• Stepping Down

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in New York, NY courtesy of Evan Tetreault

    Noteworthy: engraved sterling silver engine turn buckle, J.McLaughlin skinny stripe pima cotton polo, Caran d'Ache metal collection ballpoint pen.

    Aug 11, 2011 | Permalink (25) Total Comments

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 6/6/2012 at 3:45 PM:

    @Brooks—The jeans are Rugby.


    Brooks left a comment on 6/4/2012 at 5:01 PM:

    Are the trousers Levi’s? Great fit.


    Georges left a comment on 5/2/2012 at 12:56 AM:

    @FEC -> The shoes, is it this pair by any chance? http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11828818


    Desiree left a comment on 1/30/2012 at 12:01 PM:

    VERY JFK Jr. I love it!!!


    jordanwiner left a comment on 10/13/2011 at 1:48 AM:

    FE you’re the man…. for patches, always choose plaid (:


    Mike left a comment on 8/19/2011 at 11:05 AM:

    Thank you very much for the great advice.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 8/19/2011 at 10:43 AM:

    @Mike—While this is certainly a personal choice, I tuck my polos in with a slimmer fitting trouser.  If I’m wearing a roomier chino/short I’ll sloppily tuck it in at the front and let the day determine the rest.  I do always prefer to show some belt though.


    Mike left a comment on 8/19/2011 at 2:29 AM:

    Should a polo shirt always be tucked into ones trousers.


    Plain T-Shirt left a comment on 8/18/2011 at 11:24 AM:

    Great look.  I need some inspiration for my white pants.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 8/17/2011 at 6:43 PM:

    @Katherine & Timmy—The occasional hole in one’s garments—especially at the knees and elbows—is not all that uncommon and very preppy.  I just need to find a suitable patch now…


    Katherine left a comment on 8/17/2011 at 6:23 PM:

    Gosh, I didn’t even notice the rip in the jeans until now. Not really my thing to be completely honest. I would rather stay inside than wear ripped jeans anywhere. But sans rip they are superb.


    trip left a comment on 8/15/2011 at 11:38 AM:

    Was the title of this post just some sort of pun, or are you actually stepping down from this blog?


    AEV left a comment on 8/15/2011 at 8:12 AM:

    I don’t mind this….though I prefer classic polo style shirts w/o pockets and with banded sleeves. I, like @Timmy, am curious what the rip in the pants is all about. Pant painting calamity? Pocket knife mishap? A slot for a frontal knee hankerchief? Oh, I joke…..


    Timmy left a comment on 8/15/2011 at 12:59 AM:

    why are the pants ripped?


    BKR left a comment on 8/14/2011 at 8:05 PM:

    Oh my gosh, I always love your posts! Your blog and Cultivated Quality are such similar and great blogs. Keep up the good work.


    ATH left a comment on 8/13/2011 at 4:54 PM:

    What kind of watch is that?

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    Katherine left a comment on 8/13/2011 at 4:04 AM:

    Love the white jeans! And the rest too, but especially the jeans.


    Josh B left a comment on 8/12/2011 at 5:59 PM:

    I was on the fence about that exact polo, but the fit seems on point.  Thanks for the post.


    Emily left a comment on 8/12/2011 at 4:02 PM:

    Great shot! I love the shoes and the white pants.

    -Emily (www.urbanadventurer.com/blog)


    khordkutta left a comment on 8/12/2011 at 1:50 PM:

    Nicely done, nicely done.


    G.O.S left a comment on 8/12/2011 at 11:56 AM:

    Is there any rule about when to tuck a polo or not ?
    It seems quite old-man’ish but FEC looks great here


    Kionon left a comment on 8/12/2011 at 11:16 AM:

    I could never pull off the white jeans look without making me look like I escaped the worst part of the early 90s fashion disaster. FEC always manages it so well.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 8/12/2011 at 9:55 AM:

    @Thomas—Ralph Lauren, made in Maine.


    Thomas left a comment on 8/12/2011 at 8:45 AM:

    Nice shoes. Are those C&J?


    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 8/12/2011 at 7:25 AM:

    Looking good ol’ chum.

    Very skinny belt is a nice touch.

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