• Ernest Alexander

     

    Though New York-based designer Ernest Alexander Sabine launched his eponymous line of men’s bags and accessories in 2009, he’s no spring chicken to the manufacturing industry. It’s in his blood. His grandmother and great grandmother were seamstresses who arrived Stateside by way of Europe after the second World War. It’s that very heritage that fuels Sabine’s attention to detail and construction.

    Many of the items in his collection—waxed totes and overnight bags to slim cotton ties and pocket squares—boast gingham, seersucker, and madras accents. Classic finishing in the form of brass hardware instills an air of warmth in each bag. Sabine simply cares. Out of a conviction to “keep manufacturing alive in America,” he deliberately set up shop in New York’s Garment District and employs a factory just around the corner.

    Alcott plaid necktie ($72), Wembley pocket square ($35), British tan wax dopp kit ($160), Aiden navy wax utility tote ($165)

    I travel with an Ernest Alexander waxed canvas overnight bag and want you to experience, first hand, the craft of these bags and accessories. This summertime collection (valued at more than $430) was personally selected by Sabine and me to be awarded to one lucky reader. I honestly do not want to let go of the dopp kit, it's that brilliant.

    To enter:
    1. “Like” my Facebook page
    2. “Like” the Ernest Alexander Facebook page or follow him onTwitter
    3. Leave a comment on the stationery below (with valid email address) of the city you will be carrying your new tote in

    The winner will be chosen at random and announced on the above Facebook pages and Twitter on May 27th.

    May 24, 2011 | Permalink (258) View/Leave Comments

    JayG left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 8:39 PM:

    Winning this prize, What a fantastic way to end a terrible week..


    Jim left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 2:15 PM:

    To the beach, Herring Cover, Provincetown, MA


    Aaron Weinzierl left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 12:34 PM:

    I’ll be carrying in Detroit Michigan


    KGC left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 12:31 PM:

    Virginia Beach, VA/ Fairfax, VA/ Washington D.C.


    Seth left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 12:24 PM:

    Charleston, SC, Coast of NC and Radford, VA


    Bella Michelle left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 11:57 AM:

    Well, with me this summer the tote will be seen all along the coast of SC, especially in the Low Country with a few pops to Charlotte and Atlanta for good measure and who knows where else!  Thanks for a great giveaway!


    Joseph Clark left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 11:50 AM:

    Norfolk VA and Fairfax VA/ DC


    Andrew left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 11:42 AM:

    Rochester, NY and Boston, MA


    Gary left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 11:37 AM:

    Chapel Hill, NC.


    Miguel Cristóvão left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 10:37 AM:

    Lisbon, Portugal (Europe) ;)


    Ryan Patrick left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 5:05 AM:

    Austin, Baton Rouge and New Orleans - Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.


    Allyson left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 2:01 AM:

    I’d be carrying it in Orange, CA.


    Nathan left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 10:47 PM:

    I would love to be repping this in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (and don’t worry, I will cover postage!).


    Tyler left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 7:31 PM:

    Would love to sport all of that in Los Angeles, California! :)


    Victoria left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 7:23 PM:

    Bristol, RI please.


    RCN left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 7:22 PM:

    I’d love to showcase the bag as I travel constantly flying out of Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta to cities like DC, Boston, Chicago, San Diego… and every other major first tier and second tier city.


    David left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 5:53 PM:

    New York, NY!  I’ve been a fan of EA for a few months now and would love this set!


    Dustin D left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 5:29 PM:

    Could have used it this weekend at the riverhouse, but it will be in Austin TX and Marfa TX


    michael picot left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 5:29 PM:

    I would tote my bag in the streets of San Francisco California unabashedly! Ha


    Thomas Robinson left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 4:35 PM:

    These will look good around Memphis, TN.


    JLW left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 4:00 PM:

    These are some great looking pieces. I’d carry that bag all over NC as I’m currently working in Charlotte, originally from Fayetteville, at school in Boone, with a girlfriend in Raleigh!


    Jessica S. left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 3:19 PM:

    This set is killer, and I chose not to get my husband a new dop kit for his birthday this year.  But he will absolutely need the tote in Amalfi this July - not to mention at home in Southern California to carry all my things to the beach!


    Chris C left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 3:19 PM:

    I will carry it while attending classes in Baltimore, Md.


    Oliver Martin Sander left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 2:06 PM:

    I’ll rock Hamburg, Germany with my new tote!


    Dan C left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 1:41 PM:

    Newport, RI


    Lucy left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 1:40 PM:

    i would carry the tote here at home in st paul minnesota! i would probably give the tie and pocket square to my very dapper boyfriend though :)


    Matthew Merlo left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 1:19 PM:

    Oxford, England


    Amrit Gill left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 1:03 PM:

    Two places the bag would be carried in;

    1. London, England (Hometown),
    2. Cambridge, MA (Studying).


    Jeremy McMahan left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 12:59 PM:

    Virginia Beach, Va.
    Ithaca, NY


    REM left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 12:16 PM:

    Cleveland, Ohio
    Madison, Connecticut


    Shahzad left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 11:54 AM:

    Will carry it all over Oslo,Stockholm And rest of Europe.


    Chris Greene left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 10:58 AM:

    Sunny Boca Raton, FL


    Seth B. left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 10:25 AM:

    Austin, Texas. Soon to be San Diego for school.


    Dane Zeller left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 9:57 AM:

    Morton/Peoria, IL


    Daniel left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 9:53 AM:

    Colorado Springs, CO but soon to overnight in Boulder


    J. L. Fink left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 9:50 AM:

    Greenville, SC


    Ryan DeVoe left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 9:42 AM:

    I’ll be carrying this all over Baltimore…and of course to Manhattan, Boston and Charleston this summer! That bag is fantastic!


    Calvin S. left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 9:09 AM:

    I will be toting this around NYC (pun intended)


    Darcie left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 8:51 AM:

    iowa city, ia.


    AJC left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 8:42 AM:

    Boston, Newhaven, and everywhere in between.


    JMH left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 5:38 AM:

    An overnight bag requires multiple cities, no?
    This bag would accompany me in my travels between Toronto, Canada and Boston(/Cambridge), MA,  with a stopover at Gales Ferry, CT for the H-Y Regatta.


    Joshua Sansom left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 5:28 AM:

    Would be carried in
    Melbourne Australia and
    Brisbane Australia


    Benjamin S left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 4:57 AM:

    Beautiful. Would wear with pride moving between Cambridge, Delhi, and Hong Kong.


    Mattias H. left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 4:31 AM:

    Berlin, Germany
    Malmö, Sweden

    Or wherever I’m heading.


    naked left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 4:14 AM:

    Berlin, Germany.


    jeff left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 10:20 PM:

    Great Gear to jump on a plane and into adventure.


    Cole left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 10:04 PM:

    Cambridge (both)


    Chris left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 9:53 PM:

    Florence, italy


    G.B.O left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 9:35 PM:

    Houston, Texas!


    Chrispy left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 9:24 PM:

    I’d be carrying the tote around Singapore. Too many man purses over here!


    ddb left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 9:12 PM:

    Chicago, Ill


    Paul left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 8:31 PM:

    Great to have American Made back in style and business, PSP Providence RI


    Mike left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 8:17 PM:

    Providence, RI


    Daniel left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 5:42 PM:

    I would like to proudly be proudly carrying the above items in Los Angeles, CA.


    Michael left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 5:40 PM:

    That dopp kit looks great. Baltimore, MD


    Moe B left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 5:13 PM:

    Medford/Falmouth, MA


    Brian left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 4:55 PM:

    Birmingham, AL and Charleston, SC


    Jemma Coleman left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 4:44 PM:

    Jupiter, FL & all over the Palm Beaches.


    SB7 left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 4:31 PM:

    Philadelphia


    Chris Stampar left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 4:21 PM:

    Perfect for school at the University of Miami, as well as for travel! Miami, FL


    Laura K left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 4:10 PM:

    Atlanta & Nashville


    Alan Nguyen left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 3:44 PM:

    Houston, TX !


    Dan left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 2:26 PM:

    London, United Kingdom!


    Stephen left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 2:19 PM:

    I would love to carry that beautiful tote around the streets of Chicago.


    Kyle S. left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 2:13 PM:

    Philadelphia, PA!


    Josh Conyers left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 1:22 PM:

    St. Louis Mo, If we haven’t blown away.


    JN left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 1:14 PM:

    NYC, with an occasional jaunt outside the city of course.


    Linda Kruus left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 1:12 PM:

    My husband needs to bring a bit of style on a day to day basis to Doylestown, PA and will also bring it with him as we travel to Cape May, NJ and the Outer Banks of NC!


    Michelle Tong left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 12:33 PM:

    Ithaca, NY needs some style!


    Ian Dickinson left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 12:20 PM:

    I’ll be sorely needing those necessary travel accoutrements while I stay in the Napa Valley, San Francisco, and Portland.


    Howie left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 11:53 AM:

    Bellport


    Chuck Smith left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 11:43 AM:

    Palm Beach & Boca Raton, Florida. Also spending time this summer in Bar Harbor


    jonathan c left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 11:41 AM:

    Toronto, ON!!


    Michael Collins left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 11:41 AM:

    Minneapolis, MN


    Christopher M left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 11:39 AM:

    Dallas, Texas, USA


    DNM left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 11:35 AM:

    Boston, MA to Northeast Harbor, ME


    pmg left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 11:26 AM:

    I dont really have much of a chance to win, since I live in New York City. But if it makes any difference, I wikk carry the swag everywhere, except into the darkest recesses of my twisted soul).


    Brock left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 11:21 AM:

    St. George, UT at least until I get a new job somewhere.


    Jonathan left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 11:18 AM:

    Tuscaloosa, Al to Virginia


    Patrick Boyle left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 11:08 AM:

    I will be in Chicago, Il


    Max left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 11:02 AM:

    San Francisco, CA


    Adam Clark left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 10:59 AM:

    Charlottesville, VA!


    Jerry Grasso left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 10:59 AM:

    I’ll be carrying in Hilton Head, SC; NYC; Lexington, KY and SFO this summer.


    CJT left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 10:29 AM:

    Connecticut!


    Bryan Busbey left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 10:21 AM:

    I will be carrying my in good old Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I would look dashing with that tie and tote behind a copper cannon.


    mjl left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 10:16 AM:

    daily use around the streets of Chicago and New York, with weekend trips to London, Paris, Rome and just about anywhere else United flies internationally.  i’ll give it a true test of durability and function.


    KWK left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 10:12 AM:

    Madison, WI


    Melissa left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 10:11 AM:

    Danville, Blairs, and Ringgold, Virginia! (Bet I’m the only one from here!)


    Andrew left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 9:58 AM:

    Toronto, Canada. London, England. San Diego, USA.


    Mark left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 9:41 AM:

    New York, New York!


    Zeph ARC left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 9:30 AM:

    Florence, IT, Paris, FR, Athens, GR, New York, NY


    CRC left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 9:22 AM:

    Boston, MA ( and all over New England and Cape Cod)


    Tom F left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 9:13 AM:

    Philadelphia, PA and Chicago, IL!


    Cameron left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 9:10 AM:

    Knoxville, TN


    Aaron left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 9:06 AM:

    New York, NY ~~ London, UK

    www.500daysofbowties.com


    Laura Motley left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 9:04 AM:

    Santa Barbara, CA!  I’ll carry the tote in my bike basket and enjoy the view while my husband sports the tie and pocket square.  Santa Barbara needs more pocket squares!
    Dopp kit will be awarded to my San Francisco-based son.  We all win!


    Jake M left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 8:49 AM:

    New York, NY


    Dave O left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 8:46 AM:

    Pittsburgh, PA!


    John Bell left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 8:29 AM:

    Minneapolis, Minnesota!


    Polly left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 8:13 AM:

    Yummy. I’d take that to Savannah to visit my Army Ranger son later this summer.


    Rob H left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 8:13 AM:

    Washington, DC !


    Caleb left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 8:05 AM:

    Wellington, New Zealand


    Amanda left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 6:32 AM:

    Charlotte, NC


    Andrew left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 5:48 AM:

    London till I graduate, Summer in NH, then take it to Dubai for graduate job.


    Jeff Slanker left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 5:46 AM:

    New York, NY for most of the summer and then back to Atlanta, GA.


    chul ho gahng left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 5:00 AM:

    seoul south korea i will be happy to carry the bag thank you


    Levin left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 4:09 AM:

    Since I’m studying in Germany I’ll be wearing it in Bavaria


    Titus (aka Shoes de Pierre) left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 2:46 AM:

    Will carry it around Europe, currently reside in The Hague, The Netherlands.
    Hope I win!!


    colm o left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 2:18 AM:

    Dublin, Ireland


    saprof left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 2:06 AM:

    Pretoria, South Africa


    P.M.S left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 1:01 AM:

    In New York City, when I’m there for my Birthday and the rest of the time in Vancouver, BC.


    Charlotta left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 12:17 AM:

    Boston, MA


    Chris Nelson left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 11:43 PM:

    New York, New York


    D.G. Poyer left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 11:31 PM:

    Los Angeles/Atlanta


    Johan left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 11:29 PM:

    Going between Stockholm, Sweden and Hong Kong!


    AM left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 11:18 PM:

    Atlanta baby!


    Josh B left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 11:06 PM:

    Monroe, Ct


    Zach left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 11:01 PM:

    Springfield, MO


    Cynthia left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 10:51 PM:

    Brooklyn, NYC.


    Erica left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 10:48 PM:

    Boston/Cambridge and on to London, as I move there shortly…


    andrew left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 10:46 PM:

    houston, tx


    Alex left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 10:38 PM:

    Washington, DC!


    Ken left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 10:36 PM:

    Savoy, IL


    matt left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 10:27 PM:

    Baltimore, MD!


    Alex left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 10:18 PM:

    San Francisco, Cali!


    Jeffrey W left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 10:12 PM:

    Washington, District of Columbia


    GT Wells left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 10:10 PM:

    New York City


    Chris left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 10:08 PM:

    Will start in Hattiesburg, MS. Although there is no telling where I may end up.


    Michael J. Siegel left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 9:55 PM:

    I will proudly sport this tote on the mean streets of Detroit…


    Jeff left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 9:54 PM:

    Milwaukee, WI


    MichaelQ left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 9:48 PM:

    Memphis, TN if you please.


    Carlton left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 9:47 PM:

    Washington, D.C.


    Graham left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 9:44 PM:

    Oklahoma City


    F left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 9:41 PM:

    London, Oslo and Los Angeles


    Bing left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 9:40 PM:

    I’d be excited to sport the tote in Hanover, New Hampshire - but it might come summer with me in Hangzhou, China as well.


    Brian Knott left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 9:37 PM:

    Atlanta, GA and parts unknown


    Brian Felix left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 9:36 PM:

    NYC Baby!!


    jesse left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 9:34 PM:

    vancouver, bc.


    James Gomis left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 9:33 PM:

    I’ll be proudly carrying my bad in New York, New York~ the city of dreams


    Dan A left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 9:32 PM:

    Need that pocket square for my trip to ACK


    Chase A. Richardson left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 9:31 PM:

    Charlotte, NYC, Charleston SC


    vince left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 9:22 PM:

    DC and Pittsburgh


    Ryan left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 9:17 PM:

    Washington DC


    Skip left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 9:16 PM:

    Might as well toss my hat in the ring.


    Zachary Mitchell left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 9:16 PM:

    Allen, Texas


    Pasquale Casullo left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 9:14 PM:

    I would tote this bag around Toronto. As well, it would hang from my shoulder as I bicycle up and down the city streets.


    David Barclay left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 9:14 PM:

    I’ll be carrying it all over the world.  Including Toronto, London and NYC


    Joseph left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 8:59 PM:

    carrying this bag in Los Angeles, CA


    Rick left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 8:59 PM:

    Totin’ it in Athens, GA.


    G W Hardwick left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 8:58 PM:

    I’ll be toting the tote in old Tokyo town!!!!


    Zachary Allen left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 8:32 PM:

    I will be carrying my tote in beautiful Rexburg, ID.


    Lauren left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 8:30 PM:

    would LOVE to carry this around New York, NY.


    Brian M. left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 8:24 PM:

    I will be carrying the tote in Ravenna, NE


    Phillip Landrum left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 8:19 PM:

    New York


    JPL left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 8:14 PM:

    New York, NY.


    NMR left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 7:49 PM:

    Washington, DC


    Chris M left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 7:49 PM:

    Edmonton, AB


    Colin H left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 7:47 PM:

    San Diego


    David left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 7:44 PM:

    Rocking it in Dublin Ireland!


    Michael Chen left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 7:29 PM:

    will be reppin’ it in sunny San Diego!


    Greg H left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 7:23 PM:

    Cincinnati, Ohio (but wishing it was someplace better)


    Cris left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 7:18 PM:

    Philadelphia!


    Matteo left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 7:12 PM:

    A balance between Toronto and UWO in London Ontario.


    Gabriel left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 7:10 PM:

    Southern California, as a brief respite from Northern California.


    Elizabeth left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 7:06 PM:

    Sausalito, CA.


    Brian Bott left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 7:01 PM:

    @brian_bott - bringing prep style to Cleveland Ohio!!


    Dan M. left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 6:59 PM:

    Charlottesville, VA


    Tom Marshall left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 6:45 PM:

    London, UK


    Ben left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 6:45 PM:

    Chicago, IL


    zach left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 6:22 PM:

    hitting the entire world!!!(but mostly brooklyn ny ha)


    Michael Farley left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 6:19 PM:

    Bringing the style to Brisbane, Australia


    Cody H left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 6:07 PM:

    Omaha, NE


    Krystal left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 5:52 PM:

    My new home of Nashville, TN.


    Blaine Peters left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 5:49 PM:

    Portland, Oregon; and points East.


    J. Johnson left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 5:40 PM:

    New York City & suburbs.


    Jovictor left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 5:35 PM:

    T.Dot aka Toronto, Canada. Bring the lifestyle to Canada.


    LB left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 5:27 PM:

    Milano, Italy.


    DJY left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 5:21 PM:

    I’ll be carrying my new tote in the City of Roses-Pasadena, CA-and the Windy City-Chicago, IL.


    Justin Beck left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 5:21 PM:

    Beautiful Pensacola Florida


    Hunter Wojohn left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 5:07 PM:

    In Santa Clara, California and Atlanta, Georgia.


    Erik Dungan left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 5:02 PM:

    Being a entrepreneur, I’ll be rocking this bag all over the place–including upcoming trips to Las Vegas, Maui, San Francisco, LA, Boston, and my home town of San Luis Obispo, CA.


    Dave Glaser left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 4:50 PM:

    I’ll be rocking this tote through the streets of Washington, DC.


    Nate left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 4:50 PM:

    NYC- need a new bag for the daily grind


    john left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 4:50 PM:

    Tampa, Fl


    James Ralston left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 4:41 PM:

    I would be sportin this tote in the the black hole of fashion that is PORTLAND, OR.


    J left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 4:40 PM:

    Vienna, Austria, Europe


    Kaitlyn left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 4:39 PM:

    Coral Gables, Florida; the University of Miami, to be exact.


    Tom left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 4:35 PM:

    Short Hills, NJ - commuting to NYC. Always wanted a tote like this!


    Megan left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 4:31 PM:

    Austin, TX!


    chris elrick left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 4:29 PM:

    Vancouver, BC


    Alexander left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 4:28 PM:

    New York, NY and Carle Place, NY :)


    Graham left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 4:28 PM:

    Toting unequivocally in Detroit, MI


    Sam Lazerwitz left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 4:19 PM:

    I’ll be carrying it in Princeton, NJ and Nantucket


    Jonathon left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 4:10 PM:

    Toronto


    Chris R left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 4:09 PM:

    Bellevue, Washington


    Omar E left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 4:00 PM:

    I would be great to take it to Nice!


    Miguel Ramalhão left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 3:59 PM:

    Oporto, Portugal ......


    Dan Gajewski left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 3:57 PM:

    NYC


    ts left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 3:57 PM:

    All around Laguna Beach, CA!!!


    Jeff left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 3:55 PM:

    this will be with me in East Lansing, Mi.  Go Green!


    Joseph S. Congelosi, Jr. left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 3:50 PM:

    I will be carrying my new tote in Plattsburgh, New York!


    April left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 3:50 PM:

    Austin, TX, primarily and then off to the east coast,  Philadelphia, PA among others.


    GLG left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 3:46 PM:

    This tote will be carried in Providence, RI.


    Mark Fontenot left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 3:39 PM:

    Atlanta, Georgia!


    V left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 3:34 PM:

    I will be carrying my bag in Anchorage, Alaska! (And a few other places, but that’s the coolest.)


    qcarson left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 3:32 PM:

    Atlanta!!


    Andrey left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 3:17 PM:

    I will be carrying this tote in Portland, OR.


    TV left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 3:16 PM:

    Denver, CO


    tony left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 3:16 PM:

    Aspen, Colorado in late June!


    Tobias Roberts left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 3:14 PM:

    I would like to take these summertime accessories with me when I go to Fennvile, MI which is just south of Saugatuck, on the beautiful banks of Lake Michigan for a weeks worth of R & R with the family this August.


    A.S. left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 3:08 PM:

    I’d be carrying it through the streets of Madrid and Barcelona. I leave D.C. next Thursday.


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 3:08 PM:

    Burbank California!


    Marshall Magaro left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 3:05 PM:

    Long weekend, Traverse City, MI


    MK left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 2:50 PM:

    Long weekend in Charleston, SC.


    Tyler left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 2:48 PM:

    I would carry it throughout college at SFA in Nacogdoches, Tx, and I would also carry it throughout Dallas, Tx, after I graduate.


    Niles left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 2:48 PM:

    Chicago, NYC and all over Kentucky!


    Kate left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 2:46 PM:

    I’d be carrying the tote in Washington, D.C.!


    Mark Villalobos left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 2:41 PM:

    going with me this summer to bermuda and florida


    withrow left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 2:38 PM:

    On wknd trips to Birmingham, AL.


    FastMinn left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 2:35 PM:

    Greenwich, CT


    JxB left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 2:31 PM:

    Bielsko-Biala,  Poland. :-)


    John M left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 2:28 PM:

    In Kansas City with a long weekend to Louisville.


    ZackH left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 2:27 PM:

    Boston, Massachusetts


    Richard left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 2:27 PM:

    Good Old Cambridge England


    David left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 2:16 PM:

    Salt Lake City


    Ryan Hamilton left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 2:12 PM:

    Brooklyn, NY


    Jared J left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 2:04 PM:

    Trying to look cool and clean in dirty Baltimore.


    Jonathan left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:59 PM:

    NYC all the way.


    IgnaciO left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:57 PM:

    Dublin - going back to the roots!


    Cricket left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:56 PM:

    Love it! I’d be carrying it around NYC with me!


    Kenneth left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:54 PM:

    Boston, Massachusetts!


    AlanC left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:52 PM:

    Kansas City, and can take it with me to Mumbai and Hyderabad in a few months.


    Daniel left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:52 PM:

    I would love to carry that bag magnificent bag in Stockholm, Sweden.


    Kyle left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:52 PM:

    Houston, Texas


    Grant left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:51 PM:

    Charleston


    Mike Pond left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:51 PM:

    Dallas, TX


    Nathaniel Edwards left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:50 PM:

    New York City- new job as a new graduate!


    Joey Wilkerson left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:50 PM:

    I’ll be carrying that tote to the Windy City of Chicago!


    Kris left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:50 PM:

    I’d be toting mine all over Chicago and New York this summer!


    CJ Adams left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:49 PM:

    Birmingham, Alabama


    Brendan K left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:47 PM:

    New York City & Maine


    Ed left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:45 PM:

    Keeping it unabashedly New England prep in Boston, MA!


    K.B.F. left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:44 PM:

    Kansas City


    DWH left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:42 PM:

    I shall parade my new tote around my home city of Chicago. A city where the wind blows directly in your face no matter what direction you walk.


    Jeffrey Liu left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:41 PM:

    Austin, Texas


    Paul left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:39 PM:

    Gainesville, FL


    Gagan left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:37 PM:

    NYC all day everyday.


    Dan O left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:35 PM:

    NYC, Chicago, and Cleveland


    Elliot V left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:33 PM:

    London, England.


    Andrew left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:32 PM:

    NYC / anywhere on Martha’s Vineyard.


    Andy left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:31 PM:

    The city of our age - Washington, D.C.


    Matt left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:30 PM:

    NYC and Greenwich, CT!


    allie left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:29 PM:

    Chapel Hill NC & Charlottesville VA


    James H left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:27 PM:

    Charleston, SC


    Zach Austin left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:25 PM:

    New York, NY/Southampton, NY/San Francisco, CA


    Angel left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:24 PM:

    I’m game, I would probably be in Richmond, VA or Charleston, SC with my new overnight bag since those are the two towns I’ve been visiting soon.

    Angels Point of View - Street Style Photography


    james matthew left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:24 PM:

    I’d love to be carrying my new tote in Chattanooga, TN.


    JRS left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 1:23 PM:

    Atlanta


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  • Experience

     

    May 23, 2011 | Permalink (2) View/Leave Comments

    My Affair with Michael Bastian left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 12:57 PM:

    TRUTH!... http://affairwithmb.wordpress.com/


    kristi lee left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 5:56 PM:

    love this! so very true.


  • Mini-Cable

     

    Photographed in Fort Worth, TX

    Noteworthy: vintage Coach shoulder bag, Randolf Engineering Concorde aviator, wrinkled chino contrasted by the fit and finish of espadrille heels and sweater.

    May 20, 2011 | Permalink (6) View/Leave Comments

    AEV left a comment on 5/23/2011 at 7:30 AM:

    I generally agree with all the other comments - nice look and shot.


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 5/20/2011 at 9:41 PM:

    Great outfit, simple and classy.


    A.I.K. left a comment on 5/20/2011 at 9:39 PM:

    Perfect and effortless.


    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 5/20/2011 at 7:55 PM:

    Exceedingly cute.


    Lee Anne left a comment on 5/20/2011 at 3:24 PM:

    Great color for the sweater! Love the shoes and handbag. Sara never ceases to look effortlessly put together.


    SJ left a comment on 5/20/2011 at 2:09 PM:

    I always love when you post pictures of her, she’s lovely!


  • Wardrobe I

     

    As men, we gravitate toward uniforms. For work, weekends, sports—we don’t like to think too much about what to wear when it comes to getting dressed; however, we want to look good. This look is one of my spring uniforms that works for me. The key is in the navy. It’s my black and looks great on every guy.

    This is Wardrobe, a new feature in Dress Code where I will share my wardrobe by way of looks I actually wear.


    1. Levi’s 501 jean
    2. Ralph Lauren double monk straps
    3. Tory leather equestrian belt
    4. Randolph Engineering aviators
    5. Cotton pocket square
    6. Timex Easy Reader watch w/J.Crew nylon strap
    7. Ascot Chang bengal stripe shirt (bespoke, $300)

    Made with Thomas Mason fabric, french button tab cuff, spread collar, and monogram, it is the best-fitting shirt I own. The gentlemen of Ascot Chang are specially trained to take your measurements and note individual traits of your body and posture. Details such as my prominent chest were incorporated into my pattern design to ensure a clean and comfortable fit.

    8. Ralph Lauren Purple Label club tie
    9. Smathers & Branson needlepoint wallet
    10. Rugby linen/silk/wool herringbone jacket

    May 19, 2011 | Permalink (32) View/Leave Comments

    Nate left a comment on 3/3/2014 at 10:05 PM:

    Tapering the 501 is genius. Where do you start your taper from in relation to the knee? And how many inches do you keep the pant across the bottom?

    I ask specifics (versus trial and error) because I have a great broken in pair and perfect tapering would put them over the top!


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 2:52 PM:

    @Daniel—These jeans are not raw denim but an indigo rinse.

    @TJ—I picked mine up from Sid Mashburn.  I believe they are the “Rinsed” models.


    Daniel left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 1:38 PM:

    I also wonder what color your 501 are. Raw denim?


    TJ left a comment on 5/26/2011 at 11:42 AM:

    @F.E. Castleberry, what wash do you get in your levis? Trying to order a pair and its tough to distinguish online. Thanks!


    My Affair with Michael Bastian left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 1:04 PM:

    The wallet is my favorite part… http://affairwithmb.wordpress.com/


    Shoes de Pierre left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 10:33 AM:

    Awesome compilation, from everything laid out I have to say I’m most attracted to the needle point wallet :P If you’re interested in a pair of monks of a similar nature I just did a post complimenting Unabashedly Prep http://to.ly/aAXU ! hope you like it


    CJG left a comment on 5/22/2011 at 3:56 PM:

    + a mini grinder papers and mini bic = my summertime essentials.


    TintinATL left a comment on 5/20/2011 at 9:37 PM:

    I have that exact same sports coat - eBayed for a Sondheim - and I love it!


    Charles Day left a comment on 5/20/2011 at 5:26 PM:

    The narrow belt looks as though it might get lost amid the Levis’ wide belt loops. Christian at Ivy Style also paired Levis with a narrow belt. Does it work?


    TJH left a comment on 5/20/2011 at 2:19 PM:

    Loving the wallet. Looking forwards to more of this feature.


    Kal left a comment on 5/20/2011 at 1:07 PM:

    Great post. I look forward to more Wardrobe features.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 5/20/2011 at 12:13 PM:

    @TFO—Yes, they were altered by this gentleman.


    TFO left a comment on 5/20/2011 at 12:04 PM:

    Fred, are your 501s tapered? I find mine to fall a little big over most everything but boots.

    Good call on the new feature, everything looks great!  Love the jacket.

    Thanks,
    Tom


    Tad Allagash left a comment on 5/20/2011 at 10:16 AM:

    Good overall look, purple label ties are made of amazing silk.  Though swap the leather belt for brown alligator and we are talking turkey.  Monogram pocket square is a nice personal touch, though surely one doesn’t wear it so the monogram is visible?


    Rebecca left a comment on 5/20/2011 at 9:38 AM:

    Wonderful new feature…is there any way you could persuade someone to share the feminine version, too? Love your site!!


    Y.L. Hollander left a comment on 5/20/2011 at 9:12 AM:

    This getup screams “Sunday afternoon with a hamper of drinks, finishing off the paper and catching up with my journal,” which in my world is a rare, treasured event. In my opinion, a substantial shoe like the double monks is best complemented by a belt with a bit more substance to it; not a chunky piece, mind you, but something of a more substantial gague.


    john lexington left a comment on 5/20/2011 at 8:07 AM:

    digging this kit.


    @thebigsteezy left a comment on 5/19/2011 at 9:18 PM:

    BTW - as you probably know - that Purple Label tie is the creme de la creme even in this ensemble.  The weight and the hand couple with the large spotted pattern… !


    Tom Bosché left a comment on 5/19/2011 at 7:33 PM:

    @Pink Socks: Thank you. I must have crossed the threshold. Never, in my life, has anyone flattered me by claiming I gave “too much love.” My cynical and critical nature usually wins out, due to very few things in this life that I see as having a positive effect on our culture. If I’ve managed to see the good to the extent to warrant a “too much love” comment, maybe I’ve left the dark side. Nonetheless, the more examples we can see of gear to drag the masses out of thoughtless grotesqueness in their dress, the better the chance some will emulate the look.


    Pink Socks left a comment on 5/19/2011 at 5:45 PM:

    Great uniform - think this will be a enjoyable new feature. Navy over black everytime (except maybe with shoes where it is brown over black).

    Tom Bosche - Glad you too like this site - just calm down a little…too much love.

    www.linenforsummertweedforwinter.tumblr.com


    LG left a comment on 5/19/2011 at 5:39 PM:

    Good thing the shirt fits your prominent chest. Sometimes an issue with ready to wear.


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 5/19/2011 at 4:59 PM:

    The Smathers and Branson wallet is sick. Great post Fred.


    Joey Dee left a comment on 5/19/2011 at 4:48 PM:

    To back Tom up, I would be willing to pay $1.99 for an app, to have access like this be exclusive would be something most would pay for. This is a fresh twist for today, thanks


    Andy M. left a comment on 5/19/2011 at 4:31 PM:

    I may be the only guy on this post who isn’t obsessing over double monk straps.  Nothing wrong with them but I don’t like them more than any other good pair of dress shoes.  That said, I love everything else here.  I see this style of photo a lot on the tumblrverse but Fred pulls it off better than most.


    MGM left a comment on 5/19/2011 at 4:28 PM:

    I can understand why you did not include socks as an item.


    khordkutta left a comment on 5/19/2011 at 4:23 PM:

    not familiar with the “french button tab cuff”, is it a “convertible cuff” ?


    G.S.O left a comment on 5/19/2011 at 2:57 PM:

    What an excellent addition to the Dress Code lineup.

    I greatly approve of your Timex and grosgrain combination, having purchased the same but a day ago.

    Looking forward to similar posts.


    BVA left a comment on 5/19/2011 at 2:12 PM:

    I love this new feature. Great idea! Great post!


    Cricket left a comment on 5/19/2011 at 1:06 PM:

    It’s so funny that you posted about this because I just wrote in my blog yesterday about how I have a fairly standard uniform each season. http://legalpreppy.blogspot.com/2011/05/my-so-called-uniform.html Love your blog!


    dam left a comment on 5/19/2011 at 1:00 PM:

    Smathers and Branson rocks my socks…so awesome.  Great look!


    Richard Ross left a comment on 5/19/2011 at 12:55 PM:

    Solid post. I like this feature you’re starting. Sick pocket square. I think I may add my initials to a few of mine pretty soon here. Those shoes will never cease to make my heart flutter.


    Tom Bosché left a comment on 5/19/2011 at 12:24 PM:

    Fred - This is an excellent new feature of your site, and I’m sure it took a significant investment of your time to put it all together.  I appreciate the fact that you identify the items featured, and that you group the items into an ensemble that works well together.  Very easy to select items from your grouping, substitute other more adventurous or conservative items, and still have a great look. This feature is worth its weight in gold!


  • Hackett Spring/Summer 2011

     

    Images via Hackett

    May 18, 2011 | Permalink (21) View/Leave Comments

    HostBester left a comment on 11/27/2011 at 12:43 AM:

    Аренда сервера - http://www.hosting-point.ru/ - Аренда сервера


    Ace G. left a comment on 7/12/2011 at 9:25 PM:

    where are those pants from?


    My Affair with Michael Bastian left a comment on 5/25/2011 at 12:58 PM:

    First picture, oh em gee… http://affairwithmb.wordpress.com/


    Kristi Lee left a comment on 5/24/2011 at 6:08 PM:

    Hackett needs to come to the the states! I just returned from living in London and loved seeing men dressed in Hackett. American men need a little British influence in their wardrobes.


    My Affair with Michael Bastian left a comment on 5/20/2011 at 11:06 PM:

    Love the navy DB ... http://affairwithmb.wordpress.com/


    Aquil Nash left a comment on 5/20/2011 at 8:47 PM:

    coolness


    K left a comment on 5/20/2011 at 5:27 PM:

    I am in LOVE with that first outfit. Love the blazer.


    Tad Allagash left a comment on 5/20/2011 at 10:07 AM:

    Sucks that Hackett doesn’t have an NYC store.  Loving the 4/2 double breasted lately.


    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 5/19/2011 at 11:07 AM:

    If you’re stuck in the USA and want to order Hackett items, just ring the Sloane Street store.

    Tel: +44(0)20 7930 1300

    Ask for Adam, Giles or Charley.

    They’ll take your order and credit card details over the ‘phone.

    http://admiralcod.blogspot.com/


    WestEggCream left a comment on 5/19/2011 at 9:43 AM:

    Great product.


    Baltimore Boy left a comment on 5/19/2011 at 9:04 AM:

    Very nice, especially the first picture.


    DTP left a comment on 5/18/2011 at 9:23 PM:

    Anyone know if there’s a way to get Hackett to ship to this side of the pond?


    G.S.O left a comment on 5/18/2011 at 8:29 PM:

    I think Hackett are really underrated.
    Their collections are amazing, original British clothing that inspired the whole prep movement.


    Joey Dee left a comment on 5/18/2011 at 8:14 PM:

    To a long lazy summer


    Joy left a comment on 5/18/2011 at 7:49 PM:

    Quite fabulous - this is so well done!


    V left a comment on 5/18/2011 at 4:13 PM:

    the big question is, who designed her dress?


    colm o left a comment on 5/18/2011 at 4:00 PM:

    love hackett so much, and glad you found him!!


    Emmy left a comment on 5/18/2011 at 3:09 PM:

    I’d like to live exclusively in the world of these photographs, please.


    cam left a comment on 5/18/2011 at 3:06 PM:

    i’m needing that double breasted in the 1st pic


    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 5/18/2011 at 2:25 PM:

    P.S. More eye candy, please. Preferably Latin American.


    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 5/18/2011 at 2:21 PM:

    Better late than never, ol’ chum.

    Wonderful.


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