• Commanding Respect

    Miscellany  

    Sep 16, 2010 | Permalink (6) View/Leave Comments

    Hoot left a comment on 10/18/2010 at 9:32 AM:

    Mr. Castlebury,

    I’ve just noticed your monogram. 

    Hoot


    MikeZFromHouston left a comment on 9/19/2010 at 12:26 AM:

    Terrific post, I will be sure to recommend to friends!


    patgig left a comment on 9/18/2010 at 11:29 AM:

    a lot better than white hip hop, or any color hip hop for that matter.


    trm left a comment on 9/17/2010 at 8:20 AM:

    so amazing!!


    Nicholas Primrose left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 3:17 PM:

    Clothes do not make the man anymore than a man can demand respect.
    He can however do much to command it.


    Joey Dee left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 9:56 AM:

    This is definitely a good one for those in leadership roles, especially where dressing appropriately is concerned. On respect, it is commanded by giving in order to receive.


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  • Jackie

    Culture  

    Known for her silk Hermes head scarves and dark, round sunglasses, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis nonchalantly embodies her fashion icon status wearing a prep staple interpreted in leather. Even incognito, Jackie retains her elegance and grace.

    Image via Alain Dejean

    "Given their English provenance and their unisex, sturdy appeal, preppies claim the trench as our own."   —Lisa Birnbach, True Prep

    Sep 15, 2010 | Permalink (9) View/Leave Comments

    Makeda Sylvester left a comment on 2/17/2013 at 10:41 AM:

    I just purchased my new set of wingtip oxfords from RL.  They were on a decent sale and only my size left so I’m really happy.  Now I need cedar shoe trees.  What’s a good source for that, anyone?

    Anyway I am a female.  I do own bow ties, long ties, brogues, my dads Dobbs hat, and heeled wingtips.  I am in love with menswear.  Recently I started wearing my husbands sweaters and such. So glad I found this site which is all about my fave style.  Now I have a name for it.


    Lily Lemontree (AS) left a comment on 9/18/2010 at 12:10 PM:

    Have always adored this picture of Mrs. Kennedy!


    bunny left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 4:26 PM:

    i always loved this photo of her. so classic yet with a touch of ‘lil edie’ eccentricity.


    Joey Dee left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 11:45 PM:

    Love the new banners. Will these change daily? I ask because I see speery but wonder about Cole haan.


    Sam left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 9:41 PM:

    Absolutely classic.  Does it get any better than this?

    @F.E.- you’ve inspired me to throw up some female images on my blog.  Thanks.

    www.mensstyle101.blogspot.com


    Kalyn Johnson left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 5:04 PM:

    I love this look - it’s one that I rock regularly ... in fact my Twitter page has a silhouette of me with the exact same look, @kalynjohnson. It’s a timeless chic look.  Viva Jackie O!


    S.N. Carpeaux left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 12:08 PM:

    That leather trench is to die for.


    The Boss left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 11:59 AM:

    “Jackie-O with the top down, open.” ;)


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 9:15 AM:

    What a style!


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  • Kiel James Patrick Sailing Belts

    Style  

    When I visited with Kiel James Patrick back in April, he handed over a braided rope belt prototype for a first look. His eponymous nautical accessories brand has since rolled out an entire line in an array of color-ways ranging from solids to multi-color renditions. These belts, like his bracelets, are made entirely in Rhode Island; an achievement Patrick continues to pride himself on. I like the solid color sailing belts best. Their versatility and classic colors make cinching them up into autumn seamless. For the kids in the northeast, to confine their sailing belts to the summer would be a travesty. Any excuse to be near the ocean, or simply be reminded of being near the ocean (or any body of water for that matter), is blithely welcomed if not encouraged. At just under $90, the “handmade in New England” cachet is well worth the price of admission. Order 4” up from your waist size to ensure a perfect fit (i.e. as a 32” waist, a 36” belt is a perfect fit in both the club buckle and d-ring style).

    Kiel James Patrick has teamed up with Unabashedly Prep to accoutre one lucky lady and gentleman in a signature sailing belt of your choice. To enter, visit KielJamesPatrick.com and scribble in the comments below the belt name and size you want by September 17, 2010. For everyone else, enjoy 10% off when you use promotional code “unabashedlyprep” at checkout.

    Sep 14, 2010 | Permalink (314) View/Leave Comments

    Chad left a comment on 9/17/2010 at 12:33 AM:

    ¡Hortock’s Compass Rose 36’‘!


    Cody left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 11:55 PM:

    so glad i found this when i did, Hortock’s Compass Rose, 36” is an essential


    Matthew G left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 10:15 PM:

    Well isn’t it the most rare thing in the world to have a quality company selling a quality product made in a quality manner (right here in the USA!)  There’s no doubt that I want a size 34” Jack Lorillard Hitch to wear all around Kansas City.


    Nicolas Lazaro left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 10:05 PM:

    Baxon Trull, 32”. Hope I’m lucky enough…


    Animal left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 10:02 PM:

    A 36 inch Brigg’s Capeside Docks with the Club belt buckle would be perfect!


    james left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 9:33 PM:

    Captain Oscar O’Leary, 40”


    Steph left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 9:21 PM:

    Mable B in a 34” would be fabulous!


    Brock left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 9:21 PM:

    Hortock’s Compass Rose 34” Club buckle.

    If I don’t win, at least now I know a place to spend my next bonus check at :)


    Jeremiah left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 9:04 PM:

    Navy Hortock’s Compass Rose in 36… Unabash Prep til’ I die.


    Kristoffer Bunch left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 8:55 PM:

    I would love to try the Hortock’s Compass Rose in a 32!


    Satchel left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 8:41 PM:

    Just got back from sailing off the coast of Rhode Island for 3 weeks… Need the Guilford’s Obedagget Docks Belt 32” to seal the deal for next weeks sailing trip… KJP and VV ROCKS!!


    pat furey left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 8:39 PM:

    Guilford’s Obedagget Docks in a 34”. amazing.


    Mandi left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 8:34 PM:

    Captain Oscar O’Leary, 27


    Justin left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 8:19 PM:

    Brigg’s Capeside Docks 34”  Thanks for sharing!


    McRae Hilliard left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 7:36 PM:

    Havleposh Nemilee uses the colors my 8 year old daughter used to make her own version of a KJP bracelet.  She’d love it if I won. 36


    Tim left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 7:16 PM:

    tucker’s abaft the beam, 32’’ club buckel


    Ariel left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 4:32 PM:

    Kancamagus Falls in 30’‘.  Perfect accent color to my navy/white wardrobe.


    Jessica left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 3:19 PM:

    Knottguard Heckins Drift 34”. Amazing.


    ashley taylor left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 2:28 PM:

    The Kancamagus Falls (30’‘) is absolutely sublime. I love your stuff!!


    Nina left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 2:24 PM:

    Brigg’s Capeside Docks - 26”


    Jeannie left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 2:04 PM:

    Cheers! Brigg’s Capeside Docks 34”


    kristen k left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 1:58 PM:

    wonderful. keating montague’s memory 40”


    ErinBickley left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 1:00 PM:

    Tucker’s Abaft the Beam! 36”
    kjp’s personal favorite. you heard it here! ;D


    James Matthew Brunson left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 12:59 PM:

    Hortock’s Compass Rose, 38’’ | The belts are great, but I’m defiantly ordering one of those bracelets.


    laurie left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 12:59 PM:

    These are beautiful!!
    Captain Oscar O’Leary, 36.


    Beca left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 12:49 PM:

    A belt and bracelet is already on my christmas wishlist!

    Corcoran Fenwick 28”.
    LOVE IT.


    sarah elizabeth left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 12:44 PM:

    brigg’s capeside docks. 34”. amazing.


    rbk left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 12:37 PM:

    KJP rocks…been wearing the narragansett knot rope bracelet…East Matunuck Beach Lifeguards 32”...heading to Block Island


    Brion R. Judge left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 12:34 PM:

    Brigg’s Capeside Docks (Club Buckle), size 42”. So happy to see the line expanding..such great product.


    Sarah Dee left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 12:30 PM:

    Brigg’s Capeside Docks—Sz 28; club buckle!

    Thanks!!


    John left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 12:28 PM:

    Hmmm… they’re all great. Guilford’s Obedagget Docks 32”


    Ian left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 11:13 AM:

    A Baxon Trull in 36”, I just got laid off and am in dire need of lifted spirits. Quite frankly, this belt would be quite the conversation piece during an interview!


    Justin W left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 11:04 AM:

    Brigg’s Capeside Docks - size 36


    Katie left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 11:01 AM:

    Corcoran Fenwick, 34”


    Gregg left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 11:01 AM:

    Wow, Hortock’s Compass Rose (40”) is really nice!


    Vince left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 10:58 AM:

    Hortock’s Compass Rose, 38”


    Maggie left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 10:31 AM:

    Corcoran Fenwick - size 34


    Alex left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 10:09 AM:

    Brigg’s Capeside Docks, size 30” please.


    corey left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 9:32 AM:

    Really feelin Hortocks compass rose 36


    Sara left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 9:12 AM:

    Guilford’s Obedagget Docks, 36”


    Valerie left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 9:04 AM:

    Corcoran Fenwick 32”


    Michelle left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 9:04 AM:

    East Matunuck Beach Lifeguard as it is the closest to Alabama’s colors and my daughter would probably be the first on campus to wear one!! Size 34 (?) Love these, love everything.


    CG left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 7:51 AM:

    What a fabulous competition!  My fave has got to be the Hortock’s Compass Rose with a club buckle in a 34”.

    If I don’t win I may just have to buy myself one…..or two!


    Angela left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 7:23 AM:

    Brigg’s Capeside Docks with Club Buckle in a 30’’ is my favourite!


    Mitch left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 5:44 AM:

    I would love the Tucker’s Abaft the Beam, size 38, club style buckle. I have a braclet that would match it!


    Courtney left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 5:22 AM:

    Brigg’s Capeside Docks (32”)<3 This stuff!


    allison left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 4:13 AM:

    Brigg’s Capeside Docks in a size 30! wow, totes dying for one of these!


    Eric left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 3:01 AM:

    Nice! Gigi Tripler 34”


    TS left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 2:53 AM:

    i’ve been coveting one of these for weeks now!  i’m crossing my fingers.

    Hortock’s Compass Rose in 34” with the club buckle.


    Tim left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 12:52 AM:

    All of these belts look fantastic.

    Narragansett Lifeguards - 36”


    Gagan Singh left a comment on 9/16/2010 at 12:31 AM:

    This is fantastic. Guilford’s Obedagget Docks - 36”


    Amanda Smith left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 10:55 PM:

    I just love KJP products! It’s hard to choose one.

    I’d be so grateful for a “Hortock’s Compass Rose” with a club buckle.

    32”


    Mary left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 10:33 PM:

    Beautiful high quality craftsmanship! Captain Oscar O’Leary, 40” d ring would be ideal!


    Amelia left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 10:05 PM:

    I love KJP and I am beyond excited for this little giveaway!!! I must choose the classic and original, “Brigg’s Capeside Docks” in size 28!


    Tyler left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 9:58 PM:

    Tucker’s Abaft the Beam in a 34!


    Brendan Murphy left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 9:56 PM:

    Tristam Calm Winds 34”


    Caroline left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 9:48 PM:

    Baxon Trull, 34”


    Quinn left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 9:34 PM:

    Gigi Tripler (36”)


    JND left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 9:32 PM:

    Captain Oscar O’Leary in 34!


    Shelby left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 9:30 PM:

    I love the Kancamagus Falls belt(32”)!  Great Line, love it!


    Weslin Thomas left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 8:41 PM:

    So hard to pick just one!
    Brigg’s Capeside Docks in a 32’’ would be a great start!


    mike left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 8:38 PM:

    Hortock’s Compass Rose in size 38 for me pleeassee


    Siddhi left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 8:28 PM:

    Knottguard Heckins Drift - 30” (:

    great work!


    Elizabeth left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 8:27 PM:

    Have to stick with the classic: Brigg’s Capeside Docks, club buckle, 34”.


    Matthew left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 8:24 PM:

    Brigg’s Capeside Docks in 36”... So hard to pick just one! I want them all!


    Andrea left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 7:51 PM:

    Such a tough choice, but I think I’m in love with the East Matunuck Beach Lifeguards (32”)!


    Becca left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 7:38 PM:

    They’re all quite lovely but I like the Knottguard Heckins Drift the best! (32’’ please)


    Kathleen left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 7:38 PM:

    How fantastic!
    Arabella Brayton Fellix - 34”, please!
    Thanks so much.


    Tammy left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 6:46 PM:

    They are all wonderful, but my favorite is Stormy Waters Off Leckson’s in 32”


    Haspel left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 6:01 PM:

    Like them all , but would love to have the “Tristram Calm Winds” (42)


    Sarah left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 6:00 PM:

    Mable B. 34”

    These belts look amazing!


    Rosie left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 5:44 PM:

    Corcorran Fenwick (28”) club buckle is my favorite.


    Nathan left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 5:27 PM:

    Knottguard Heckins Drift, 36”:  Awesome stuff!


    Meg Sam left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 5:18 PM:

    Captain Oscar O’Leary size 36”!!! Gotta love Kelly Green!!!!


    Stevie Smith left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 5:07 PM:

    Guilford’s Obedagget Docks,size 34"Club buckle
    Would go perfect with my new braclet,thanks :) x


    Raymond C. left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 5:07 PM:

    Keating Montague’s Memory, 36”  D-Ring


    MCM left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 5:01 PM:

    It is so hard to choose because I love them all!  I will go with Mable B (32”) D-ring.


    Jill left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 4:38 PM:

    East Matunuck Beach Lifeguards in a 40, please.  {sigh} blissful memories of summers past all OVER that site…. :)


    Kimberly Burke left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 4:30 PM:

    GiGi Tripler..my daughter would be the first one in Alamo Hts., TX to sport one, I think…size 32


    carmo left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 4:26 PM:

    Hortock’s Compass Rose, size 30, and the club style for the buckle


    absolince left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 4:14 PM:

    Long live the prepster! great style never goes out of fashion!
    I bow to you Brigg’s capeside docks, 40, club! Thank you.


    Corinne Cavolick left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 4:02 PM:

    Hi….Naragansett lifeguards..size 40..best stuff you have!


    Meredith left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 4:02 PM:

    Corcoran Fenwick size 32


    Danielle left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 4:01 PM:

    The East Matunuck belt is desperately needed for my wardrobe!  A size 32 would be awesome!!!  Yay!!!


    Doug left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 3:57 PM:

    Gorgeous! Jack Lorillard Hitch 40”.


    Robin Neal left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 3:55 PM:

    Tucker’s Abaft the Beam
    29”
    Just received my first bracelet and loved it! <3


    Michael left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 3:53 PM:

    They are all great. Clayton’s Canopy Hammocks 44”, please!


    Steffie left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 3:36 PM:

    Gigi Tripler, size 30”
    I love all the KJP accessories. Amazing!


    mac left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 3:34 PM:

    Very fun looking stuff!
    Gigi Tripler
    Size 36 (Club Buckle)


    Sarah left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 3:31 PM:

    Hawton’s Constellations 36”
    love them alllllll!


    Kal left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 3:26 PM:

    Love love love KJP belts…particularly Clayton’s Canopy Hammocks (Club 44”)


    Michael Butts left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 3:17 PM:

    Wow, excellent stuff, Jack Lorillard Hitch (36), but the Gigi Tipler and Stormy Waters off Leckson’s are great.  Any chance for tips on care for belts like this?


    Dex left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 3:15 PM:

    Tucker’s Abaft the Beam
    Club buckle
    Size 32


    Colleen left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 3:11 PM:

    Kancamagus Falls 34”
    love all of them!


    robdarko left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 3:08 PM:

    Clayton’s Canopy Hammocks in a 38”.

    F.E.C., this is my second favorite color combination.  I wish K.J.P. would make an orange/navy sailing belt.


    M.M.G. left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 3:07 PM:

    Tucker’s Abaft the Beam if you please… Size 36”.  Rocking my Obeddagget Docks bracelet today.


    Amanda left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 3:05 PM:

    Arabella Brayton Fellix, 38”
    These are stunning!


    Lydia left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 3:05 PM:

    Keating Montague’s Memory in 32” (because it matches the bracelet I just bought haha)


    PlaidMama left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 3:02 PM:

    Clayton’s Canopy Hammocks, 44”


    Brendan O'Connell left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 3:00 PM:

    Tristram Calm Winds. Size 44


    molly brynn left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 2:53 PM:

    love the nantucket red and love the 10% discount. 36” thanks! xx


    claire left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 2:48 PM:

    Narragansett Lifeguards 30”


    Josh left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 2:48 PM:

    Would be right swell to win the Kancamagus in a “32”. Perfect for the fall time that is about to be upon us!


    Des left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 2:47 PM:

    Hortock’s Compass Rose (34”)

    very cool!


    Andrea left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 2:34 PM:

    Nice work pairing up for this.  I agree with your point that the belts are a great way to bring nautical whimsy into a wardrobe!

    Love all of the KJP products, but my favorite is Captain Oscar O’Leary (32’‘).


    BTC left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 2:33 PM:

    Tucker’s Abaft the Beam, 36”


    Diana left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 1:57 PM:

    Mable B, Mable B, sitting in the Poplar tree.
    Mable B, Mabel B, unabashedly Preperatory.
    Which braid will you don, oh Lady of the tree?
    Mabel B, Mabel B, that’s the lovely braid for me.


    Bryce Carson left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 1:54 PM:

    Hawton’s Constellations size 36


    Tim left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 1:19 PM:

    Great Blog! Hortock’s Compass Rose 34”. Thanks!


    Sean left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 1:01 PM:

    Good stuff.  I need a new belt to keep my Marblehead Greens up. Tristram Calm Winds (36”).


    WillAnderson left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 12:59 PM:

    Captain Oscar O’Leary, 38”


    Kia left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 12:23 PM:

    Havelposh Nemilee, 34”!


    emily left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 12:21 PM:

    i love these! and the knottguard heckins drift (d-ring 31”) would be perfect for navy football games this fall


    Quinn left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 11:41 AM:

    Clayton’s Canopy Hammocks 38”

    Belts are looking fantastic!  It was just a matter of time after your stunning bracelets!


    Richard Ross left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 10:58 AM:

    Captain Oscar O’Leary - Club - 34”

    What’s your pick Fred?


    donivan left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 10:34 AM:

    East Matunuck Beach Lifeguards, 40”.  Oh yeah!


    Edward left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 10:14 AM:

    Narragansett Lifeguard, 34”. Thanks!


    AEV left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 9:59 AM:

    Captain O’Leary, size 32. Great promo - thanks!


    MDavid left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 9:13 AM:

    Great looking belts.  The Hortock’s Compass Rose Club, 36”, would be great.


    RJ left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 9:11 AM:

    Hortock’s Compass Rose 40 Club


    Brian left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 9:04 AM:

    Knottguard Heckins Drift, 38’’


    DT left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 8:39 AM:

    Marble B, 44”


    Ari left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 8:26 AM:

    LoveloveLOVE the Narragansett Lifeguards 34”!!


    DavidM left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 5:07 AM:

    East Matunuck Beach Lifeguards, club buckle and 36’’ waist please. Thank you


    kyle hubby left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 2:54 AM:

    Hortock’s Compass Rose 36 please.


    AAP left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 1:48 AM:

    Hortock’s Compass Rose 36 D ring would be nice.


    kirv left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 12:50 AM:

    Baxon Trull 34”


    Kwame left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 12:31 AM:

    Tuckers Abaft The Beam 36”

    KJP is the man!


    Caitlyn left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 12:08 AM:

    Keating montague’s memory, club buckle in a 30. Beautiful belts with attention to detail. Love them!


    gigi89 left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 11:56 PM:

    Gigi Tripler 28” is adorable and it’s my nickname!


    Terp left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 11:48 PM:

    Awesome! Kancamagus Falls, 36”


    M.D. Cooley left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 11:42 PM:

    Baxon Trull 31”


    Mollie left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 11:23 PM:

    Guilford’s Obedagget Docks, 26” Please.


    Justin Kipp. L left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 11:17 PM:

    Clayton’s Canopy Hammocks 32”.  In love with all of Kiel’s products.


    William left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:58 PM:

    Tucker’s Abaft The Beam, 36”. I’m feeling lucky.


    Diana left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:53 PM:

    Wow, forgot to put the size for the belt! 44 inches please.


    Megg left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:52 PM:

    Baxon Trull
    36”


    Diana left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:52 PM:

    Kancamagus Falls! If I win, maybe I’ll where it there? haha


    Ross left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:44 PM:

    36 inch Havleposh Nemilee w/ buckle, so glad you endorse kjp products, they are awesome!


    Joe L. left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:36 PM:

    Clayton’s Canopy Hammocks, 36”


    Debbie left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:34 PM:

    Arabella Brayton Fellix 36” Buckle, can’t wait for more products!


    Bill left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:24 PM:

    Keating Montague’s Memory, 36” club buckle, Great products kjp


    Ian Carr left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:16 PM:

    I’m loving these belts.
    East Matunuck Beach Lifeguards size 34


    John left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:14 PM:

    East Matunuck Beach Lifeguards in 38”


    gina left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:13 PM:

    Love! Brigg’s Capeside Docks (30’) club buckle


    Chip left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 9:56 PM:

    Make my first one a 34” Hortock’s Compass Rose.
    Club please.


    Andrej left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 9:39 PM:

    Hortock’s Compass Rose size 36” please!


    David left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 9:19 PM:

    Wow what are the odds of two David’s commenting in nearly the same minute!? Haha


    David left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 9:18 PM:

    The Briggs Capeside Docks in size 36” would match my white bucks perfectly!


    David left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 9:17 PM:

    So glad to see another contest up on U.P.
    Hortock’s compass rose! Size 36!


    BJM left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 9:16 PM:

    Hawton’s Constellations 32” Club Buckle


    Heather left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 9:09 PM:

    Such astonishingly beautiful craftsmanship as always. I would love to own the Brigg’s Capeside Docks Club Style, (36”)!


    MKatherine left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 8:54 PM:

    Nice work. Corcoran Fenwick 32”.


    Ian left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 8:51 PM:

    I would love the Jack Lorillard Hitch, 34” :)
    Thanks.


    Joey Dee left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 8:48 PM:

    FEC & KJP. fabulous is the only word to sum. Two young men restoring a properly dressed ethic in a rap video world. Thank you. I would like a

    Mable B, 40, club buckle.


    SandBeteewnMyToes left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 8:41 PM:

    Love these!  I could really go for a Gigi Tripler in 38” d-ring!


    Adam left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 8:41 PM:

    Tristram Calm Winds, 42”. Gorgeous belts!


    Rebecca Smith left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 8:38 PM:

    Captain Oscar O’Leary 34”


    MVRover1 left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 8:37 PM:

    Tucker’s Abaft the Beam in a 38” club belt would be my dream belt!


    Sara B left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 8:15 PM:

    The Corcoran Fenwick, 32” is my favorite! :)

    Thanks for such a great giveaway!


    Paul left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 8:13 PM:

    Hortock’s Compass Rose in a size 34 would be a wonderful 17th birthday present!


    Abby Berg left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 8:11 PM:

    Ah! Love the Hortock’s Compass Rose 30” Club Buckle. :)


    Lauren left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 7:39 PM:

    gotta have this belt.

    Tristram Calm Winds 36”


    Cheddar left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 7:38 PM:

    Nuf said, dittos to all the praise of FEC/KJP/UAP.
          38” Brigg’s Capeside Docks (club)!


    Robin left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 7:24 PM:

    Hortock’s Compass Rose
    28” D-ring

    Kiel is hot!


    Jing left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 7:16 PM:

    Kancamagus Falls
    Size: 36’’


    bjo left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 7:08 PM:

    Brigg’s Capeside Docks , 38’’


    K. Jackson left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 6:57 PM:

    How wonderful!
    Captain Oscar O’Leary (32”) please!


    Mich left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 6:41 PM:

    Narragansett Lifeguards is a beauty (30” club buckle)! Love all the items from KJP.
    Best of luck to everyone.


    nick left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 6:29 PM:

    Brigg’s Capeside Docks 34’’ D-ring please.
    Been wanting one for a while.


    NWR left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 5:49 PM:

    Clayton’s Canopy Hammocks - Size 32

    Excellent belts, excellent brand, excellent dude. Keep up the good work!


    Senator D.R. left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 5:32 PM:

    Captain Oscar O’Leary 32’ Club


    hoyaprep left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 5:25 PM:

    Wonderful belts! Guilford’s Obedagget Docks (38”) looks particularly nice!


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 4:40 PM:

    D-Ring buckle :)


    Kliniko left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 4:40 PM:

    Wow best contest ever :) Really like KJP stuff , something quite unique and in a way perfect fit with Unabashedly Prep look, perfect match

    I think I fall in love with the Baxon Trull (30’‘)

    Come to France


    Max left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 4:39 PM:

    Killer belts…!
    East Matunuck Beach Lifeguards 36”, that’s my pick.


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 4:38 PM:

    Captain Oscar O’Leary (40”) Really beautiful!


    Yang left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 4:36 PM:

    Tucker’s Abaft the Beam in 34” please!


    jeffrey left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 4:33 PM:

    Mable B - Club Buckle
    32”


    V left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 4:30 PM:

    The Narraganasett Lifeguard has been my favorite! 34”.

    Oh I hope I get one!


    Clay left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 4:27 PM:

    Captain Oscar O’Leary
    Club Style Buckle
    (40”)
    I would actually wear this sailing!


    CEM left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 4:25 PM:

    Captain Oscar O’Leary, 34”, club buckle.


    OkiePrepJon left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 4:18 PM:

    A Captain Oscar O’Leary in size 38, club style buckle, So hard to choose!


    sylvia left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 4:08 PM:

    Guilford’s Obedagget Docks, 28”
    I am obsessed with this belt, it is so cute! I love Kiel James Patrick!


    K. Nights left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 4:06 PM:

    Hortock’s Compass Rose (34”)


    DCH left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 4:04 PM:

    Hortock’s Compass Rose, 34”, with Club buckle.


    farfromhome left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 4:04 PM:

    Definitely Clayton’s Canopy Hammocks in 38”


    Tariro left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 4:04 PM:

    P.S club buckle (:


    Tariro left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 4:01 PM:

    I would LOVE the Narragansett Lifeguards belt! Its so gorgeous and ive been looking at it for a while. 30” would be best.


    HCC left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 3:52 PM:

    Gigi Tripler 44”


    Nichole left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 3:51 PM:

    I would love to have the Corcoran Fenwick with a club buckle in a size 28”.  People in my neck of the woods have no style…they need to be educated.


    Sir Cingle left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 3:39 PM:

    Narragansett Lifeguards (38”). That’s a nice looking belt.


    Victoria left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 3:36 PM:

    I would love one been following KJP for a while!
    Baxon Trull 30”.


    klauklau left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 3:32 PM:

    A 38” Captain Oscar O’Leary (club buckle) would look smashing.


    Adam left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 3:31 PM:

    Your products are original and represent New England well-I’m all about a 36” Club Buckle Havleposh Nemilee


    Cuffy left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 3:26 PM:

    Hortock’s Compass Rose, 38”. Classic.


    Corinna left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 3:24 PM:

    I love “Jack Lorillard Hitch” in Size 34”


    Christoph left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 3:20 PM:

    Baxon Trull 32”


    Finn left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 3:12 PM:

    Longtime reader, first time poster.  The Hortock’s Compass Rose is great!  32”.


    Kristina left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 3:09 PM:

    Mable B, 28” Love it!


    angelo left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 3:05 PM:

    Forgot to add size! Hortock’s Compass Rose, size 36, club buckle, I need one of these!


    caneslaw left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 2:44 PM:

    Hortock’s Compass Rose, 38’’


    Luis Alcaraz left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 2:42 PM:

    This brand is amazing I like the Tucker’s Abaft the Beam in 40”
    I would like to be the winner and introduce this amazing brand in Mexico


    Eire left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 2:40 PM:

    Brilliant looking belts!
    Brigg’s Capeside Docks (34”) with club buckle.


    Rianne left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 2:37 PM:

    Great blog and website(kjp)! I live in Europe, can I enter the competition? I really like: Brigg’s Capeside Docks
    size 36.


    Al left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 2:34 PM:

    Stormy waters off Leckson’s-34”

    Good quality belts.


    tom left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 2:34 PM:

    Mable B, 36 “.  all the colors are really nice, though.


    Barb left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 2:11 PM:

    Love the bracelet I already have and these belts are amazing. I’d love the East Matunuck Beach Lifeguards size 28’


    Christopher left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 2:07 PM:

    Knottguard Heckins Drift - 32”


    John left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 1:55 PM:

    So many great belts to choose from!  As a native Rhode Islander I naturally want one for every day of the week!  However, the Hortock’s Compass Rose (40”) would be the perfect compliment to many an outfit year round!


    @Mr_Matt left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 1:50 PM:

    Tucker’s Abaft the Beam in a 40 club buckle would be lovely.


    Ian O'Dea left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 1:47 PM:

    Awesome belts!
    Baxon Trull, 36”


    Mer left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 1:45 PM:

    Love these belts and the bracelets too!  Hortock’s Compass Rose, 36, d-ring!


    amy left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 1:22 PM:

    oooh I love the pink Corcoran Fenwick, 34 inches, D-ring buckle

    thanks for arranging such a fun fun give-away!


    Liane left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 1:20 PM:

    Love their great New England-made stuff!  Hortock’s Compass Rose 42’ club buckle.  Their bracelets are super, too!


    Genevieve left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 1:15 PM:

    Love the vibrant summery blue of Hawton’s Constellations! Reminds me of the sunny sky during lunch at the boardwalk in Santa Cruz, CA after the fog burns off. Size 38 would be nice.


    Charlize-Elizabeth Chew left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 12:57 PM:

    Hortock’s Compass Rose, 28” with the Club buckle, please..
    Thanks for the giveaway!


    AJ left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 12:43 PM:

    Hortock’s Compass Rose, 36”, Club buckle. Looks great!!


    Alan left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 12:42 PM:

    I like the Hortock’s Compass Rose 44’ club buckle!


    Eastwood left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 12:39 PM:

    Crazy.. Hortock’s Compass Rose, size 36


    J. G. Schlumbohm left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 12:38 PM:

    Hortock’s Compass Rose 34” Club big thanks


    Michael left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 12:35 PM:

    I’ll take a Tristram Calm Winds size 38, thanks KJP and UP. (We can talk buckles when I get my email…)


    Whitney left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 12:30 PM:

    Mable B d-ring in 38. Thanks for a hosting a great giveaway!


    J.M. Lyle left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 12:29 PM:

    Tristram Calm Winds; thirty-six inches.


    Rugged left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 12:23 PM:

    I silently follow your blog since you first posted it on Rugby’s Facebook page (I think it was summer ‘09) and I enjoy your work a lot, it really inspires me.
    BTW his Bracelets are awesome.

    Maybe I’m the lucky one ...
    Brigg’s Capeside Docks in 34”


    Andrew left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 12:23 PM:

    amazing belts! Brigg’s Capeside Docks(32)


    brandon sargent left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 12:21 PM:

    tristram calm winds 32” thanks!


    Ronald R. left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 12:08 PM:

    These belts are amazing!
    If i win ill ask for the “Hortock’s Compass Rose” in size 36” :)


    Lindsey left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 12:03 PM:

    Love these!
    My favorite is Stormy Waters off Leckson’s in a 30


    Lindy Dandy left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 11:43 AM:

    Brilliant find.

    Hortock’s Compass Rose (36”) with a club buckle, s’il vous plait.  If not, I’ll just buy them myself.


    TSBosché left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 11:43 AM:

    FEC - Thanks for featuring KJP’s new belts, as well as the back story.  His efforts manufacture at home and to create American jobs are commendable, making his products even more attractive.  Everyone should check out your previous “Throw Me a Rope” entry for the details (http://www.unabashedlyprep.com/site/entry/throw-me-a-rope).


    M. Hult left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 11:40 AM:

    Brigg’s Capeside Docks. Size 34”


    Elizabeth left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 11:32 AM:

    I love the Hawton’s Constellations! (club buckle, size 40.)


    Antonio left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 11:27 AM:

    Mable B is amazing (size 32).

    The combination of colours are inspiring.

    Thank You.


    SJK left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 11:24 AM:

    Very nice; I’d love an “Abaft the Beam” belt in 32”.


    Ben left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 11:21 AM:

    Clayton’s Canopy Hammocks, club buckle, 34”


    Erin left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 11:21 AM:

    captain oscar o’leary, in 36”


    Elizabeth left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 11:18 AM:

    Such great belts; Hortock’s Compass Rose, 32”!


    MPWTulane left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 11:17 AM:

    I would love the Brigg’s Capeside Docks in a size 34.  Cheers for quality USofA products!


    KGS left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 11:16 AM:

    Sick belts, love em all. Brigg’s Capeside Docks, 36” for the win!


    Thomas left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 11:14 AM:

    These are fantastic!  I would love a Baxon Trull, 40”


    Daniel left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 11:13 AM:

    Smashing giveaway!

    Hortock’s Compass Rose, size 38, please.


    Jason left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 11:12 AM:

    Brigg’s Capeside Docks size 34


    Jeff left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 11:10 AM:

    I’ve been waiting months for these!  Amazing belts.

    36” Baxon Trull


    A.W. Keller left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 11:02 AM:

    Captain Oscar O’Leary, 34.

    MUAH to you for this giveaway!


    Sean left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 11:01 AM:

    Love those belts!!!  Narragansett Lifeguards, 34’’


    K.R.Larsen left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:59 AM:

    Oh gosh! Love all the styles, it’s hard to choose one :)
    I think my pick would be the Brigg’s Capeside Docks (38”).


    T.P.H left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:58 AM:

    Love the belts. If I’m lucky enough to be the winner, I’d take “Tucker’s Abaft the Beam” in a 36”


    Kris left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:51 AM:

    What a great opportunity.  I adore these belts & had the toughest time deciding; so I shall put the Keating Montague’s Memory (size 28, club) on my wish list.  Cheers!


    CD Smith II left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:50 AM:

    GiGi Tripler, 40


    r18 left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:48 AM:

    Clayton’s Canopy Hammocks (32”). Cheers.


    Ken left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:47 AM:

    Love the Captain Oscar O’Leary
    Size 36


    akd left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:46 AM:

    These are fantastic! Brigg’s Capeside Docks, 30, d-ring closure.


    Patrick left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:45 AM:

    Literally been fawning over these since they rolld out. Hortock’s Compass Rose, 32”


    KGC left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:35 AM:

    Love those belts. Brigg’s Capeside Docks, 32”!


    Marylu left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:29 AM:

    I LOVE the Gigi Tripler, Club Buckle, is size 42!


    Omar left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:25 AM:

    Hortock’s Compass Rose 32”


    Megan left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:23 AM:

    Great promotion!

    Hortock’s Compass Rose, 32”


    Ryan left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:18 AM:

    Hortock’s Compass Rose size 38”


    Beyond Fabric left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:08 AM:

    The mustard is perfect for Fall..I’m already picturing some items to pair it with…I would go with the Kangamangus Falls in 36’‘!


    Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 10:03 AM:

    Wowie, this is a hard decision - I’d LOVE the Keating Montague’s Memory, club buckle, size 38.

    Thanks for hosting such a fabulous giveaway!


    T. Smith left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 9:54 AM:

    I have always wanted a KJP cuff or belt!

    Hortock’s Compass Rose - 36”


    Paul left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 9:43 AM:

    Oh, yes please! Baxton Trull (36”) looks quite nice…


    Mark Fontenot left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 9:38 AM:

    Yes. Brigg’s Capeside Docks, size 36


    Prepster left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 9:37 AM:

    I would get the ladies wearing a Narragansett Lifeguards 38” club belt. Please help KJP and UP!


    Caroline Fontenot left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 9:35 AM:

    Brigg’s Capeside Docks, 26’’


    Neil left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 9:35 AM:

    Beautiful belts! Love the bracelets too!

    I’ll take the Clayton’s Canopy Hammocks in 32.


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 9:33 AM:

    I’m loving the green belt!


    Phil left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 9:27 AM:

    Brigg’s Capeside Docks Club in a 38”. Simple and necessary.


    Adam left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 9:19 AM:

    Brigg’s Capeside Docks D-Ring (34”)


    Howie left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 9:14 AM:

    Love his designs! Hortock’s Compass Rose 34” club buckle


    Stephanie left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 9:11 AM:

    Love KJP. I’d pick the Corcoran Fenwick, 34’.


    Dave-O left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 9:10 AM:

    A young fogey like myself would require a Hortock’s Compass Rose (38” club) before leaving my house!

    Keep up the good work guys!


    Zenon left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 9:07 AM:

    Howdie.
    A Kangamangus Falls in 32” would be smashing.
    Cheers


    preppywithatwist left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 9:03 AM:

    Love these! My favorite is Hortock’s Compass Rose (38”)


    Marina left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 9:02 AM:

    I’d love an Arabella Brayton Fellix in a 34” please!


    Amanda left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 8:52 AM:

    Clayton’s Canopy Hammocks- perfect for the Fall!


    Birdy left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 8:52 AM:

    Guilford’s Obedagget Docks 26”
    Penn State pride!


    John H. left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 8:51 AM:

    Guilford’s Obedagget Docks, 36” or really any of their belts.


    Martin left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 8:47 AM:

    Tristram Calm Winds, 34” club buckle


    Christina left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 8:38 AM:

    Captain Oscar O’Leary, 36”


    Chris left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 8:36 AM:

    Brigg’s Capeside Docks in a 32.  I may have to purchase one anyhow..


    Meg left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 8:33 AM:

    Nautical cord never looked so good! Arabella Brayton Fellix in a 26.


    jeff left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 8:31 AM:

    Kangamangus Falls size 32”.
    I love the mustard color.


    Brent left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 8:24 AM:

    East Matunuck Beach Lifeguards, 36”


    Andy M. left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 8:24 AM:

    Tough choice, but I’d go for a Baxon Trull in a 36” first.


    Sarah left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 8:09 AM:

    Mable B in 30


    Chris left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 8:06 AM:

    Killer belts. I would love the Hortock’s Compass Rose in a 34. Thanks for the contest!


    Eric left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 8:02 AM:

    Love the belts!  Hartocks Compass Rose - 36”


    SKIP left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 7:56 AM:

    My only regret is that I wasn’t first to respond!!
    Captain Oscar O’Leary 38” D-Ring


    Jason left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 7:45 AM:

    Definitely Guilford’s Obedagget Docks (in size 36)!


    Genuine Lustre left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 7:43 AM:

    Darling bracelets. Stormy Waters 38”


    Dan Gaston left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 7:42 AM:

    Definitely the Hortock’s Compass Rose, 38”


    kathryn left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 7:32 AM:

    Captain Oscar O’Leary d-ring 34


    Nate left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 7:31 AM:

    Been eyeing one of these for awhile…. Brigg’s Capeside Docks in 34” for me please!!


    Kelly left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 7:30 AM:

    I have a bracelet which I love, the belts are awesome! Corcoran Fenwick 30’’ would be my top pick


    NWardIV left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 7:29 AM:

    Hortock’s Compass Rose, 32”


    Anna left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 7:26 AM:

    It’s hard to narrow it down but if I had to pick only one, it would be the Baxon Trull, size 26.


    MCW left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 7:18 AM:

    Love these. Haven’t bought one yet because I can’t decide which I want most. Current fave is the Jack Lorillard Hitch, 36”


    dahlia left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 7:17 AM:

    Love the Tucker’s Abaft the Beam. 34”


    ACB left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 7:14 AM:

    Love, love men’s belts and KJP bracelets (you can never have too many). Kangamangus Falls, 36”.  Perfect for fall.


    Trevor left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 7:07 AM:

    So hard to choose, but if I’m forced to pick one it would be the Knottguard Heckins Drift,  38”


    CashmereLibrarian left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 7:03 AM:

    Oh, boy!  Would love the Mable B in a 36”!


    Ray left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 7:03 AM:

    Clayton’s Canopy Hammocks, 34”.


    Harold left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 6:57 AM:

    Digging the belts and cufs.


    Michelle left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 6:56 AM:

    Brigg’s Capeside Docks, size 36


    James left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 6:55 AM:

    Clayton’s Canopy Hammock, 36”. They’re building a heckuva brand up there in RI.


    Diane left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 6:52 AM:

    Captain Oscar O’Leary in a 26!


    Aaron left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 6:47 AM:

    Awesome! Hortock’s Compass Rose, size 36 please! :)


    VLS left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 6:40 AM:

    I love them all! Corcoran Fenwick (32”) is my favorite


    stipe left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 6:33 AM:

    Corcoran Fenwick, 34”. Love the cuffs…


    angelo left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 6:29 AM:

    Hortock’s Compass Rose!


    clockwork left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 6:25 AM:

    Baxon Trull, 36”. Nice brand, good stuff.


    naked left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 6:17 AM:

    Great work! BTW: Captain Oscar O’Leary (34’‘) would be my first pick.


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  • Red, Hot & Blue

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in Atlanta, GA

    Noteworthy: Vintage Dexter beef roll penny loafers, white embroidered short (in the south, white is often worn below the waist in disregard of the Memorial/Labor Day window). If you find yourself stopping into Ralph Lauren (Atlanta), be sure to ask for Karlin. She will take good care of you.

    Sep 13, 2010 | Permalink (33) View/Leave Comments

    jack left a comment on 11/25/2010 at 3:10 PM:

    do those shorts have side vents? i can’t tell. if not, i’d taper ‘em. perhaps i’m way into tapering though.


    Ol left a comment on 10/18/2010 at 1:26 PM:

    Brilliant.Real prep…


    Mperez left a comment on 9/26/2010 at 10:46 PM:

    Karl, youre beautiful


    Bill Smith left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 9:42 AM:

    I think I just fell in love….


    Straw Boater left a comment on 9/15/2010 at 9:25 AM:

    10 - very very hot.


    Joey Dee left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 1:06 PM:

    @Karlin, that is very admirable that you have ne’er had any aspiration for such adornment. If you are in contact with any of the up and coming generation, do what you can to influence more in this direction. Keep up the good work, and collection of shoes for men and women. Someday the rest of the world will catch on to the idea of untrashiness. Best of everything to come with your new found position at RL. Which store are you at for future shopping occasions to ATL should opportunity knock? Lenox?


    fsp left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 11:35 AM:

    Everything you need to look fine …


    Baroti left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 11:09 AM:

    A southern prep belle and Fat Matts Ribs, can it get any better.


    robdarko left a comment on 9/14/2010 at 8:47 AM:

    @Justin – You are correct.


    John left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 11:09 PM:

    Karlin- Will do us all a favor and create your own blog? Sort of like a Karlin’s Daily Outifits type thing.


    Justin left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 9:36 PM:

    Beautiful.


    Ian left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 6:41 PM:

    I thought the white rule was for shoes?


    Adam left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 5:42 PM:

    Will you marry me?


    Karlin Connell left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 4:31 PM:

    Thank you all for the very kind comments. Stepping out in front of this audience always makes a girl nervous. Just to clarify…

    @theboss: Yes, I still photograph weddings and portrait work, and always will. I recently accepted a position with Ralph Lauren and I see it being a very long and happy relationship. I do have quite the collection of men’s inspired footwear and it is growing daily now that I’m at RL:) Not to worry, my collection of stilettos is just as vast.

    @Joey Dee: I’m sincerely glad you notice that on women. I appreciate the same quality. I have no tattoos or piercings (save my ears) and never plan on any.

    @Robin yes. these are pair from the sport line i think. SS/10.

    The shoes were another great Bobby from Boston find. $20 and the pennies…my grandfathers.

    Cheers!
    k


    The Boss left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 3:51 PM:

    I thought Karlin was a wedding photographer?

    Anyway, based on the photos Fred’s posted on here since this blogs inception, I’ve noticed that she has almost completely opted for men’s inspired footwear—brogues, penny loafers, Hunters, boat shoes. What’s missing? Bucks?


    Christopher Tawney left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 2:40 PM:

    Brilliant. It’s so unusual to see nicely dressed American girls.


    Mark Sinclair left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 1:49 PM:

    Nothing short of perfect. What a beauty!


    Joey Dee left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 1:47 PM:

    I was so enthusiastic about an attractive woman, without any (readily visible) tattoos in this modern day, that I forgot to compliment the fact that she is a beautiful girl. Thank you unabashedly prep!


    Joey Dee left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 1:43 PM:

    @robdarko another trait on a young woman that seems to lack these days is skin, pure and unadulterated skin; unadorned by any tattoos. This is getting harder and harder to find even among proper young ladies. Curse you forever limp bizkit and gangster rap for making these seem popular.


    preppy couture left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 1:10 PM:

    her style and her hair are stunning !


    Lindsey left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 12:55 PM:

    Cutest girl ever!


    kris left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 12:49 PM:

    Ah, the classic penny loafer with pennies; how perfect!  I remember having pennies in my Bass Weejuns at all times…not quite sure why I stopped that ritual?


    Tyler P. left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 11:36 AM:

    Her hair is amazing! And I love her shirt as well, wonderful choice!


    M.D. Cooley left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 11:19 AM:

    Oh how i love redheads.


    AEV left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 10:49 AM:

    I love a woman in legit pennies - great look.


    robdarko left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 10:36 AM:

    Not a fan of embroidered anything but I can appreciate her style.  I do love that Karlin is almost always devoid of jewelry, except for a watch.  This trait, in a girl, is really refreshing.

    The shoes are very choice.


    John left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 10:18 AM:

    Just gorgeous!


    Wisco left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 10:07 AM:

    Her hair is what nails the look. Soft, flowing and natural looking.  Yum.


    Eric left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 9:14 AM:

    Great shoes - I love it!


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 8:47 AM:

    The look is brilliant. She is so cute and oh so preppy!


    T.W.K. left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 8:33 AM:

    Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, arguably one of ATL’s best BBQ spots next to Fox Bros…nice ‘fit as well. The loafers feel great, the white throws me off a little…maybe a better June post, do for others what they can’t do for themselves.


    Laguna Beach Trad left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 7:27 AM:

    Wow! A fine sight for a Monday morning. This outfit is prep cubed. Incredibly cute. Well done.


    Robin left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 7:17 AM:

    The shorts are Ralph Lauren right? I think I have those. The emblem is two flags.


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  • Skull and Bones 1948 Yearbook

    Top Drawer | Culture | Music & Books  

    While browsing The Cary Collection last month, I discovered a most curious book in Cary’s voluminous inventory. Simple in appearance, bound in black Moroccan leather with four names stamped in silver leaf across the cover. It is a yearbook of sorts—Thomas William Ludlow Ashley’s Skull and Bones yearbook to be exact. Founded in 1832, the secret society at Yale university in New Haven, Connecticut is infamous for tapping campus leaders and other notable figures for its membership. The family names on the secret society’s roster read like an elite party list—Lord, Whitney, Taft, Jay, Bundy, Rockefeller, Goodyear, Kellogg, Pillsbury, Vanderbilt, Bush and so on. Though Ashley went on to enjoy a longstanding political career in Washington, it is another politician’s membership that shrouds this yearbook with bated breath—a one George Herbert Walker Bush.

    Bush men have been Yale men and Bonesmen for generations. Prescott Bush (’17), George H. W. Bush (’48), and George W. Bush (’68) are joined by a proud line stretching from great uncle George Herbert Walker Jr. to uncle Jonathan Bush to cousins George Herbert Walker III and Ray Walker. Upon initiation, Bonesmen are appointed secret names by which fellow members will forever know them. The club often pulls from literature, religion and myth for aliases such as “Thor”, “Baal”, “Hamlet” and “Odin”. “Long Devil” is reserved for the tallest member; “Boaz” for the varsity football captain. George H. W. Bush was given the moniker “Magog.”

    George Herbert Walker Bush, aka "Magog"

    Thomas William Ludlow Ashley

    As for the number 322 that peppers the book and the society’s stationary, it embodies mythical overtones. One legend has it that 322 stands for “founded in ’32, 2nd corps”, referring to the first Corps in an unknown German university. Others suggest that 322 refers to the death of Demosthenes and that documents in the society hall have purportedly been found dated to “Anno-Demostheni”.

    George H. W. Bush's Skull and Bones peer group from 1948. Bush is just to the left of the clock.

    Ashley’s annuary found it’s way into Cary’s hands through a channel of rare book dealers and Yale alum. Upon graduation from Yale in 1948, he went on to serve thirteen terms in Congress as a U.S. representative of Ohio (D) from 1955 to 1981. Several years ago Ashley’s son contacted Cary about his father’s yearbook, not in an attempt to recover it but more so out of curiosity. Lud Ashley (as he was commonly known) had retired to Leland, Michigan until his recent death this past June. As for his yearbook, it lives on in his memory and is currently available for purchase from The Cary Collection.

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    DR, MJL left a comment on 11/20/2014 at 3:26 AM:

    SKULL 49


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 10/7/2010 at 11:46 AM:

    @Spinario—Thank you for shedding light on Mr. Robinson’s office within the Skull and Bones.


    Spinario left a comment on 10/4/2010 at 12:29 PM:

    John Robinson was the houseman, not a member. He appears in a number of the yearbooks.


    Edward left a comment on 9/21/2010 at 11:25 PM:

    Its reported that Bush Sr. was given the name Magog because he was supposedly the Bonesman with the most sexual experience.


    emma g left a comment on 9/20/2010 at 9:13 PM:

    The only person who has ever claimed to have seen Bush’s plane get hit, and to have seen it hit the water, is Chester Mierzejewksi, who was the rear turret gunner in the aircraft flown by Squadron Commander Douglas Melvin. During 1987-88, Mierzejewksi became increasingly indignant as he watched Bush repeat his canonical account of how he was shot down. Shortly before the Republican National Convention in 1988, Mierzekewski, by then a 68 year old retired aircraft foreman living in Cheshire, Connecticut, decided to tell his story to Allan Wolper and Al Ellenberg of the New York Post, which printed it as a copyrighted article. [fn 8]

    “That guy is not telling the truth,” Mierzejewski said of Bush.


    G left a comment on 9/17/2010 at 5:26 PM:

    I’ve also heard about Bush/Nazi affiliation. It’s been well documented that inside of the Skull and Bones nest there is a room with swastikas/other Nazi related memorabilia. Scary.  Nonetheless, cool post.


    ~abi~ left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 1:58 PM:

    i thoroughly enjoyed this post!  great find, great writing!


    Johnny Slaw left a comment on 9/13/2010 at 10:32 AM:

    Re: Mr. Robinson:

    I believe I read that he was the caretaker of the Skull & Bones structure in New Haven and was tapped as a “member” so as to be necessarily privy to—and protective of—the “Order’s” secrets.  I could be mistaken, though.  I believe a similar arrangement was extended to someone who walked in on a meeting of UVA’s 7 Society back in the day….


    bunny left a comment on 9/11/2010 at 3:02 PM:

    magog stands out as the best dressed. your writing is nice. as good as these photos. thanks for sharing this american history gem.


    TSBosché left a comment on 9/11/2010 at 2:46 PM:

    FEC, LBT, G, & even LCdlN:  I really enjoyed this post and your comments.  Reminds me a lot of late-night and early-morning discussions/arguments in college and grad school.  Perhaps, Frederick and LBT, we should talk about a semi-annual UnabashedlyPrep/Admiral Cod retreat where readers and hosts can exchange ideas in person, enjoy excellent food and drink, and compare plaids ... Inn at Laguna Beach?  Wauwinet/White Elephant on Nantucket?  Ku or Cuisinart (Anguilla)? Ladera, Jade Mountain or The Landings (St. Lucia)?  Could be a real kick!


    Geronimo left a comment on 9/11/2010 at 1:22 PM:

    @FEC, LagunaBeachTrad - I think it’s only natural for men to affiliate with like-minded individuals, and I think our penchant for secret societies (collegiate & postgrad) and fraternities are a result of our lack of hereditary peerage, for better or worse. 

    I also think it’s a mistake to use “prep” as a catchall term; there are infinite gradiations and variations within this community and it makes for interesting anthropological study.  A Hotchkiss kid transported to St Marks or Woodberry (or Eton for that matter) would not feel at home.  And a major theme of Slim Aarons’ work was the differing lifestyles of the American UC vs that of the Continent. 

    Also FEC - I saw that in the text about Mr Ashley’s son contacting Mr Cary, but I dispute that there is a fair market value for such an item.  Mr Cary is asking $12k, and I would have to imagine that Mr Ashley rankles at the idea of having to pay that for a family heirloom.  At any rate, that is not a conversation we were privy to.


    Dave left a comment on 9/10/2010 at 10:05 PM:

    This is one of your best posts, congrats.


    TSBosché left a comment on 9/10/2010 at 8:35 PM:

    LBT & FEC: Routine breeds monotony.  Please continue posts on topics that interest you.  I am aware of the common instruction to keep all blogs on topic, otherwise your readers will wander. I disagree, and encourage both of you to continue your present courses.  You both display “Renaissance Man” characteristics in your reflections on what you see around you - we need more of this imagination and creativity, and less conformance to a particular set of rules or guidelines.  Please, let your intellect and passion flow - we are the better for it ...


    charles left a comment on 9/10/2010 at 2:45 PM:

    if you want to learn more about S&B:

    http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Tomb-Skull-League-Hidden/dp/0316720917

    Your 322


    TSBosché left a comment on 9/10/2010 at 2:09 PM:

    FEC: Excellent post - way to mix it up.  Nice to see you get your dander up with the grammar police.  And K - can’t wait to see the “clean-cut”.


    Geronimo left a comment on 9/10/2010 at 1:50 PM:

    @Capital A - good point, I had forgotten that GHWB’s WWII service was prior to his time at Yale.  More life experience than your typical collegian, and it shows in his eyes.


    Luis Alcaraz left a comment on 9/10/2010 at 12:49 PM:

    WOW Amazing JOB, a real treasure. Everyone looks so well.


    Andy M. left a comment on 9/10/2010 at 12:47 PM:

    Fascinating pictures and an interesting bit of history.  Like Geronimo though, if this book holds any of the society’s ritual I hate to see it up for sale.


    Kiel James Patrick left a comment on 9/10/2010 at 11:36 AM:

    Men with secrets tend to be drawn to each other, not because they want to share what they know but because they need the company of the like-minded, the fellow afflicted.

    These hairstyles have inspired me to grab a “clean-cut” haircut today. 

    -Thank You


    Capitol A left a comment on 9/10/2010 at 11:21 AM:

    Of course GHWB looks fierce. Think about his career before becoming president…Shot down in his plane, CIA, etc. The guy has to be close to 100 years old and he still jumps out of an airplane every year on his birthday.


    Geronimo left a comment on 9/10/2010 at 11:03 AM:

    The photos remind me of the carpe diem scene in Dead Poets - George H.W. looks fierce and nothing like the milquetoast politician.  That said, peddling secret society artifacts is a more than a bit gauche, especially if there’s any ritual in the book. The proper thing to do would be to get it to Mr Ashley’s descendants.


    Alex Of lafreshness left a comment on 9/10/2010 at 10:19 AM:

    so a brother in skull bones, that really took me by surprise


    Rashidi left a comment on 9/10/2010 at 9:45 AM:

    John Robinson doesn’t look to be in the group shot. Any other details on him? Thanks


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