• Taxi!

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    Photographed in New York, NY

    Noteworthy: heraldic club striped tie, wingtips (sans socks), paint splattered jean and chalk stripe blazer on her, chivalry.

    Sep 20, 2011 | Permalink (23) Total Comments

    Valerista left a comment on 9/23/2011 at 9:36 AM:

    I love that you put “chivalry” on the list! I’m not certain about the paint-splattered jeans, but I love her jacket and shoes. Yes, I think I’m getting that pinstriped blazer after all.


    sticheau left a comment on 9/22/2011 at 11:52 AM:

    I do like his shoes and his eyeglass frames (Moscot?) very much.


    barbour left a comment on 9/22/2011 at 3:13 AM:

    The gentleman’s look itself is nice.That is really an amazing picture.


    Sarah left a comment on 9/22/2011 at 12:33 AM:

    @FEC You’re totally right. I didn’t even think to check.


    Zach left a comment on 9/21/2011 at 11:06 PM:

    I think this gentleman’s look offers a lot in terms of how clothes should fit.  Take notes, boys.


    AEV left a comment on 9/21/2011 at 10:21 PM:

    Interesting photo. That said, it appears to be nearly head to toe RL, which makes me fairly certain the emblems on the tie are as fake as the trying-to-appear- authentically-worn-in ‘paint/bleach’ look of the jeans. In my opinion, the jeans ruin her otherwise smart, tailored look. I, for one, have a hard time classifying faux worn in items as ‘creative’ or ‘risky’, but I can understand the desire of people who wear such stuff to believe doing so is both.


    AEV left a comment on 9/21/2011 at 10:09 PM:

    “Just because you’re offended, doesn’t mean you’re right.” -Ricky Gervais


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 9/21/2011 at 9:15 PM:

    @CNN—The inspiration can come from any number of origins.  I can’t speak of the inspiration behind these particular pair of denim, but I can tell you a pair of chinos I made were inspired by the lifestyles of Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol.  This is fashion…fashion requires risk…it requires imagination.


    CNN left a comment on 9/21/2011 at 9:09 PM:

    What is the inspiration behind dirty pants? (I am genuinely curious) To me they are the equivalent of ripped jeans—which is equally unforgivable. I was always taught that if you stain your pants you wash them, and if you cannot get it out they become Sunday housework/gardening clothes.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 9/21/2011 at 6:06 PM:

    @Stet—Among other things, this photograph lets everyone in on the vicinity of where I was coming from in creating my painted chinos.


    John left a comment on 9/21/2011 at 10:31 AM:

    Excellent. Notice the low button stance on his jacket. Trend proof.


    Tito left a comment on 9/21/2011 at 7:49 AM:

    This is the kind of photography I like sir. you’re back FEC!


    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 9/20/2011 at 7:42 PM:

    Great shot!

    She’s obviously very attractive, and because of this I can forgive her the striped odd jacket and splattered (with what?!) denim trousers. She has Great Hair.

    As for the chap…well, I think he’s spot-on. The spread collar is to die for. Even his haircut is wonderful. Classic, with a hint of menace. Well done.

    FEC, you’re definitely giving Sart a run for his money. This is what Sart’s site looked like in the beginning, before he sold out.

    http://admiralcod.blogspot.com/


    Stet left a comment on 9/20/2011 at 6:03 PM:

    Let’s be honest, FEC posted this solely to validate his paint-splattered khakis against the naysayers…


    pat left a comment on 9/20/2011 at 5:56 PM:

    Ah, a pretty woman gets away with the paint spattered pants without a single complaint. You sexist dogs.


    Non left a comment on 9/20/2011 at 4:47 PM:

    The gentleman’s look itself is nice.


    Luis Alcaraz left a comment on 9/20/2011 at 3:23 PM:

    Is really an amazing picture. I love everything the activity the clothes, the shoes.
    @Sarah and @FEC the most polite should be open the door for her and go to other side and get in to the cab. He looks like a man who knows about this.


    Caroline Fontenot left a comment on 9/20/2011 at 1:46 PM:

    Love this photo so much! Every single bit of it.


    CHC left a comment on 9/20/2011 at 1:34 PM:

    Look more like a couple, rich but not in the fashion industry, to me.

    Excellent photo, one of my favorites. The whole thing is perfect.

    Does the heraldry mean something or is the tie just decorative?


    Ace left a comment on 9/20/2011 at 1:15 PM:

    I always like to imagine the backstory with these photos.  She looks like a early 40s former model now working for a fashion mag and he is one of her co-workers (and her best friend).


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 9/20/2011 at 1:05 PM:

    @Sarah—I wholeheartedly agree; however, in this case, notice the gentleman is putting her in street side.  He would go on to shut the door and enter in the cab himself curb side.  He got the door for the girl and didn’t make her slide over.


    Sarah left a comment on 9/20/2011 at 12:58 PM:

    great looks!

    Just an FYI- men should always climb into the cab first (counterintutive, I know), so the lady doesn’t have to scoot to the other end of the cab (particularly challenging in a skirt).


    mars ocho left a comment on 9/20/2011 at 12:44 PM:

    great photo, great look


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