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    Photographed in Fort Worth, TX

    Noteworthy: use of bow tie in lieu of pocket square and 7" inseam on patchwork madras shorts from thrift store ($7).

    Jun 16, 2010 | Permalink (30) Total Comments

    Richard Morrison left a comment on 6/27/2010 at 6:49 PM:

    The glasses are amazing!  I’ve been wanting to get them for myself.  I have also loved bow ties for years.  But who hasn’t really?


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 6/25/2010 at 11:45 AM:

    @Ian—It’s the patchwork madras that make the contradiction between top and bottom, not the shorts themselves. And it’s that contradiction that keeps things fresh and interesting while not crossing the line of contrived.


    richard Ross left a comment on 6/19/2010 at 1:35 AM:

    This is absolutely fantastic. Very well done.


    Ian left a comment on 6/18/2010 at 8:32 PM:

    Hmmm. I’m not sure about this sort of combination. I’ve seen the sports-coat with shorts presented in other blogs and publications and actually wore it just last weekend, with topsiders too! It just didn’t work for me I guess. Perhaps it’s because the top half is more formal which IMO conflicts with the casual bottom half . Perhaps I’m not that confident a dresser. But you do look good.


    Laguna Beach Trad left a comment on 6/18/2010 at 8:14 AM:

    Not a fan of bow-ties, but this is a wondeful look nonetheless. Like the specs and haircut.


    James left a comment on 6/17/2010 at 7:21 PM:

    FEC,
    Nice pick up @RUGBYRL.  I wish I had made the plunge and picked up the white cotton blazer last year.  Nice one.  Great thing about this look…it suits you.  You’ve made it yours.  Enjoy!
    JB


    M left a comment on 6/17/2010 at 3:42 PM:

    Miami Vice?


    Andy1128 left a comment on 6/17/2010 at 2:47 PM:

    Looks great! I’d wear that anywhere!


    DAM left a comment on 6/17/2010 at 2:14 PM:

    I’d love to see what your closet looks like. Walk in? Bi-fold doors, organized to a tee or total mess. I’m sure it’s a curated as Sid Mashburns, but totally interesting.


    bunny left a comment on 6/17/2010 at 1:28 PM:

    wow. amazing you found those madras shorts at a thrift store. the post office looks grand.


    George left a comment on 6/17/2010 at 12:02 PM:

    Terrific!


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 6/17/2010 at 10:57 AM:

    @M.D. Cooley—The jacket is by Rugby Ralph Lauren.


    M.D.Cooley left a comment on 6/17/2010 at 10:46 AM:

    Great look! Where is the jacket from?


    Conchi left a comment on 6/17/2010 at 8:56 AM:

    Amazing. J’Aime

    http://myjewelsandmore.blogspot.com/


    robdarko left a comment on 6/17/2010 at 8:52 AM:

    I would expect nothing less from you, F.E.C.  Well done.

    As for the three button jacket:  Is it a 3/2 roll or a true 3 button jacket?  Justin James is of the opinion that buttoning anything other than the “waist” button would be a faux pas but this is not the case for a true 3 button jacket.  The rule is to button the first two.


    Robert I. Brown left a comment on 6/17/2010 at 8:42 AM:

    Great looking clothes and you put it together well. Very nice, Fred.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 6/17/2010 at 8:33 AM:

    @Christian Bourasseau—My glasses are made by Eye Bobs.


    aLINEofCOCJIN left a comment on 6/17/2010 at 7:58 AM:

    Loving the look. I totally did the bow tie pocket square while I was running late. It’s definitely not a bad look. Great job!


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 6/17/2010 at 6:53 AM:

    F.E.C What brand are your fabulous glasses?


    Sarah left a comment on 6/17/2010 at 3:19 AM:

    I can see why the postal clerk thought you were off somewhere… This is an amazing look. Love it!


    Ariel left a comment on 6/17/2010 at 12:57 AM:

    Dude. This looks amazing.


    robin left a comment on 6/17/2010 at 12:19 AM:

    WONDERFUL! This is perfect!


    Katie left a comment on 6/17/2010 at 12:00 AM:

    Sexy can I


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 6/16/2010 at 10:36 PM:

    @Eric—The Sperrys are dark brown leather.

    @Justin James—Good eye. It is really sad to see so many gentlemen button the last button on their jacket or vests.


    Rhonda left a comment on 6/16/2010 at 8:57 PM:

    Perfection!


    Eric left a comment on 6/16/2010 at 8:10 PM:

    The dark boat shoes are great. Are those navy? Black?


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 6/16/2010 at 8:00 PM:

    This guy is full of good taste! Everything’s perfect!


    Al left a comment on 6/16/2010 at 5:57 PM:

    That’s the quintessential prep style you have going right there. Keep up the great work Fred!


    TCameron left a comment on 6/16/2010 at 5:22 PM:

    I used a bow tie as a pocket square recently and it does work wonders in a pinch!


    Justin James left a comment on 6/16/2010 at 4:44 PM:

    Also, I took notice of the use of only the middle button. So many times I see the mistake being made of adding the top, or wearing all three.


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