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Abraham Moon & Sons - The F.E.C. Diaries

Abraham Moon & Sons - The F.E.C. Diaries

Valentino was on to something here. The Italian fashion designer poetically places his thumb on an English sensibility that deeply informs what we do at F.E. Castleberry. It’s evident in our anointment of a young David Hockney as a cardinal brand muse, our allegiance to a code of light formality (albeit slightly bent)—the better your dress, the worse you can behave—and our faithfulness to British cloth; especially our faithfulness to British cloth.


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Pink Shirts - Blank Label

Pink Shirts - Blank Label

Blue and white are the colors most often held up as the “standard” options for a dress shirt. Those two hues are staples for a reason—they blend in, and match with most anything. What’s often overlooked is the “third option,” aka the pink shirt.

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Vintage Omega Seamaster - The F.E.C. Diaries

Vintage Omega Seamaster - The F.E.C. Diaries

For most of history, sea monsters were indicative of where you shouldn’t be going. Dig up a medieval map, and look for those corners of the globe they hadn’t quite figured out yet. In place of South America or Taiwan you’ll see fearsome, cryptozoological swimmers that stand for one thing: “lost.”

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Shirt Button Colors - Blank Label

Shirt Button Colors - Blank Label

When you have a shirt custom made, everything from the collar type to the placket is yours to choose. But one customization that often goes overlooked is the choice of button color. It seems minor, until you realize that a different colored button can completely alter the look of a shirt and its perception as a more casual or formal garment.

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Between A Rockefeller And Hard Time - Ivy-Style

Between A Rockefeller And Hard Time - Ivy-Style

It’s unlikely that any style community is more fixated on authenticity than followers of the Ivy League Look. Bring up whether a hook vent is essential or a jacket can ever be darted, and you’ll kick off a dogma debate rivaling the The First Council of Nicaea in its intensity. 

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What's Broadcloth? - Blank Label

What's Broadcloth? - Blank Label

When it comes to everyday shirting, oxford cloth isn’t the only game in town. If you’ve ever worn a button down shirt that felt lighter, smoother and a little airer than oxford cloth, there’s a good chance that you and broadcloth (or as it’s sometimes called poplin) are already acquainted.

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Making The Case For The Trench Coat - Blank Label

Making The Case For The Trench Coat - Blank Label

Perhaps more than any other piece of outerwear, trench coats come with built-in myth making. People associate them with TV detectives and conflicted heroes in black-and-white noir films. But look past those associations, and you’ll realize that trench coats are versatile, utilitarian, and easy to wear over tailoring or casual clothing.

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