• Pencil Me In

    Top Drawer | Dress Code  

    Photographed in Brooklyn, NY

    Noteworthy: double-serge wool pencil skirt, pea coat worn over shoulders.

    Mar 1, 2013 | Permalink (7) View/Leave Comments

    Dan left a comment on 3/18/2013 at 2:25 AM:

    Guys should learn a thing or two from this intelligently-attired lady: a jacket should have drape and swells. She is barely even wearing that coat, and yet it is still a fully three-dimensional garment.


    George left a comment on 3/11/2013 at 11:39 AM:

    Elegant simplicity of design wins again! Solid colors of quality design and material thoughtfully brought together by the scarf. Quite a nice ensemble. Of course, the legs and hair and eyes don’t hurt, either.


    Carla left a comment on 3/5/2013 at 5:38 PM:

    Great look—www.motownsavvy.com


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 3/4/2013 at 4:28 PM:

    @Joena—That bag is a vintage Coach bag…with feet.


    Joena left a comment on 3/4/2013 at 10:12 AM:

    Any idea where that bag is from? It is the perfect camel. Bonus: I think I spy feet.


    awkeller left a comment on 3/4/2013 at 9:46 AM:

    She looks lovely.  I’m particularly a fan of the bag and shoes.


    tartangirl left a comment on 3/2/2013 at 8:01 AM:

    Love it!


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  • Duck, Duck, Goose

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    Photographed in New York by Sara Kerens

    Noteworthy: vintage university stripe wool scarf (The Quality Mending Co. on Prince St. usually has a tightly curated selection for under $80), Canada Goose down parka (opt for the Citadel model, a city-suitable slimmer version of their iconic Expedition Parka). Collegiate sportswear, tailored clothing, and technical outerwear can be mixed together without being heavy-handedly "preppy."

    Feb 25, 2013 | Permalink (22) View/Leave Comments

    scott left a comment on 12/2/2013 at 9:03 PM:

    Been looking for a red citadel for some time. It looms like they don’t offer the icon red in that style this season.

    I really don’t trust eBay for one of the prior year modules since fakes are so prevalent now.

    I assume yours is an expedition and not a citadel?

    How many sizes did you go down? I normally wear 38r jacket and am think I might have to get an XS to get a decent fit. What are your thoughts on sizing these ?


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 3/15/2013 at 9:17 AM:

    @PSP—Boca Grande is nice this time of year. It’s on the Gulf side though.


    PSP left a comment on 3/15/2013 at 9:05 AM:

    FEC and Friends,
    Please help.  New England is long this time of year and we are looking for a preppy place in Florida.  I have only been able to come up with Palm Beach.  Is there anything else?  PSP


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 2/28/2013 at 12:04 PM:

    @Dan—I simply sling my tote over my shoulder onto my back and it essentially closes on itself.


    TJT left a comment on 2/28/2013 at 10:01 AM:

    only place I have ever seen Canada Goose jackets on sale was at a mining and exploration trade show in Toronto. Although only attendees had access to the sale. 20% off IIRC


    Dan left a comment on 2/26/2013 at 7:32 PM:

    How do you keep water from collecting in the tote’s open top? I’ve dashed across the street with a tote while it was raining once, and collected nearly a half inch of rain.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 2/26/2013 at 2:46 PM:

    @Jennifer—Haha, hardly. I paid the same retail price everyone else does…I’ve been told Canada Goose jackets never go on sale (which is the primary indicator in protecting yourself against fakes).

    @James—While the jacket isn’t advertised as water proof, it’s water-resistant as it’s coated in Teflon. If you could see the image in more detail, you’d see that the light rain is rolling off my jacket. The reason I chose to wear this jacket over my Barbour is because it was borderline freezing. This rain turned into snow an hour later.


    Jennifer left a comment on 2/26/2013 at 2:38 PM:

    Was this jacket gifted to you by the manufacturer?


    James left a comment on 2/26/2013 at 2:34 PM:

    The jacket isn’t waterproof or even water resistant. Why would you wear it in the rain?


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 2/26/2013 at 1:31 PM:

    @WMM—I don’t own or carry briefcases. The tote is waxed cotton and I have my camera, a book, and other daily items I have on my when I’m out.


    WMM left a comment on 2/26/2013 at 1:11 PM:

    You’d opt for a tote (in the rain) rather than a brief case for a business meeting?


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 2/26/2013 at 9:59 AM:

    @AEV—Business.


    AEV left a comment on 2/26/2013 at 9:50 AM:

    Personal or professional?


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 2/26/2013 at 9:48 AM:

    @AEV—I believe I was headed to a lunch meeting on Bond Street.


    AEV left a comment on 2/26/2013 at 8:46 AM:

    Fred, for context, can you let all us know where you were headed/coming from dressed like this?


    Shawna left a comment on 2/26/2013 at 6:39 AM:

    Longtime reader and first time commenter here. I love this look. Fred, what is your tote?


    Jay Gatz left a comment on 2/26/2013 at 1:38 AM:

    Nice break on the trousers!


    MGM left a comment on 2/25/2013 at 10:04 PM:

    I like the increasing use of cuffed pants. Aren’t cuff pants nice??


    M Arthur left a comment on 2/25/2013 at 8:49 PM:

    Solid look FEC!  Well done.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 2/25/2013 at 4:59 PM:

    @Wayne—Yes sir, they are.


    Wayne left a comment on 2/25/2013 at 4:55 PM:

    Are those Lookmatic frames?


    Saturdays left a comment on 2/25/2013 at 1:59 PM:

    Terrific look, love the contrast. I’m particularly fond of the see through frames though, nice touch.


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  • Goose Bumps

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    Photographed in New York, NY

    Noteworthy: Canada Goose down jacket with coyote fur hood, Ray-Ban Boyfriend tortoise sunglasses.

    Feb 20, 2013 | Permalink (5) View/Leave Comments

    MGM left a comment on 2/21/2013 at 9:50 PM:

    very, very chic look.  This girl has serious style.  I especially like bright colored cable sweater on girls.


    George left a comment on 2/21/2013 at 12:36 PM:

    Noteworthy: Head, toe, everything in-between! Championship shot, Mr. Fred.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 2/20/2013 at 6:12 PM:

    @Paul—The Bean Boots are an essential. I made the other pieces of note because they are more obscure to the traditional prep-set.


    Paul left a comment on 2/20/2013 at 5:09 PM:

    The Bean Boots aren’t noteworthy?


    Kelly left a comment on 2/20/2013 at 2:06 PM:

    Perfect !!


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  • Leaving Lincoln

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in New York by Tommy Ton for GQ

    It's always a nice surprise when Tommy Ton snaps you during New York Fashion Week (especially since I only go to a handful of shows). I am in awe of some of the images he manages to create on the fly—definitely one of the best out there photographing street style.

    Noteworthy: lizard tassel loafers, Gary Clark Jr.'s Bright Lights on my iPod.

    Feb 18, 2013 | Permalink (13) View/Leave Comments

    Ali left a comment on 4/6/2013 at 1:01 AM:

    You are a fantastic photographer!


    Jon left a comment on 2/22/2013 at 7:35 PM:

    That dude behind you looks awesome, well composed image.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 2/22/2013 at 6:35 PM:

    @Jen—One of my favorite trilogies!


    Jen left a comment on 2/22/2013 at 5:10 PM:

    Very Michael J Fox from Back to the Future with that red puffer vest!


    Hannah left a comment on 2/21/2013 at 12:59 PM:

    What a nice surprise… Congrats! Fantastic shot.


    Andrew left a comment on 2/20/2013 at 2:27 PM:

    Thanks for the reply! That’s a helpful explanation.


    cam left a comment on 2/20/2013 at 1:25 PM:

    fred - check out joyofsocks.com


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 2/20/2013 at 11:18 AM:

    @Andrew—Fair question. It is OK if you feel OK. That’s the key to wearing anything practically. Duckie Brown sent models down runway in knee length sweaters with varsity jackets over them…essentially creating a kilt/goth silhouette. What I’m doing here could be hinting at that. The difference in length is substantial enough to vocalize, “This is intentional, and not a mishap.”

    @Jay—I do own some pairs of socks but I am also terribly inept at pairing them together with my clothes. Honestly, most of the time, I can’t be bothered with socks. I’ve been on the hunt for yellow cotton crew socks for the longest time. I’d probably wear them with everything when it was below 40 degrees if I could find a decent supply of them.


    Andrew left a comment on 2/20/2013 at 11:08 AM:

    Hey Fred,

    Awesome look! I have a question about the blazer under the vest; is it generally okay for the blazer to be longer than the down vest it’s worn under? I’ve avoided wearing a down vest over my blazers because I thought this was kind of awkward. Any thoughts?

    Thanks!


    Jay left a comment on 2/20/2013 at 10:44 AM:

    You clearly own fashionable socks. You’ve worn them in the past. Why none here?


    Snyder left a comment on 2/20/2013 at 9:43 AM:

    Great look, Fred…You sure have mastered layering. Also, it is without a doubt that Gary Clark Jr.‘s music is noteworthy.


    Big Jon left a comment on 2/19/2013 at 10:35 PM:

    No socks in February? And in NY no less? One day I’ll possess your confidence.


    alex! left a comment on 2/19/2013 at 10:53 AM:

    I like the look.


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  • Clued In

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in New York, NY

    Noteworthy: possibly the best dressed gentleman in the force.

    Feb 15, 2013 | Permalink (4) View/Leave Comments

    Vic Delta left a comment on 2/16/2013 at 11:32 PM:

    The ultimate lapel pin. Sweet.


    Orgastic Future left a comment on 2/16/2013 at 2:33 AM:

    Is that the famous “Hipster Cop?”


    M Arthur left a comment on 2/15/2013 at 9:39 PM:

    Or the best paid?


    Makaga left a comment on 2/15/2013 at 9:22 AM:

    Rick Lee?


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