• Wardrobe IV

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    Even though summer is here, you can still make an effort on the weekend without losing your cool.

    1. Ray-Ban tortoise shell Wayfarers
    2. Brooks Brothers extra slim-fit oxford cloth button down shirt
    3. Rugby Nantucket reds
    4. Esquivel suede bucks

George Esquivel—the master of handmade footwear and designer for Fratelli Rossetti—has created an idealistic “lace-up-and-go” suede buck for summer that is casual in its stance yet murmurs you’re making an effort.

    5. Brooks Brothers navy silk knit ties
    6. J.McLaughlin braided leather belt
    7. Norman Hilton raw silk jacket

    Silk is a great alternative to seersucker come the blistering heat of summer. Just as cool, not as cocksure.

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

    Jun 13, 2011 | Permalink (16) Total Comments

    cjryan left a comment on 6/30/2011 at 4:34 PM:

    Looking into buying the sportcoat. Quick question, because its not specified on their website. A they vented in the back? If so,are they center or side vented?

    Chris left a comment on 6/24/2011 at 7:56 PM:

    Would love to know how you wear the sack sports coat. I have a hard time with them, given the lack of suppressed waist.

    Raquel left a comment on 6/14/2011 at 10:02 PM:

    LOVE everything here. I need to send a link of this post to every guy-friend I have… they need to know that this kind of style in the summer is possible.

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 6/14/2011 at 2:28 PM:

    @Nikolaj—That requires a photographer.  When I’m the photographer, that makes things difficult at times to find someone else to man the camera.  Working on some soon though.

    @Tad Allagash—This jacket is 100% raw silk (loosely woven) and although it is lined, is breathable and light.

    @CHC—This extra slim fit oxford is from last year before I believe they slimmed it up even more.

    Nikolaj left a comment on 6/14/2011 at 11:45 AM:

    I really agree with “cam”. I love these posts, but it would be just fantastic if we could see it on as well!
    cheers from Denmark

    Tad Allagash left a comment on 6/14/2011 at 9:57 AM:

    To echo Erik’s comment, I was under the impression that silk doesn’t breathe very well and therefore isn’t a great choice for a summer jacket.  Is that jacket 100% silk or silk blend with linen or wool?

    J left a comment on 6/13/2011 at 11:03 PM:

    @WDA - It sure does… although there are only so many outfits you can assemble

    Erik C. Nelson left a comment on 6/13/2011 at 10:45 PM:

    Great Norman Hilton blazer.  I always forget about silk’s breathability because it is often woven so tight, you make a good point.  Also a fan of the BB x-slim fit, I keep urging them to use more fabrics and styles in that fit.

    dam left a comment on 6/13/2011 at 10:44 PM:

    great gingham pocket square!

    WDA left a comment on 6/13/2011 at 10:41 PM:

    that looks familiar…

    cam left a comment on 6/13/2011 at 8:44 PM:

    fred, really like the “wardrobe” posts. would be nice to see an accompanying pic with you wearing the kit. just my 2 cents. thanks

    cam left a comment on 6/13/2011 at 8:33 PM:

    The rugby’s are great and fit perfectly.

    BVA left a comment on 6/13/2011 at 6:58 PM:

    I love this ensemble! The whole wardrobe feature is a great new adition to Unabashedly Prep. Keep up the good work Fred!

    GLG left a comment on 6/13/2011 at 5:18 PM:

    Great collection Fred - knit ties are my favorite, it’s something about the slimness and the texture that attracts me.

    Tito left a comment on 6/13/2011 at 4:05 PM:

    Oh snap! finally pocket square. it was about time my brother.
    Nice freestyle by the way!

    CHC left a comment on 6/13/2011 at 3:27 PM:

    Is that the new extra slim fit OCBD? I thought you said it didn’t fit right…

    Or is that an older one?

    Like the Rugby reds!