• Step Up to the Plait

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in Fort Worth, TX

    Noteworthy: single reverse pleat (older plait) khaki, women's oxfords, vintage Coach saddle bag.

    Oct 11, 2010 | Permalink (12) View/Leave Comments

    Elizabeth V. left a comment on 10/12/2010 at 6:04 PM:

    Great look, and she seems to really feel comfortable in it and in her own skin, which only makes her outfit look even better!


    Jen Dean left a comment on 10/12/2010 at 10:09 AM:

    Yay!  Fort Worth - my town.  Very nice to see.


    Vivian left a comment on 10/11/2010 at 9:31 PM:

    This is an effortlessly chic look. She combines beautiful hair, a fresh face, & great fall colors while still perfect for the warmer early season temps. Perfectly prep.


    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 10/11/2010 at 8:08 PM:

    Oh wow, she looks wonderful. What an amazing smile! I like the tartan shirt. And the way she tucks in the end of her leather belt is extremely cute.


    John left a comment on 10/11/2010 at 2:53 PM:

    Awesome outfit, and the belt is fantastic!


    Eva left a comment on 10/11/2010 at 1:38 PM:

    How cool is that! Love it!


    Trailer Trad left a comment on 10/11/2010 at 11:36 AM:

    Top to bottom, a great look.


    bunny left a comment on 10/11/2010 at 11:28 AM:

    cute belt :)


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 10/11/2010 at 11:24 AM:

    I’m loving her look. Elegant, classy and classic.


    tammy left a comment on 10/11/2010 at 10:41 AM:

    Love this look. I love her hair, since it makes her look youthful and modern while wearing a classic look.  I think that I’ll copy it, except for the folded pants.


    sabrina left a comment on 10/11/2010 at 9:59 AM:

    awesome look, maybe an inspiration for tomorrows outfit !

    chino-couture.blogspot.com


    john lexington left a comment on 10/11/2010 at 9:44 AM:

    like this look, could do without the folded belt though,takes me back to ‘86


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  • Ralph Lauren Quinton Oxford

    Style  

    by Sara Carpeaux

    As a lover of distinctly feminine clothing and accessories, I am just as much an admirer of preppy unisex staples. I’ve yet to meet an oxford cloth button down I didn’t wear threadbare. The same holds true for accessories; I adore a curvaceous heel or a bow-laden ballet flat, but I have a sweet disposition for traditional men’s shoes: brogues, bucks, Weejuns—a preference most certainly nurtured during my four years at Bishop Ireton (Alexandria, VA).

    With the resurgence of menswear for women over the past several seasons, designers have tailored men's classics for us in smaller, narrower versions. I’ve stepped into this gorgeous pair of Ralph Lauren Collection wingtip oxfords ($595), made in Italy. A handcrafted, sartorial investment I fully intend on handing down someday. They will break in nicely and only better with age while anchoring my wardrobe’s most feminine ruffles and florals. My first pair of oxfords since prep school, and paired with them, my first set of cedar shoe trees (monogrammed, of course). Of all the shoes I own—and there are numerous—only a select few cause me to truly swoon. This is one such pair.

    Oct 8, 2010 | Permalink (21) View/Leave Comments

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 3/3/2013 at 8:24 AM:

    @Julia—I was fortunate enough to find these in brown. I hate to hear you’re having a tough time tracking a pair down. About two months ago, I do recall seeing them in brown on sale at RalphLauren.com. Good luck!


    Julia left a comment on 3/3/2013 at 7:23 AM:

    What color did you get these in? I’ve been hunting for them for ages but I can’t find this great brown color, only black and “bordeaux”... =(


    Z left a comment on 10/15/2010 at 2:48 PM:

    @ds I wasn’t actually linking the two, I was wondering what F.E.C thought about the two separate things and if he sees Jack Wills as a wannabe brand who wants to sell the “Gentry” Lifestyle or an actual good representation. I most certainly wasn’t making the link.


    Samuel left a comment on 10/10/2010 at 6:07 PM:

    I am an absolute sucker for menswear on women.  From brogues and monks, to oxfords and ties, I am a big fan.

    www.mensstyle101.blogspot.com


    ds left a comment on 10/10/2010 at 4:20 PM:

    Great stuff as usual, I love oxfords on girls. For the comment below: I know a lot of people do but associating Jack Wills with the upper class is plain wrong. “outfitters to the gentry” is an utter affectation, and I have never met a member of “the gentry” who actually wears that stuff.


    Z left a comment on 10/10/2010 at 7:41 AM:

    F.E.C, I’d love to hear your opinion on Jack Wills and the British upper class style/“Rah” style/ British prep. I know this is off topic but it would make for an interesting post or two.


    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 10/9/2010 at 9:37 AM:

    Smashing article. Thanks for posting this.

    A girl wearing brogues is not particularly novel. There was a time, of course, when women did wear brogues, dresses, and tweed quite regularly.

    When I explored the vintage clothing markets as a schoolboy in England in the 1980s we would often find women’s brogues mixed in amongst the men’s shoes. Dainty things.

    I find the idea of a girl wearing brogues and other ‘trad’ clothing incredibly cute, like a smaller, feminine, sweeter version of moi.

    But if New Preppy American girls REALLY want to be ‘distinctly feminine’, ditch the trousers and take up the skirt/dress again.

    http://admiralcod.blogspot.com/


    HSH left a comment on 10/9/2010 at 7:55 AM:

    I love your blog (one of only a few I check every day). I live in Alexandria across from BI am delighted to learn of the local connection.


    Kionon left a comment on 10/9/2010 at 6:09 AM:

    I am huge fan of menswear for women for purely selfish reasons:

    1) I’m slender. Really slender. When menswear is made in smaller, slimmer versions, it makes it much easier on me. Plenty of brands I can’t wear; they just don’t make their clothes/shoes/accessories small enough.

    2) Women in meswear are quite attractive when the style is done right.


    ATL left a comment on 10/8/2010 at 7:33 PM:

    Try Sid Mashburn’s wingtips (made by Alfred Sargent) and you’ll never bother with the RL website again.  Billy Reid actually has a nice pair as well.


    pat s left a comment on 10/8/2010 at 1:54 PM:

    Kenneth: Venetian shoe cream http://www.valetmag.com/style/products/2010/venetian-shoe-cream-091510.php


    Doc left a comment on 10/8/2010 at 12:14 PM:

    Very nice shoes indeed, but I’ll take Allen Edmonds MacNeils (in shell cordovan!) or Strands.  I will, unabashedly, admit that I have a small love affair with AE!


    John H. left a comment on 10/8/2010 at 11:50 AM:

    Why can’t you give away one of these?


    Kenneth left a comment on 10/8/2010 at 10:51 AM:

    Agreed they look great, and I would get them for the wife- but she looks so good in preppy clothes and cowboy boots.

    and thanks for the link back to the Woodlore shoe trees, I needed 2 new pairs and just ordered them. Anyone on here have any suggestions for good leather conditoner and shoe cream?


    john left a comment on 10/8/2010 at 10:37 AM:

    very nice, id like to see a picture with an outfit, very fresh. i like your style.


    Lee Anne Jackson left a comment on 10/8/2010 at 10:12 AM:

    Bravo, Miss Carpeaux. An excellent write up, from the best dressed woman I know. Your choice of footwear, like your style, is timeless.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 10/8/2010 at 9:45 AM:

    @Meg—If by “fantastic blog” you mean Pair Diem, then I am glad you discovered it. That is the blog of Sara Carpeaux, who wrote this piece on her new brogues.

    @cws—Don’t tell her? Unless she is in charge of the checking account. In that case, hit the vintage/thrift shops for some bargain bin finds. You are a brave man attempting to buy shoes for your wife; commendable.

    @Woman2blame—Start combing vintage/thrift shops. You will be surprised at what you can find on a college budget.


    pat s left a comment on 10/8/2010 at 9:33 AM:

    how to justify…?  they are beautiful!


    meg left a comment on 10/8/2010 at 9:23 AM:

    Bishop Ireton is in Alexandria, VA, am I right?  I am from Northern Virginia myself and attended Foxcroft School.  It elates me to discover a person from NoVa runs such a fantastic blog.


    cws left a comment on 10/8/2010 at 7:49 AM:

    Yes…great looking shoes. Tough to swallow $595…any suggestions on how to justify the purchase to my wife?


    Woman2blame left a comment on 10/8/2010 at 7:14 AM:

    Gorgeous shoes! I too love the the unisex preppy look. Unfortunately my college budget limits me to bucks, sperry and wallabees. 703.


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  • On the Subject of Dress

    Miscellany  

    Oct 7, 2010 | Permalink (1) View/Leave Comments

    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 10/7/2010 at 7:59 PM:

    I’m impressed you’ve included a Bowen quote here. Cheers.


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  • Wale Dressed

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in Washington, D.C.

    Noteworthy: navy velvet Prince Albert slippers, wide-wale corduroy trouser.

    Oct 6, 2010 | Permalink (22) View/Leave Comments

    TopSider left a comment on 10/11/2010 at 8:58 PM:

    I like the spezzatura in this outfit, in fact I think everyone should have a bit of attitude in clothing and break the norm of it all. Gianni Agnelli mastered this and if you don’t know then you should definitely look him up. Well Done with the outfit.

    - JF.


    M left a comment on 10/7/2010 at 9:00 PM:

    Haha, I do believe I’ve peed on that stoop after a few too many at the Martin’s Tavern.


    Christy Huxley left a comment on 10/7/2010 at 6:22 PM:

    Well I happen to think you look dashing as ever. Keep on dressing as /YOU/ wish!!


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 10/7/2010 at 2:24 PM:

    @anthony—I’m not sure where the old RRL used to be but this was next door to the Kennedy townhouse they lived in right before they moved into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.


    anthony left a comment on 10/7/2010 at 2:12 PM:

    ahh the steps of the old RRL store. so sad it closed.


    Samuel left a comment on 10/7/2010 at 9:59 AM:

    I dig the unbuttoned collar.  Very italian.


    www.mensstyle101.blogspot.com


    pansmom left a comment on 10/7/2010 at 7:46 AM:

    Love the outfit.  Who did you say your photographer is?


    bunny left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 10:11 PM:

    i like seeing cords on here. i used to have the greatest pink ones…so fun.


    Tie One On left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 7:21 PM:

    look at the width of that tie.  Rockin’ it old school.


    S.N. Carpeaux left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 5:35 PM:

    A great photo that simultaneously makes me homesick and furthers my desire for velvet slippers, possibly green.


    Elizabeth V. left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 2:18 PM:

    F.E.C., your sprezzatura is showing!


    Tyler P. left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 12:51 PM:

    Love it! I am so jealous of that tie, it is simply amazing…


    Joey Dee left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 10:43 AM:

    Going beltless is very acceptable and actually makes one look taller, as there is nothing to obstruct the first visual inspection, its true. As for unbuttoning collars, it adds to he nonchalance of the slippers. I have been doing this for some time, due to, IMHO, button down collars, are stuffy and old money narrowness. I love this look and cannot wait for the weather to cool off enough to break out the trusty navy wool blazer.


    William left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 10:28 AM:

    Fred,

    Love the entire outfit (including the absence of a belt), but what compelled you to leave your shirt collar unbuttoned?


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 9:45 AM:

    F.E.C… What an awesome outfit! You look so natural. I specially like the slippers and the blue blazer. May I ask what brand is that blazer?


    Clg23 left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 8:50 AM:

    well done….Pulled the slippers off nicely


    TRM left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 8:20 AM:

    great fall colors


    Andy M. left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 8:13 AM:

    I just got a great navy blue blazer with gold buttons and am having a surprisingly tough time finding a belt with a gold buckle now.  Maybe the same is true here and that explains the lack of belt?  Love the unbuttoned shirt collar and the velvet slippers.  How many more times am I going to do a mental list of times when I might be able to wear those slippers?  Great fit on all of it, though like the others here, I’d unbutton the top button.


    Dimanche left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 7:55 AM:

    you do look amazing. i agree unbutton the top button to loosen it up a bit. come on mr shu. the camel cords are great for the fall, sweet collar - is it unbuttoned - if so incred! well done sir. get back to nyc asap.


    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 7:38 AM:

    Great mix of colours and textures, especially the shirt, tie, and cords. What is the motif (?) on the tie?

    Note: buttons on button-down shirt collar left undone.


    Kris Bunch left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 7:22 AM:

    I love the idea of velvet slippers with corduroys. The perfect combination of fall textures.


    matt P left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 6:17 AM:

    nice, looks great. going to have to reconsider my stance on velvet slippers


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  • Assouline

    Music & Books  

    “All that is beautiful in the world ought to be in an Assouline book.”

    A book is a beautiful thing. An Assouline book? That is work of art—and you should decorate with art. I am deliberately piecing together a coffee table solely of Assouline books. Each new (used) title boosting the height at which I can prop up my feet. In the Spirit of Aspen and Happy Times serve equally as coasters, leaving room on my book shelves for family pictures and my collection of loving cup trophies.

    A master of style, Prosper Assouline is known for merging the modern and the classical in publishing and creative design. As the former artistic director of several French fashion magazines, Prosper’s experiences include creating and launching his own magazine, and the founding of a creative agency specializing in branding and advertising in the late 1980s. In 1995, he founded Assouline Publishing with his wife, Martine Assouline, in Paris. Under the direction of Prosper, Assouline has conceived a visual language that is internationally recognized for its excellence. In the past fifteen years, they have published shelves of titles documenting, in spectacular fashion, the WASP lifestyle—A Privileged Life, The Kennedys, In the Spirit of the Hamptons, Vintage Cocktails, and Polo, The Nomadic Tribe to name a few. Books for people with taste.

    Photographed in New York, NY (click to enlarge)

    You have inherited loads of books from both sides of the family. But every library can stand to benefit from adding one more to the collection. I have curated a selection of titles that could be at home in any preppy’s study. Visit Assouline.com to brush up on the synopses of the following titles and then simply write in the comments below which book you would like.

    Lacoste (any color)
    The Trench Book
    Vintage Cocktails
    Tennis Fashion

    One reader will be chosen at random Friday October 8th, 2010 and the winner will be announced subsequently via Twitter (and notified by email).

    Oct 5, 2010 | Permalink (94) View/Leave Comments

    Daniel C. left a comment on 10/7/2010 at 11:09 PM:

    I’d love a copy of Vintage Cocktails! Assouline has such a fine eye for quality and style.


    TS left a comment on 10/7/2010 at 11:05 PM:

    Vintage Cocktails…swoon!  Amazing giveaways FEC!


    CMQ left a comment on 10/7/2010 at 4:02 PM:

    Considering I used to spend my summers as a ball girl at the Newport Casino…Tennis Fashion.


    Zach left a comment on 10/7/2010 at 3:24 PM:

    Lacoste Navy please!


    Pat S left a comment on 10/7/2010 at 2:43 PM:

    hmm… Lacoste please!


    Tyler left a comment on 10/7/2010 at 2:38 PM:

    Vintage Cocktails? Please?!


    Michelle left a comment on 10/7/2010 at 2:36 PM:

    This is a great contest idea! Vintage Cocktails would make me a very, very happy girl. Thank you!


    Tami Aidlin left a comment on 10/7/2010 at 2:34 PM:

    Vintage Cocktails is beautiful!  Yes please!


    Kara left a comment on 10/7/2010 at 2:02 PM:

    Lacoste (Red)
    please!


    GD Singh left a comment on 10/7/2010 at 1:45 PM:

    Lacoste Book (Red)


    D'tje left a comment on 10/7/2010 at 7:39 AM:

    The Trench book! Nick Foulkes writes and dresses like a dandy.


    MaysieO left a comment on 10/7/2010 at 1:08 AM:

    The Lacoste Book please! (In green)


    MJW left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 10:41 PM:

    Tuff choice. I’ll go with The Trench Book


    JA left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 9:27 PM:

    The Trench Book, please!


    Brian left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 8:26 PM:

    Vintage cocktails please.


    Kiel James Patrick left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 7:22 PM:

    —Vintage Cocktails— But of course.


    Greg left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 7:16 PM:

    Lacoste in green, as it would go nicely with the color palate of the room it would be in.


    Joshua Brinksman left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 6:47 PM:

    I’ve opted to ask you kindly for the Lacoste book in Royal Blue please.


    Animal left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 5:39 PM:

    Vintage Cocktails would be fantastic.  Your giveaways have been great, by the way.


    Rachael left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 2:58 PM:

    The Trench book sure seems interesting.


    sarah left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 2:53 PM:

    love the lacoste in green, please :) the cover art is so great.


    H.W. left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 12:38 PM:

    Vintage Cocktails please and thank you


    daniellemarie left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 11:13 AM:

    vintage cocktails please! or perhaps lacoste. both are the foundations of my weekends.


    Ebony left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 2:18 AM:

    Vintage Cocktails. Love all Assouline books btw.


    InTradWeTrust left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 1:21 AM:

    Lacoste in green or blue please


    Z left a comment on 10/6/2010 at 1:20 AM:

    Lacoste in navy blue.


    pMj left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 11:42 PM:

    Vintage Cocktails- please!


    Travis left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 10:01 PM:

    Lacoste in green please!


    Jonathan B left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 9:39 PM:

    Vintage Cocktails please!


    Andrej Pantich left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 9:28 PM:

    Lacoste in Navy please.


    William Burdick left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 8:56 PM:

    Vintage Cocktails, no question.


    Craig left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 8:52 PM:

    Many amazing titles at assouline.com (I could spend hours just perusing) but, from your offering: Vintage Coctails.  Love it!


    Jason Nickel left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 8:15 PM:

    Tough indeed, however my request is for Lacoste in the color of your choosing, sir.


    Andrew Day left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 8:08 PM:

    Do I have to choose??! The Trench Book or Vintage Cocktails, please!


    Omar left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 8:07 PM:

    Lacoste in Navy is the book I need.


    Elizabeth V. left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 8:00 PM:

    I’d like Vintage Cocktails, please.


    Richard A. left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 7:50 PM:

    Thanks for the opportunity!  The Lacoste in green, please.


    Rosie left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 7:45 PM:

    The Trench Book looks perfect. Tough decision though!


    Jarrett left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 7:40 PM:

    I’d have to go with Vintage Cocktails all the way. Good drinks seem to be a lost art in many circles nowadays.


    Joey Dee left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 7:31 PM:

    This was definatly a hard choice, but I will choose a white lacoste.

    Best to all


    Siggi left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 6:05 PM:

    A vote for “The Trench Book”. Thank you for this great website Mr Castleberry!


    Rachel left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 5:55 PM:

    No coffee table is complete without a classic cocktail book!  Vintage Cocktails fits the bill just nicely.


    Ignacio left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 4:32 PM:

    Vintage Cocktails! I used to stare at it every time I went in to a bookstore but they refused to take it out of the plastic!


    Luis Alcaraz left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 4:18 PM:

    Vintage cocktails is my favorite!!


    Dan left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 4:16 PM:

    Vintage Cocktails, please.  Thanks for the opportunity.


    K left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 3:54 PM:

    Lacoste is one of my favorite brands!
    Lacoste- Navy blue for sure.


    Aaron left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 3:20 PM:

    The Trench Book. Thanks!


    Karoline left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 3:11 PM:

    They all sound like marvelous books, but I really like the sound of Vintage Cocktails.  My mouth was watering just looking at the previews on my computer screen!


    AlanC left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 3:11 PM:

    “The Trench Book”, please


    Rory left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 3:06 PM:

    Another vote for Vintage Cocktails—stirred, up, with a twist!


    Hunter left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 2:11 PM:

    I would request Vintage Cocktails since this is such a timeless book to have and would go great besides Take Ivy on my coffee table.


    Kenneth left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 1:39 PM:

    hmmmm spent 15 formative years on the court, but Vintage Cocktails are more important these days. I’ll take that one please.


    DMT left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 1:17 PM:

    Vintage Cocktails.  As long as the ice is new and the recipes are vintage.


    Jon left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 1:01 PM:

    The Trench Book looks particularly interesting.


    dallas left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 12:56 PM:

    • The Trench Book !!!!!


    Christina left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 12:32 PM:

    Vintage Cocktails absolutely


    Emily left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 12:14 PM:

    Vintage Cocktails, please. :)


    Erin left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 12:13 PM:

    Either Lacoste (Green) or Vintage Cocktails


    Finn left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 11:44 AM:

    A prep without a proper cocktail is no prep at all!  Vintage Cocktails!


    Matt left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 11:43 AM:

    Tough choice, but I think The Trench Book would look best on the coffee table.


    Adam left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 11:30 AM:

    I’d pick Lacoste (Green).


    mariel left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 11:30 AM:

    Seeing as I wore my own beloved trench to work today, and the NYC rains show no signs of letting up, I think I’ll have to go with The Trench Book.


    Ashton Darian left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 11:26 AM:

    Difficult decision, but I, too, choose Vintage Cocktails.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 11:25 AM:

    @Sir—I have already made the disclaimer in earlier posts that for all intents and purposes “Unabashedly Prep” is inclusive of WASP, prep, Ivy League and trad (life)styles and in most cases refers to them as one in the same.  Don’t get too hung up on it or strain at gnats.


    Fletcher left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 10:59 AM:

    Thank you again for your great give-aways. Truly inspirational stuff. I would gladly take Vintage Cocktails off your hands.


    jamie left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 10:58 AM:

    Vintage Cocktails! If I win, I predict a cocktail-centered dinner party in my future..


    Megan left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 10:53 AM:

    I’d love The Trench Book. Perfect for fall weather…


    V left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 10:52 AM:

    This is a very touch choice, but I think Vintage Cocktails has to be my choice for an entry!


    JMH left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 10:38 AM:

    Lacoste has been my favorite brand since I discovered it at boarding school.  I would love the Lacoste book in green, please.


    KHR left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 10:25 AM:

    I collect these books as well and have stacks on my coffee table! I do not have the Vintage Cocktails yet though, and would chose that one!


    Simon Dot left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 10:20 AM:

    Vintage Cocktails is the choise!


    Caroline Fontenot left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 10:15 AM:

    My favorite contest thus far!!

    Vintage Cocktails please!


    Andrea left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 10:15 AM:

    All of the books are lovely, but I would go with Vintage Cocktails.


    Deraj G. left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 10:13 AM:

    I’ll go with The Trench Book…


    MCR left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 10:11 AM:

    Vintage Cocktails


    Eliza left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 10:07 AM:

    I tried to talk myself into another but I have to go with Vintage Cocktails, please.


    K. Nights left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 10:02 AM:

    The Trench Book


    JCW left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 9:57 AM:

    What else is more unabashedly prep than an enduring and lovingly cultivated drinking problem?  Vintage Cocktails, please….


    Dan left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 9:52 AM:

    The Lacoste book sounds wonderful — thank you!


    Kacy Cox left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 9:45 AM:

    Seeing as though my grandfather’s vintage Lacoste sweaters are some of my absolute favorite possessions, i’ll have to go with the Lacoste book.


    Betsy left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 9:41 AM:

    Vintage Cocktails!


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 9:38 AM:

    A very difficult choice, but after thinking for a while I decided to choose Lacoste in the white cover. They have wonderful books there.


    RJ left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 9:25 AM:

    oops, got lost in the site, and was choosing from there instead of your list. Lacoste.


    RJ left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 9:23 AM:

    Tough choice, but the premise of the Polo book sounds fascinating to me.


    Hannah B. left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 9:00 AM:

    I think the Trench book is gorgeous, and as a side note, I’m totally fascinated with the Beaton book that’s releasing in Nov.


    John H. left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 8:55 AM:

    I think I’d like Vintage Cocktails, Mad Men is still relevant!


    Dex left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 8:54 AM:

    Being a University student I have always been curious about alcoholic beverages not consumed through a funnel, Vintage Cocktails please.


    ssn left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 8:53 AM:

    Vintage Cocktails, a lot of them, are sitting on the brain after the triumphant weekend i just had in new orleans. so, i’ll go w/ that one. great idea FEC.

    http://amatourist.blogspot.com/2010/10/gentlemens-weekend-pt-2-setting-anchor.html


    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 8:49 AM:

    If I were going to participate, I would naturally choose Lacoste. The Lacoste polo: the garment that started it all!

    Vintage Cocktails is also quite attractive, but given the number I’ve consumed over the years it would seem like a nostalgic album of family photographs. Too painful to look at.


    Sir left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 8:28 AM:

    I think JFK would be bemused, at best, to hear himself deemed part of the WASP set.


    Matt left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 8:02 AM:

    I’d love to have the Vintage Cocktails book, if for no other reason than to prove to my friends (we’re mostly 23-24) that not all cocktails have redbull in them!


    gbourgeaiseau left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 7:32 AM:

    liquor wins! Vintage Cocktails, please!
    Assouline is indeed amazing.
    May I also suggest Jean-Phillipe Delhomme’s book, “The Cultivated Life”? It’s from Rizzoli and it is very funny.


    Daniel left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 7:20 AM:

    What an excellent idea for a give-away! I must say, the choice was not a difficult one - they’re all fine books, but I’ve been curious as to the history and anatomy of the trench coat for some time, so I think “The Trench Book” would make an excellent addition to my library. Thanks!


    Kionon left a comment on 10/5/2010 at 6:26 AM:

    Truly a difficult choice, but given the true class of a properly prepared, season and event appropriate cocktail, I wish to request Vintage Cocktails.


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