• Panting ‘n Sweating

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    Okay.
    Fine.





    You can wear sweats outside of the gym. But none of that baggy business. They should be cut like your favorite pair of slim-fit chinos—close to the body and slightly tapered toward the ankle. I love the Ken Sweat Pant from Saturdays Surf NYC. The fit is perfect. The attitude is relaxed. The price is reasonable (the frugal preppie in me forbids me from spending over $125 on fleece…I can’t do it, not even in a New York state of mind).

    Photographed in Malibu, CA

    Saturday's slim silhouette allows you to dress down the essential sportswear piece with a vintage Harrington-style Lacoste and Vans or dress them up with tailored clothing—the heather gray welcomes being mistaken for a gray flannel trouser from afar. Made of a thick 55/45 cotton/polyester blend, the Ken Sweat Pant retains its shape through multiple wearings, boasts thick ribbing at the waistband and ankles, and comes equipped with a back patch pocket (wallets rejoice!). Best of all, you don’t have to sweat the $98 price tag.

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    Derek left a comment on 1/27/2014 at 5:31 PM:

    Good looking sweatpants…usually an ironic statement in itself! Decent sweats are hard to find. I must say though, for almost $100 the shape would have to last more than “multiple wearings.”


    John Smith left a comment on 12/20/2013 at 4:25 PM:

    If one was going to wear sweatpants outside the house, thats how you should do it.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 12/20/2013 at 11:13 AM:

    @Brady P—A visit to the tailor, like you mentioned, could be in order if your inseam is less than 30”. Wash and hang dry them first kids!


    Brady P left a comment on 12/20/2013 at 11:05 AM:

    These sweatpants are amazing! They do run pretty long though, I had a few inches taken off the bottom and now they’re perfect


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  • Barrett Crake

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    Last week while in L.A., I shot a fashion editorial with actor/model Barrett Crake. We lounged around on a lazy California morning chipping golf balls with coffee and cigarettes and then headed to Pann's for brunch. These are some of my favorites.


    Photographs: F.E. Castleberry
    Styling: F.E. Castleberry
    Model: Barrett Crake
    Wardrobe: Polo Coat by Ralph Lauren, boxer by Sleepy Jones, sunglasses by Garrett Leight for Boast, tee-shirt by Saint James, captain's hat by Art Caps (vintage), watch by Omega (vintage), watchstrap by Smart Turnout.

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  • O Captain, My Captain

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    This is one of my favorites from the fashion editorial shoot I photographed while in L.A. Barrett, an actor and model, is currently chasing his dream in Hollywood. Fun fact: He and I grew up in the same small Texas town.

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  • Ask the Experts: Bomber Jackets

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    I recently sat down with Mr. Porter for their Ask the Experts series to talk about the past and present of our favorite jacket of the season: the bomber. Be sure to check out what Sam Lobban, Chris Sullivan, and Christopher Raeburn have to say as well. I'm honored to be in such good company.

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    Al left a comment on 11/20/2013 at 12:12 AM:

    Solid work, Fred. Very articulate and informative. I enjoyed your ideas on that pairing of preppy and rugged material/fabric for a classically-inspired, but also modern look.


    M Arthur left a comment on 11/19/2013 at 10:22 PM:

    A very thoughtful take on the bomber Fred.  You may understandably be honored to be among the other chaps, but you certainly held you own.


    Roger C. Russell II left a comment on 11/19/2013 at 8:54 PM:

    This was very well done. I’m glad there is a renewed interest in bomber jackets. Also, it is great that sheep and lamb options were mentioned. I think a lot of people miss the true functionality of the jacket if they don’t choose these materials. The cowhide is not authentic military issue, and it can be a bad choice on a cold day.


    Bess left a comment on 11/19/2013 at 6:35 PM:

    very articulate…i enjoyed this!


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  • Boston Ivy

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    An American musician (D.S.) and an architect (Durga) joined forces in 2007 to make handmade colognes. What began as a hobby making aftershave for friends (they quickly realized none of their friends shaved) turned into small batch perfumes and colognes. The Brooklyn-based husband-and-wife duo reference the classics but with a modern sensibility. They bring a romanticism back to fragrance.

    Handcrafted exclusively in-house using premium sourced ingredients, a single spritz will last you all day. Their method of combining flowers, herbs, spices, oils, and plant extracts dates back to the pre-industrial cottage industries of North America. David Seth Moltz is the nose. He’s self taught. Kavi, his wife, channels her architectural eye into the packaging and illustrations for the line.

    D.S. & Durga Boston Ivy 50mL $106

    I have been wearing Boston Ivy for a couple of years now. When autumn arrives, I reach for it. It’s that kind of scent. Masculine* yet light bodied, unashamedly pungent, reminiscent of the Boston Harbor. In D.S. & Durga’s words, it’s “a memory of Boston in the ‘80s. Where green moss and ivy grew next to I.R.A. graffiti and fresh clover was salted by the sea.” In mine, it’s Cambridge in a bottle.

    * Moltz recognizes we consider scents to be ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ because we’ve been socialized to think that way. Violet, for instance, was classically unisex, but now it’s considered feminine because it’s a floral.

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    scaleworm left a comment on 12/11/2013 at 10:07 PM:

    I as well would love to sample these.
    I am a cologne hound, love natural essences.
    Sir and Burning Barbershop sound intriguing.
    Thank you for informing us.


    George left a comment on 12/10/2013 at 10:39 AM:

    I would like to sample this stuff.


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