• C.W. Dixey & Son

    Top Drawer | Style  

    C.W. Dixey & Son of London have been crafting exquisite eyewear for a discriminating and sophisticated clientele since 1777. Founded by William Fraser, the family proudly served as optician to the King or Queen of England. But it wasn’t without its hardships. Despite its resilience throughout recessions, depressions, and wars, dishonesty from within has almost bankrupted the company on several occasions (e.g. an assistant, Mr. Grice, used the premises as a gambling den in the early 1800s). It comes as no wonder their motto is ‘vide verum’—see the truth.

    The company’s distinguished patrons included the likes of Kings and Queens of England (seven to be precise), Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor Qianlong of China, Tennessee Williams, the Duke of Wellington, Winston Churchill, and various other leaders, artists, writers, and royalty. Legend has it that Churchill discovered C.W. Dixey & Son while he was a pupil at Harrow school. My Chartwell 01 frames* are a faithful replica of his legendary circular frame. Rendered in a light tortoiseshell, it simply boasts a two white spot motif on the temple tips, just as Churchill personally requested in September 1944. Each pair is still accompanied with an invitation to enter your name into their storied archives dating back to 1780.

    “I am easily satisfied with the very best.”  —Sir Winston Churchill

    C.W. Dixey & Son remains the oldest independent eyewear company in the world. Since its inception, ownership has passed only between friends or family and to this day they remain an English family business, based in London.

    *courtesy of C.W. Dixey & Son

    Nov 28, 2011 | Permalink (26) View/Leave Comments

    daniel_drennen2@yahoo.com left a comment on 2/25/2012 at 6:52 AM:

    want to order asap-


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 11/30/2011 at 12:06 PM:

    There is some good discussion going on here gentlemen.  The reality here is that the prep/trad style of dress is enjoyed by many different men with differing taste levels…various price tolerances.  I never want to imply that a young man in college (or even in his young 20s) should be able to afford such items as these frames by C.W. Dixey & Son.

    Stanley Marcus once said, “Good taste, I am convinced, can be acquired through environment and education; the eye can be disciplined to differentiate between good and bad by a constant looking process.”  This is what a piece on C.W. Dixey & Sons is about…it’s about developing taste.  Justin, below, understands that.  You may not be willing to spend this kind of money on a pair of eye glasses, but one day you might.  Either way, now you know they exist…and why they exist.

    No company that is selling eyewear for under $100 is going to have been around since 1777.  That’s not the way the world works.  I have an appreciation for beautiful things and every now and then I will share those things here.


    Justin left a comment on 11/30/2011 at 11:34 AM:

    @Dan From England, that is my point exactly.  I love many of the items featured on the blog, but would never pay the indicated price.  It’s the thrill of the hunt!


    Dan from England left a comment on 11/30/2011 at 10:52 AM:

    Half the fun of buying things is to get a deal,or a bargain. I bought a pair of double monk strap shoes earlier in the year and paid £185 for them in the sale , just round the corner in Ralph Lauren the same shoes were selling fit £850 ! I love the RL look / product but it is so over priced I really enjoy sourcing similar stuff at a fraction of the price.


    Justin left a comment on 11/30/2011 at 10:05 AM:

    I believe the big take-away from this conversation is that, yes, there are wonderful examples of expensive goods available to us but this does not mean that we’re forced to pay the price for these items as there are many less expensive options out there, many of which are of similar quality to their luxury counterparts.  I appreciate seeing the high-end offerings being displayed because it gives me the inspiration to go out and find a similar product in my price range.  Seeing a high-quailty example of these frames, for example, also shows educates me on the finer details that distinguish between quality goods and low-end knock offs.


    Jim Kelleth left a comment on 11/30/2011 at 4:57 AM:

    ‘Glenn’ is right about the Anglo American frames, but you don’t have to pay Ben Silver prices.  What they call the Liberty is the model 406….a classic.


    Michael left a comment on 11/29/2011 at 9:03 PM:

    Dare I say Churchill took a page out of Wilde’s book?  Good for him!

    have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.”
    ― Oscar Wilde


    Tyler P. left a comment on 11/29/2011 at 7:35 PM:

    @cam I’m pretty sure that’s AEV’s point. That being said, both the jacket and glasses are both quite nice.


    Daniel left a comment on 11/29/2011 at 7:16 PM:

    Glasses worn by emperors, kings, and PMs? Cool.


    J left a comment on 11/29/2011 at 7:09 PM:

    I remember you recently saying only a fool would pay more than $100 for frames (in your endorsement of Warby Parker), which makes this post seem a bit contradictory.

    But if I could get free $600 frames like these I’d do the same thing.  Also, people might be surprised to hear prescription lenses (at least mine) go for nearly $300.


    Glenn left a comment on 11/29/2011 at 5:19 PM:

    A similar line of eye wear can be found at Ben Silver in Charleston, SC The Anglo American brand which I own a pair are also made in England! Very similar to the C.W. Dixey & Son styles! They’re top quality also!


    cam left a comment on 11/29/2011 at 4:16 PM:

    @aev - but fred didn’t pay $600 for them. heck, i’d endorse a ferrari if someone would like to “gift” me one


    JUmm left a comment on 11/29/2011 at 2:59 PM:

    i adore those glasses!
    STYLE DECORUM


    AEV left a comment on 11/29/2011 at 2:38 PM:

    Fred - I’m not only interested in “value”/cheaper prices - I just don’t believe that something being made in the USA automatically means it’s worth paying a steep premium for - in addition to some wonderful stuff, lots of crap is made in America. A casual, cotton duffle bag hardly seems worth $400+ - just my opinion. There is also a grand canyon size gap between “value”/cheap prices and $600.00…all sorts of high end, quality eyewear brands, Oliver Peoples (largely US designed), RL Collection(largely Italian made), etc., etc. can be had for 30-50% less…


    Makaga left a comment on 11/29/2011 at 2:38 PM:

    It’s great to read the message board.  As an eyewear designer, it’s nice to get a peak into what people feel about luxury/classic/storied brands like CW Dixey and Son.


    Dan from England left a comment on 11/29/2011 at 2:36 PM:

    Thanks Fred I checked that out but the picture today showers the cloth of the jacket so much better. When are you coming to London ?


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 11/29/2011 at 2:17 PM:

    @AEV—Items call always be had at a cheaper price. My taste isn’t solely value driven.  I am extremely interested in C.W. Dixey & Son’s history…I like and appreciate that story…their patronage. It subtly reaffirms me that I’m in good company wearing these eyeglasses.

    If value oriented eyeglasses are more your speed, you will be interested in another eyewear company I will be writing about soon. That value will be hard to beat.


    AEV left a comment on 11/29/2011 at 1:57 PM:

    Thanks Fred - that’s certainly helpful information to have when digesting your ‘endorsements’. Just because something’s made in the USA, doesn’t mean it’s worth over-paying for….especially since you seem to be endorsing similar ‘over paying’ for French made/UK designed eyewear. Heck, I’ve seen vintage, all leather RL black watch duffle bags sell for $200 or less on sites like etsy/eBay…personally, I think black watch travel bags are a bit much for men anyway.

    I don’t need glasses (yet), but I do know that very nice, high quality frames can be had for far less than $600.00….but, like I said, the Dixey ones are sharp and I appreciated the post. The vintage Press blazer is killer as well….


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 11/29/2011 at 1:24 PM:

    @AEV—In defense of my Ernest Alexander waxed cotton weekend bag, it’s the price I pay for a bag produced in NYC from a boutique (in blackwatch nonetheless, few, if anyone else, is doing that).  Yes, Filson makes a similar sized duffel bag in the USA for $100 less…and that’s a great option if you like earth tones.

    C.W. Dixey & Son gifted these frames to me upon my request for them to do so. I do like them very much.  I’ve found this shape is difficult to find. Given C.W. Dixey & Son’s price point, heritage, and patronage (and let’s not forget the weak dollar against the stubborn pound), their frames are essentially a luxury accessory; therefore, qualms over steep pricing don’t hold as much water as it would with a company competing on price.


    AEV left a comment on 11/29/2011 at 12:58 PM:

    Cool frames. Fred, were these a ‘gift’ or did you purchase them? They, like the $400 cloth bag you endorsed a couple wks ago, stike me as a bit steep at $600.00….no?


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 11/29/2011 at 12:28 PM:

    @Dan from England—Every article of clothing that appears on Unabashedly Prep is mine.  What you see is what I wear…what I wear, I endorse…what I endorse, I share with you.  If you’d like to see me wearing the jacket, check out the piece I wrote up on J.Hilburn—I’m wearing the jacket there.


    Dan from England left a comment on 11/29/2011 at 12:20 PM:

    Oh thanks for the info, I didn’t realise it was your jacket , don’t hink we have that make in the UK but I really like it, maybe you could do one of your collections and include it showing what you wear with it. Really cool jacket.


    Mike left a comment on 11/29/2011 at 12:09 PM:

    I thought that quote was by Oscar Wilde.  Yes, they make superb frames!


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 11/29/2011 at 10:50 AM:

    @Dan from England—My jacket is vintage J.Press.


    Dan from England left a comment on 11/29/2011 at 9:23 AM:

    Love the herringbone jacket, do we have any idea where it came fom ?


    ERIII left a comment on 11/28/2011 at 11:46 PM:

    Great post! I love the info!


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  • 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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