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Shades of Gray - Blank Label

Shades of Gray - Blank Label

Forget what you’ve been told about “the boring grey suit.” Grey is one of the most versatile colors out there, and even slight variations in shade can suit it to entirely different moods and places. As we’ve mentioned, the grey zone for suits is quite diverse—but for the sake of simplicity, we’re going to break the ultra-wearable color into three main categories: light, mid-gray and charcoal.

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What's Fresco? - Blank Label

What's Fresco? - Blank Label

Not to be confused with Renaissance murals or outdoor dining, fresco fabric is a type of worsted wool with a tactile, slightly raised texture and a more open, breathable weave. The former quality makes it more visually interesting, and the latter makes it an excellent choice for spring and summer wear

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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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