• Green Day

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in Steamboat Springs, CO

    Rig:
    Randolph Engineering aviators
    • Sid Mashburn button down oxford
    • Gant Rugger v-neck ski sweater
    • RLX down jacket
    • Ralph Lauren moleskin jean
    Oak Street Bootmakers brown ring buckle belt
    • RLX wool socks
    Sorel Caribou boots

    Mar 9, 2012 | Permalink (23) View/Leave Comments

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 3/21/2012 at 2:39 PM:

    @SM—There was snow all over the ground at the ski resort (and town)...you can see some in the background.


    SM left a comment on 3/21/2012 at 2:34 PM:

    Was it snowing?


    Emily Anne left a comment on 3/19/2012 at 1:21 PM:

    Thanks! I’ll definitely keep that in mind for next winter! (Yay for an early spring!!)


    Matt left a comment on 3/16/2012 at 2:18 PM:

    Im 90% sure your in a GQ street style picture.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 3/16/2012 at 12:56 PM:

    @Emily Anne—Try an oversized wool sock like I’m wearing in addition to a boot that is capable of lacing up over your jean.


    Emily Anne left a comment on 3/16/2012 at 12:08 PM:

    How do you get your jeans to stay tucked into your socks? Whenever I try and make that work, the jeans never stay where I want them to.


    Daniel left a comment on 3/15/2012 at 6:47 AM:

    I acknowledge we can’t judge the fit from just one picture but bold choice of color and fit.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 3/12/2012 at 11:09 AM:

    @Tim—When have I ever dressed like anyone else? Correct me if I’m wrong, but my blog is still called U-n-a-b-a-s-h-e-d-l-y Prep.


    Tim left a comment on 3/11/2012 at 10:17 AM:

    You look very nice. This seems like more of an Aspen outfit than a Steamboat outfit. I’ve been going to Steamboat for 30 years. Almost no one out there dresses like this.


    Tony left a comment on 3/10/2012 at 7:38 PM:

    NicE colors.


    Brad left a comment on 3/10/2012 at 1:43 PM:

    Puff Traddy


    Anne left a comment on 3/9/2012 at 7:34 PM:

    Great look, F.E.!


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 3/9/2012 at 7:33 PM:

    @Matthew—After quickly skimming the article, I agree with approximately 95% of what she wrote.


    Matthew left a comment on 3/9/2012 at 6:06 PM:

    Fred, what was your opinion on the article by fellow blogger Muffy Aldrich, “Of Comments and Vendors”


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 3/9/2012 at 5:39 PM:

    @Alfred—It really doesn’t matter. I wear what I own. I own what I’ve chosen. I’ve chosen what I like. And what I like, I’ve shared with you all here.


    Alfred left a comment on 3/9/2012 at 5:13 PM:

    Mr. Castleberry,

    Would you mind alerting readers to which of these items were gifted to you (or offered at exclusive discount) by the retailers?

    Thanks - it’s good for perspective when digesting your photos and noteworthy items.


    Angel left a comment on 3/9/2012 at 2:33 PM:

    @F.E. Hahaha! You crack me up. No amazing hair cut would tame my Brillo pad hair. Good hair = good genes, something I didn’t get. haha!

    Angel’s Point of View


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 3/9/2012 at 2:15 PM:

    @Richard—This jacket is designed to sit close to the body and fits me perfectly. Any pulling you may see is due to the hand in my pocket and the behaviour of the vapor nylon shell. I have stressed this time and time again here: you cannot judge the minute details of fit from a simple street style portrait. Clothes move and shift and wrinkle throughout the day and are sometimes photographed that way in real life.

    @Mark—Before Sarah Vickers was a “style blogger”, she was my friend. Although Vickers has a really classic sense of style, I can’t say that I took a nod from her on this.

    @Paul—I have a pair of wool fingerless gloves I could slip on. To answer your hair question, the best way to avoid a bad hair day is to get a great cut.


    Richard left a comment on 3/9/2012 at 1:57 PM:

    Egan, would you typically recommend sizing one up in this situation, or is that the allure of the jacket?


    Mark left a comment on 3/9/2012 at 1:24 PM:

    Your sock/boot look reminds me of Sarah Vickers, nice to see you’re taking nods from other style bloggers!


    Aggie K left a comment on 3/9/2012 at 12:24 PM:

    Sorels - the snow boot of choice of the Sierra. Have not worn mine yet this year.


    Angel left a comment on 3/9/2012 at 12:21 PM:

    @Paul, I don’t know about F.E., but I would probably wear a wool glove of some sort since this is more of a Après-ski look. I’d personally would wear my tan fingerless mits with the finger flap.

    Nice look F.E., for a second I was going to give you a hard time about it, then I realized you were actually at on the mountain and not in mid-town NYC. The looks is appropriate for tromping through snowy mountain villages.

    Angel’s Point of View


    Paul left a comment on 3/9/2012 at 11:26 AM:

    What kind of gloves would you wear with that outfit? Also,do you ever have a bad hair day?


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  • Estate of Grace

    Style | Culture  

    by Moses Y. Bension

    A few years ago, women on the streets of Manhattan were spotted wearing medallion-adorned ballet flats produced out of an Upper East Side apartment by Penn alumna and New York socialite Tory Burch. The “Reva” exploded and has since become a prep essential, proving we’re not a stuffy group incapable of welcoming newcomers into closets full of J. Press, L.L. Bean, and Lilly Pulitzer.

    Vogue’s new March issue takes a tour of Burch’s newly acquired twenty-five-room neo-Georgian Southampton estate, originally built in 1929 by Beaux-Arts firm Hiss & Weekes (responsible for oh so many residences in the Berkshires and Gold Coast). With the help of designers Daniel Romualdez and Penn classmate Eve Hood, Burch filled every square foot of intimidating formal space, including the ballroom, with pieces they found at estate sales and her already-existing collection of antique furniture. Without sacrificing the house’s original integrity, treasures like the Parisian wallpaper, old English furniture, and Indian cotton prints embrace each other, giving the house a warm cozy inviting feel. Outside, Burch had the pool pavilion and formal garden restored to its former glory with the pool house’s dining room set for lunch or afternoon tea. It doesn’t get much more prep than that.

    Be sure and check out the pictures of the ballroom in March Vogue’s full spread.

    Mar 8, 2012 | Permalink (12) View/Leave Comments

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 3/21/2012 at 5:40 PM:

    @Matthew—I’m just sharing the article.


    Matthew left a comment on 3/21/2012 at 5:23 PM:

    @FEC Sorry, I’m a little unclear- did you shoot this or just sharing the article?


    Chad left a comment on 3/13/2012 at 12:02 PM:

    I’ve always felt that someone should start a blog on “preppy” architecture and interior design. This only reaffirms my thoughts that it would make for great reading and beautiful visuals. Magnificent as always Castleberry and co.


    Vanessa @ Project Zen left a comment on 3/9/2012 at 8:44 PM:

    It looks SO picturesque.

    http://theprojectzen.wordpress.com


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 3/9/2012 at 7:18 PM:

    @AEV—Moses Bension is an Unabashedly Prep contributor.


    Tad Allagash left a comment on 3/8/2012 at 8:27 PM:

    Lovely house, it’s unique in that one doesn’t see a lot of red brick/Georgian style architecture in Southampton….more of a Locust Valley look.


    AEV left a comment on 3/8/2012 at 2:37 PM:

    Who is Moses Bension?


    Makaga left a comment on 3/8/2012 at 2:25 PM:

    Thanks for letting us know about this photospread; great images.


    james left a comment on 3/8/2012 at 10:56 AM:

    Nice post. I’m a huge Tory fan… her clothes are great too.


    DBCC left a comment on 3/8/2012 at 10:30 AM:

    Great work, Fred.  My wife’s a huge Tory Burch fan…just bought her a another pair for Christmas.  Again, great read.


    Desmond K left a comment on 3/8/2012 at 8:31 AM:

    That garden is incredible…


    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 3/8/2012 at 8:14 AM:

    Surely this represents the American woman’s dream: beautiful house, exquisite interiors, formal garden, cute kids…and no man.


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  • Bombshell

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in New York, NY

    Noteworthy: quilted bomber jacket over tweed blazer, crocodile handbag, and minimal makeup/natural hair color (right).

    Mar 7, 2012 | Permalink (4) View/Leave Comments

    Tyrone Alexander left a comment on 3/8/2012 at 12:12 PM:

    The other girl on the left looks like perfection and very attractive might I add.


    Caroline | Back Down South left a comment on 3/7/2012 at 4:37 PM:

    Would love to know who is responsible for that quilted bomber jacket…it’s amazing!


    MGM left a comment on 3/7/2012 at 10:19 AM:

    Nice picture.  I especially like the quilted bomber jacket OVER the tweed blazer, as FEC has pointed out.  I would never think to do that, but it just looks great!


    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 3/7/2012 at 9:10 AM:

    Also ‘Noteworthy’ is the very cute blonde standing nearby.


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  • Ticket to Ride

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in New York, NY

    Noteworthy: ticket pocket, cutaway collar. Although a tie bar here is somewhat superfluous when worn with a waistcoat or vest, it is used here to maintain a slight arch in the tie.

    Mar 6, 2012 | Permalink (5) View/Leave Comments

    DBCC left a comment on 3/7/2012 at 10:59 AM:

    Love the collar and silk knit tie.  Not a fan of tie bars, especially when wearing a vest.


    bucephalus left a comment on 3/6/2012 at 8:16 PM:

    When I say it’s a cashmere suit, I mean it’s 100% cashmere.  And not worsted cashmere.  So it will be a ball of fur after a couple of wears.


    bucephalus left a comment on 3/6/2012 at 8:14 PM:

    Two elements you don’t see too often are the flap on the breast pocket and the throat latch.

    The combination of those elements suggests, the suit in the photo is almost certainly Ralph Lauren Purple label, Drake model.  It’s a cashmere olive plaid with lavender windowpane, I believe.  If it is, then it’s about $6000, but currently on sale for about $1500.


    cam left a comment on 3/6/2012 at 8:09 PM:

    nice pic fred. i am a little confused with your defense of the tie bar. can you elaborate?


    AEV left a comment on 3/6/2012 at 6:36 PM:

    I enjoy a nice cutaway collar shirt.


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  • Pink Slip(per)

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in Boca Grande, FL

    Noteworthy: Belgian Shoes.

    Mar 5, 2012 | Permalink (12) View/Leave Comments

    anonymous left a comment on 3/8/2012 at 3:13 PM:

    aw! too cute <3


    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 3/7/2012 at 9:07 AM:

    Nice. Amazing shoes! I loved her work in ‘Something About Mary’.


    Miss Margarita left a comment on 3/6/2012 at 12:01 PM:

    Classy and perfect!


    M Arthur left a comment on 3/5/2012 at 8:17 PM:

    Class…..ladies, take note.


    Tyler P. left a comment on 3/5/2012 at 7:55 PM:

    Trailee trad: ...the golf cart is yellow


    trailer trad left a comment on 3/5/2012 at 7:49 PM:

    She’s great but that acid green golf cart seems to be itchin’ for a fun packed spring at the club!


    daisy left a comment on 3/5/2012 at 6:34 PM:

    my family has been going to boca grade for years now, and i’m so glad to see it on this site! it really is a prepster’s dream getaway.


    Barbara left a comment on 3/5/2012 at 4:42 PM:

    Great picture! Belgian shoes look great at any age!


    MGM left a comment on 3/5/2012 at 3:01 PM:

    Yes, this is a lovely picture.  The woman in the photograph is just great.  Such great style for someone her age. 

    Query: Do you think this look would be appropriate for someone that was, say, 25?


    Glenn left a comment on 3/5/2012 at 2:49 PM:

    Fred, you’re coming the next Slim Aarons!


    Muffy left a comment on 3/5/2012 at 11:54 AM:

    I love her joie de vivre!


    AWKeller left a comment on 3/5/2012 at 8:48 AM:

    Reminds me of my grandmother, who was just as stylish and festive looking as this lady.  What a great look!  It’s a lovely image, FEC.


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