• Fine and Dandy

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in New York, NY (enlarge)

    Noteworthy: Ski sweater, burgundy 5 pocket cord w/fuchsia argyle sock, tassel loafers, runs Fine and Dandy Shop offering accessories for dapper guys.

    Feb 14, 2011 | Permalink (19) View/Leave Comments

    Docks left a comment on 8/25/2011 at 2:13 PM:

    Does Fine and Dandy have a physical location? If this is in New York, I would stop in quite gladly. The website is unfortunately exceptionally rudimentary…


    Summer left a comment on 6/23/2011 at 7:23 PM:

    Yup, that’ll do it. You have my appreciatoin.


    Quincy left a comment on 3/12/2011 at 6:40 PM:

    The socks make the outfit, period.  Being a woman, I would stop in my tracks for this guy.


    scarlet left a comment on 2/16/2011 at 8:48 AM:

    I love everything about this gent. This is how you put a twist on classic styling. Especially his daring sock color, and the christmas tree poking out of his jacket. I’d buy this man a drink.


    Lacy left a comment on 2/15/2011 at 2:27 AM:

    Oh… I do like the peacoat… and I actually do like the hat.. and I must give him “props” because he “un-matches so well” ;)


    Zach Powers left a comment on 2/14/2011 at 10:19 PM:

    Matt is always killing it. I like ties, bow and long, with crew necks. This shot makes the case for reddish pants in any material.


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 2/14/2011 at 7:33 PM:

    Nice look. I love the tassel loafers and the corduroy pants!


    bunny left a comment on 2/14/2011 at 5:32 PM:

    like spun sugar


    K left a comment on 2/14/2011 at 5:30 PM:

    I love the pants, especially because I love red pants with a navy pea coat or blazer. The fuchsia socks add a little flair in there too.


    CC left a comment on 2/14/2011 at 5:13 PM:

    Love the sock/pant combo.  Great website he has too.  Thanks Fred.


    Richard Ross left a comment on 2/14/2011 at 3:58 PM:

    This guy is KILLING IT.


    Emmy left a comment on 2/14/2011 at 2:27 PM:

    Lose the hat and I’m sold. I especially love the burgundy cords.


    bernard left a comment on 2/14/2011 at 1:57 PM:

    perfect outfit! love it very much! Did u take this pic Fred?


    Tito left a comment on 2/14/2011 at 10:58 AM:

    Awesome Look, I’m digging the Pea Coat, and the tassel loafers!


    Kionon left a comment on 2/14/2011 at 10:36 AM:

    Quite dapper.


    Joey Dee left a comment on 2/14/2011 at 10:33 AM:

    Really appreciate this look, i also enjoy the fact that the model is a younger man, I can only hope that his peers kn and out of his group can take notes on how to put one’s self together! Great find!


    TheCreativeRoutine left a comment on 2/14/2011 at 10:32 AM:

    Great look. Glad to see street shots again FEC. I’m sure this will be a much commented on outfit. Can’t wait to read responses.


    chris W. left a comment on 2/14/2011 at 10:28 AM:

    Ohh I follow “their” blog religiously! I’m such a fan, and these gents are always so well dressed. Where’s Enrique?


    John H. left a comment on 2/14/2011 at 10:07 AM:

    I like everything in this outfit. A bit young for the model, but cool-looking. I don’t care whatever criticisms this will inevitably have. FEC, Kudos on another job well done.


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  • Princeton Freshwoman

    Culture  

    Image via Alfred Elsenstaedt

    Several of you expressed interest in viewing more photographs of the stylish young ladies from Princeton’s inaugural admission of women in 1969. Here, a freshwoman in a Saint James-esque nautical striped ribbed cuffed tee pairs a button “Bring back the old Princeton” with tongue firmly planted in cheek.

    Feb 11, 2011 | Permalink (13) View/Leave Comments

    Storm left a comment on 2/17/2011 at 1:10 PM:

    understated yet elegant. keep these pictures coming!


    anotherprinceton left a comment on 2/17/2011 at 1:09 PM:

    She was also Miss Bikini!


    scarlet left a comment on 2/16/2011 at 7:30 PM:

    I just found myself half-wishing that some silly person had sneered at the fit of her shirt or something.

    Anyhow, she’s gorgeous.


    Anonymous left a comment on 2/16/2011 at 3:16 PM:

    I bet you all wish you went to Princeton :)

    Now its just a bunch of grungy hipsters…


    rSl left a comment on 2/15/2011 at 6:13 PM:

    gorgeous, intelligent & (almost) understated.
    The look says prep, but the button screams punk rock. love it.


    Kiel James Patrick left a comment on 2/15/2011 at 12:00 PM:

    Wow.  Perfect.  Pictures like this, leave me wishing I was born in a different era.


    Luis Alcaraz left a comment on 2/14/2011 at 1:44 PM:

    Great look and an amazing picture!


    Joy left a comment on 2/13/2011 at 9:52 PM:

    So beautiful in its understated simplicity. Thanks for posting!


    G.M. left a comment on 2/13/2011 at 6:55 PM:

    My father went to Princeton at the time the university began admitting female students.  He is fond of recounting a public talk given by the President of the university where he welcomes the female students by saying “Now you have the opportunity to meet and marry Princeton men!”


    Jacquelyn left a comment on 2/13/2011 at 2:07 PM:

    Thanks for sharing another of these photos! I really enjoy them, both this and the last one are fantastic in each their own!


    mike left a comment on 2/13/2011 at 1:23 PM:

    The button adds an oh-so-subtle bit of mischieviousness. Love it.


    Kionon left a comment on 2/13/2011 at 12:42 PM:

    Indeed. This is something that is missing with most American female looks. Understated, natural, and classy. Much more attractive than the female “role models” available for most young women these days.

    Cute. Two thumbs up.


    dan left a comment on 2/13/2011 at 11:38 AM:

    all-american, gorgeous girl!  love it!


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  • The Ivy Look

    Music & Books | Prep Essentials  

    JP Gaul has long had a fascination with American clothing styles of the 1950s and 1960s. Together with Graham Marsh, they have collectively pulled together an entirely personal edit of what they consider to be quintessential Ivy in The Ivy Look. Gaul and Marsh approach the era through the personal lens of cinema, advertising and modern jazz. Filled with vintage advertisements, black and white photographs of the Kennedy brothers, Hoffman and McQueen, the paperback digs deep in the archives to produce a comprehensive guide to the genuine article. The right shoes, shirts and jackets, it’s all laid out for the curious dilettante and Ivy fiend alike.

    Though The Ivy Look is equal parts reference manual and cultural history book of the clothing and accessories that dominated the American male dress code from 1955 to 1965, by far the most enriching thing I gleaned from The Ivy Look is my new-found appreciation for jazz music. I have since been spinning Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong after already enjoying modern acts Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Raphael Saadiq.

    Feb 10, 2011 | Permalink (6) View/Leave Comments

    JOE MORGAN left a comment on 11/29/2013 at 8:50 PM:

    Love the blog!  Can you please tell me what kind of penny loafers you have in the photo with actual pennies inserted in them.  I am trying to guess, but doubting myself.  I am sure they are not Alden shell cordovans, but maybe Alden calf??  (not the original Bass Weejun for sure since I love shoes and can tell just at a glance they are too “sturdy” and thick for a Bass.  They also look like a true Goodyear welt.)  Sure, they could be an older Edmond or some other brand, I am just very curious.  Thanks!
    Joe


    Paul Kim left a comment on 3/19/2011 at 5:59 PM:

    Fred, would love to get your take on classic books for preps.  like the stuff we read in prep school.  the great gatsby comes to mind as a quintessential prep book.


    khordkutta left a comment on 2/11/2011 at 10:04 PM:

    FEC you are full of suprises, Saadiq and Dap Kings huh?  Major Props!


    Kionon left a comment on 2/11/2011 at 9:15 PM:

    I’m afraid I’m with Christian of Ivy Style on this one. You’ve read his take on it by now, so I won’t reiterate what he has summed up so well.

    But yeah, nice pictures.


    Christy left a comment on 2/11/2011 at 5:10 PM:

    Received this book at Christmas from Mr. Hudgins. Pocket-sized. Great vintage ads. For the Reference Library.


    Hannah B. left a comment on 2/11/2011 at 4:33 PM:

    Oh, I’m going to have to get this book! Husband & I are married today because of Ella Fitzgerald! Don’t you just love that era when more than 25% of the population tried to look & live stylishly?


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  • Princeton’s Girls

    Top Drawer | Culture  

    It was in the late 60s that Princeton University first admitted women as undergraduates. President Robert J. Goheen told the Daily Princetonian two years prior that coeducation was only a matter of time. On September 6, 1969 148 women took the Ivy League university up on its offer of acceptance amidst a frenzy of media gawking and ribbing. Hordes of women’s papers and magazines, like Women’s Wear Daily, went to press on what the stylish Princeton freshwoman wore on campus. Practically every female student was featured in her hometown paper, including this young lady whose sense of style is as relevant today as it was 40 years ago.

    Image via Alfred Elsenstaedt

    Feb 9, 2011 | Permalink (12) View/Leave Comments

    Elizabeth V. left a comment on 2/10/2011 at 8:15 PM:

    @tammy: I can see how that’d be flattering on a gal with larger assets!

    @krc: I haven’t seen Tory Burch’s polos—will take a look. I’m curious.


    Luis Alcaraz left a comment on 2/10/2011 at 3:16 PM:

    Amazing image, I am with the others that we want to see more of this freshment girls.


    RJT left a comment on 2/10/2011 at 10:43 AM:

    whoa.


    Joey Der left a comment on 2/10/2011 at 9:01 AM:

    She’s a go getter. Stunning.


    Kaitlyn left a comment on 2/9/2011 at 10:15 PM:

    Classy is an understatement.


    NauticalPrep left a comment on 2/9/2011 at 3:54 PM:

    I just love yor blog! My blog is obv. not good, but I really enoy looking at what you write about and the topics mentioned! :) Oh, and I love the outfit! :)
    http://nauticalprep.wordpress.com/


    tammy left a comment on 2/9/2011 at 3:51 PM:

    This is definitely a timeless look.  I believe that the longer placket favors women with a larger cup size.


    krc left a comment on 2/9/2011 at 3:20 PM:

    I absolutely love this post.

    Sidenote: Tory Burch polos are a great example of the longer placket not being an outdated style.


    M left a comment on 2/9/2011 at 12:49 PM:

    Irrefutable proof that co-education ruined man’s attention span.


    Elizabeth V. left a comment on 2/9/2011 at 12:33 PM:

    The extra-long placket on the front of her shirt would be considered dated today…but other than that, it’s a great outfit. And I’m with trip—are there more photos?


    trip left a comment on 2/9/2011 at 11:33 AM:

    What’s the source of this photo?  Are there more like it?


    TheCreativeRoutine left a comment on 2/9/2011 at 11:20 AM:

    There are few things cooler than mixing fashion, academia, and history into one post. Kudos Fred.


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  • Norman Hilton AW10 Look Book

    Style | Miscellany  

    Norman Hilton was a leading natural-shoulder brand sold at many campus shops and regional clothiers during the heyday of the Ivy Look. After decades of serving as a custom suit label in his son Nick Hilton’s Princeton shop, Nick gently announced the relaunching of the Norman Hilton brand to a whisper of fan fare last fall. Trad blogs like Christian Chensvold’s Ivy Style covered the soft launch in extensive detail. After the initial batch of jackets was announced in mid October, the gentlemen of Prepidemic and I quickly got to work on creating the visual identity of the inaugural collection. We shot on location at Hilton’s alma mater, Princeton University, in the thick of autumn with the ideal Norman Hilton guy—a young man going places.

    Photographed in Princeton, NJ

    Experience the complete Norman Hilton AW10 Look Book here.

    Photographs: F.E. Castleberry
    Styling: Chris Callis, Woody Hines, Dennis Sarkozy
    Graphic Design: Sara Carpeaux
    Copy: Christian Chensvold

    Feb 8, 2011 | Permalink (33) View/Leave Comments

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 4/25/2011 at 6:31 AM:

    @Palmer Woodrow—Ben Silver does not sell this particular orange/black rugby.  I believe this one is by Rugby Ralph Lauren.

    @David—The pheasant tie is by Ralph Lauren.

    @rSl—I can’t say with certainty what shoes we used during the shoot.


    Palmer Woodrow left a comment on 3/31/2011 at 10:42 AM:

    FEC - will Ben Silver also be selling the Black and Orange Rugby? Would love to wear that and show my tiger pride.


    David left a comment on 3/22/2011 at 2:40 PM:

    The navy pheasant tie—where is that from?


    Mr. J Prep Lee left a comment on 2/10/2011 at 11:22 AM:

    Great photos, there’s nothing like an academic scene, especially princeton. The styling is great, very reminiscent to preplee.com

    Best Regards,
    J. Prep Lee


    K left a comment on 2/9/2011 at 5:13 PM:

    Great work as always. The clothing looks amazing!


    teversole left a comment on 2/9/2011 at 1:22 PM:

    hot hot hot! Great shoot, great clothes, great models. if only everything in life was this easy :)


    Elizabeth V. left a comment on 2/9/2011 at 12:35 PM:

    Great photos—evocative of some of the things I like best about New England, too.


    rSl left a comment on 2/9/2011 at 11:42 AM:

    killer shoot, Fred.  Highly styled, but subtle and still masculine. Great job.  What kind of shoes is the model wearing?


    Julien left a comment on 2/9/2011 at 7:21 AM:

    Congratulations. Very good work… as usual !


    Ryan S left a comment on 2/9/2011 at 1:05 AM:

    I don’t comment often, only if compelled.  Your photos are art.  You are gifted.  The clothing is outstanding.  A+


    Andrew left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 11:23 PM:

    Enjoying the re-introduction of the club-collar…Patrick Ervell, Unis or Bespoken…maybe?


    Al left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 10:58 PM:

    Fabulous work Fred. You and everyone else involved in the project did a fantastic job!


    cds left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 10:09 PM:

    more specifically some that look just like those


    cds left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 9:58 PM:

    one more question castleberry…...any idea where i could get some? lol


    Luis Alcaraz left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 9:04 PM:

    Just amazing!!! Congrats for and excellent work


    Joey Dee left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 8:41 PM:

    This is great! I can hardly wait to see what spring has in store. You probably already knew this, but the top photo is featured in Valet, you do get around!


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 6:22 PM:

    @cds—The pants are a wool plaid trouser.

    @Matthew—You will be able to pick up the upcoming spring collection through Ben Silver in Charleston, SC.

    @Glenn Kimmell—This project was commissioned by Norman Hilton.

    @Anonymous—I own one of these beautiful sport-coats and I can assure they are no where near Thom Browne territory (unless you choose to get it tailored that way).

    @mjl—This is the 2010 line that was launched last October.  The spring collection is just around the corner.


    cds left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 6:06 PM:

    what kinda of pants are those in the pic where he’s kissing the tiger? i want some.


    Matthew left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 4:17 PM:

    cool - but where do we buy


    B. L. Davis left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 4:16 PM:

    Absolutely epic.


    Tito left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 3:23 PM:

    Excellent work Fred!


    Glenn Kimmell left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 12:41 PM:

    Sorry I’m lost here, is this a spec assignment to present to Norman Hilton for potential fashion photography work? Nice photos, kind of been-there-seen-it layout, also copy weak. Just a comment from this creative director.


    Richard Ross left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 12:33 PM:

    These look great, Fred. Wonderful work.


    AWKeller left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 12:22 PM:

    Beautiful clothes, lovely images, gorgeous model.


    Chenners left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 11:19 AM:

    Great shots, Fred.


    Kenneth Glanton left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 10:23 AM:

    Great collection. Great pics. Cheers!
    Ken
    www.agentlemansagreement.com


    Anonymous left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 10:05 AM:

    Everything looks fantastic (the photography, the scenery, the model, the rest of the clothes), except for one small but important aspect.  The jackets look far too small, almost Thom Browne-ish.


    mjl left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 10:03 AM:

    is this a late 2010 or a 2011 line to look forward to?  i still write 2010 everywhere.


    AEV left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 9:32 AM:

    Nice photos - impressive stuff.


    Rake left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 9:30 AM:

    Like the detail of the collar fastener being stowed inside the jacket (9th pic from top).


    Kionon left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 9:09 AM:

    Goodbye, wallet. I hardly knew thee.


    trip left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 7:59 AM:

    Very nice; I particularly like the look with the rugby shirt.


    JRS left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 7:32 AM:

    Wow - Outstanding work, Fred.  Norman Hilton is always a tag I look for while thrifting.  Good to see they are getting back in the game.


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