• Two Cents

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in New York, NY (enlarge)

    Noteworthy: Glen plaid sport-coat, beef-roll loafers w/pennies, tailored look, Columbia graduate student.

    Mar 21, 2011 | Permalink (26) View/Leave Comments

    RowBoat left a comment on 3/22/2011 at 9:25 PM:

    where are all the men like this in my neighborhood!? I frequently see them on this blog but scarcely see them anywhere in my real life. Too many hipsters, what’s a girl to do? This man (like all your others) is on point!


    K left a comment on 3/22/2011 at 9:32 AM:

    The clothing fits well and I like the loafers much more than in the other picture.


    James left a comment on 3/22/2011 at 8:48 AM:

    Can we just talk about the jacket?  The glen plaid with a trim silhouette is amazing. Tradition with a tailored fit. I want it!


    saprof left a comment on 3/22/2011 at 8:47 AM:

    I like this look. Thumbs up.

    I might not like everything each subject presented is wearing, however I can often find a few things in each photo that present ideas I can incorporate into my own wardrobe.

    For me, colors in the photos are really not that important. Like paint on a house, they are subject to individual taste and easily changed. Would I wear a purple sweater and a pink shirt to a board meeting? Probably not. Change the sweater to navy or the shirt to tan and this is a look I can use. And my ankles are way, way too glow in the dark white at this point to go without socks :).


    robdarko left a comment on 3/22/2011 at 8:37 AM:

    The shirt/sweater combo is genius!  Love the peekaboo of color.


    Jeff left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 10:38 PM:

    unfortunately, I believe these are the Hand-Sewn Penny Loafers from Ralph Lauren.  I say unfortunately, because as a broke college student they are just another pair of beef-roll loafers I cannot afford.  There has to be a pair out there!


    GOS left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 9:32 PM:

    I like the Blazer and the Shirt.


    khordkutta left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 8:03 PM:

    Dude is on point one-hunnid, rockin’ the colors well and although not my cup-o-tea, his jeans are nice fitted.


    Tee left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 7:46 PM:

    He looks great. Keep dressing the way YOU feel comfortable :)


    chris W. left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 7:21 PM:

    Why isn’t his number in the noteworthy section? ;)

    Loving everything about this look… yes indeed!


    MightyAfroWhitey left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 6:55 PM:

    A better option for this otherwise perfectly turned gent: old school subway tokens (see ebay) rather than pennies.


    Joey Dee left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 6:19 PM:

    What a fine young gentleman this must be, how much care and thought went into what he put on that morning speaks alot to his person


    Ward left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 5:54 PM:

    Fantastic look. He’s got it right for sure. Loafers look excellent.


    License to Krug left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 5:03 PM:

    Great look - love the purple sweater + sport jacket with the patch breast pocket.


    Robert I. Brown left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 4:57 PM:

    This gentleman looks sharp.


    Xanax left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 4:02 PM:

    This is really well put together. Great use of color with the purple v-neck sweater and pink shirt. The sport coat is really well tailored.


    PasserBy left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 3:59 PM:

    agree with Vineyarder…i love the combination.
    very well done…dope. very mature.


    Andy M. left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 3:44 PM:

    One of my favorite posts of recent memory.  Fantastic sport coat.


    Katherine left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 3:25 PM:

    I love the entire look. Like AEV said, excellent and solid.


    AEV left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 2:55 PM:

    I don’t believe Oak St. makes a full strap/low cut loafer like this….I’m getting a Cole Haan vibe.


    Tommy V. left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 2:47 PM:

    This is a great look. Those look like Oak Street Bootmakers loafers.


    Elizabeth V. left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 2:38 PM:

    He’s obviously comfortable with his appearance, as well he should be.


    Tito left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 2:32 PM:

    Now this is how is DONE!


    AEV left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 2:26 PM:

    Excellent. I don’t, personally, like low vamp loafers like his…but the look is more than solid.


    BJP left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 2:18 PM:

    Sharp. Great look.


    Vineyarder left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 1:55 PM:

    Love the interplay of the jacket, sweater and shirt. I’m less crazy about the jeans, but they’re not bad at all. Excellent look overall.


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  • White Socks

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in New York, NY (enlarge)

    Mar 17, 2011 | Permalink (13) View/Leave Comments

    Andrey left a comment on 5/9/2011 at 2:42 PM:

    This guy has a great look. The best thing about it is that he wears this outfit as is and doesn’t have to worry about trivial things like how many buttons are buttoned/unbuttoned, what color his socks are, or how much of his cuff shows. He’s rockin’ it!


    Joey Dee left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 6:21 PM:

    Not a fan of the socks, but a great look for weekending


    Elizabeth V. left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 4:50 PM:

    Something about him reminds me of the pictures FEC took of the Cape Cod wedding guests last year. Like that cardigan—looks as if he inherited it from Dad. He seems very comfortable with himself, though, which counts for a lot.


    chris W. left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 11:13 AM:

    I think the best part of this outfit is the grin! Many fashion posts are so serious, like smiling will somehow deplete the status of the outfit. He looks casual, comfortable and approachable.


    AEV left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 10:18 AM:

    Simple, honest look. Nice. All he needs is a faux varsity jacket and he’d be ready for anything….


    dan left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 8:58 AM:

    So this gentleman isn’t wardrobed, which is great to hear.  I’m happy to see a young guy working a bit of “of the minute” style into some classic, wardrobe essential items.  He’s not trying to look all GQ, which I think is great and appears to be staying pretty true to himself.  He may read some mens magazines or blogs, as is evidenced by his knowledge that this kind of look is “in” but isn’t trying too hard.  He doesn’t look uncomfortable or over styled.  That’s my favorite thing about this picture.  So many street blogs push over-stylized and editorialized junk, and this dude is just clearly being himself. Oh and bonus points for a (possibly post) collegiate fantastic frat swoop…


    dan left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 8:24 AM:

    FEC, is this guy wardrobed or are those his own items?  That really affects my comments on this picture…


    Ariel... left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 8:18 AM:

    I actually enjoy the simplicity of this outfit and the simple fact that he was more focused on color and casualty than anything else. I’m convinced those pennys match with every color in the book!
    http://urbanaesthetics.tumblr.com/


    Brian left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 8:07 AM:

    I’m a fan of this look.  It’s nice to see an outfit that looks like it is actually functional instead of hyper-tailored and affected.  The chinos are GTH, but subtly-so, with a good fit and proper length, the beefroll pennies are classic and the cardigan fits like a cardigan should.  The wayfarers and Filson bag are a nice touch.  If it were me, I would’ve shaved, worn an OCBD and lost the coffee cup but that’s splitting hairs.  Ironically, the white socks, while not terrible, would’ve been a bit more authentic had they been off-white, wool Wigwam 625s.


    JMH left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 7:44 AM:

    This is great.  It is something I could see myself going to work in, it isn’t preposterous or trying too hard.  It is casual without being sloppy.  Great stuff FEC.


    John H. left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 6:33 AM:

    @dexter, Looks like

    http://www.filson.com/products/original-briefcase.70256.html?fromCat=true&fvalsProduct=luggage/briefcases&fmetaProduct=1019


    gregory tenenbaum left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 5:50 AM:

    Those loafers sure look comfortable.


    dexter left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 12:36 AM:

    Yes! GTH chinos in crazy colors or in critter print are definitely my favourite part of the prep style and the best place to inject a sense of fun into an outfit in my opinion. What bag is that? Have been looking for something to upgrade to from my LL Bean Rucksack but have been mainly focused on briefcases such as the Battenkill from Orvis.


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  • Jukebox

    Dress Code  

    Photographed by Jory Cordy in Los Angeles, CA (enlarge)

    Noteworthy: Tretorn canvas sneakers.

    Mar 14, 2011 | Permalink (11) View/Leave Comments

    james left a comment on 7/9/2011 at 12:23 PM:

    what Jeans are those exactly


    Ariel... left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 8:21 AM:

    This is such a perfectly inspiring look, although some embroidery on his Varsity Jacket would only further enhance this outfit even more…
    http://urbanaesthetics.tumblr.com/


    Katherine left a comment on 3/18/2011 at 12:48 PM:

    I like the look! I think it’s very Ivy. And I love the photo! The amount of work that goes into the photos on this blog really shows with the high quality end product. You’re doing a great job Fred!

    I for one would also like to see what AEV’s ground for all this criticism is..


    Xanax left a comment on 3/18/2011 at 12:42 AM:

    I’d take this look anyday over the majority of male Americans wearing sweats, hoodies, pajamas, baggy jeans sagged so low and those atrocious Ed Hardy type “rebel tattoo” printed t-shirts I see on a daily f^cking basis.


    Russell Street left a comment on 3/17/2011 at 5:37 PM:

    I think this sweet boy looks just fabuloussssssssss!


    sonhouse left a comment on 3/17/2011 at 3:48 PM:

    “West coast prep.’  A term I’ve never heard.  People certainly understand and accept traditional notions of prep.  And even southern prep.  But fec may be pioneering something here.  Great pants, great shoes. 

    Onward and upward, FEC!


    Richard Ross left a comment on 3/17/2011 at 10:46 AM:

    Bro, those shoes are rockin’. I have been looking for some sneakers and will be checking those out.

    ...just checked them out, no 14s. Bummer.

    The length of your jeans is perfect. You certainly are dressing for the weather and hinting at spring with that pop of green.


    Bernard left a comment on 3/17/2011 at 9:28 AM:

    love the jacket! the jeans look like RUGBY, if they are I have the same pair! Awesome Fred


    The Boss left a comment on 3/17/2011 at 9:14 AM:

    I dig the relaxed vibe of this photo—seems less posed and more unexpected.

    Fred—Are you still planning on doing a feature that showcasing your own pad?

    Cheers,
    TB


    Angel left a comment on 3/17/2011 at 7:53 AM:

    Very cool and classic Ivy Prep, is that a generic varsity jacket or is it from a school? Very fun outfit, love the break on the jeans as well.


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    Chris left a comment on 3/17/2011 at 2:38 AM:

    Great look—I love the varsity jacket! The fit is great—is this off the rack or a vintage & tailored find?

    Very “fourth wall” seeing you in front of my building at Prince and Mulberry. A good place for your photos, I think!


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  • Fit to Print

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in Princeton, NJ (enlarge)

    Noteworthy: equestrian graphic print silk scarf, rows womens crew for Princeton.

    Mar 10, 2011 | Permalink (24) View/Leave Comments

    Amanda left a comment on 5/2/2011 at 3:14 AM:

    Hey! I love your post so I just subscribed your blog to support you. And I started a new blog (http://www.corieeblog.com) and I would love it if you would check it out! Thanks.


    KC left a comment on 4/3/2011 at 3:00 PM:

    A feature on rowers’ daily and regatta style would be fantastic. While I loved the Brooks Brothers Head of the Charles campaign (and the mens rugbies from that event) it was not an entirely accurate portrayal of that world (which includes an abundance of spandex and tech fabrics). Maybe something about east coast college rowers or photos from the New England or ECAC Rowing Championships?


    Kat left a comment on 3/18/2011 at 1:43 PM:

    Such a classic look.  Love the idea of the white pants with the riding boots.


    JF left a comment on 3/18/2011 at 3:07 AM:

    Good photo and Good look - modern, elegant, and sophisticated.


    Elizabeth V. left a comment on 3/16/2011 at 7:18 PM:

    Are those jeans or chinos? The material doesn’t seem as thick as denim, but the vestigal third pocket indicates the former.


    Trailer Trad left a comment on 3/16/2011 at 10:25 AM:

    “To knock out.” “To blow away.” “To overwhelm in a positive way.” -Sorry for the imprecise term and keep up the good work!


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 3/15/2011 at 10:40 PM:

    @Trailer Trad—Define “slay”.


    Trailer Trad left a comment on 3/15/2011 at 6:43 PM:

    You DO know that you slay your poor readers with equestrian shoots like this, don’t you?


    Kenneth left a comment on 3/14/2011 at 10:10 AM:

    Perfect! Luckily I have a wife who dresses like this most days & yes I consider myself a lucky man.


    K left a comment on 3/13/2011 at 7:33 PM:

    @Al, I agree! Rowing + style = love


    Rico Boothman left a comment on 3/12/2011 at 10:36 PM:

    Magnificent. Brilliant. How can I join her coxless four?


    John K left a comment on 3/12/2011 at 6:19 PM:

    I think only rowers will see the funny side of HLN’s comment and see that he was most likely just making a joke!

    As for the look, it’s great! Sometimes it’s the simple things that work the best! I agree with the resemblance to Serena Van der Woodsen…. long legged blondes :)


    AEV left a comment on 3/12/2011 at 5:14 PM:

    Terrific look, great shot.


    Al left a comment on 3/12/2011 at 11:34 AM:

    This is awesome.

    @FEC, you should definately do a piece incorporating rowing and style one day.

    Ironically, the room in the photo looks identical to one in the boathouse I row at.


    HLN left a comment on 3/12/2011 at 10:45 AM:

    Emmy - I’m sorry if I have offended you, I’m only joking! I have attended collegiate regattas as a competitor and I follow international rowing with great interest as some of my former team-mates now row for GB.


    Ryan left a comment on 3/12/2011 at 9:51 AM:

    Simplistic perfection.


    Emmy left a comment on 3/12/2011 at 6:44 AM:

    Gorgeous. This reminds me of something I would wear… every day, if I could.

    Also, and I mean no offense by this HLN, but that is a pretty ignorant comment. I recommend you watch the Olympics sometime, or even attend a collegiate regatta. You will soon eat your words.


    HLN left a comment on 3/12/2011 at 6:36 AM:

    She looks great. Very stylish and thoughtful outfit. Unfortunately everyone knows that women’s rowing = assisted drifting…


    Andrea left a comment on 3/12/2011 at 1:57 AM:

    Yvonne, about boots: you can buy any sort of legit riding boots in virtually any configuration you’d like via www.DoverSaddlery.com. For someone who is not going to hunt, I’d recommend zip-up field boots, which fit snugly through the calf and have laces at the ankle that can be tightened. They are supposed to come up to the back of your knee, then curve higher around the outside of your knee. There are complex size charts so you can choose boots that fit very well without being tight. Do be aware that they will take awhile to break in and be comfortable, but once they do, they’ll last for many years of street use and will look smashing.


    Yvonne left a comment on 3/12/2011 at 12:37 AM:

    Would anyone know what brand those boots are? Or even, could anyone where and from whom I can buy similiar ones?

    Thanks!


    bunny left a comment on 3/11/2011 at 11:42 PM:

    a fun look for the last days of winter. and way more tasteful than anything serena van der woodsen has ever worn.


    K left a comment on 3/11/2011 at 11:23 PM:

    I’m a huge fan of riding boots. Love this look! Also as a collegiate rower myself, I love the noteworthy comment.


    Mark left a comment on 3/11/2011 at 7:39 PM:

    I too thought I was looking at Blake Lively for a second.
    Gorgeous girl, great outfit. Loving the minimalism.


    Clo left a comment on 3/11/2011 at 7:08 PM:

    At first glance she reminded me of Serena Van der Woodsen. Great look- The printed scarf adds the perfect touch.


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  • Inherited

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in New York, NY (enlarge)

    Noteworthy: Rolex watch and Russell Moccasins inherited from father, Filson bag.

    Mar 9, 2011 | Permalink (16) View/Leave Comments

    George left a comment on 7/7/2013 at 2:51 PM:

    An enthusiastic two thumbs up. I could never pull this off, but this guy does, and quite well, too. Also, I love all things Filson and Russell! I just doesn’t get any better, anywhere, at any price.


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 6/9/2011 at 10:52 AM:

    The boots doesn’t bother me. They look functional and classic and the go well with the rest of his outfit exept maybe with the bowtie. In general I think it’s a good look.


    GenBeauregardsTonic left a comment on 5/23/2011 at 1:48 AM:

    A great look! This young man is wearin a great GTH tie. He doesnt give two figs for what anyone thinks, and that is awesome.


    Joe Vitale left a comment on 3/16/2011 at 7:04 PM:

    Wow that’s pretty cool how I was sitting in that exact spot in Union Square right after school today….


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 3/15/2011 at 10:42 PM:

    Regarding the Rolex…it is there, just not on display for us to see.  I know it’s there…and it’s worth mentioning.


    anon left a comment on 3/12/2011 at 6:49 PM:

    Is the shawl from LE canvas?


    HLN left a comment on 3/12/2011 at 6:30 AM:

    FEC, I enjoy your photographs. The composition is always very thoughtful and well executed, and your subjects are always interesting. Keep up the good work!


    J.Carlos left a comment on 3/12/2011 at 4:37 AM:

    nice bow-tie.

    hi from spain. i like this blog


    Murphy left a comment on 3/11/2011 at 7:43 PM:

    The boots are great, they look warm and comfortable. 10/10.


    The Boss left a comment on 3/11/2011 at 11:37 AM:

    Jeff—Yes.


    Jeff left a comment on 3/11/2011 at 11:32 AM:

    Is that Alex the photographer from thestyleblogger.com??


    Jev left a comment on 3/11/2011 at 11:23 AM:

    If you’re going to wear a tie I think you should tuck in your shirt. Otherwise I like this.


    Hoot left a comment on 3/11/2011 at 11:14 AM:

    Mr. Castlebury,

    I enjoyed this look.  I really find the shoes great.  They remind me of the old, LL. Bean Ranger Mocs back in the day.  {True preps will remember them.} I hate to say that the bow tie is too much but maybe he has a sport coat at his destination and then will remove the sweater.  If it were me dressing, I’d put on my Levis 501’s.  Overall, a good look; well done sir.


    Regards,


    Hoot.


    The Boss left a comment on 3/11/2011 at 10:11 AM:

    I love how his Rolex watch is noteworthy, yet is visibly absent from your photograph.


    TSmith left a comment on 3/11/2011 at 9:35 AM:

    Yeah Alex!  Good looks dude.  Like the casual untucked shirt with the bowtie


    TheWadeChannel left a comment on 3/11/2011 at 12:25 AM:

    Smashing look, F.E.C. Digging the simple, yet stylish look.


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