• Duck, Duck, Goose

    Dress Code  

    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) Total 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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