• Jules Reid

    Top Drawer | Dress Code  

    Jules Reid, with her Southern girl charm and an eclectic NYC sensibility has created a vibrant world of color, pattern, playfulness, and international chic that defines her namesake fashion collection. While she splits her time between New York and Virginia, I caught up with her in West Palm Beach to chat about her artistic drive to found her own interior design firm and the launch of her eponymous fashion collection in 2009. She has quickly become a favorite among the well traveled resort set, yet her designs are at home from Capri to the Vineyard, St. Barths to Malibu. The Jules Reid line is carried in over 50 specialty boutiques and at JulesReid.com.

    Photographed in West Palm Beach

    Noteworthy: (on Jules) Jules Reid dress, (on her boys) pink, blonde locks

    Nov 21, 2011 | Permalink (12) View/Leave Comments

    Desmond lnpl left a comment on 2/28/2013 at 1:47 AM:

    Your current wardrobe should always have a sense of humor. You will not be dull if your stylishness makes people smile. It is a misunderstanding that bold prints are faddy. You can play with bold prints in seasonal colours and still have a calm look.


    EAS left a comment on 11/29/2011 at 1:24 PM:

    What a great photo! xx


    Stan T left a comment on 11/25/2011 at 9:41 PM:

    Nice shot.


    Alan left a comment on 11/24/2011 at 3:44 PM:

    ...


    Shawn left a comment on 11/23/2011 at 6:39 PM:

    Charming family.


    Dave T. left a comment on 11/23/2011 at 1:24 AM:

    That is a really nice photo!


    @bostonGentleman left a comment on 11/22/2011 at 8:34 PM:

    Noteworthy: Color coordinated drink…and elephants.


    jules reid left a comment on 11/22/2011 at 6:15 PM:

    Fred, you have a great eye AND you are a lot of fun. xo Jules


    AEV left a comment on 11/22/2011 at 2:44 PM:

    Cool shot.


    Katherine left a comment on 11/22/2011 at 2:11 PM:

    @FEC Well, there you go! I stand by it. It is well deserved.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 11/22/2011 at 2:06 PM:

    @Katherine—Slim Aarons is one of my photographic icons. That’s a very high compliment.


    Katherine left a comment on 11/22/2011 at 2:03 PM:

    I’m not sure if it’s the scene or the photography style, but to me this has a bit of a Slim Aarons feel to it. This could be one of his many shots with people in and around pools. Really nice picture FEC!


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  • 27th Annual Harriman Cup

    Top Drawer | Culture | Sports  

    It’s not even noon, and yet, half of the Long Island bound LIRR train is already lashed on mimosas and John Dalys. I’m getting there. We’re all hopping off at Old Westbury for the 27th Annual Harriman Cup, the alumni polo match between Yale and the University of Virginia. Founded in 1984 as a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the sport of polo and supporting the collegiate polo programs of Yale and UVA, the event has raised over $600,000 for the schools’ undergrad teams.

    The match has since served as a last ditch effort for Yale and UVA alum alike—and any family and friends really—to celebrate summer’s end in patchwork madras, pastels, and penny loafers. The after party alone is worth the trip. A live band and dancing breaks out on the tented dance floor amidst hopes of meeting Mr. or Mrs. Right (now). Awards for best dressed, best hat, and best tailgate are doled out with tongue-in-cheek while UVA hoisted up the cup for the second year in a row, edging out Yale 6-5.

    Photographed in Old Westbury, NY

    *As always, most of these images can be shared via Tumblr at Collection by F.E. Castleberry.

    Oct 24, 2011 | Permalink (21) View/Leave Comments

    Ann left a comment on 11/23/2011 at 8:48 AM:

    Takes me back to college when I had time to play more and things were carefree, so fun!


    Trailer Trad left a comment on 11/1/2011 at 5:46 PM:

    Makes a Virginian proud.


    Rhon left a comment on 10/28/2011 at 7:01 PM:

    This looks like a picture-perfect time.


    ian left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 9:01 PM:

    Love the Bernese Mountain Dog. wonderful dogs, but very short lived due to horrendous health issues. Such a shame.


    Lee Anne left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 3:37 PM:

    This post is top notch. Such a lively, fun collection of photos that definitely captures the nature of sport. Keep up the excellent work!


    Amy left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 8:45 AM:

    The pretty lady in the yellow striped dress is just DARLING!


    scaleworm left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 1:18 AM:

    Great images, Really, just Great shots here! Well done!


    ian left a comment on 10/25/2011 at 5:03 PM:

    the woman with the dog has a heart-melting smile.


    Max left a comment on 10/25/2011 at 4:44 PM:

    Awesome set of pics.  As a general aside and correct me if I’m wrong - true prep style is casual, uncalculated, and effortless (i.e. “to the manor born, it’s just what you are”  and NOT studied… IMHO the aesthetic idea is very similar to the Italian notion of “sprezzatura”

    The girls…WOW.  Keep up the good work Fred, your blog rocks!


    A.U.G. left a comment on 10/25/2011 at 1:00 PM:

    I was here but unfortunately my means of chronicling (cell phone was not charged the night before).  -auniversitygent.blogspot.com


    Andy M. left a comment on 10/25/2011 at 9:36 AM:

    Phenomenal group of pictures Fred!  This is probably my favorite post of all time on here.


    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 10/25/2011 at 8:13 AM:

    Superb collection of photos, FEC.

    I particularly like the shot of the blonde in the white trousers. Holy s*&$!! Please inform her that I’m single and strikingly good-looking. And, I live on the beach. ;-)

    Are you aspiring to be the Slim of our (decaying) times…?


    Tripp left a comment on 10/24/2011 at 7:45 PM:

    this looks like the best time ever. i want to be there. you really really captured the moment. i am so jealous


    Obadiah left a comment on 10/24/2011 at 7:02 PM:

    Richard of Wasp 101 informed us that Rugby has now provided you with a private plane and pilot. How was your luncheon at the cafe? Shall we look for their skull-and-bones logo on the dorsal fin?


    CHC left a comment on 10/24/2011 at 3:15 PM:

    I mean the blonde girls with the peace sign….


    CHC left a comment on 10/24/2011 at 3:13 PM:

    Nice pictures! I like this a lot! Especially the girls in floral print dresses…


    dam left a comment on 10/24/2011 at 12:57 PM:

    Wahoowah


    JIm Kelleth left a comment on 10/24/2011 at 12:30 PM:

    Re: The lady in the white trousers….  I’ll second that.


    cam left a comment on 10/24/2011 at 12:17 PM:

    now THIS is unabashedly prep!


    trip left a comment on 10/24/2011 at 12:00 PM:

    Wow, this may be one of the best series that you’ve done, Fred.


    Dan from England left a comment on 10/24/2011 at 11:43 AM:

    The rear view of the lady in the white trousers is very nice, could we also see a front view please ?


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  • Redneck

    Top Drawer | Dress Code  

    Photographed in New York, NY

    Noteworthy: Edward Green riding boots, contrasting red under-collar, piped silk pocket square.

    Oct 20, 2011 | Permalink (16) View/Leave Comments

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 12/6/2012 at 10:49 AM:

    @Bubby—Because I shot this photograph of him at the New York Rugby Tweed Run.


    Bubby left a comment on 3/7/2012 at 5:13 PM:

    Why does he still have his number armband on from the US rugby tweed run?????


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 10/22/2011 at 11:05 AM:

    @DJY—A great tailor in London by the name of Oscar Udeshi. The store is in Mayfair and he produces many one off pieces, like this jacket.


    dsh left a comment on 10/21/2011 at 10:04 AM:

    The dude’s got 3 pairs of eyewear on him.


    ViridianGirl left a comment on 10/21/2011 at 9:25 AM:

    I am in love - love the look! As a Steampunk author/editor, I appreciate the slow yet steady move towards the mainstream. Carry on, lads!


    M Arthur left a comment on 10/20/2011 at 11:57 PM:

    Looks like a member of Cold Play.  Just teasing!  I place the look in Spain, not Hyannis Port.  Good look.


    Tad Allagash left a comment on 10/20/2011 at 10:57 PM:

    This is great. Love the boots - suede uppers on a riding boot actually make a lot of sense, better grip.


    JG left a comment on 10/20/2011 at 10:54 PM:

    He looks cool and everything works nicely, with the goggles and half popped collar it makes me think it’s more of a steampunk look


    DJY left a comment on 10/20/2011 at 7:54 PM:

    Does anyone know who makes that jacket?


    Michael left a comment on 10/20/2011 at 11:32 AM:

    Great look for the country!


    Ed left a comment on 10/20/2011 at 10:44 AM:

    IMHO this comes across as slightly more “Euro” than “Prep”, but wow, what a badass look. The jacket is great and the boots are even better.


    RSchneider left a comment on 10/20/2011 at 10:36 AM:

    As someone who grew up in the Polo world, it became second nature to see men in tall riding boots. I don’t think it looks femme at all. Instead, very polished. I wish more men would take the risk.


    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 10/20/2011 at 10:27 AM:

    Ah, this is really good. Awesome boots, and that coat looks wonderful. Well done.

    The man loves his eyewear: sunglasses, eyeglasses, and goggles! It’s a good thing then he has plenty of pocket space.


    Desmond K left a comment on 10/20/2011 at 10:21 AM:

    Those boots are incredible.


    Caroline Fontenot left a comment on 10/20/2011 at 9:53 AM:

    More men should wear slimmer jeans, not skinny, but slimmer. I like the fit of these on him. I feel a more femme vibe coming from the boots…but probably just because I’m lusting over them. That jacket, wow. Impressive!


    trip left a comment on 10/20/2011 at 8:13 AM:

    I thought those boots were awesome. Then I saw they were Edward Green. That confirms it.


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  • The Rugby Tweed Run 2011

    Top Drawer | Style | Culture  

    It’s a brisk Saturday morning on the corner of University Place and East 12th. A quintessential autumn day in New York is the backdrop for the first ever Rugby Tweed Run. It’s as if Mother Nature herself registered to cycle around the Big Apple (it’s been raining the last two days). Every rendition of tweed imaginable, and interpretations I didn’t even think possible, mingle about in a sea of browns, olives, and grays. The first group of riders take off amidst the quizzical expressions of tourists and on-lookers.

    Live music and dancing breaks out on the corner of Rugby’s flagship shop, tea by Jeeves and Jericho and biscuits by Woolmark are served up while ice cream by Van Leeuwen is handed out freely. Prizes for best dressed and best mustache were awarded while Murdock Barbers provided barber grooming and Brooks polishing for their beloved saddles.

    The Tweed Run began as a group bicycle ride through the center of London, where cyclists were expected to dress in traditional British cycling attire. Since its inaugural ride three years ago, various other tweed rides, adopting a similar format have popped in other cities including Chicago, Sydney, Tokyo, Boston Pescara (Italy), and Florence among others. Rugby not only designed a capsule collection for The Rugby Tweed Run but brought the metropolitan bicycle ride with a bit of style to New York.

    Photographed in New York, NY

    *As always, most of these images can be shared via Tumblr at Collection by F.E. Castleberry.

    Oct 17, 2011 | Permalink (31) View/Leave Comments

    caren left a comment on 1/7/2012 at 5:10 PM:

    Came across your post via Pinterest & am just mad about all the tweedy goodness here! Love the style.


    Jen Whalen left a comment on 11/10/2011 at 5:27 PM:

    TWEED RUN NEW YORK video!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4gCTRzVr0w


    New York Muhtari left a comment on 10/31/2011 at 7:55 AM:

    Hi,

    I was looking at the Rugby event photos and come across your website. I loved all your photos but I could not help but notice that we took similar shots. (yours are more beutiful I might add).

    Dido


    josh left a comment on 10/27/2011 at 10:36 AM:

    I retract my earlier comment, I was being a snobby loser. these lads and ladies are just dressing up and having a good time together, and some of those outfits are spectacular


    Z. left a comment on 10/27/2011 at 2:52 AM:

    Nice blog.


    josh left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 2:44 PM:

    Love the tweed and wool sweaters, but I can’t help but feel this is just “steam punk” for hipsters


    Kayra Lee Velez left a comment on 10/26/2011 at 8:53 AM:

    What a great marriage of two things I really like! I’m a big supporter of inner-city cycling as a form of alternative commute, and I’m also a huge fan of preppy style! Great job capturing the event, Fred!


    Bevin Elias left a comment on 10/22/2011 at 9:02 AM:

    I am beyond upset I was out of town for this, It looks like stills of scenes of a great directed motion picture. Fred when you get tired of this I can’t wait for your documentaries it’s only right.


    kelvin left a comment on 10/20/2011 at 10:49 PM:

    Great pics. Sure looks like fun! Fashion.Nostalgia all rolled into one. Luv the last pic! Thx for sharing.


    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 10/19/2011 at 9:31 PM:

    Very cool.

    http://admiralcod.blogspot.com/


    Lydia left a comment on 10/18/2011 at 10:20 PM:

    Love!!


    Olivia left a comment on 10/18/2011 at 7:03 PM:

    Wow… I walk by Rugby every.single.day. and I can’t believe I wasn’t even remotely aware of this taking place! Shame on me.

    Awesome job as usual, Fred!


    cam left a comment on 10/18/2011 at 4:33 PM:

    Great coverage FEC. For those bashing a great charity event, maybe you should check out The Tweed Run website that FEC linked.


    khordkutta left a comment on 10/18/2011 at 3:06 PM:

    Looks like ALOT of fun.  some nicely dressed folks paying homage to a time period.  Especially dig the phot of the family,  Who Doesnt Like a party?!?!


    Tim left a comment on 10/18/2011 at 2:59 PM:

    very impressive shots and looks


    Preposity left a comment on 10/18/2011 at 12:00 PM:

    @DBCC the Run in Tweed Run is more akin to the ‘Cannonball Run’ as in a race or errand.
    The fact people are wearing tweed for cycling (plus fours etc) is due to the fact that this attire was traditional for cycling back when it was a modern fad


    James left a comment on 10/18/2011 at 11:56 AM:

    Amazing photos! I really wish that we did that in Denver.


    DBCC left a comment on 10/18/2011 at 11:24 AM:

    @FEC, as always, great photos.  I’m feeling a lot of these looks, especially the father wearing the scarf/ascot.  However, why was it called a Tweed “Run” when the participants were not running, they were cycling?  Lastly, seems forced to ride a bike in tweed, that’s what spandex is for.  Maybe a picnic or parade would have been more in line.


    KRH left a comment on 10/18/2011 at 8:51 AM:

    I miss NY. I miss no matter cooky or whacky and idea is, it is embraced by NYers in the attempt to experiment and accept the different and the unique.  People brought together, sharing a common interest and looking darn spiffy in the process!


    Makaga left a comment on 10/18/2011 at 8:38 AM:

    Thanks for the fun photos (and for the nice photo of me the moment after downing a sip from my friend’s flask!)


    Preposity left a comment on 10/18/2011 at 8:13 AM:

    So many great shots, lovely work as always. It’s such a delight to see so many in New York dressed in such a British way. Tweed all round :) Now I’m just waiting our turn here in London


    emjkmj left a comment on 10/18/2011 at 7:33 AM:

    Looks like it was a blast…  The DC Tweed Run from the photo’s I’ve seen in the past seems to be much more conservative.  The West Village was definitely representing here.


    Paul left a comment on 10/18/2011 at 7:03 AM:

    Your photos are absolutely amazing!


    bucephalus left a comment on 10/18/2011 at 6:52 AM:

    The nose ring guy has some great tweed on.


    James left a comment on 10/17/2011 at 9:33 PM:

    Great photos FEC. Almost transports me to another time, one in which I was not alive for. Wish I had been there just to witness it in person. Thanks for sharing.


    Tad Allagash left a comment on 10/17/2011 at 9:27 PM:

    Nice pictures; I’ve always wanted to go to a Renaissance fair.


    y l hollander left a comment on 10/17/2011 at 9:17 PM:

    Tremendous photos. What a scene! I’m definitely living in the wrong city.


    Caroline Fontenot left a comment on 10/17/2011 at 9:06 PM:

    Epitome of cool.


    AEV left a comment on 10/17/2011 at 8:59 PM:

    Cool images, but this is totally lost on me as an event.


    meg left a comment on 10/17/2011 at 8:57 PM:

    I can’t decipher whether I just looked at an extremely preppy event or a hipster version of the Portobello Road scene in Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks.


    Chase left a comment on 10/17/2011 at 8:35 PM:

    Great photos Fred. I’ve always been intrigued by the concept of the Tweet run, but it seems like a lot of the participants pushed it up to 11 and it didn’t always work. Nonetheless, the event seemed like a lot of fun. Wish I’d been in NYC to participate.


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  • Fall/Winter ‘11 Essentials

    Top Drawer | Style | Prep Essentials  

    I like New York. In the fall, I love New York. The perfect tweed jacket, wool scarves, that beloved pair of faded jeans, shaggy shetland sweaters, and the classic peacoat migrate out of the tiny closets of New Yorkers down to the streets of Manhattan. It’s inspired. This week, Men of Habit will show you how to fold these fall essentials into your look with relative ease. Chris Callis and I worked with Phineas Cole, Billy Reid, J. Press, Gant Rugger, Schott, Allen Edmonds, and others to put together five looks that hopefully inspire you well into the new year.

    Photographed in New York, NY

    Photographs: F.E. Castleberry
    Styling: Chris Callis, F.E. Castleberry
    Models: Kahari, Tim, Akin, Iso, and Laurence

    Oct 10, 2011 | Permalink (29) View/Leave Comments

    Bunny left a comment on 3/24/2014 at 12:00 PM:

    @FEC Great shoot! Just curious if you digitally edit in Adobe LR? Big Fan Sir!


    Evans left a comment on 11/11/2011 at 9:59 AM:

    Love the black watch peacoat ... where can I get my hands on one?


    Docks left a comment on 10/20/2011 at 3:15 PM:

    Gorgeous patch pockets on the jacket in the sixth picture ... especially with the lavender chinos. Heavenly.


    rob left a comment on 10/18/2011 at 9:20 PM:

    i second the request for who makes the lavendar chinos. love them


    AM left a comment on 10/17/2011 at 3:09 PM:

    Who makes the lavender pants and where can I get a pair?


    DJY left a comment on 10/13/2011 at 8:24 PM:

    Does anyone know who makes that turtleneck?


    Jeff left a comment on 10/13/2011 at 3:32 PM:

    @Big Jon search for sebago penny loafers on ebay and single it out from low to high. I found a pair for 20.00 free shipping new and I just recently looked yesterday and there are still deals out there on ebay like that. Hope that helps some.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 10/13/2011 at 12:17 PM:

    @Ryan—The goose down vest is by Penfield and can be purchased on their website currently.


    Ryan left a comment on 10/13/2011 at 11:32 AM:

    Can someone tell me what brand that down vest is and where I can get one…Very classy!


    Tara left a comment on 10/12/2011 at 6:02 PM:

    Wonderful shots and styling indeed. I love that greenish/blueish blazer it looks like cashmere or wool - paired with the purpleish pants. I would love to get that as a gift for my husband but which store is it from. My guess is J. Press? Beautiful material!


    KPC left a comment on 10/12/2011 at 4:40 PM:

    Where is the blue/red/green scarf from?


    Eric left a comment on 10/11/2011 at 11:06 PM:

    Great work FEC! May I ask who makes the black watch peacoat? Thanks!


    J left a comment on 10/11/2011 at 5:42 PM:

    @Chens - Not necessarily


    Chens left a comment on 10/11/2011 at 12:31 PM:

    Just to play devil’s advocate, the soles look new when I zoom on the photo.

    I’ve seen a legit patina on a pair of Boyer’s shoes, but they were 25 years old.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 10/11/2011 at 11:08 AM:

    @Chens—Ah of course, let me clarify.  Chris and I pulled the shoes from our own wardrobes.


    Chens left a comment on 10/11/2011 at 9:11 AM:

    The shoes wouldn’t have a patina if they’re new, since a patina by definition is something acquired through aging.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 10/11/2011 at 12:03 AM:

    Big Jon—The penny loafers are Allen Edmonds.  Edmonds are a great option if you aren’t willing to spend the cash for Aldens.  Also, you can buy used on eBay.

    @Jon—The denim is by Stone Island.


    Every Man's Closet left a comment on 10/10/2011 at 11:57 PM:

    Love the first look with the striped sweater and plaid jacket. Hot!


    Big Jon left a comment on 10/10/2011 at 11:08 PM:

    I’m definately inspired. My favorite is the one with the navy and burgendy sweater. Is that gentleman wearying penny loafers and if so what brand are they? I’m trying to find a pair that won’t break the bank.


    Jon left a comment on 10/10/2011 at 11:06 PM:

    Who makes the jeans in the first photo?


    J left a comment on 10/10/2011 at 8:32 PM:

    All around great looks with one exception…

    The checked jacket over striped sweater isn’t working for me… I guess you have to know the rules to break them, but it still seems a bit garish


    maria left a comment on 10/10/2011 at 7:27 PM:

    Can you do one for the ladies?

    http://threadtheneedleblog.blogspot.com/


    Grace left a comment on 10/10/2011 at 6:57 PM:

    Love the look of tweed and puffer vests in the fall! This post makes for wonderful inspiration!


    OldGeorgetowner left a comment on 10/10/2011 at 6:31 PM:

    I’m loving the black watch coat.  Actually, all of these looks are great.  The striped sweater looks very comfortable.  The only ‘bump’ for me, personally, is that I wouldn’t wear the purple-ish pants in the top photo. Everything else is a win-win for sure.


    Scott left a comment on 10/10/2011 at 6:03 PM:

    Wonderful.  Welcome back Fall, I’ve missed you.  Great work Fred!  Cheers, -Scott


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 10/10/2011 at 5:22 PM:

    @AEV—Those saddles are Allen Edmonds, yes.  They are a beautiful shoe…nice patina to them.


    AEV left a comment on 10/10/2011 at 5:17 PM:

    Those saddle shoes in the first pick are amazing. Allen Edmonds? Really nice pic Fred…


    tim left a comment on 10/10/2011 at 3:59 PM:

    I love that down vest over tweed jacket look!!

    http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/on-the-street-dosan-park-seoul/

    great styling and snaps F.E.


    Caroline Fontenot left a comment on 10/10/2011 at 12:51 PM:

    Da-yum! I always look forward to Fall on UP. That last look…perfection.


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