• Breton Stripes

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    Photographed in New York, NY

    Noteworthy: vintage Gucci surcingle belt (snaffle bit hardware on back), Breton stripe dress.

    Jul 26, 2012 | Permalink (17) View/Leave Comments

    Fabio left a comment on 10/5/2012 at 7:50 AM:

    She’s hot!

    Great work. I mentioned you on my blog among the sites worth to see.

    Fabio,
    The Bespoke Dudes


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 9/18/2012 at 3:02 PM:

    @Rosie—No, no, she is someone else’s wife.


    Rosie left a comment on 8/28/2012 at 2:18 PM:

    Lovely! Is she your Wife?! ; )


    G .Pearson left a comment on 8/9/2012 at 12:58 AM:

    I love seeing a young women in pearls! Perfect


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 8/7/2012 at 9:02 PM:

    @AEV—If you go back and read comments where I’ve spoken on the matter, I list specific items whenever I’m featured or pieces of my wardrobe are. I do this simply because if I didn’t, I’d be emailing the many people who would be asking about it. In regards to when other people are featured, I typically do not get into specific brands save when it is noteworthy. Here, a vintage Gucci surcingle belt is certainly noteworthy in my opinion.


    Kat left a comment on 8/7/2012 at 8:18 PM:

    Wow.  She is simply stunning.  What a classic look.


    Shep left a comment on 8/7/2012 at 7:49 PM:

    Wow!  Stunning…


    gbourgeaiseau left a comment on 8/7/2012 at 1:59 PM:

    Very, very pretty.


    ALYRICLIFESTYLE left a comment on 8/6/2012 at 3:22 PM:

    Natural, understated and truly elegant. Great shot. #hardwoodfloorenvy

    Twitter: @alyriclifestyle & @weareamore


    Kendra left a comment on 8/6/2012 at 2:32 PM:

    Lovely outfit.  I’d wear that on a casual Friday in a heart beat!  And the vintage belt adds just the right touch.

    Closet Confections


    Angel left a comment on 8/6/2012 at 2:01 PM:

    Beautiful! Nothing else worth saying. Well done.

    Angel’s Point of View


    Paul left a comment on 8/6/2012 at 1:15 PM:

    One of the best, Fred. Totally classy.


    CHK left a comment on 8/6/2012 at 12:05 PM:

    AEV - New challenge: make a genuine compliment, without following it with snotty remark.


    AEV left a comment on 8/6/2012 at 11:00 AM:

    Classic, restrained, stylish, seemingly honest.

    Fred, I thought you refrained listing brands? Your last two posts seem particularly reliant on their specific promotion, no?


    y l hollander left a comment on 8/6/2012 at 8:50 AM:

    She looks like every college girl I fell in love with 30 years ago (when I was but a high school lad), right down to the Gucci belt. Timeless. Lovely.


    Nic left a comment on 8/5/2012 at 10:14 PM:

    She looks positively lovely, and I quite like the vintage skis on the wall behind her


    Desmond K left a comment on 8/5/2012 at 9:21 PM:

    You captured one heck of an image!! Love those hardwood floors too.

    Chinos & Cheesecake


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  • Bootstrapping

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    Photographed in New York, NY

    Noteworthy: riding boots, over-sized hoof pick belt, hand block silk pocket square.

    Jun 26, 2012 | Permalink (20) View/Leave Comments

    Krystal Clark left a comment on 7/21/2012 at 8:36 AM:

    She looks great! Lovin’ the sistas on Unabashedly Prep! We like to prep it out too :).


    Elizabeth left a comment on 7/16/2012 at 3:21 PM:

    I especially like the color of the pocket square—it livens up the whole outfit.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 7/15/2012 at 11:52 AM:

    @Brad—Do I? You’d be hard pressed to find a post in which I list the specific brands a person is wearing (outside of a notable accessory,  piece of jewelry, or vintage). When someone asks in the comments where a particular piece is from, I make an effort to reach out to the subject and find out (if it didn’t previously come up in conversation when I shot them).


    Brad left a comment on 7/15/2012 at 7:50 AM:

    @FEC - you list the brands of items profiled all the time….many times following up with add’l brand names in the comments section.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 7/14/2012 at 2:08 PM:

    @AEV—I couldn’t tell you since I don’t ask the people I photograph what they are wearing head to toe.


    AEV left a comment on 7/14/2012 at 9:23 AM:

    @FEC—What pieces of clothing on this woman aren’t by Ralph Lauren?


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 7/13/2012 at 11:30 AM:

    @Alba—I believe the riding boots are by Ralph Lauren. There aren’t too many outfits making this quality of fashion riding boot but Ralph Lauren is one of them.


    AEV left a comment on 7/13/2012 at 9:59 AM:

    @Alba - My educated guess is that the boots are by Ralph Lauren.


    Alba left a comment on 7/13/2012 at 12:26 AM:

    Love the look, thanks for sharing!

    The humour with Ralph Lauren aside, where did the lady in the picture get her boots?


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 7/11/2012 at 2:27 PM:

    @AEV—For me, this look works. Had I thought about riding boots with chino shorts for women before? No, honestly. This inspired me. Do I think riding boots are meant to be paired with shorts? They were initially designed to be worn with Jodhpurs…but all the more reason to share this image with everyone here—because she makes it work with shorts.


    AEV left a comment on 7/11/2012 at 12:00 PM:

    @Fred—Are you suggesting that leather riding boots are a summer shoe? Do you think riding boots are meant to be paired with shorts?


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 7/11/2012 at 11:53 AM:

    @AEV—This particular blazer isn’t cotton, but tropical wool. Even better in the summer.


    AEV left a comment on 7/11/2012 at 11:47 AM:

    Sure, a cotton blazer works fine in June.


    cam left a comment on 7/10/2012 at 10:58 PM:

    @Leo - where else but Ralph Lauren of course….....HA mr. castleberry, I beat you to the punch ;)


    Leo left a comment on 7/10/2012 at 9:19 PM:

    I love the picture!

    My girlfriend really likes those boots, can anyone point me in the right direction as to where she can find some?


    C.L. Young left a comment on 7/10/2012 at 6:54 PM:

    The look is very polished! I especially like the blazer/ocbd/pocket square combination. As a man, the upper half is what I would wear (but with bow tie). The boots are “too die for” and work well with the look. The shorts in place of skirt looks really good and the colors all work very well. Women can get away with so many things in fashion! Just let me try getting away with wearing cowboy boots with khaki shorts! She looks very serious but I agree with Desmond in saying that she most likely has an awesome smile.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 7/10/2012 at 2:22 PM:

    @Caroline—My best guess would be Ralph Lauren.

    @Margaret—I shot this photograph about a month ago. This young lady is in cotton shorts and a lightweight navy blazer…this seems to be perfectly suitable for early summer in the city on a weekday.


    Caroline | Back Down South left a comment on 7/10/2012 at 1:59 PM:

    Would love to know where the oversized hoof pick belt is from..


    Margaret left a comment on 7/10/2012 at 10:02 AM:

    When was this photo taken? Doesn’t strike me as comfortable in 80 degree+ June/July heat….


    Desmond K left a comment on 7/9/2012 at 10:14 PM:

    I love this look on ladies. I can never get enough of it. I bet she has an awesome smile too.

    Chinos & Cheesecake


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  • Submariner

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    Photographed in New York, NY

    Noteworthy: Rolex Submariner, Glen Urquhart plaid linen/silk/wool sportcoat, colorful sock, perfect jean length (accentuates height in avoiding a break).

    Jun 1, 2012 | Permalink (18) View/Leave Comments

    chris crabill left a comment on 8/31/2012 at 1:21 PM:

    I had the same watch. I bought it for $1200.00 new and sold it used for about $2900.00. I purchased a Omega seamaster for $200.00 .It keeps better time and when I dive I use a seiko diver from 1966.


    Jon left a comment on 7/18/2012 at 10:45 AM:

    Very classy, HarrsionK.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 7/16/2012 at 10:05 PM:

    This gentleman’s watch is a Submariner (check the updated link above in ‘Noteworthy’). When I go through the effort of highlighting a specific piece, it is what I say it is. There is no debate. There is no second-guessing.


    HarrisonK left a comment on 7/16/2012 at 6:36 PM:

    @AEV -  his watch looks to be a two tone submariner with black dial and bezel, I have the same one.


    Elizabeth left a comment on 7/16/2012 at 3:18 PM:

    Those white pants look so crisp and comfortable for what sounds like a pretty warm day in the city.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 7/14/2012 at 2:07 PM:

    @AEV—I’m not even going to acknowledge that farcical remark with a proper response.


    AEV left a comment on 7/14/2012 at 9:24 AM:

    His watch doesn’t appear to be a Submariner. C’mon Fred.


    Hot Texan left a comment on 7/13/2012 at 11:12 PM:

    Why is his blazer collar turned up?


    Paris left a comment on 7/12/2012 at 10:35 AM:

    Andrew always looks amazing. It’s about time he’s on this site.


    Russell left a comment on 7/11/2012 at 9:39 PM:

    What would you say is the perfect length of a jean. If I am typically a 32 Inseam, where should the pants end? I am 6’1 and I typically like having trousers finished at the top of the of the shoe’s tongue.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 7/11/2012 at 9:14 PM:

    @Michael—I photographed this gentleman recently. I’m pretty sure this guy works in an air conditioned office for the majority of the day. On this particular day, it was like 79 degrees or so…which is prime temperatures for a linen jacket.


    Michael left a comment on 7/11/2012 at 9:09 PM:

    When was this photo taken? It’s been to hot to wear an outfit like this.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 7/11/2012 at 2:29 PM:

    @Wait, What—I believe these are Ralph Lauren Purple Label suede wingtips.


    JONG PARK left a comment on 7/11/2012 at 1:54 PM:

    THAT’S MY BOY! LOOKIN’ CLASSY!


    TTG left a comment on 7/11/2012 at 12:26 PM:

    Thats a very nice looking blazer! Very nice outfit.
    http://thetreasuregentleman.wordpress.com/


    Jennifer left a comment on 7/11/2012 at 10:42 AM:

    I wish my boyfriend dressed like this!


    James left a comment on 7/11/2012 at 10:10 AM:

    Not gonna lie… the socks were unexpected. Was sort of picturing this look w/out socks.

    The look is on point.


    Wait, What left a comment on 7/11/2012 at 9:57 AM:

    Nice look. AE Players’ shoe?


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  • Easy Rider

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    Photographed in New York, NY

    Noteworthy: short sleeve oxford cloth button down, canvas riding pant. This young lady owns somewhere in the neighborhood of 17 oxford shirts. That's unabashedly prep.

    May 22, 2012 | Permalink (15) View/Leave Comments

    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 6/13/2012 at 10:36 PM:

    Who is this?!

    She’s cute.


    Red Tag Chic Los Angeles left a comment on 6/10/2012 at 1:16 PM:

    love your cool style….lovely blog too!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com


    Robin left a comment on 6/9/2012 at 2:22 PM:

    Effortless! Love it!


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 6/6/2012 at 10:51 PM:

    @Cam—That jacket is a varsity jacket with leather sleeves and a wool body, not a baseball jacket.


    Reginald IV left a comment on 6/6/2012 at 10:25 PM:

    The square face watch is classic American style.


    cam left a comment on 6/5/2012 at 10:03 PM:

    @fec - what about the baseball jacket u wore in front of that jukebox?


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 6/5/2012 at 9:52 PM:

    @AEV—Baseball attire isn’t preppy.


    AEV left a comment on 6/5/2012 at 6:57 PM:

    I’m gonna start wearing baseball uniform leggings with loafers….


    Jack left a comment on 6/5/2012 at 5:53 PM:

    A predilection for ‘riding pants’


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 6/5/2012 at 4:51 PM:

    @Desmond K—The Range Rover was serendipitous.


    ANH Style left a comment on 6/5/2012 at 10:46 AM:

    One can never have too many oxfords, in my opinion. Great bag.


    Desmond K left a comment on 6/5/2012 at 7:52 AM:

    ....And I love the early model Range Rover in the background. Did you walk her over to that spot or was she already there?


    Desmond K left a comment on 6/5/2012 at 7:50 AM:

    Fabulous look and she pulls it off effortlessly…

    http://chinosandcheesecake.blogspot.com


    Miss Margarita left a comment on 6/5/2012 at 6:29 AM:

    love her sandals!!


    morganvsmorgan left a comment on 6/5/2012 at 4:16 AM:

    Haha, your comment form is amazing! Love it. Aside from that, I like how her entire bottom half matches exactly, the pants, the shoes, the bag - and then she sets it off with an oxford shirt in a beautiful shade of lavender.


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  • Hacking 101

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    Photographed in New York, NY (Columbia University)

    Noteworthy: I appreciate everything about this young lady's look down to her round eye glasses but these few things specifically—vintage Prince Albert slippers, tweed hacking jacket, pleated trouser.

    Feb 17, 2012 | Permalink (18) View/Leave Comments

    Agemetto left a comment on 5/9/2012 at 6:23 PM:

    And I fundamentally disagree with the comment that true prep is completely unisex.  That’s too uniform and constrictive, thank you.


    Agametto left a comment on 5/9/2012 at 6:21 PM:

    Appreciate everything except the velvet slippers.  It’s the one piece that topples the look into costume territory.


    Michael E Campbell, Esq left a comment on 5/7/2012 at 7:31 PM:

    I could find myself easily falling for a woman dressed like this…


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    Ann left a comment on 2/21/2012 at 8:48 PM:

    Love the recent photos on campus. I don’t remember it being that stylish when I was there. :)


    Miss Margarita left a comment on 2/21/2012 at 2:39 AM:

    Love the colours!


    Paul left a comment on 2/20/2012 at 4:17 PM:

    Another beautiful photo!


    Sophie left a comment on 2/19/2012 at 12:54 PM:

    I love this lady’s style! I wonder if she has considered a sharper bob hairstyle - would accentuate the look further.


    Trailer Trad left a comment on 2/18/2012 at 7:00 PM:

    Annie Hall, call your office. Brilliant!


    agw left a comment on 2/18/2012 at 6:24 PM:

    anyone else having trouble finding women’s white bucks? i’ve found the cole haan alisa oxford line and like the color combos. which of the colors would you ladies opt for my first order of this style?


    MGM left a comment on 2/18/2012 at 11:06 AM:

    The true prep aesthetic is, and will continue to be, fundamentally UNISEX.  This picture is the perfect example.  That is what distinguished the prep look from every other look, IMHO.  Girls and Boys can both rock it in exactly the same way.


    Amanda left a comment on 2/18/2012 at 2:22 AM:

    Love it! Very similar to how I dress. I go to school at a private, Baptist college in south Georgia (perfect place to be unabashedly prep, right?) and have been appalled by how other students dress there.
    I personally rock wingtips, dark jeans for casual or Brooke Bros skirts with OCBDs, pearls and herringbone, cord or navy blazers. For eyewear, I’m loyal to either small RB aviators, tort/ yellow Wayfarers or tort/ green Personal wayfarers.
    It’s already getting hot in Georgia; I can’t wait to break out my red or cobalt go-to-hell pants during our (mandatory) weekly Chapel!
    Thanks for bringing the prep movement back into the forefront, FEC! Whenever wearing wingtips without socks I refer to the look at “unabashedly Castleberry”!


    Elizabeth left a comment on 2/17/2012 at 9:58 PM:

    She looks wonderful. This is the sort of look I prefer myself, but I can never manage to carry off the velvet slippers, too.


    M Arthur left a comment on 2/17/2012 at 9:35 PM:

    Very well put together.  The jacket fits beautifully, fab pants color!  She has a sophistIcated look about her that not everyone can pull off.  Bravo.


    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 2/17/2012 at 8:47 PM:

    My goodness, she’s exceedingly cute…!

    I didn’t know Harlem could look so good. ;-)


    john left a comment on 2/17/2012 at 7:58 PM:

    I would have to agree with you on all points. Very attractive as well.


    finn left a comment on 2/17/2012 at 3:49 PM:

    random, but where did you go to college/ high school?


    George left a comment on 2/17/2012 at 3:46 PM:

    I agree…it’s the total package. If there is an archetype for a preppy lady, this has to be her.


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