• Wardrobe XI

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    1. Sid Mashburn pink/white university stripe oxford cloth button down
    2. Ralph Lauren linen dots pocket square
    3. Norman Hilton navy hopsack blazer
    4. Ralph Lauren silk knit tie
    5. Stubbs & Wootton Prince Albert velvet slippers
    6. Rugby grosgrain ribbon belt
    7. Rugby needlepoint wallet
    8. RRL low straight washed denim

    May 24, 2012 | Permalink (29) Total Comments

    Joey Dee left a comment on 7/6/2012 at 4:29 PM:

    Those slippers are too unbelievably cool, hats off to you and undividual style!

    sa left a comment on 6/19/2012 at 5:33 AM:

    the fashion for the ray ban optical sunglasses ,i think you would be like it!

    xm0541 left a comment on 6/19/2012 at 5:32 AM:

    The fashion of the louis vuitton belts .You can see it for here

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 6/16/2012 at 8:02 AM:

    @Vern Trotter—I believe Polo made a knit tie with traditional tie tipping at one point. I would try shopping vintage clothing dealers or eBay.

    Vern Trotter left a comment on 6/15/2012 at 2:51 PM:

    Knit ties with square bottoms are everywhere. Do you know anyone that sells a point or V bottom?

    Vern Trotter

    Andrew left a comment on 6/12/2012 at 6:49 PM:

    Fred, thanks for this post. This is a killer outfit and I bet it looks awesome when worn with some swagger. Keep up the awesome work!

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 6/12/2012 at 8:00 AM:

    @Tim—Please check out the previous Wardrobe X post to understand the “why” behind these collages.

    Tim left a comment on 6/11/2012 at 6:59 PM:

    I generally like these pieces - and appreciate elements of FEC’s style - but am confused. If it’s not ‘about the brands’, then why are half these pics close ups of corporate logos as opposed to shots of these clothes being worn uniquely?

    Richard Ross left a comment on 6/11/2012 at 12:20 PM:

    Steeze through the roof.

    Chase left a comment on 6/9/2012 at 2:03 PM:

    I do believe that is the first time Paris Hilton has ever been referenced on this site.

    Ryan left a comment on 6/7/2012 at 9:40 PM:

    Haha, yeah it goes something like, “When people hate you, it means you’ve made it.” I’m sure there’s someone who makes the point more elegantly than Paris Hilton…

    MS left a comment on 6/7/2012 at 12:24 PM:

    Only two things in this life we can depend on: death, and people being cruel on the internet. Godpeed.

    Angel left a comment on 6/7/2012 at 11:11 AM:

    Cool stuff F.E., I got a tie just like that but at a thrift store. Its a bit short for me though. I’ll have to find someone with a smaller neck and a bit shorter who can get some use out of it.

    Angel’s Point of View

    K.T.K left a comment on 6/7/2012 at 9:38 AM:

    I really appreciate your style and posts. You have excellent, timeless taste that, in my opinion, more people should embody. To be honest, I’m tired of seeing pajama pants in the airport. Your style is Americana inspired and practical- what more could you ask for? Keep up the good work.

    MGM left a comment on 6/7/2012 at 7:04 AM:

    This post just oozes with creativity and personal style.  And as Mr. Castleberry has already mentioned, we are all here only because we want to see his latest posts.  So, let’s keep things friendly here!

    Saturdays left a comment on 6/7/2012 at 1:25 AM:

    Two thoughts here Fred:

    First, great post I love your style and I am glad you are with RL. I think like you, and eventually I want to work at RL as well because of my sheer love for their products, lifestyle and image. I trust your judgement and really appreciate your thoughts and input that go into these blog posts.

    Secondly, I was wondering if you knew what happened to the young and hip Norman Hilton we sawa year ago. It seems they matured a bit and sort of disappointed me. The shoot you did a long while back was absolutely breath taking and I still regret not buying a sport coat from them back then, with the throat latch and all.

    Suggestion: I would love to see the progress and method of your work at RL (if that is allowed)

    Also my real email is used for this when I comment.

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 6/6/2012 at 11:40 PM:

    @Ryan—Thank you sir. I actually don’t know what Hilton says about haters. Please indulge me.

    Ryan left a comment on 6/6/2012 at 8:21 PM:

    As always, your style is original and awesome, Fred! You know what Paris Hilton says about haters…

    emjkmj left a comment on 6/6/2012 at 4:49 PM:

    I am grateful to those bloggers who take the time to put themselves out there.  Blogs cost me nothing and provide free information and entertainment.  Thank you.

    Matt M. - The Cleanest Corner. left a comment on 6/6/2012 at 4:18 PM:

    Much love and respect to one of the most well-put-together gents out there, Fred Castleberry. He’s made a career off of his vision and penchant for a certain niche. As you said yourself, Fred, it’s not about what you wear, but how you wear it. I incorporate a lot of Ralph Lauren into my wardrobe and even have some of the same pieces as you, but I wear them completely different than you do. Not many can “pull off” the outfit reflected in the photos above, and not a single person at all can carry his/herself the same as you while wearing it. Keep inspiring, keep striving, and never take negativity on comment threads too serious. As the great Dr. Seuss once said, “Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”

    Antares F left a comment on 6/6/2012 at 4:17 PM:

    That looks to be a Brooks Brothers button on the blazer, even though it’s listed as a Norman Hilton. I can’t imagine you would have switched buttons from one brand to another.

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 6/6/2012 at 1:30 PM:

    @GHY—I work with classically trained, experienced product designers. I never shared that I was in concept marketing…nor would I be interested in a position as such. Go read my “About” section…it’s all right there.

    GHY left a comment on 6/6/2012 at 1:26 PM:

    Don’t you typically need experience as a designer to be hired by RL as a product designer? I thought you told us all that your job was in concept marketing - no?

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 6/6/2012 at 1:26 PM:

    @Ty Webb—Style is not about what brands one chooses to wear but instead about how one wears the pieces they choose to fold into their wardrobe. Do you think most people are wearing those zebra print Prince Alberts??? Wake up man. You cry that my personal style is 60% of the company from which I buy them from, but are your pieces any different? Does your oxford shirt look much different than mine? Does your ribbon belt look much different than mine? My guess is they look similar. The difference between you and me is in how we wear them. Many companies manufacture similar products to Ralph Lauren. Ralph Lauren just chooses to make them better (quality) in many cases.

    Ty Webb left a comment on 6/6/2012 at 1:11 PM:

    @FEC - I don’t doubt that you’re a fan of RL products. You prattle on about how this blog is a reflection of your personal style.  Well how can it be YOUR personal style if 60% of the items come from one manufacturer?

    Al left a comment on 6/6/2012 at 12:58 PM:

    Loving the Stubbs and Wootton slippers, are they vintage? Also, are those Brooks Brothers buttons on a Norman Hilton jacket?

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 6/6/2012 at 12:50 PM:

    @Ty Webb—Ralph Lauren does not pay me to push their products. I am actually employed by them to design product. I wear the product because I like it. I talk about the product here because I like it. If you aren’t a fanatic about the company you work for, then what are you doing there?

    Ty Webb left a comment on 6/6/2012 at 12:38 PM:

    So let’s see, you’re paid by Ralph Lauren to push their products and 5 out of 8 of your selections are theirs.  Good effort indeed Fred.

    DBCC left a comment on 6/6/2012 at 11:18 AM:

    I LOVE 1-6, especially 2 and 5..  Great effort, Fred.