• Playing Fair

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    The creeping up of fall is a curious thing. Cool weather allows you to really play with layers, textures, and patterns before the winter demands you cover it all up in your Gloverall. For Dan Trepanier, editor of The Style Blogger, it is the ideal time to do just that—play.

    Photographed in New York, NY (enlarge)

    Noteworthy (Trepanier): Gingham shirts and silk knit ties are not strictly summer fare. Try them in fall tones while pairing them with colder weather fabrics like Fair Isle and tweed to create a texture-rich, autumn-appropriate look.

    Noteworthy (Castleberry): Tasseled loafer, engine turn buckle, alligator belt, no-break cuffed trouser. What allows the various textures, patterns, and weaves to work is the monochromatic color palette.

    Oct 20, 2010 | Permalink (17) Total Comments

    BunnyB left a comment on 10/22/2010 at 8:41 AM:

    Everything about this look is killer.

    Hoot left a comment on 10/21/2010 at 1:29 PM:

    I like the short length of the pants. Usually it was on schoolboys who outgrew their pants.  Now, I guess it’s for showing off those expensive cashmere socks?  It’s growing on me.

    gbourgeaiseau left a comment on 10/21/2010 at 9:43 AM:

    For me the “no-break trousers” only work without socks. what you gyus think?

    Richard Ross left a comment on 10/20/2010 at 10:36 PM:

    Is gingham a fabric or a pattern? I have had conflicting answers to this question.

    The Boss left a comment on 10/20/2010 at 8:10 PM:

    John H.—Unfortunately, they do not have an e-commerce site. Here in Canada, we are inundated with them, the same way Americans are with J. Crew. If you don’t live near any of the stores they have listed online, you can always try eBay to find what you want in the coming months.

    Hope that helps!

    John H. left a comment on 10/20/2010 at 5:18 PM:

    The Boss - Do you know where I can get one from Club Monoco online?  I don’t think they have a website where you can buy things.  I did a quick google search, and didn’t really find anything. Thanks a lot!

    TO left a comment on 10/20/2010 at 3:10 PM:

    For all we know, maybe it was a bit chillier in the morning and then warmed up- great look Dan!

    CAS left a comment on 10/20/2010 at 1:06 PM:

    FEC - great job collaborating with style blog pioneers Dan T. and also the amazing project with the fellas at Street Etiquette (I know I’m a bit late on that but just got around to seriously checking out your site). I love the incensed discourse of your readers in some of your posts - very refreshing from a style blog.

    As for Dan’s fit - I agree with some of the comments that the look seems a bit affected with the heavy woolen scarf and rolled up sleeves. But that is the nature of Mr. Trepanier ala the fatigue jacket with preppy undertones.

    The Boss left a comment on 10/20/2010 at 12:55 PM:

    John H.—Look into Club Monaco. They currently have two fair isle sweaters that are made from wool, and look pretty damn smashing if I say so myself. They look pretty similar to what Brunello Cucinelli is offering but at a third of the cost.

    John H. left a comment on 10/20/2010 at 12:44 PM:

    Nice!  I’ve been trying to find a fair isle for so long, but cant seem to find the right one.  There is one at J Crew, but no other full sleeve sweaters, mostly vests out there.  Think you could help out FEC?

    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 10/20/2010 at 11:10 AM:

    What a great look. I specially like the tassel loafers, the trousers the belt and the watch. Again I got to say, this guy got style! Great picture F.E.C!

    Ryan left a comment on 10/20/2010 at 11:05 AM:

    Like the look, but the scarf seems to wintery/thick with the short-sleeved shirt. I love the tie—I have a similar skinny tie with the collegiate stripe.

    Joey Dee left a comment on 10/20/2010 at 11:03 AM:

    Thanks for providing a link to Trepanier’s Style Blogger. I look forward to reading yours and his posts on a daily basis.

    The Boss left a comment on 10/20/2010 at 10:54 AM:

    I don’t think his pants are hemmed as short as some of you may think. Remember, he is in motion, not standing still—which may give the illusion of them being shorter than they actually are.

    cws left a comment on 10/20/2010 at 10:11 AM:

    Unfortunately in the conservatively boring corporate world the length of his trousers wouldn’t cut it…doesn’t mean it’s right, it is what it is…overall a great look.

    robdarko left a comment on 10/20/2010 at 9:36 AM:

    F.E.C., please find Trep’s friend Ryan Oozeer and snap a shot of what he might be wearing today.

    P.S.  Regarding this collaboration:  Your work has a clear voice and your effort is appreciated.  See?  Nice.

    D.E.S. left a comment on 10/20/2010 at 8:49 AM:

    Amazing tailoring on the pants! Glad to see so much sock deep into fall!