• Published in Town & Country, Nov. 11

    Miscellany  

    Oct 31, 2011 | Permalink (8) View/Leave Comments

    Docks left a comment on 11/15/2011 at 3:08 PM:

    Bravo, done admirably.


    WHite Horse left a comment on 11/3/2011 at 10:27 AM:

    Nice! Well deserved.


    Carly left a comment on 11/2/2011 at 9:32 PM:

    Oh!  This is great!  Congratulations :)


    JAS left a comment on 11/2/2011 at 8:36 PM:

    Excellent work sir! Keep it up.


    John Riley left a comment on 11/2/2011 at 7:03 PM:

    Congrats to both Fred and Sid!


    B. L. Davis left a comment on 11/2/2011 at 3:35 PM:

    Fred:  Congratulations on this achievement.  We’re here cheering you on as always. 
    Best, Ben.


    Clay Randall left a comment on 11/2/2011 at 3:08 PM:

    Congrats, FEC


    JRenee left a comment on 11/2/2011 at 3:06 PM:

    Well done!


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  • Red Alert

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in Old Westbury, NY

    Oct 28, 2011 | Permalink (14) View/Leave Comments

    Jon left a comment on 11/8/2011 at 10:55 PM:

    Pink oxford, purple gingham bowtie, and slimmer pants.


    Antoine Stumpf left a comment on 11/2/2011 at 10:33 AM:

    Agree that the jacket fits beautifully.


    Dapper Dixie left a comment on 11/2/2011 at 8:01 AM:

    I prefer no break in my pants.


    KJP left a comment on 11/1/2011 at 8:38 PM:

    There’s a limit.


    Daniel left a comment on 10/31/2011 at 5:21 PM:

    @Max: I like how it’s more subdued. The red and the gingham are already so active that another element would just be too much. To each, his own, of course!


    Max left a comment on 10/31/2011 at 4:55 PM:

    @ Daniel - don’t you think the bow tie gets lost in the shirt ?  It comes off as an odd “negative space” effect.  I think some color “pop” would have tied it together nicely. 

    @ KGM - and I thought I was a stickler for the details!  Kudos!


    KGM left a comment on 10/31/2011 at 1:27 PM:

    @Max: While I can put up with the cut of the pants; the unpolished shoes are unforgiveable.


    Daniel left a comment on 10/31/2011 at 1:08 PM:

    @Max: I disagree about the bow tie color. Pink is in keeping with the red and purple, and the red pants are plenty of flair for the entire outfit. Nicely done.


    http://mimundomonicreque.blogspot.com/ left a comment on 10/31/2011 at 12:07 PM:

    Extraordinary Colors!!!!


    Anonymous left a comment on 10/29/2011 at 12:30 PM:

    The glasses rule.


    jlt left a comment on 10/28/2011 at 11:53 PM:

    Max: you are on point throughout.


    Max left a comment on 10/28/2011 at 5:47 PM:

    The outfit is pretty awesome.  I do agree about the blazer.  However,  I would pair this with a tapered chino, shortened about a 1/2 inch with a kelly green bow tie.


    College Prepster left a comment on 10/28/2011 at 8:02 AM:

    Love!!!


    AEV left a comment on 10/28/2011 at 7:35 AM:

    This blazer appears to fit beautifully…


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  • Pop Champagne

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in Old Westbury

    Noteworthy: (on her) Stubbs & Wootton needlepoint Prince Albert slippers, navy blazer, (on him) Kiel James Patrick bow tie, navy penny loafer.

    Oct 27, 2011 | Permalink (17) View/Leave Comments

    Andrew Scharf left a comment on 5/18/2012 at 7:19 AM:

    Fabulous photograph and captures the spirit of summer I so enjoy. Bravo!


    cvm left a comment on 1/26/2012 at 11:22 PM:

    The coat looks like the Brooks Brothers Social Primer Navy Blazer. Patch pockets all around, thin lapels and a really cool lining. You can see it on their website.


    PRD left a comment on 10/28/2011 at 7:29 PM:

    I know this is not the jacket in question, but the Gant Rugger Navy Blazer is cut very similarly if you are looking for something like that.


    Joey Dee left a comment on 10/28/2011 at 12:06 PM:

    @J, how is inquiry missing the point?


    pdm left a comment on 10/28/2011 at 7:46 AM:

    is it just me or does this guy look exactly like gene wilder?


    J left a comment on 10/27/2011 at 7:26 PM:

    Some of the commenters here are missing the point behind these pictures.  Trying to replicate featured looks by buying the exact pant/blazer or putting the same coin in your loafer is ridiculous.


    sean left a comment on 10/27/2011 at 4:49 PM:

    where can i get those pants?


    Joey Dee left a comment on 10/27/2011 at 2:58 PM:

    Both look stunning, and one can never have too many pairs of green pants. What coin has he placed in his loafers?


    Zach left a comment on 10/27/2011 at 12:55 PM:

    The girl looks great. The guy must have had a sudden growth spurt, or grabbed his little brothers blazer by accident


    MGM left a comment on 10/27/2011 at 11:36 AM:

    I agree with Caroline.  The first thing I noticed was the Champagne.  Everything else just seems to work!


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 10/27/2011 at 9:33 AM:

    @Laguna Beach Fogey—His loafers are navy.

    @AEV—What I endorse, and am calling attention to, in Dress Code posts is deemed as “noteworthy.”  In every Dress Code photograph, I fully endorse the spirit behind the look and then draw out the specific elements I love and fully endorse.

    @HvH—I do not know who made the navy blazer this gentleman is wearing.


    George left a comment on 10/27/2011 at 9:10 AM:

    I spy the Oak Street Bootmakers Navy Beefroll Penny Loafer above http://oakstreetbootmakers.com/footwear/navy-beefroll-penny-loafer


    JMH left a comment on 10/27/2011 at 8:14 AM:

    Great look on both of them.  Classic stuff, and that is a seriously cool bow tie.


    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 10/27/2011 at 7:51 AM:

    Very, very cute.  Are those navy or black loafers?


    Caroline Fontenot left a comment on 10/27/2011 at 7:42 AM:

    I love everything in this look! I look forward to drinking champagne next summer in an outfit just like hers. I’ve got the attire, now I just need the bottle of champagne and some slippers!


    AEV left a comment on 10/27/2011 at 7:33 AM:

    Fred -

    Do you endorse the fit on this gents blazer? It appears to be a boys size - the length is so far from right, I’m sort of amazed you’re profiling it…

    How about the pants?


    HvH left a comment on 10/27/2011 at 6:30 AM:

    Do you happend to know what blazer he is wearing? The fit looks very good!


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  • Living on the Wedge

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in Old Westbury, NY

    Oct 26, 2011 | Permalink (10) View/Leave Comments

    Preppy Delight left a comment on 10/27/2011 at 9:48 AM:

    My only suggestion for her would be to add a skinny belt. She’s beautiful, and it would flatter her shape much more!


    SC left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 11:14 PM:

    It takes a lot of guts to pull off green and orange. This woman looks great! Kudos to her!
    An aside- I would just like to say that I’ve been following your blog for over a year now and I am in love! Keep up the amazing work please!


    CMarsh left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 9:11 PM:

    My favorite. Love the shirt dress on girls. Nice work.


    RowBoat left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 9:00 PM:

    While I like this outfit, I don’t find it esp. flattering on this lady’s shape! She so pretty, I think she could have found something more suiting.

    And Logan, just go to Dorrian’s or Brother Jimmy’s.


    Logan left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 4:10 PM:

    Wow, this woman is stunning. Tall and sense of taste!? Please tell me she lives in NYC and would entertain an introduction (young lawyer, prep school, trinity college, ues)??


    VWS left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 1:12 PM:

    I have the exact dress and similar orange wedges, but had never thought to pair them together. Now I’m sure I will. Love this look!


    cam left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 11:46 AM:

    really nice detail of the jute rope in the heel matching the jute rope of her clutch


    Snaaby left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 11:20 AM:

    Yes. This works for me all the way around. Nice look.


    khordkutta left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 10:34 AM:

    Simplistic yet SEXY


    Duke left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 7:37 AM:

    Now that is nice…both the lady and the outfit…..a real touch of class!


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  • Pink & Green

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in Old Westbury, NY

    Noteworthy: monogrammed engine turn buckle, color.

    Oct 25, 2011 | Permalink (18) View/Leave Comments

    H.K. Rahman left a comment on 10/27/2011 at 9:49 AM:

    Very nice outfit, especially the correct trouser length!


    Thad left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 11:46 PM:

    Take notice that AEV mentions Vineyard Vines second (first brick and mortar store) on the list.


    ian left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 8:58 PM:

    nice color combo…for spring. Seems and odd sartorial choice for October, unless of course the photo was actually taken in the spring or summer. Looking again, I guess it was taken earlier in the year judging by the attire of the people in the background.


    HLN left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 12:31 PM:

    I appreciate you taking the time to explain your moderation policy, but similarly to Dan from London, all I did was mention that in my opinion the jacket sleeves of a man you photographed were a little long, in the same comment I also expressed my admiration of the composition of the photograph. I don’t see how that could be interpreted as offensive, by any stretch of the imagination.


    Snaaby left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 11:13 AM:

    I have been rocking pink and green together for over 30 years. Never thought of it as making a fashion statement, just thought it worked. Agreed, this blog is madd cool. I too have told a gang of my boyees about it. The fuschia tote bag though…I don’t know any cats who would do that.


    Alison left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 11:07 AM:

    I think he looks like a nice handful of dutch mints!


    AEV left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 9:53 AM:

    Light/mint green pants are sold by all sorts of retailers (esp. in spring/summer): Castaway, VVines, Brooks Bros., RL, J.Crew, Orvis, J. Press, F.L. Woods, Bills….and so on.


    Paul left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 9:52 AM:

    @ F.E.C: Well said.


    Dan from London left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 8:57 AM:

    Fred, hats off to you for explaining your situation, I fully appreciate what you have said and thank you. My only sin was to say that I don’t like a pocket square with a badged pocket, I don’t really understand how that could be described as being negative. I don’t know how many people follow you from the UK but I have certainly told a few friends about your site and as mentioned before I really enjoy it so keep up the good work.


    JMH left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 8:49 AM:

    This is a magnificent example of what guys can do with colour.  Pink and green have always gone together (just ask Muffy Aldrich) and always will.  This guy looks great, and would fit right in anywhere in New England. 

    I have a pair of shorts from RL Polo in a similar mint green, but no luck with pants.  FEC, do you know where he got them?


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 8:37 AM:

    @HLN & Dan from London—Ok, I’ll bite because apparently you two don’t get it.  Let’s start by establishing the fact that Unabashedly Prep by F.E. Castleberry is my livelihood—the jobs I garner, the relationships I’ve made, the advertising revenue—they all go to keeping a roof over my family’s head, food in our stomachs, and clothes on our backs.  The moment someone else threatens that livelihood, I take care of it.

    I am responsible for all of Unabashedly Prep’s content…including your comments.  When someone leaves a comment, I—not them—am held responsible for that comment.  Anything said on this said is a ultimately a reflection of me.  Anything you say directly affects me—not you.  When you truly come to understand that what you say on this site is as if I said it myself, then you’ll begin to understand my moderation policy.  The comment section exists for readers to express appreciation for the inspiration they may receive from the content I create or to ask questions—that’s it.  It doesn’t exist so that you can work out your low self esteem issues or your insecurities by berating others’ clothing choices.  If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.  Let that be your guide.

    This is not a discussion.  This is an explanation as to why your comments have been moderated or deleted.


    Dan from London left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 7:09 AM:

    Well said HLN , maybe Fred could post a comment in reply ?
    I really like the blog and would welcome a response on this topic.
    Thank you.


    HLN left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 6:41 AM:

    I have had my comments moderated or deleted, and they weren’t rude or unpleasant. Of course this is FEC’s blog, but if you put yourself and your work in the public domain you should be able to accept some constructive criticism or at the very least allow someone to express an opinion which although contrary to your own, may interest other readers or stimulate debate.


    Rhon left a comment on 10/25/2011 at 9:08 PM:

    All looks good, but the tote. Interesting.


    cam left a comment on 10/25/2011 at 6:08 PM:

    it’s good to see, what i consider, true prep style. i would prefer some slight tailoring here but you can’t argue with look. great work FEC!


    AWKeller left a comment on 10/25/2011 at 2:35 PM:

    My next boyfriend will dress like this.  :)


    Max left a comment on 10/25/2011 at 1:54 PM:

    Double Taco Bell Cups. Nice.


    paul left a comment on 10/25/2011 at 8:36 AM:

    Pink/Green looks good.


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