If you pay attention to any prep blogs than you have assuredly heard of Unabashedly Prep. F.E. Castleberry’s blog is one of the most well-known blogs out there and perfectly captures everyday people showcasing prep style. The blog is a daily read and it’s safe to say I’ve borrowed elements from quite a few looks he’s presented. Read on to find out more about Mr. Castleberry.
Great Lakes Prep: Why did you start a blog?
Unabashedly Prep: Unabashedly Prep was born out of an overly ambitious harebrained idea that I would eventually design for (or in collaboration with) a menswear label. That, and I wanted something to get me to my desk at 9am every morning.
GLP: Where are you from?
UP: I’m from a small town outside Fort Worth, TX. Weatherford to be exact. Currently, I live and work in New York.
GLP: What do you do outside of your blog?
UP: Currently I call New York City home, wrestle my two sons, and sink money into an ‘87 Bimmer. You can read a little more here.
GLP: How would you describe your style?
UP: A southern boy in the Ivy League circa 1960s who later studied abroad in Italy for a couple of semesters.
GLP: Who are your style icons?
UP: I’ve actually created an inspiration board for an occasion such as this.
GLP: What advice would you give anyone looking to start a blog?
UP: Blog about what turns you on.
GLP: Bow tie or neck tie?
UP: Right now, neck tie.