• Worth the Wait

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    Photographed on Palm Beach, FL while waiting for girlfriend shopping Worth Ave.

    Noteworthy: madras plaid button down shirt, says no to drugs.

    Apr 14, 2011 | Permalink (22) View/Leave Comments

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 5/8/2011 at 4:16 PM:

    @Timothy Patrick J.—Start at Ralph Lauren.


    Timothy Patrick J. left a comment on 5/8/2011 at 4:09 PM:

    Four people have asked, does anyone know where you can find a cool plaid shirt like this, besides Gant Rugger.


    christo left a comment on 4/19/2011 at 5:40 PM:

    I say yes to drugs in just as much style.


    Ben left a comment on 4/17/2011 at 5:32 PM:

    I do love that shirt.  any suggestions on where I could track one down?


    Joey Dee left a comment on 4/17/2011 at 4:05 PM:

    Great look. I have been having the darndest time trying to track down a proper plaid shirt. As fornthe shoes, they are great, but check out Martin Dingman american made leather goods. Dont get me wrong, I enjoy Sebagos, but there can never be enough quality footwear in any given collection.


    CHC left a comment on 4/15/2011 at 3:10 PM:

    What is the significance of the “says no to drugs comment”? Is this sarcastic/a joke, or does Kiel really have an anti-drug stance?


    robdarko left a comment on 4/15/2011 at 2:11 PM:

    F.E.C., will K.J.P ever offer a slightly slimmer (meaning narrower) version of their Repp Bracelet?


    H.K. Rahman left a comment on 4/15/2011 at 11:37 AM:

    @khordkutta:  Thanks for the response, but I was just funnin’ with that question about the bracelet.  Meant to be wry about the self-promoting goin’ on in the pic.  Love the outfit, though!


    K left a comment on 4/14/2011 at 9:32 PM:

    Kiel looks flawless like always! Great outfit too.


    Elizabeth V. left a comment on 4/14/2011 at 8:20 PM:

    Love that shirt!


    B. L. Davis left a comment on 4/14/2011 at 5:28 PM:

    @J:  Try the Brooks Bros or VV offerings.  Fit is pretty good with both of those.  The VV seem to be a slight bit more trim.


    J left a comment on 4/14/2011 at 5:00 PM:

    Anyone know who sells those shorts?  I’ve been looking for a pair just like them, but all the ones I try on are a little too boxy.


    tammy left a comment on 4/14/2011 at 4:36 PM:

    Kiel looking elegant and comfortable as usual.  His best accessory is his wonderful smile.


    dan left a comment on 4/14/2011 at 2:45 PM:

    sebago’s a classic….i have a pair over the sperry’s…it was just what I’ve always had…though I can’t speak out, since I’ve never worn sperrys before


    ToriCameron left a comment on 4/14/2011 at 1:53 PM:

    Few say no to drugs in style quite like KJP


    khordkutta left a comment on 4/14/2011 at 1:46 PM:

    @HK, check his site KielJamesPatrick.com, blow up the pic above and check for a match, hope this helps.


    H.K. Rahman left a comment on 4/14/2011 at 1:34 PM:

    Great picture. 

    About the Sebago Docksides - they are really the finest boat shoe made today (at that price point- around $80-$90).  I know purists think it is heresy to wear anything but Sperry’s, but do the comparison in person and you’ll see.

    Also - that’s a cool bracelet.  Anyone know where he got it from?


    BVA left a comment on 4/14/2011 at 1:24 PM:

    @FEC - Great! Thanks! I know a couple of stores around my parts that carry Sebagos but I havent found any that sell Sperrys, oddly enough.


    Pan left a comment on 4/14/2011 at 1:17 PM:

    Absolutely wonderful picture! Kiel, that year-round glow of yours is particularly brilliant in this one!


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 4/14/2011 at 1:11 PM:

    @BVA—Those are Sebago if my memory serves me correctly.


    BVA left a comment on 4/14/2011 at 1:08 PM:

    Love the shirt and the shoes. The shoes are Sperry Top Siders, right? I’ve been looking for a pair just like those.


    The Boss left a comment on 4/14/2011 at 1:06 PM:

    Kiel—Are you reaching in your pocket to pull out a ring for Sarah? Be honest, bro.

    PS—Are you guys planning on getting some vendors in Canada to stock your brand?


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  • Pink

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    Photographed in Miami Beach, FL

    Noteworthy: The simplicity of a woman in a pink oxford is never lost on me.

    Apr 13, 2011 | Permalink (15) View/Leave Comments

    julie left a comment on 4/14/2011 at 11:19 AM:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!  I am armed with a pink oxford (or two)...staples in my wardrobe.  And by the way, happiest of birthdays to you!  Cheers to a great time in your 30’s!


    Kenneth left a comment on 4/14/2011 at 9:31 AM:

    Thinking Vampire Weekend should skip the lawsuit and hire you to shoot this girl for their next cover. Great photography is at least part skill, but the subject matter looking great seems to be at least if not more important. You and her nailed it. Thanks! Summer is close.


    A76 left a comment on 4/14/2011 at 3:26 AM:

    simply perfect!


    belle left a comment on 4/13/2011 at 8:59 PM:

    I wish I had her freckles. My goodness!


    K left a comment on 4/13/2011 at 7:30 PM:

    Simple and so innocent looking. I have that shirt in every color.


    Adam III left a comment on 4/13/2011 at 4:32 PM:

    Never understood why women get self conscious about freckles, they lend themselves to a feeling of simple, unadulterated natural beauty.  Fred, I believe this is one of your most simple and yet iconic shots.  It makes me yearn for summer.


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

    Beautiful pic!!!


    fsp left a comment on 4/13/2011 at 2:39 PM:

    Beautiful pure …


    khordkutta left a comment on 4/13/2011 at 2:01 PM:

    Cute Girl, great Effin shot FEC!!!


    ECN left a comment on 4/13/2011 at 12:49 PM:

    An instant classic. Could be the cover of a Slim Aarons book on summer.


    ToriCameron left a comment on 4/13/2011 at 12:41 PM:

    I adore this! Simplicity resulting in pure beauty.


    rSl left a comment on 4/13/2011 at 12:41 PM:

    oxford. freckles. summertime. no woman can go wrong with this. so #$%king perfect.


    Caroline Fontenot left a comment on 4/13/2011 at 12:36 PM:

    “The simplicity of a woman in a pink oxford is never lost on me.” One of your best statements, and extra good today since I’m wearing a pink Rugby oxford right now.


    Circa17 left a comment on 4/13/2011 at 12:29 PM:

    You can never go wrong with freckles.


    AEV left a comment on 4/13/2011 at 12:24 PM:

    Love it - cool shot, well said.


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  • Poolside Text

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    Photographed on Palm Beach, FL

    Apr 12, 2011 | Permalink (10) View/Leave Comments

    Elizabeth V. left a comment on 4/14/2011 at 8:24 PM:

    @Robin: If that was me, the phone would already be at the bottom of the pool!

    Lovely shot—my eyes are desperate for color after a long, gray winter.


    ERIII left a comment on 4/13/2011 at 4:30 PM:

    Nice!!! Great color, good to see the ladies!!!


    Joey Dee left a comment on 4/13/2011 at 11:09 AM:

    Florida is populated with beautiful girls, lest one forgets on the beaches, and by the pool. Its a hard life!


    Rake left a comment on 4/13/2011 at 8:35 AM:

    Great shot, beautiful girl. Well done.


    Palmer Woodrow left a comment on 4/12/2011 at 10:52 PM:

    @FEC - Look forward to your return next season. The new Vineyard Vines store will be open by then.


    Robin left a comment on 4/12/2011 at 7:57 PM:

    Bravo! Great photo!! You need more Lilly posts like this. :) I just hope her phone doesn’t fall in the pool…


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 4/12/2011 at 6:24 PM:

    @Palmer Woodrow—I was in town a couple weeks ago. I wish I was there for the last weekend of the season.


    Erik C. Nelson left a comment on 4/12/2011 at 5:32 PM:

    Very interesting photo.  At first I disliked the juxtaposition of the WASPy, Pulitzer aesthetic, mixed with the twitterverse obsessive.  But, then I realized this captures the essential nature of the neo-preppy.  Peppiness was always about connection, social connectivity and now—truly, more than ever—the preppy and the social are inexcusable connected.  This photo looks forward instead of just looking back.  This is the type of visual progressivism we need.  Keep inventing Mr. Castleberry. Kudos!


    Palmer Woodrow left a comment on 4/12/2011 at 5:25 PM:

    FEC, great picture. Looks very similar to a cover that I saw someone wearing at the club this past weekend. Once again, great job! Unfortunately, I won’t be suprised to see comments to the contrary. Were you in town this past weekend?


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

    You managed to capture a really wonderful moment in this photograph. Beautiful!


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  • Red Stripe

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    Photographed in Princeton, NJ (enlarge) for Men of Habit's spring fashion editorial

    Noteworthy: nautical sweater, Edoardo Bianchi vintage road bike.

    Apr 11, 2011 | Permalink (17) View/Leave Comments

    d.k. left a comment on 7/24/2011 at 9:55 PM:

    wow so handsome - what a chiseled jaw and abundant hair


    nelson left a comment on 4/25/2011 at 1:32 AM:

    hi me again :)
    i found a VERY similar copy, but its $180 at ASOS :((
    Junk De Luxe Stripe Button Detail Crew Neck Jumper
    so i guess we cant get this for under $100.


    nelson left a comment on 4/25/2011 at 1:11 AM:

    Can i have him to go?


    JPK III left a comment on 4/19/2011 at 10:44 AM:

    Bianchi Pista Via Condotti… bellissimo


    Meg left a comment on 4/18/2011 at 10:01 PM:

    Oh my Lord, this man is absolutely beautiful.


    K left a comment on 4/17/2011 at 10:27 AM:

    This reminds me a lot of the Kennedy. Nice Job :)


    BVA left a comment on 4/13/2011 at 6:27 AM:

    Love it! I need a new bike and some nautical stripe sweaters for spring.


    Jules left a comment on 4/13/2011 at 6:18 AM:

    Heeeellllooo Mister! Let’s have a coffee together


    Filippo left a comment on 4/12/2011 at 11:00 AM:

    Bianchi!! italians do it better ;)


    Richard Ross left a comment on 4/11/2011 at 11:56 PM:

    If I am not mistaken, the buttons on the shoulder derive from thick fisherman’s that were hard to pull over ones head. Buttons were added to the shoulders to make the sweater easier to put on. This has trickeled down into todays designs.


    ERIII left a comment on 4/11/2011 at 11:54 PM:

    Nice pic!!! FEC


    TJH left a comment on 4/11/2011 at 8:34 PM:

    A bicycle like that is the perfect accessory.


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 4/11/2011 at 5:06 PM:

    Nice picture! I think it’s a good look and I had that same bike. It’s a Bianchi :)


    Elizabeth V. left a comment on 4/11/2011 at 4:21 PM:

    That is, assuming said buttons are functional. I can’t tell if these are or not.


    Elizabeth V. left a comment on 4/11/2011 at 4:20 PM:

    The buttons threw me at first glance, too. On second thought, however, I expect they probably did have a purpose if they were on a “nautical” sweater—to aid in taking it off while soaking wet and heavy, possibly to keep a person from being dragged down by it if they fell overboard? I grew up in the landlocked Southwest so I haven’t much experience of these things.


    Robin left a comment on 4/11/2011 at 4:15 PM:

    The buttons on one side is stylish, I have a similar sweater from Rugby and I love it.


    chris W. left a comment on 4/11/2011 at 3:24 PM:

    The OCD streak in me goes nuts every time I see a sweater like this, with buttons on one side and not on the other. Do gents who wear these really un-do those when putting on/taking off the sweater, or are they just there ascetically? Sometimes I see them in the women’s department, too. That aside, I love this look… except for the buttons! He looks very concentrated.


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  • Cover-up

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    Photographed at The Breakers on Palm Beach, FL (enlarge)

    Noteworthy: Hermes silk scarf, Stephen Bonanno Palm Beach Classic sandal.

    Mar 30, 2011 | Permalink (11) View/Leave Comments

    Buggy left a comment on 1/30/2014 at 2:19 PM:

    For any of you interested in the story behind Stephen Bonanno Sandals (now Palm Beach Sandals) versus Jack Rogers, I just posted a blog with all the details & history behind our beloved sandals! Hope this helps!

    http://blog.buggydesigns.com/2014/01/jack-rogers-vs-palm-beach-sandals.html?showComment=1391108922577#c8351364191607798889


    AWKeller left a comment on 4/12/2011 at 10:36 AM:

    @kate spade:  In response to your question about the difference between Bonnano sandals and Jack Rogers, the answer is that the Bonnano company is an old guard Palm Beach sandalmaker while Jack is more widely available on sites like piperlime.  Very, very old school types from the island refer to Bonnanos as “Luigis” because he would custom build the navajo sandals for customers’ feet.  The last time I stopped in to C. Orrico for my Bonnano fix, they were labeled Monica Bonnano for the younger generation now at the helm of the company.  The sandals are lovely and well crafted.  I do own some Jacks (I couldn’t resist the Nantucket Red pair from Murray’s), and I like them as well.  Bonnanos just make me feel (a little) less removed from home.


    Elizabeth H. left a comment on 4/10/2011 at 9:15 AM:

    Love the fresh twist on the classic Hermes scarf.


    Appb left a comment on 4/7/2011 at 8:45 AM:

    In fact, this young lady does live on PB and she does drive a convertible.  Thus, she wears a scarf to hold her hair back and to keep the sun from burning the top of her head.  When you leave your poolside to hop in the car and meet a friend for
    A quick bite of lunch, you just grab your purse and go…go…go:)  Trust me, this young lady is the queen of PB vintage and could have “prepped” you to the point of nausea had she actually planned a photo shoot.  What you see is a typical PB teen hanging with a friend at the Breakers!


    RowBoat left a comment on 3/31/2011 at 3:14 PM:

    Maybe it’s because I have basically the same outfit packed for my Florida trip this weekend, but I for one love this (Vintage D&B instead of LV, but love hers also). Looking preppy pool/oceanside can be difficult, most of the time you’re wearing nothing but a bathing suit, but this girl does it beautiful. I love the scarf! They are often underrated and overlooked, but they do such a great job covering hair that may not look as good post-swim as it did pre-swim. Thanks so much for this!


    Wednesday Adams left a comment on 3/30/2011 at 7:01 PM:

    Wow is that really Kate Spade!?  Figures she would check out this blog.  I heard KJP is also a frequenter.  Amazing


    kate spade left a comment on 3/30/2011 at 4:38 PM:

    FEC, pardon my ignorance, but can you please explain the difference (if any) between Stephen Bonannos and Jack Rogers?
    Much appreciated.


    D. Green left a comment on 3/30/2011 at 1:47 PM:

    Are you in New York now?  I thought I may have recognized you on the street yesterday.


    Joey Dee left a comment on 3/30/2011 at 11:09 AM:

    What baffles is that in FL, why would one go to a pool unless they were in say, Gainesville? Other than that, and the scarf, she’s appropriate.


    Palmer Woodrow left a comment on 3/30/2011 at 10:32 AM:

    This girl is definitely eye candy. I just hate the giant LV logo bags. But if she is happy, then good for her. The Breakers beach club and pool area has so many spectacular spots for photographs, trying to understand the significance of this spot. Did she pass you and was simply asked to stop for a photo? Regardless, thanks for sharing.


    Tad Allagash left a comment on 3/30/2011 at 10:00 AM:

    The girl looks good - the speedy bag is an icon, and every preppy girl has that outfit in her closet.  My concern is that there are about 50 spots on the grounds of The Breakers that would have resulted in a more interesting picture.


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