• Rough Patches

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    Photographed in New York, NY

    Noteworthy: dressed for the oddly brisk New York spring (wool blazer, layers) while hinting at the season with pops of color in his socks, cardigan, and tie.

    Mar 27, 2013 | Permalink (2) View/Leave Comments

    Kate left a comment on 3/29/2013 at 8:23 AM:

    I appreciate the use of color.


    Robert left a comment on 3/29/2013 at 6:17 AM:

    Brilliant use of color.


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  • Fairing the Weather

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    Photographed in New York, NY

    Noteworthy: navy blue blazer, spring Fair Isle sweater, Weejuns.

    Rebecca is the quintessential example of a very petite (4'10") young woman who rarely finds clothes her size off the rack. She frequents the boys and petite departments with much success. Her real secret though? She has her tailor on "favorites" in her iPhone.

    Mar 25, 2013 | Permalink (19) View/Leave Comments

    jayjay left a comment on 6/4/2013 at 6:26 PM:

    She absolutely looks like the kind of girl who blew me off in High School/College/office party….same “are you kidding me?” look when I asked for the time.


    Cecilia left a comment on 5/18/2013 at 2:47 PM:

    I absolutely love your blog.  But I just want to see more of this when it comes to female clothing.. please??
    Keep up the good work! / Hugs from Sweden


    PinstripesandTweed.com left a comment on 4/3/2013 at 1:01 PM:

    Are you single? You’re gorgeous.
    P&T


    Rebecca left a comment on 4/3/2013 at 12:19 PM:

    @r.S. The pants in the photo are actually from crewcuts. I buy a lot of girls and boys jeans/pants, but women’s joes and j.brand usually run small enough in a 24. And as F.E. mentioned, my tailor and I are quite close, as I often have to get even the children’s pants hemmed.


    r.S. left a comment on 4/2/2013 at 5:38 PM:

    I love this shot, you really have a way with portraits I don’t know how you do it!
    Sidenote—I had to do a double take, she looks so much like me and is the same height as me, insane! I am very curious as to where she gets her jeans/pants from!


    Michael left a comment on 4/1/2013 at 6:48 PM:

    Ha ha to George’s comment and also I just saw Rebecca’s instagram photo from the link in comments below - adorable.


    George left a comment on 4/1/2013 at 1:15 PM:

    “You’re right; it was wrong of me to interrupt. My bad.”


    Olivier Thomas left a comment on 4/1/2013 at 8:41 AM:

    I always love women with navy blue blazer. I find them very cute


    Michael left a comment on 3/30/2013 at 7:31 PM:

    Badass pose like she doesn’t take any shit from anyone. Please consider featuring more of her in upcoming posts.


    Pierre left a comment on 3/29/2013 at 11:03 AM:

    Not to mention that she’s ridiculously cute. Bryant Park?


    SPQR left a comment on 3/28/2013 at 8:19 PM:

    Rebecca…thank you.  I actually prefer your photo.


    JN left a comment on 3/28/2013 at 8:16 AM:

    Happy to see that’s mostly Brooks Brothers. Also, I get that look quite often…


    Saturdays left a comment on 3/28/2013 at 8:09 AM:

    @Rebecca - Beautiful smile, but totally bad ass expression in Fred’s shot!


    Rebecca left a comment on 3/28/2013 at 7:54 AM:

    @SPQR - here’s a photo of the outfit with a smile, although not shot by the great F.E.—http://instagram.com/p/XVHN4dmcdq/ . Sans blazer.


    SPQR left a comment on 3/28/2013 at 7:44 AM:

    A smile would have been the perfect complement to this outfit.


    Becca left a comment on 3/28/2013 at 7:42 AM:

    oh hey gurl.


    AEV left a comment on 3/27/2013 at 4:34 PM:

    Restraint works! Nice look for sure.


    Sarah left a comment on 3/27/2013 at 3:09 PM:

    Loving the color combination.


    cam left a comment on 3/27/2013 at 2:57 PM:

    beautiful!


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  • 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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