I have to admit, I don’t read many other blogs. Once I’m finished with everything it takes to manage and expand TheStyleBlogger, it’s usually time to shut my computer.
Ever since Jenilee introduced me to Unabashedly Prep, however, I’ve enjoyed watching F.E. Castleberry carve a niche by documenting the East Coast Prep subculture while strategically bending, but not breaking, it’s strongly rooted traditions.
As a fashion photographer turned style blogger, F.E. has an equally great eye behind the camera as he does for putting together outfits that are in-line with the traditional prep aesthetic but carefully updated for a modern appeal.
Here, Fred gives us a taste of some of the layered looks he’s wearing this Fall.
1. Tailored Sportswear
“While a down vest is easily imagined over a flannel shirt or a Norwegian sweater, I began wearing mine over my sport coats after seeing some Italian do it last year. My style is heavily rooted in American sportswear, thus the tailored clothing/sportswear contrast feels good to me.”
“My vintage Omega Seamaster wristwatch is my favorite piece in my wardrobe. I wear it everyday. In the spring/summer I pair it with colorful striped nylon bands while in the fall/winter I keep it grounded with a dark brown alligator strap.”
- Navy down vest by Penfield
- Khaki chinos by Club Monaco
- Brown leather wingtips by Vintage Cole Hann
- Tortoise eyeglasses by Lookmatic
- Navy/yellow striped socks by Norman Hilton
- Red/green striped tie by Brooks Brothers
- Pink stripe oxford shirt by Tailor Stitch
- Watch Vintage Omega Seamaster