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    Photographed in Washington, D.C. (enlarge)

    Noteworthy: mixture of patterns, textures and materials such as plaids, knits, cotton, full-grain leather, suede saddles, wool and silk.

    Sep 21, 2010 | Permalink (47) Total Comments

    martha left a comment on 12/3/2010 at 5:35 PM:

    its sophia and her friend kara were VERY BOARD!!!!!!!!:)


    John James left a comment on 9/24/2010 at 11:18 AM:

    Maybe I’m in the minority here, but I really like this outfit. Great mixture of colors, and very well proportioned, I can see this being worn on a casual Friday most definitely. If you took the jacket off, the whole outfit would fall apart and look really sloppy though. Keep the creativity coming Castleberry, thinking outside the box is why I’m such a big fan of the ‘Street Etiquette’ guys


    john left a comment on 9/24/2010 at 9:04 AM:

    Fred my brother, you are an inspiration for me and a lot of people that reads your blog. I’ve learn a lot of things that I didn’t know before, God Bless You and keep Educating the people that really understand fashion and keep posting nice outfits.


    Kia left a comment on 9/23/2010 at 7:43 PM:

    Always incredible. I must say I’m a huge fan of the tie!


    Mike left a comment on 9/23/2010 at 2:47 PM:

    Just a point of order. Georgetown ie. Washington, D.C. is nice but definitely not northeastern. As JFK famously put it, “...northern hospitality with southern efficiency.”


    WHARF left a comment on 9/23/2010 at 12:26 PM:

    And if you don’t see a pair of Randolph Engineering Sunglasses that you want in our shop, we can fulfill custom orders if you are looking for a specific frame style/color, lens color/size, glass or PC lens, and temple style!


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 9/23/2010 at 12:02 PM:

    @Kal—I was visiting Georgetown for a little work, a little play. Love it there.

    @Zack—My sweater vest is Rugby.

    @AEV—I’m putting that one on you…I need to be invited. I announce all over Twitter that I am in D.C. (get on Twitter if you are not already). Next time I’m In town email, tweet me…something, and we’ll make it happen.

    @Damon—You guessed it, Georgetown. It’s my new favorite town in the northeast.

    @mjl & Justin—It is not summer anymore. And this particular day/morning it was 70 degrees or so.

    @Josh—My sunglasses are gold aviators by Randolph Engineering. You can pick them up at the men’s shop WHARF, online.

    @e, Luis Alcaraz & Elizabeth—My saddles are by Cole Haan. Designed with Nike Air, they are extremely comfortable.

    @robdarko—As is the rule on blazers, sportcoats, waistcoats, vests and cardigans, always leave the bottom button undone. As for the top button, that is a personal style call.

    @Paul & Style + Conformity—These khakis are by Rugby (1 yr old). And yes, they are some of the better fitting pair I run around in. Stay away from a break in the hem to keep them sharp and clean though.


    RB left a comment on 9/22/2010 at 10:07 PM:

    you are unabashedly preppy and unabashedly manly, handsome and sexy. well preppy and sexy are kind of synonymous in my mind. love the saddle shoes!


    Ms. Fitz left a comment on 9/22/2010 at 8:48 PM:

    F.E.- How and why are you so unabashedly sharp? You never dissapoint after a dismally unfashionable day in a uniformed school.
    À bientôt,

    Sophie


    Margaret left a comment on 9/22/2010 at 1:32 PM:

    This outfit isn’t my FAVORITE, but would it be a head-turner on the street?  For me, yes :)


    Kal left a comment on 9/22/2010 at 12:27 AM:

    What brought you to my neck of the woods? Georgetown is one of my favorite places.


    Wrecked Stellar left a comment on 9/22/2010 at 12:01 AM:

    Dig it. If you wanted to go one more mix, you should add a pocket square in some random print (either floral or a print with small random animals like gold fish).


    Zack left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 10:46 PM:

    Nicely done! The vest is superb. I know I always ask this but - who makes it?

    Cheers

    Zack


    AEV left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 10:11 PM:

    In D.C. and no email to arrange a cocktail? Hmm. Hardly unabashed….


    Justin left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 9:53 PM:

    Looking great Fred… but isn’t it still a bit steamy for that kit?


    B.L. Edwards left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 9:51 PM:

    Great pattern combo.


    Tom Bosché left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 8:08 PM:

    Young Man - Pulling it off once again. Too much analysis, bad - feelin’ it, very good.  Damn the torpedos, it works ...


    Elizabeth left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 6:35 PM:

    Love the saddles, are they Bass?


    anthony left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 5:08 PM:

    best rigging BY FAR in a really, really long time. i love how you incorporated a vest into the ensemble (something that i found conspicuously absent from the Dress Code posts in the last couple months) and utilized a ton of colors and textures.

    great shades top the look off (along w/ the fact that you’re in my favorite location in the U.S.). keep it up fred!


    Luis Alcaraz left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 4:12 PM:

    Great look!!! I really want to know where I can get a pair of shoes like those?? Everything looks great!


    Maija left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 3:54 PM:

    Love it, love it, LOVE IT!


    Elizabeth left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 3:24 PM:

    Personally, I think it’s great when people are willing to subject themselves to the same scrutiny as everyone else featured in their style blogs. If they don’t live up to their own sartorial standards, they oughtn’t to be blogging about them in the first place.


    fsp left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 2:26 PM:

    Great. Say Hello to early autumn. I like the vest and the mixture of patterns and materials. Real prep!


    Baby Bootlegger left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 2:21 PM:

    but the shirt matches the brick landscape so well!


    ssn left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 2:15 PM:

    i still don’t have the audacity to pull off the vest, though this gray number w/ blue blazer looks pretty sharp. FEC tell us you stopped off at the Tombs.


    Richard Ross left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 1:50 PM:

    Heck yeah!! All I want in this world is for it to be fall already. Mixing and matching a ridiculous amount of patterns and textures is what it’s all about.


    Xanax left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 12:43 PM:

    Doesn’t Mr. Castleberry always look fly? There is a strange beauty in mixing patterns and textures.


    bunny left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 12:24 PM:

    the plaid shirt is really nice. this is another ensemble that reminds me of sid mashburn’s story about his sisters boyfriends. seemed like southern prep versions of italian playboys. you look good.


    Pan left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 12:02 PM:

    The epitome of a gentleman. Well done, sir.

    P.S. The lighting in this photograph is simply stunning. Lovely image.


    Ouch left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 12:01 PM:

    Good effort.


    Style + Conformity left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 11:59 AM:

    Smart pair of slacks. Make? Age? If only had enough hair to style like this


    Damon left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 11:59 AM:

    Congrats. I see Valet featured this post. Kicking around Georgetown? That pink building is unmistakable.


    Genuine Lustre left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 10:50 AM:

    Great to see somebody making an effort!


    Caroline Fontenot left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 10:09 AM:

    dang, one of my favorites yet! Sexy.


    mjl left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 10:05 AM:

    How in the world were you able to pull this off in the summer?  i would’ve overheat faster than my old jeep with that much clothing on!


    Josh left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 10:02 AM:

    Thats a great vest / jacket combo. What about the sunglasses? Make, model?


    Amanda Bee left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 9:59 AM:

    Looks like fall is here, great mix of colors and textures!


    beenswank left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 9:53 AM:

    I can dig it.


    e left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 9:49 AM:

    can you let us know the brand of your saddles?


    Paul left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 8:52 AM:

    Fred—Just curious… what kind of chinos are those?  The fit looks pretty great, and they seem like they’d be great pants to knock around in…


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 8:44 AM:

    This is an amazing look! Everything is so well coordinated.


    tammy left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 8:42 AM:

    Love it! It is original and elegant.


    rhonda left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 7:50 AM:

    Oh, dearest Fred. I adore this. Truly.


    taylor left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 7:45 AM:

    i dig it. it is a lot going on. some people can’t pull it off. you can. confidence is key.


    Dallas left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 7:43 AM:

    Oh the saddles. TO DIE FOR.


    ryan left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 7:43 AM:

    Dapper. Truly shows style and class love the slew of materials. Next time your in D.C. let me know!


    iris left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 7:40 AM:

    i absolutely love it - not sure about the shoes but the rest is A1


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