• Duck & Cover

    Top Drawer | Dress Code  

    Photographed in Dallas, TX (enlarge)

    Noteworthy: trench coat, duck head umbrella, vintage Pendleton skirt.

    Feb 7, 2011 | Permalink (17) View/Leave Comments

    Rachel left a comment on 10/2/2013 at 7:49 PM:

    Love the classic plaid Pendleton skirt. I have been exploring my boho side this fall and found some great<a >Pendleton fabrics</a> Pendleton fabrics and jackets.

    Anew left a comment on 5/7/2011 at 1:34 PM:

    Stunning outfit. Would love to know who’re the designers etc?

    Mr. J. Prep Lee left a comment on 2/10/2011 at 12:12 PM:

    Mr. F. E. Castleberry,

    This is such a great outfit. The young lady was featured wearing riding pants and a RL sweater in an earlier post, You should do a week in the life of her series… she’s stunning.

    Mr. J. Prep Lee

    rSl left a comment on 2/9/2011 at 12:50 PM:

    stunning.  effortlessly sexy.  love the ruffled collar.

    unitedstyle left a comment on 2/9/2011 at 11:22 AM:

    Oh, hello there. Can I get the door for you?

    Christian Arthur Bourasseau left a comment on 2/9/2011 at 12:27 AM:

    Spectacular look.

    JFD (very old school) left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 1:54 PM:

    Exactly right.

    Gay left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 8:00 AM:

    Got my tweed crest
    Got my best vest
    Got my striped tie
    Got my hopes high

    Campbell left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 4:05 AM:

    This is magnificent. Best look from this young lady yet.

    Ricardo Martinez left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 1:16 AM:

    She’s hot!  Very hot!

    Born Shamir left a comment on 2/7/2011 at 9:15 PM:

    She got some flavor. By the way she ‘appears’ she is the type I would make a point to speak to and or complement. That trench is ferocious! You can re-muse her anytime. :) peace

    Joey Dee left a comment on 2/7/2011 at 7:32 PM:

    Wow. The details in this photo, make it my favorite this year. This young woman is stunning! Thanks for brightening a rqiny day!

    AWKeller left a comment on 2/7/2011 at 6:34 PM:

    In front of all of that classic Spode china, no less.  Nicely played!

    Robin left a comment on 2/7/2011 at 5:54 PM:

    Stunning! Great photo!

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    Angel left a comment on 2/7/2011 at 4:42 PM:

    She is a absolute bombshell! Can’t say much else here, love the red polka-dot umbrella that matches her outfit. Classic lady in a modern world. You have the most fabulous friends F.E.

    Angels Point of View - Street Style Blog

    Christine left a comment on 2/7/2011 at 4:18 PM:

    Sara, you’re a knock out!


  • A Love Story


    While I'm snowed in down south, I'm daydreaming that spring is coming early. The spring/summer 2011 collection of Gant by Michael Bastian will include Bastian's inaugural foray into womens wear. If anything, I would like to see more ladies embrace the seersucker blazer this spring as confidently as Ms. Miller.

    Feb 4, 2011 | Permalink (8) View/Leave Comments

    Greer Chapman left a comment on 2/24/2011 at 10:25 PM:


    so icey KG left a comment on 2/13/2011 at 11:36 AM:

    wowow, gant is fucking kewl as shit.  im loving this brand moar and more

    My Affair with Michael Bastian left a comment on 2/9/2011 at 2:40 PM:

    Terrific as usual… http://affairwithmb.wordpress.com/

    bunny left a comment on 2/5/2011 at 3:55 PM:

    is his name a play on ck dexter haven from “the philadelphia story”? cute.

    craig left a comment on 2/4/2011 at 10:52 PM:

    love the biceps

    H.W. left a comment on 2/4/2011 at 3:09 PM:

    love the shots of Ocean Drive in South Beach, was there just last month.

    Kat left a comment on 2/4/2011 at 3:06 PM:

    Love this.  The playful confidence coupled with her classy elegance is wonderful!  I want more.

    Joey Dee left a comment on 2/4/2011 at 2:22 PM:

    Mr Bastian’s work gets better and better and one gains a renewed appriciation for it with every viewing. I agree, and I long for the day when women present themselves appropriately, and with regard for themselves.


  • From Dawn Till Dusk


    Feb 3, 2011 | Permalink (6) View/Leave Comments

    Chris left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 2:15 PM:

    Love this quote, thanks for publishing it!

    Joey Dee left a comment on 2/4/2011 at 2:05 AM:

    Jefferson was a genius on so many levels. Great quote.

    Kathie left a comment on 2/3/2011 at 6:10 PM:

    Jefferson’s attire was entirely appropriate for the time period and particularly his station in life.
    His above statement is as true today as it was then.

    Victoria Griffin left a comment on 2/3/2011 at 5:57 PM:


    Brandon left a comment on 2/3/2011 at 12:57 PM:

    Jefferson’s attire was notoriously weird and terrible. Comfort and strangeness seemed his primary concerns.

    jarrett left a comment on 2/3/2011 at 8:35 AM:

    Funny you post this while I’m having a discussion with someone trying to convince them that style and comfort is not mutually exclusive. They even had the nerve to describe TOMS shoes as preppy. Needless to say, I was aghast.


  • Plaid Allegiance


    While my silk repp ties are certainly in year round rotation, as soon as the leaves change and the mercury drops, I like to knot up in something warmer.  Wool embodies a texture and warmth hearty enough to carry you through bitter winters while being inherently sportier than their silk counterparts. These ties are rendered in tartan, Glen and houndstooth plaids by New York City boutique Metro Retro. At 3", their width delicately straddles the fine line between timeless and modern.  Pair them with bengal stripes, university stripes and solid oxfords while anchoring it down with your navy blazer. Stick with the four-in-hand for a manageable knot. If you're feeling particularly brazen, throw on a sport-coat with some pattern and texture (like corduroy) for elevated American sportswear at its best.

    Metro Retro ties* made in New York City

    *courtesy of Metro Retro

    Feb 2, 2011 | Permalink (3) View/Leave Comments

    Joey Dee left a comment on 2/4/2011 at 2:07 AM:

    These are great. Especially like the red, even though I’m not a fan of the color.

    khordkutta left a comment on 2/3/2011 at 8:36 PM:

    Thanks for the link. They appear to have some really nice looking ties, price is not too bad either.

    Givemeindiana.tumblr.com left a comment on 2/2/2011 at 6:39 PM:

    Those look great.  I cant wait to see how the rest of their collection looks.


  • February 2011 Playlist

    Music & Books  

    Feb 1, 2011 | Permalink (16) View/Leave Comments

    Rick left a comment on 3/4/2011 at 9:17 PM:

    Are these only available for a certain amount of time?

    enguin left a comment on 2/27/2011 at 8:31 AM:

    I don’t know how to download the file! Please help

    Zac left a comment on 2/9/2011 at 5:24 PM:

    When I download the file, it is only a zipped folder with a folder inside saying _MACOSX??
    What do I do?

    Michelle left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 8:39 PM:

    Thanks for another great playlist! 7-Zip works for me.

    S left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 3:13 AM:

    Your preferences lean more towards indie focused brands…
    Regardless, nice list.

    nat left a comment on 2/8/2011 at 1:29 AM:

    Again, to everyone who couldn’t unzip the file:

    Open the zipped file (just double click on it)
    Right click on the file inside >> Repair Archive >> Ok.
    It will build a similar repaired zipped file, then unzipped it.

    Great Playlist, btw. Thumbs up!

    Tytia left a comment on 2/7/2011 at 9:25 PM:

    Look forward to these every month!  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Music is always amazing.

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 2/7/2011 at 4:22 PM:

    @Alexander—They work for all platforms; however, the manner in which you unzip the file differs for each platform. Read other comments to find out their solutions.

    Alexander left a comment on 2/7/2011 at 4:05 PM:

    do these playlists only work for macs?

    G. Smart left a comment on 2/7/2011 at 10:19 AM:

    I clicked the link and chose open with stuffit expander, this didn’t work.

    So I downloaded again but just chose to save it and not automatically unzip it. This has worked the last two months. Once its finished downloading you can unzip easily.

    The download time takes as long as it takes, remember we are getting this for free.

    Anyway thank you, love the playlist as usual !

    David left a comment on 2/7/2011 at 3:30 AM:

    Same issues here as MAF.
    Took a few hours to download, and won’t unzip. I’ve tried both StuffIt, 7zip, & the default Windows expander. Help?

    Glenn left a comment on 2/6/2011 at 11:15 PM:

    Thanks Fred, I was starting to get worried that we were not going to get one.

    MAF left a comment on 2/6/2011 at 9:44 PM:

    Is anyone else having the same problem as last month? Its takes forever to download (over 2 hours), and then when it is downloaded, it won’t unzip. What was the solution last time? I can’t remember.

    Looking forward to this month’s playlist. Great line up!

    K left a comment on 2/6/2011 at 9:04 PM:

    Always looking forward to these great play lists!

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

    I was waiting a long time for this! I love everything you put in the play list. Thanks so much for this.


    Chase left a comment on 2/6/2011 at 4:21 PM:

    It would be great if you could create these in Grooveshark, and then just share the link (you can get the link by hitting Share->Email, the link is at the top of the box).


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