• Just You & Me, Kid

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    As a father of two boys nearly 16 months apart, I am rarely afforded the opportunity to spend time with them individually. I believe that is an important aspect to parenting—one-on-one time with each child. Their identity shouldn’t always be wrapped up in birth order. Sometimes I want my sons to simply feel like they each have my undivided attention...to genuinely feel I care about what’s going on in their little world. Jonah—my youngest—and I did just that last weekend in bonding over burgers, bowling a couple of frames, and hitting up a Rangers ballgame. We capped it off my shooting some photographs for his mom. Of course, I had to get a father & son shot.

    Noteworthy: (me) Spexclub tortoise shell eyeglasses, Kiel James Patrick sailing belt, Rugby fisherman sweater, Smart Turnout watchstrap; (Jonah) cotton/linen Pochette Square pocket hanky (as he calls them), denim jacket.

    Aug 29, 2011 | Permalink (26) Total Comments

    montezemolostore.com left a comment on 12/22/2011 at 12:52 AM:

    The comaprison between adult and kid’s fashion style is always a good idea by a communciation point of view… ;)


    Ann left a comment on 11/23/2011 at 8:56 AM:

    So darling, you have two lucky little men.


    Angela Duke left a comment on 9/17/2011 at 10:44 AM:

    It’s a lot easier to admire talented people when they are a great example of having priorities in order! Style + substance gets you everywhere. Love this photo.


    Bevin Elias left a comment on 9/5/2011 at 7:41 PM:

    this amazing, one of my favorite posts, he takes the best dressed award.


    pansmom left a comment on 9/5/2011 at 7:26 PM:

    How precious.


    Elizabeth left a comment on 9/3/2011 at 1:14 AM:

    Looking good, the both of you!


    Jens left a comment on 9/2/2011 at 5:57 PM:

    Nice picture.


    Mark left a comment on 9/2/2011 at 11:40 AM:

    Hey F.E.

    Just wanted you to know, that I’ve posted a link to your site on my tumblr…
    idealplace.tumblr.com

    Best regards..


    Mathias Knutsson left a comment on 9/2/2011 at 9:10 AM:

    Great pictures! I must compliment you for both your style and an excellent website. And as a father of four, I couldn`t agree more: It is so important to have one-on-one time with your children.


    John left a comment on 9/1/2011 at 5:41 PM:

    Off topic, but I noticed that you don’t have “The Rake” in your study, why is that? Also next weekend I will be attending a polo match here in my neck of the woods, email me if you would like me to send you some usable photos.


    Joey Dee left a comment on 9/1/2011 at 3:22 PM:

    great photo. I hope to see more styling ideas for dressing kids in the future! just placed a rugby order in which i got that same sweater as a gift for a friend, i may keep it for myself now, seeing how well it fits!


    Jason left a comment on 9/1/2011 at 12:31 PM:

    Awesome little story on fatherhood


    Caroline Fontenot left a comment on 9/1/2011 at 10:48 AM:

    This is just amazing.


    Sole Porn left a comment on 9/1/2011 at 10:46 AM:

    Love your son’s bucks….great picture, Fred!


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 9/1/2011 at 10:13 AM:

    Beautiful picture Fred!


    dam left a comment on 9/1/2011 at 9:17 AM:

    great shot, Fred!


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 9/1/2011 at 8:55 AM:

    @Nic—I have not been married since 2005.


    Nic left a comment on 9/1/2011 at 8:24 AM:

    @FEC I haven’t seen a picture of your wife on the blog, will she be making an appearance at all?


    AEV left a comment on 9/1/2011 at 8:01 AM:

    Cool pic…I also dig the sweater (though I don’t care for the manufactured/faux ‘wear’)...


    cam left a comment on 8/31/2011 at 10:47 PM:

    i’ll co-sign on the chinos from rugby. best fit by far. so good in fact i own 5 pair!


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 8/31/2011 at 10:04 PM:

    @Brad—My chinos are from Rugby.


    Brad left a comment on 8/31/2011 at 10:02 PM:

    I love the fit of the navy chinos you’re wearing.  Where are they from?


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 8/31/2011 at 9:14 PM:

    @Levi—I am 30.

    @Desmond K—The sun faded patina of the sweater was designed this way by the guys at Rugby.  It looks and feels like it was unearthed in the attic.


    levi left a comment on 8/31/2011 at 8:48 PM:

    A very nice picture.  May I ask how old you are?


    Tito left a comment on 8/31/2011 at 7:15 PM:

    This photograph with your son is awesome!
    I miss my father every day. keep been a good father Fred cause parenting is very limited nowadays.


    Desmond K left a comment on 8/31/2011 at 4:50 PM:

    Is that natural distressing on the sweater or was it purchased that way? Either way its spot on (but way cooler if it was natural).


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