• White Socks

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    Photographed in New York, NY (enlarge)

    Mar 17, 2011 | Permalink (13) Total Comments

    Andrey left a comment on 5/9/2011 at 3:42 PM:

    This guy has a great look. The best thing about it is that he wears this outfit as is and doesn’t have to worry about trivial things like how many buttons are buttoned/unbuttoned, what color his socks are, or how much of his cuff shows. He’s rockin’ it!

    Joey Dee left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 7:21 PM:

    Not a fan of the socks, but a great look for weekending

    Elizabeth V. left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 5:50 PM:

    Something about him reminds me of the pictures FEC took of the Cape Cod wedding guests last year. Like that cardigan—looks as if he inherited it from Dad. He seems very comfortable with himself, though, which counts for a lot.

    chris W. left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 12:13 PM:

    I think the best part of this outfit is the grin! Many fashion posts are so serious, like smiling will somehow deplete the status of the outfit. He looks casual, comfortable and approachable.

    AEV left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 11:18 AM:

    Simple, honest look. Nice. All he needs is a faux varsity jacket and he’d be ready for anything….

    dan left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 9:58 AM:

    So this gentleman isn’t wardrobed, which is great to hear.  I’m happy to see a young guy working a bit of “of the minute” style into some classic, wardrobe essential items.  He’s not trying to look all GQ, which I think is great and appears to be staying pretty true to himself.  He may read some mens magazines or blogs, as is evidenced by his knowledge that this kind of look is “in” but isn’t trying too hard.  He doesn’t look uncomfortable or over styled.  That’s my favorite thing about this picture.  So many street blogs push over-stylized and editorialized junk, and this dude is just clearly being himself. Oh and bonus points for a (possibly post) collegiate fantastic frat swoop…

    dan left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 9:24 AM:

    FEC, is this guy wardrobed or are those his own items?  That really affects my comments on this picture…

    Ariel... left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 9:18 AM:

    I actually enjoy the simplicity of this outfit and the simple fact that he was more focused on color and casualty than anything else. I’m convinced those pennys match with every color in the book!

    Brian left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 9:07 AM:

    I’m a fan of this look.  It’s nice to see an outfit that looks like it is actually functional instead of hyper-tailored and affected.  The chinos are GTH, but subtly-so, with a good fit and proper length, the beefroll pennies are classic and the cardigan fits like a cardigan should.  The wayfarers and Filson bag are a nice touch.  If it were me, I would’ve shaved, worn an OCBD and lost the coffee cup but that’s splitting hairs.  Ironically, the white socks, while not terrible, would’ve been a bit more authentic had they been off-white, wool Wigwam 625s.

    JMH left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 8:44 AM:

    This is great.  It is something I could see myself going to work in, it isn’t preposterous or trying too hard.  It is casual without being sloppy.  Great stuff FEC.

    John H. left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 7:33 AM:

    @dexter, Looks like


    gregory tenenbaum left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 6:50 AM:

    Those loafers sure look comfortable.

    dexter left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 1:36 AM:

    Yes! GTH chinos in crazy colors or in critter print are definitely my favourite part of the prep style and the best place to inject a sense of fun into an outfit in my opinion. What bag is that? Have been looking for something to upgrade to from my LL Bean Rucksack but have been mainly focused on briefcases such as the Battenkill from Orvis.