pieces boasting a rich history, which makes them all the more interesting when you don't wear it traditionally. I love the pattern contrasted against leather jackets or worn alone by women as a sweater vest. I shot this portrait of Lucie in an incredibly cool 1960s Schott Perfecto (a jacket they still make for women today) for an ongoing portrait series I'm working on called The Girl Next Door Is Still Beautiful™.

    The project is essentially celebrating my idealized version of the girl next door—real girls, tomboy influenced styling, and all-natural beauty. Case in point, Lucie has never colored her hair*, rarely wears make-up, and is completely comfortable in her own skin. The younger sister of my friend Stéphane, she's crashing his East Village apartment while in from L.A. She loves surfing, Spanish music, and is currently studying textile design at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

    *Finding a woman who has never colored her hair is like experiencing a unicorn. There is a beauty about it that is pure, natural, and coated with contentment.

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  • Hand Me Down

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    Photographed in New York, NY

    Noteworthy: Stéphane has become a good friend over the last year and the first time I saw his jacket, I thought it was so cool. It belonged to his grandfather who played polo competitively back in the early 80s down in Kentucky. That authenticity is enviable. The front bares his grandfather's initials and crest while the back has "Calumet Farm Polo Kentucky" emblazoned in red. How he wears it over almost anything is effortless and here, over a navy blazer and repp stripe tie, it's old school American sportswear worth taking a cue from. And he reads Apartmento, also worth taking a cue from.

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  • Scotch and Chocolate

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