• The Hills

    Dress Code  

    Photographed by Jory Cordy in Hollywood, CA (enlarge)

    Noteworthy: Canterbury of New Zealand knit rugby, double monk straps, original tortoise shell Wayfarers, Gloverall duffel coat.

    Feb 28, 2011 | Permalink (22) View/Leave Comments

    Christian Kimber left a comment on 3/19/2011 at 8:03 PM:

    Man I love those shoes,

    Best,

    Christian
    www.stylesage.co.uk


    Sabir P left a comment on 3/8/2011 at 3:41 PM:

    Saw this picture yesterday and it made me wear my plaid pants today!


    Bernard left a comment on 3/2/2011 at 10:36 PM:

    Also…where did you get those pants? I Love Love the fit. Do you usually tailor most of your pants Fred?


    Joey Dee left a comment on 3/2/2011 at 8:46 PM:

    This is a great shot, and the photographer’s images remind me of early Scorsese, Leone, Copolla, and in some instances Fellini. And what’s not to like in LA?


    Carlos left a comment on 3/2/2011 at 12:24 PM:

    Love the pants. The whole sockless look might not always be warranted, but look good and of the moment. They stick out, especially out here in Los Angeles; no one wears pants like that. The coat? Seems a little too much for the assuming warm weather. However, being an LA native, it does drop down to 30 degrees in my neighborhood at times, and that is pretty damn cold for us. A coat that big, for a person not used to 40 degree climate is definately fine. Too many assumptions going on here. And Joe, it was suppossed to snow down to 500ft in elevation, I live at 1900 ft and it didn’t snow. Very few places received an inch or two of it.


    J.Carlos left a comment on 3/2/2011 at 9:26 AM:

    nice shoes.

    hola from Spain.


    Christian Kimber left a comment on 3/2/2011 at 4:08 AM:

    Those shoes are beautiful, and the fit of your trousers are perfect.

    Best Wishes,

    Christian
    www.stylesage.co.uk


    Richard Ross left a comment on 3/2/2011 at 3:05 AM:

    This is an incredibly strong look, both in the clothes and the demeanor. One of my favorites you have posted. The fit of everything is spot on. Those PANTS. Man.

    You are killing it like no other.


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 3/1/2011 at 10:08 PM:

    Great picture. I’m loving those shoes and the pants!


    Angel left a comment on 3/1/2011 at 8:20 PM:

    Great photo, I have a pair of pants similar to those heading for alterations for a tapper. I’ve been trying to figure out some colors to mix with it and I have a starting point now. Thanks F.E.

    Angels Point of View - Street Style Blog


    bunny left a comment on 3/1/2011 at 6:33 PM:

    the bluish grey smog makes the perfect colored backdrop for this ensemble. great plaid mingling too.


    K left a comment on 3/1/2011 at 6:07 PM:

    Great look! Not too fond of the double collars, but I like the rest of the outfit.


    Joe left a comment on 3/1/2011 at 5:31 PM:

    Not sure when this photo was taken, but didn’t it just snow in LA?

    Great shades — just bought those same ones a few weeks ago (brown polarized lenses and tortoise shell frames, right?). Unfortunately the sun doesn’t shine much here in Great Britain.


    pat s left a comment on 3/1/2011 at 5:16 PM:

    Nice Pants! where did they come from?


    styleomnibus left a comment on 3/1/2011 at 4:47 PM:

    The pants are just great.  Perfect cut, fit, and look. 

    www.thestyleomnibus.blogspot.com


    chris W. left a comment on 3/1/2011 at 4:11 PM:

    Spot on! Love those shoes.


    Bernard left a comment on 3/1/2011 at 4:01 PM:

    you should seriously have your own LOOKBOOK - perfect outfit!


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 3/1/2011 at 1:47 PM:

    @AEV—Flusser did tell me to wear socks…in chilly NYC.  This is Hollywood where the sun is out though the wind is kicking a chilly breeze across the hills.  I’m in wool trousers, knit rugby, OCBD and a wool duffel coat—I’m warm enough as is, I’m not wearing socks ;)


    AEV left a comment on 3/1/2011 at 1:43 PM:

    Cool shot. Didn’t Flusser tell you to wear socks?


    Bevin Elias left a comment on 3/1/2011 at 1:35 PM:

    I love the look, you know I go crazy for Double Monks.  This Spring no socks double monk straps and brushed cotton chinos


    philip left a comment on 3/1/2011 at 1:34 PM:

    i love the fact that you are sporting your monks barefooted.


    CG left a comment on 3/1/2011 at 1:32 PM:

    Awesome outfit. I love the jacket. I usually don’t like double collars, but you pull it off well.


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  • The Hilfigers featuring Kiel James Patrick

    Style  

    Flip through the pages of GQ, Esquire, Details, Vanity Fair and countless other fashion periodicals and you are greeted with Tommy Hilfiger’s fictional blended family, The Hilfigers. Certainly a heightened version of reality kneaded with traces of The Royal Tenenbaums, The Hilfigers have adopted what many preppies have been keen on for several years now—Kiel James Patrick bracelets. Hilfiger will be showcasing Patrick’s accessories in his Prep World capsule collection with True Prep’s Lisa Birnbach, which is launching in April. Meanwhile, Kiel James Patrick fashion accessories will be sold in Hilfiger’s pop-up boutiques throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

    Image via Tommy Hilfiger (enlarge)

    Patrick’s distinctive repp stripes, seersucker and madras accessories have clearly resonated with customers: his products have recently become available for retail by Orvis, Scoop NYC and hundreds of upscale boutiques. Additionally, Patrick supplies exclusive designs for the Ivy League University stores of Harvard and Dartmouth.

    Feb 25, 2011 | Permalink (15) View/Leave Comments

    James. left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 12:51 AM:

    Too funny. I was just writing how much I like this commercial (http://bit.ly/LOVEthcommercial). But I have to admit. I’m partial to Rugby/R.L.

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    Michelle H. left a comment on 3/9/2011 at 12:24 PM:

    I do like the simplicity of the KJP products and brand and I’m just glad to see KJP getting more notice… us inlanders need a little high-brow New England in our lives every now and then… ;-)


    Joey Dee left a comment on 2/28/2011 at 11:53 PM:

    Love the shorter shorts.


    Andrea left a comment on 2/28/2011 at 8:02 PM:

    This is fabulous - congrats to KJP on his much deserved success!


    Glenn left a comment on 2/28/2011 at 11:34 AM:

    Fun a little quirky didn’t hate it. Only time I buy Hilfiger stuff is when it has a deep discounted price.


    Kathie left a comment on 2/28/2011 at 9:43 AM:

    I am partial to this ad….my friend Bernard is the ‘father’ in this ad….lost his job to Brooks Brothers because they went the ‘younger route.’ I don’t care - he is still gorgeous. And nice guy to boot.


    Tito left a comment on 2/28/2011 at 9:33 AM:

    I’m eager to see each one of this products when I’m ready to visit T.H. in 5th ave NYC!


    Andy M. left a comment on 2/28/2011 at 8:49 AM:

    In the U.S., Tommy is sold exclusively through Macy’s and company-owned stores now.  I like a lot of the looks in these ads but agree that the website needs a revamp and the brand has some work to do after the past 5-10 years.  Congrats to KJP though; I noticed bracelets in one of the magazine spots and wondered if there was a collaboration in the works.


    K left a comment on 2/27/2011 at 10:39 PM:

    I’ve been planning on buying a KJP bracelet for the longest time now! I just can’t decide on which one.


    CG left a comment on 2/27/2011 at 9:40 PM:

    I just ordered one for my lady friend. I like the guys ones but they’re a bit pricey. If I was to spend more than 50 bucks on a bracelet I would probably go for a Von der Fehr.  JKP should consider making watch bands. You could get many looks out of one watch by switching bands.


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 2/27/2011 at 9:29 PM:

    All I can say is that I’m a proud owner of a Captain O’ Leary belt from KJP. Excellent quality, really beautiful.


    Elizabeth V. left a comment on 2/27/2011 at 9:26 PM:

    Love KJP’s bracelets. I can’t wait for spring, so I’m trying to hurry it along by ordering one!


    McCarthy left a comment on 2/27/2011 at 9:15 PM:

    KJP creates high-quality, detailed goods that add an incredible accent to any outfit. I am a huge fan. Glad the big names are picking up on it.


    John H. left a comment on 2/27/2011 at 8:42 PM:

    I don’t really get the whole obsession with these bracelets, way too much going on for me. I like his belts though. Nice and simple.

    @FEC: I was looking at the KJP website and thought I spotted some familiar faces.

    https://www.kieljamespatrick.com/gallery.cfm?eventFolder=winterBall


    eric left a comment on 2/27/2011 at 8:27 PM:

    besides a watch and cufflinks, this is the only other jewelry i’d consider wearing.  the new repp collection is strong.  navy and red all day. 

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  • A Kennedy Photo-booth

    Culture  

    A photo-booth shot of John and Jacqueline Kennedy while they were dating. John was known to carry the strip, from which this photograph belonged, in his wallet.

    Feb 24, 2011 | Permalink (9) View/Leave Comments

    John H. left a comment on 2/28/2011 at 11:00 PM:

    This is the picture of JFK I have on my wall, B&W though.
    http://www.source4docs.com/eBay/jfkjnscp-s.jpg


    Luis Alcaraz left a comment on 2/27/2011 at 1:30 AM:

    They are a really handsome couple! Compleatly amazing I want this on my wall.


    rSl left a comment on 2/26/2011 at 11:53 AM:

    I actually think this is the most beautiful I’ve ever seen jaqueline.  nice.  JKF looks the same as ever, the guy didn’t age.


    MGM left a comment on 2/26/2011 at 11:15 AM:

    Classic, and I agree that Jackie’s haircut is just great.

    www.thestyleomnibus.blogspot.com


    Quite Continental left a comment on 2/26/2011 at 8:37 AM:

    There are so many lovely details in this tiny photo, where do I begin?  Both are completely killing it.  Great shot, wonderful find!  Best, Mariah


    Emmy left a comment on 2/26/2011 at 4:04 AM:

    Oh, I love her hair. If I had the guts, I would get a pixie cut. I just can’t bring myself to do it.


    John left a comment on 2/25/2011 at 10:30 PM:

    Leave it to Jackie to be dressed for a country club lunch while crammed into a photo booth! A lovely image.


    TheWadeChannel left a comment on 2/25/2011 at 6:05 PM:

    This is such a great find. Thank you for sharing, F.E.C.


    David left a comment on 2/25/2011 at 2:05 PM:

    Awesome, I want this framed on my wall. It’s even cooler because I have that exact same tie.


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  • Hollywoodland

    Top Drawer | Dress Code  

    Ever since I met Peter at Sid Mashburn’s a couple of years ago, I have had my eye on his green corduroy trousers. The fit was impeccable. I appreciated the extreme taper in the leg polished off with a cuff. Eighteen months of searching proved futile...until recently. I came across a relaxed fit, wide wale cord trouser sans cuffs by Polo Ralph Lauren. They had potential. Though the silhouette was ill-fitting by my standards, the basic shape and fabric were there. After specifying a tapered leg, 14” trouser bottom and a 1 3/4” cuff with my tailor, he went to work. The result is a beloved trouser with Sid Mashburn undertones.

    *In order to create a turn-up, or cuff, choose the longest inseam available off the rack.

    Photographed by Jory Cordy in Hollywood, CA

    Noteworthy: cordovan tassel loafer, 1 3/4" trouser cuff, Norman Hilton natural shoulder sport-coat, Randolph Engineering aviators, Lotuff & Clegg duffle.

    Feb 23, 2011 | Permalink (34) View/Leave Comments

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 11/16/2012 at 10:01 AM:

    @CJ—Yes, my bag meets the carry-on requirements…even when stuffed to the brim.


    CJ left a comment on 11/11/2012 at 10:09 PM:

    F.E., is your duffle bag in this picture carry-on legal?


    D. Mills left a comment on 3/11/2011 at 4:11 PM:

    Here is another pair of wonderfully crafted kelly green cords for those on the lookout: http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/the-675/Slim-Walt-Trouser-Corduroy/Detail


    Andreas left a comment on 3/7/2011 at 2:48 AM:

    I have a pair of cords like yours but no double monk. You made me get a pair of C&Y Lowndes. I am eagerly waiting for them to arrive. Spring is almost here!

    Thank you for a great blog.

    Greetings from Sweden

    Andreas


    eric left a comment on 2/27/2011 at 8:31 PM:

    i’m originally from florida.  no socks and rolled cuffs are standard behavior.  i’m glad to see it has made its way up north.  tassels and cuffs forever.

    acutestyle.tumblr.com


    rSl left a comment on 2/26/2011 at 12:06 PM:

    the big anti-fit up top and tapered leg is very classic and super flattering.  points perfectly to bare ankles. looks crisp, clean and totally action-ready.


    Miguel Ramalhão left a comment on 2/26/2011 at 9:53 AM:

    Love the trousers! I’ve been looking for a pair just like these.. well know maybe next fall…


    J.Carlos left a comment on 2/26/2011 at 9:26 AM:

    hi from Spain, i like your blog.

    un saludo desde España.

    J.Carlos


    patgig left a comment on 2/25/2011 at 4:59 PM:

    Your point is spot on.  Better to spend the time and money altering a garment to make it yours, than watching it sit on a hanger never worn. It’s a hard lesson, but once you get the fit you want…


    Elizabeth V. left a comment on 2/25/2011 at 4:07 PM:

    Wow—pants so awesome they cause you to forgo the law of gravity! :) I do love the color.


    Andy M. left a comment on 2/25/2011 at 8:04 AM:

    Brilliant all around!


    Gentleman's Gazette left a comment on 2/24/2011 at 9:35 PM:

    The green of the pants is great!

    Regards, le.gentleman


    Kenneth left a comment on 2/24/2011 at 5:44 PM:

    BRILLIANT! This is the level we should all aim for before we leave the house everyday! Cheers my man!


    DEX left a comment on 2/24/2011 at 12:48 PM:

    Great look, way to consistently show up all the featured models with the looks you put together.
    I have those same glasses, love them.


    AWKeller left a comment on 2/24/2011 at 12:45 PM:

    Beautifully executed, yet again.


    bunny left a comment on 2/24/2011 at 2:08 AM:

    i’ve missed seeing you here. looking next level beyond. green is def your color. the color of stacked cheddar.


    G. Smart left a comment on 2/23/2011 at 9:17 PM:

    This is a fantastic photo !
    Love the jump and the expression haha


    Bernard left a comment on 2/23/2011 at 8:37 PM:

    Not only did you get the shot but you also got the outfit right! PERFECT once again!


    Tito left a comment on 2/23/2011 at 8:04 PM:

    Sick execution!
    I am going to buy that number 3307 on take 4 Fred, by the way BIG greetings to AEV.


    M.D. Cooley left a comment on 2/23/2011 at 7:33 PM:

    My favorite part is the perfect shadow of you.


    chris W. left a comment on 2/23/2011 at 7:13 PM:

    This is so fun, love it. Nice casual expression even though you’re in mid-air. Those cords are beauties!


    Angel left a comment on 2/23/2011 at 5:11 PM:

    I’m guessing the 14” bottom is also translated to 7” if you were to lay it flat? Very cool outfit. I like your bag in the background.

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    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 2/23/2011 at 5:04 PM:

    Epic! Great outfit!


    Al left a comment on 2/23/2011 at 4:59 PM:

    Wow. That’s an awesome look.

    @FEC, is your tie tucked into your sport coat pocket? It certainly looks that way from the photo.


    K left a comment on 2/23/2011 at 4:58 PM:

    Cords are great! J Crew has a good selection too, in many colors and cuts. I got lucky once and walked through a Banana Republic and found a pair for $12.


    AEV left a comment on 2/23/2011 at 4:52 PM:

    Whoah. The outfit is unarguable - but that outlandish jump pose detracts….a lot. Brooks’ Milano fit cords (or even J Crew’s urban slim fit cords) appear to have a very similar fit and would help avoid what sounds like a total rebuilding of the pants….all they need is a cuff.


    cd left a comment on 2/23/2011 at 4:38 PM:

    Nice look. RE Glasses are affordable staples.

    BUT of even more note that classic Mercedes Benz 420 SEL - the W126 body style - utterly timeless.


    S.N. Carpeaux left a comment on 2/23/2011 at 4:32 PM:

    Just goes to show what a good eye and a tailor can do. The pants are brilliant (as are the shoes).


    Ton Bosché left a comment on 2/23/2011 at 4:30 PM:

    Frederick, three totally unrelated comments:
    1. You never disclosed that you played basketball in addition to soccer in your younger days - such effortless air! My basketballing progeny would be proud.
    2. I’m envious - you got the sun I missed last week.
    3. The green cords are excellent, especially with the tapered leg and cuffs. What are your guidelines re shirt, tie, jacket with such colorful pants?
    Best, as always, Tom
    www.SophisticatedStudent.com


    Filippo left a comment on 2/23/2011 at 4:24 PM:

    great outfit!


    MGM left a comment on 2/23/2011 at 4:15 PM:

    Excellent look.  The color is muted just enough to escape the go-to-hell look!

    http://thestyleomnibus.blogspot.com


    Tom left a comment on 2/23/2011 at 4:07 PM:

    It’s funny you posted this. I saw a gentleman wearing cords very much like these yesterday actually!


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 2/23/2011 at 4:01 PM:

    @HarrisonK—Get the longest inseam available in your waist size.  In my case, that was a 32"x32”...since they did not offer a 34” inseam.


    HarrisonK left a comment on 2/23/2011 at 4:00 PM:

    I like everything.  When you say get the longest inseam available, how does that work with waist size?  I assume a tailor can take everything in and then adjust the length of pant and the cuff.


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  • Make An Entrance

    Style  

    A visual discourse on how it’s classically done. Oriental runners, gold picture frames, dark hardwood floors with creams and whites...this is how you make an entrance.

    Feb 22, 2011 | Permalink (16) View/Leave Comments

    Fredrik the Great left a comment on 2/27/2011 at 4:43 PM:

    Yes, mjl, probably very easy to pick up this kind of interior in, say, the US. Unfortunately, my country lacks that kind of thrift/2nd-hand possibilities.
    Here, everything “old” is sold for alot more than its actual value. And that’s a shame.


    Whelan left a comment on 2/24/2011 at 4:19 PM:

    Wonderful classicism…  Would love to know the name of the architect/location of house.  This is how a house is supposed to look.  For more examples if anyone is interested, look up the architect Gil P. Schafer and his Greek Revival abode in New York State.

    http://www.gpschafer.com/


    Niles left a comment on 2/24/2011 at 3:27 PM:

    @FEC Over in my neck of the woods (Lexington, KY) there are numerous examples of beautiful preppy houses. None do it as well as designing couple/business partners Mark Badgley and James Mischka though. A great article with photos is available here http://www.elledecor.com/decorating/articles/home_badgley_mischka


    Brent left a comment on 2/24/2011 at 12:57 AM:

    great style…did you go to SMU? have been trying to contact you more directly…I like the green pants.


    KB left a comment on 2/23/2011 at 8:44 AM:

    This is beautiful! Where is this/whose house is this?!


    CHC left a comment on 2/22/2011 at 10:25 PM:

    Oh great!

    Good job Castlebury! This will be useful for me.


    Richard Ross left a comment on 2/22/2011 at 9:07 PM:

    I love the staircase.


    dan left a comment on 2/22/2011 at 5:32 PM:

    here, here mjl!  Same with a stylish wardrobe as well!


    mjl left a comment on 2/22/2011 at 5:13 PM:

    it’s funny, everyone looks at the decor and style here and the immediate reaction is that it’s super expensive stuff.  sure, buy it all new and it probably is going to cost you more than c&b.  but, you can pick stuff up like this at estate sales, salvation army, etc.  most of the stuff you find at places like that are built to last a heck of a long time, not with veneers like stuff today.  finding a solid walnut armoire or hutch is really not that difficult, you just need to know where to look, what to look for, and how to spruce it up a bit if needed.  i could go on and on about how to build and furnish a house in this style on a budget, but i’d rather not fill your comment area with a novel.  good post.


    K left a comment on 2/22/2011 at 3:14 PM:

    Lovely entrance. This picture could of been taken 20 years ago or today, which means this classic style can hold on for a long time.


    McCarthy left a comment on 2/22/2011 at 2:52 PM:

    I’d like to see the right wall directly…. The room looks very nice, but when people feel the need to line every inch of wall with something it starts to feel suffocating.


    Hoot left a comment on 2/22/2011 at 1:30 PM:

    Mr. Castlebury,

    I’d love to see the whole house!  I really enjoy when you post the preppy homes and apartments.  I agree with C. Randolph, too much of fabricated wood: IKEA, Crate&Barrel;, West Elm crap is for the “apartment phase”, this is how a prep house should look, which in fact, really isn’t a “look”. 
    More of these posts would be most appreciated.
    Side Note:  Did anyone see Mr. Castlebury in the Jan/Feb DC Magazine?  I saw it in my Dr’s office in Washington. 

    Regards,


    Hoot.


    Cary Randolph left a comment on 2/22/2011 at 12:39 PM:

    Dream room. So, so, so much better than the mod, minimal, Crate & Barrel look that is choking the life out of today’s American house.


    pat s left a comment on 2/22/2011 at 12:10 PM:

    IMHO nothing looks better then Oriental Rugs on a wood floor


    Fredrik the Great left a comment on 2/22/2011 at 12:00 PM:

    Environment like this are truly beautiful, it’s a shame that the material you need to build this kind of interior is so god damn expensive.


    G.M. left a comment on 2/22/2011 at 7:37 AM:

    Just beautiful.  Although the futuristic/minimalist aesthetic seems to be taking hold, decor like this is classic.


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