• Wardrobe II

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    The Wardrobe series, a new feature in Dress Code where I share my wardrobe by way of looks I actually wear, continues with a summer uniform reserved for garden parties, church, and any other afternoon gathering requiring a coat and tie.

    1. Rugby navy silk knit tie
    2. Rugby linen/silk/wool herringbone jacket
    3. Smathers & Branson surcingle needlepoint belt (monogrammed)
    4. Brooks Brothers university stripe oxford cloth button down shirt
    5. Eyebobs tortoise shell eyeglasses

Though originally readers, I liked them so much I shoved prescription lenses into them. The tort shell frames channel an exaggerated P3 silhouette. A bit of a signature now for me.

    6. Tommy Hilfiger white bucks

Complete with red brick sole and buck suede uppers, these summer staples boast a chambray foot-bed—a treat when wearing barefoot. I really don’t care to clean mine before each season. When it comes to (dirty) white bucks, the dirtier the better.

    7. Timex Easy Reader watch w/J.Crew nylon strap
    8. J.McLaughlin gingham pocket square

    Hand-rolled edges with contrast stitching. It’s that attention to detail I appreciate in J.McLaughlin’s accessories.

    9. Rugby chinos in go-to-hell hue

    May 26, 2011 | Permalink (19) Total Comments

    aaron left a comment on 6/30/2011 at 7:13 PM:

    can i get a shopping spree ?

    My Affair with Michael Bastian left a comment on 6/14/2011 at 2:40 AM:

    Those chinos look amaz…... http://affairwithmb.wordpress.com/

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 6/1/2011 at 11:44 AM:

    @Office of Johnston—I have seen it before…although I rarely see a realistic representation of what people would take with them if their house were truly on fire.

    Office of Johnston left a comment on 6/1/2011 at 11:26 AM:

    Have you seen The Burning House blog yet? I love when objects and clothing are arranged so nicely like this.

    sam left a comment on 5/31/2011 at 12:57 PM:

    How is the fit on those pants? I’ve been tempted to pick up a pair, but as a pretty slim guy, I worry they might be too baggy and need a significant trip to the tailor.

    trip left a comment on 5/31/2011 at 12:54 PM:

    I’m digging that belt. It’s enough to make me consider getting one…

    Joey Dee left a comment on 5/30/2011 at 1:21 PM:

    Of course you dress for church, glad to know that you posted that. The way people put themselves together in cargo shorts tees and flip flops, is appallngly disrespectful, imho, also the way people dress for court ... How did it ever boil down to this ?

    Joey Dee left a comment on 5/30/2011 at 1:15 PM:

    I need those green pants !

    ZPM left a comment on 5/30/2011 at 11:15 AM:

    I just picked up the green Rugby go-to-hell pants yesterday. They have such a great fit I won’t even have to take them to the tailor.

    Andrew left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 6:07 PM:

    Nice belt, but I’m not sure it’s monogrammed (which means your last initial is front & center, with your first and second flanking). Yours looks initialed, not monogrammed. Great belt anyway.

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 5:41 PM:

    @Patrick—Soft styling in this manner has been used by many companies as well as individuals.  “The Burning House” is not original in the way it is photographed, but in its idea.  The same might be said for Wardrobe.

    Patrick left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 5:32 PM:

    Are you copying this ‘photo style’ from The Burning House?

    Admiral Ralston left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 4:50 PM:

    HAHA literally was wearing this EXACT same fit yesterday.  them unabashedlyprep boiz jackin my swag again

    The Untidy Pilgrim left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 4:07 PM:

    Good look, FEC!

    AEV left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 12:42 PM:

    ....killer belt.

    Raphael Potts left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 3:17 AM:

    cool! but please post pictures of people!!

    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 1:21 AM:

    Love the jacket and the belt!

    Richard Ross left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 12:09 AM:

    I’m wearing those pants right now.

    Great bucks. Great segment.

    Doc left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 8:46 PM:

    Everyday attire for me, man! Great look!