• Wasps

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    Photographed in Atlanta, GA

    Noteworthy: needlepoint wasp Stubbs & Wootton slippers, alligator O-ring belt.

    Apr 27, 2011 | Permalink (24) View/Leave Comments

    My Affair with Michael Bastian left a comment on 5/7/2011 at 8:43 PM:

    What’s in Atlanta? I love this. http://affairwithmb.wordpress.com/


    jimmy left a comment on 4/29/2011 at 7:31 AM:

    Hah! Saw this guy while I was having a drink at JCT last night. Funny.


    Julio B. left a comment on 4/29/2011 at 1:31 AM:

    AHH, haven’t herd that term used in a while. I wonder if some are still around?? If not lets establish it. I call for President! ;)


    Blair Taylor left a comment on 4/28/2011 at 11:05 PM:

    WHAT a gent! And who doesn’t love the baby blue?


    Christian B left a comment on 4/28/2011 at 9:18 PM:

    Nice picture! I specially like the slippers, the belt and the watch.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 4/28/2011 at 1:07 PM:

    @tlfactor—His jeans are A.P.C. New Standards.


    tlfactor left a comment on 4/28/2011 at 12:48 PM:

    Anyone know what jeans these are?  Muchas gracias!


    Andy M. left a comment on 4/28/2011 at 12:44 PM:

    Knocking it out of the park again!


    AEV left a comment on 4/28/2011 at 11:45 AM:

    Love the blazer’s pattern/drape - very nice.


    JF left a comment on 4/28/2011 at 11:13 AM:

    Good look and nice photo. Not a big fan of “slippers” in general. I personally would wear either a brown tassel loafer or a suede Belgian loafer in any color but black…but overall this guy has a casual style that works!


    ADG left a comment on 4/28/2011 at 10:40 AM:

    I got married in a pair of those S/W needlepoint bumble bee slippers. I’m blown away by what they now charge for them.

    Re…single breasted peak…it’s my favorite…I often do a 3/2 rolled open patch/open breast pocket.


    yerrow left a comment on 4/27/2011 at 9:53 PM:

    thats a sexy beast, i love gray!


    Tito left a comment on 4/27/2011 at 7:31 PM:

    This guy execution is SICK.


    Rake left a comment on 4/27/2011 at 5:38 PM:

    @Tad: I don’t know that the jacket isn’t part of a suit - just guessing based on pattern size.

    I too only have one button peak lapel jackets (and tux), but the 3/2 is unique, for sure.


    dan left a comment on 4/27/2011 at 4:39 PM:

    Gray, boom goes the dynamite…great photo FEC!


    Tad Allagash left a comment on 4/27/2011 at 4:13 PM:

    @Rake - I typically prefer one button peak but this looks great.  How do you know it’s not part of a suit though?  I’m also a fan of Maximinus’ blog but missed that detail.


    krc left a comment on 4/27/2011 at 4:01 PM:

    those shoes are absolutely fabulous


    Rake left a comment on 4/27/2011 at 3:23 PM:

    @Tad, check Maximinimus’s blog. He’s had several 3/2 peak numbers made up - primarily by Flusser.

    I think the fabric looks great as an odd jacket. Yes, it’s a POW, but the pattern is large enough as to be distinct from a suit.

    Great look, particularly as this jacket’s fit is appropriately tailored as opposed to just small / too tight, and the length is more my speed.


    Tad Allagash left a comment on 4/27/2011 at 3:12 PM:

    I don’t think i’ve ever seen a 3 roll 2 peak lapel jacket. Great fabric and lapels though.


    WJ left a comment on 4/27/2011 at 2:56 PM:

    This all great except that, whatever it actually is, the jacket looks like it belongs to a suit and that throws me off.


    James left a comment on 4/27/2011 at 2:00 PM:

    Great look, loving O-Ring belt too.


    The Boss left a comment on 4/27/2011 at 1:49 PM:

    This is a great ensemble. I particularly like how the shirt/tie combo picks up the blue in his sport coat. Well played.


    Chenners left a comment on 4/27/2011 at 12:39 PM:

    Big smile is a nice change of pace.

    Take it from Mr. Constipated.


    HLN left a comment on 4/27/2011 at 12:02 PM:

    what caught my eye: jacket/shirt length, trouser length, tie length, subtle pocket square, great watch, EPIC shoes.


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  • (Mini) Check Please!

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    Photographed in Atlanta, GA

    Noteworthy: vintage Coach handbag, white denim (notice the length of her jean).

    Apr 26, 2011 | Permalink (8) View/Leave Comments

    kelsey left a comment on 5/2/2011 at 9:00 PM:

    tres chic!


    Ricardo Martinez left a comment on 5/1/2011 at 9:03 PM:

    Beautiful woman and beautiful style!


    Christian B left a comment on 4/28/2011 at 9:16 PM:

    Nice outfit!


    fsp left a comment on 4/28/2011 at 2:42 PM:

    sweet and simple …


    ERIII left a comment on 4/28/2011 at 1:30 PM:

    She looks great!!! Beautiful pic FEC, love the colors!!!


    Bill left a comment on 4/27/2011 at 1:46 PM:

    Never mind the clothes - she is standing in front of a fantastic place to have lunch.


    ciara left a comment on 4/27/2011 at 1:16 PM:

    anyone know who makes those shoes?


    Sarah left a comment on 4/27/2011 at 11:58 AM:

    I love her bag!


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  • Patch(work) Adams

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    Photographed in San Diego, CA

    Noteworthy: it takes a certain amount of moxie to even put on a patchwork madras jacket, much less wear one like you own it. It's the ultimate go-to-hell piece. I photographed this gentleman four years ago at a wedding rehearsal dinner and realized it was for this guy that I created Unabashedly Prep; the guy with an innate sense of imagination but could use help in achieving a more tailored silhouette.

    Apr 22, 2011 | Permalink (5) View/Leave Comments

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 4/24/2011 at 1:22 PM:

    @CHC—Brooks Brothers has been moving toward a slimmer silhouette for several years now. After all, they did pick up Thom Browne to launch their Black Fleece line when no one else would really touch him.

    Regarding their extra slim fit oxfords, I picked one up the first year they made them and it fit great…it looks great too; however, they must have slimmed it down even more this season because the extra slim fit did not fit this time around. It was too small in the chest for me and I went with the slim fit…which I’m happy with. It’s slim—not skinny. Get the silohuette that fits your body the closest while allowing you to still move with comfort.

    Many of us will argue about fit all day long but I hope we all agree on staying away from non-iron fabric. It’s just not natural…not prep in my book. A little wrinkle is good for you every now and then.


    CHC left a comment on 4/24/2011 at 12:12 PM:

    Speaking of a more tailored silhouette:

    I know this is a basic question but I’m the guy in the picture (inexperienced). How do you guys feel about the sizing at Brooks Brothers? I own one slim fit oxford, but I’m wondering if extra-slim is the way to go…

    Is extra slim less prep somehow?

    Also, how do you feel about the non-iron stuff?


    Tom Bosché left a comment on 4/22/2011 at 5:17 PM:

    Tailor? Probably. But I would bet dinero that he will be much more comfortable as the night wears on than any of those who wear the “tailored” (read: small enough to fit my little sister) jackets and trousers. Pretty much pure prep here - loose fitting, a little rumpled, and certainly doen’t care much what others think ... as it should be.  Way to be in the right place at the right time, Frederico ...


    Al left a comment on 4/22/2011 at 4:40 PM:

    Awesome post. Madras is the ultimate spring/summer fabric.


    T left a comment on 4/22/2011 at 2:49 PM:

    Certainly an interesting jacket, what sort of Madras is this exactly?


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  • Clutch

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    Photographed on Palm Beach, FL

    Noteworthy: vintage Triminghams monogrammed needlepoint clutch inherited from aunt, shift dress.

    Apr 18, 2011 | Permalink (13) View/Leave Comments

    Raphael left a comment on 4/26/2011 at 1:11 AM:

    who is that girl? she is so beautiful


    ERIII left a comment on 4/19/2011 at 6:10 PM:

    Sweet!!!


    C'est moi left a comment on 4/19/2011 at 10:02 AM:

    Here’s the dress.


    john lexington left a comment on 4/19/2011 at 9:06 AM:

    I miss Triminghams. Bermuda is not he same.


    Natty left a comment on 4/18/2011 at 10:51 PM:

    I’m pretty sure the dress is Milly of NY, there was a whole collection with this print, but now I can only find this top
    http://www.millyny.com/Shop/All-Tops/AMIA-SAILOR-BOATNECK-TOP-2241.html
    LOVE it!


    Stephanie (Prepfection) left a comment on 4/18/2011 at 9:33 PM:

    RIP Triminghams


    Camilla left a comment on 4/18/2011 at 5:29 PM:

    Where are the shoes from? Cute espadrilles.


    bunny left a comment on 4/18/2011 at 2:26 PM:

    the bag is the cutest thing. also love that it’s inherited. xo


    WestEggCream left a comment on 4/18/2011 at 10:51 AM:

    Just FYI, this style of handbag is traditionally called a Bermuda bag.


    trip left a comment on 4/18/2011 at 10:43 AM:

    That is pretty much the quintessential preppy handbag.


    Robin left a comment on 4/18/2011 at 9:59 AM:

    I need that dress!!! Please tell us where it’s from!


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 4/18/2011 at 9:55 AM:

    I totally love this shot. I like every detail in it :)


    ACB left a comment on 4/18/2011 at 6:26 AM:

    Great shot!  Love that dress (Where is it from?  It is a must have for my Newport trip!).  Also, love the C. Orrico bag, those ladies are the best.


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  • Outside the Club

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    Photographed in New York, NY

    Apr 15, 2011 | Permalink (16) View/Leave Comments

    joey left a comment on 7/22/2012 at 10:04 PM:

    Love this look!


    J. Lee left a comment on 4/18/2011 at 10:51 PM:

    Social Primer and Unabashedly Prep…always a good match.

    Best Regards Gents,
    J. Prep Lee

    Read More, Know More, Inspire More

    http://preplee.com


    M left a comment on 4/18/2011 at 2:16 PM:

    I’m digging the blazer buttons and the watch band. BD collar with suit is professorial, not ideal for business, but totally acceptable for academics, creatives and perhaps white shoe lawyers. The modern obsession with cutaway collars and the like is pure-globalization as embodied by late 90’s era politicians like Bill Clinton and Tony Blair who first popularized the monochromatic tie/ white shirt/ dark suit as the go to get-up for global elites with JFK being the John the Baptist to Clinton/Blair’s Jesus. At least with respect to suits. McGeorge Bundy however wore suits, BD collars and bowties to bookish but stylish effect. Note not affect - although bowties are always suspect in this regard. Either way, not bad. U club does a nice seafood buffett and I’m a fan of their billards room.


    Scrimshaw Redemption left a comment on 4/17/2011 at 7:52 PM:

    He’s EXTREMELY handsome. Beautiful hair and eyes.


    Richard Ross left a comment on 4/16/2011 at 11:32 PM:

    I love this. I personally like my bow ties a little crumpled. It adds a touch more depth. That watchband is fantastic.


    Zach left a comment on 4/16/2011 at 10:11 PM:

    Simple, tasteful, and comfortable. That shirt and the thread on those buttons works so well. This is how it is done, gentlemen.


    Chris M. left a comment on 4/16/2011 at 4:30 PM:

    ah… thought i looked familiar.
    Great club


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 4/16/2011 at 3:00 PM:

    University Club.


    Rowboats left a comment on 4/16/2011 at 2:55 PM:

    Union Club?


    Chris M. left a comment on 4/16/2011 at 2:46 PM:

    what club is that?


    K. Cooper Ray left a comment on 4/16/2011 at 9:34 AM:

    A little rumpled after a long day at Brooks making the bow ties. And yes, no socks. Thanks, F.E.


    RickA left a comment on 4/15/2011 at 8:28 PM:

    Awesome…


    Don left a comment on 4/15/2011 at 4:37 PM:

    Yes, but is he wearing socks?


    JMH left a comment on 4/15/2011 at 1:55 PM:

    At first I had trouble recognizing SP without his vibrant colours.  Great photo FEC.  SP, I eagerly await your next batch of bowties.


    Joy left a comment on 4/15/2011 at 1:29 PM:

    I like them bowties.


    trip left a comment on 4/15/2011 at 1:27 PM:

    This might be the most subdued photo of Cooper I’ve ever seen.


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