What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
Burgundy hat by Joe Fresh
Red jacket by Peter Elliott
Red and black cardigan by Club Monaco
Grey/white linen scarf by Ino, that I bought in AnaCapri on the Isle of Capri
Grey/white pocket scarf by Dunhill
Grey tweed slacks from Jill Sander
Red suede loafers from Sandalo, from a boutique in Southampton
Sunglasses by Polo Ralph Lauren
How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I wanted to look like an updated, modern, “Montgomery version” of Cary Grant.
Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
This actually was planned ahead of time.
On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
I will give this outfit an unequivocal and resounding 10. I was very happy with the way this premeditated ensemble turned out….Not too precious, not too retro, just right…for me at least!
What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
I’ve always loved putting greys with reds….but shades of greys and hues of red….The checkered sweater just added the right touch for ME!
How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
I’d wear it to a fashion show or event….that’s how much I loved this outfit…Probably for the Fall shows in February at IMG New York Fashion Week.
There is perhaps a spiritual, emotional, intellectual or psychological aspect to the what/how we dress. What is your personal experience in relation to this outfit?
I’ve always been influenced by Hollywood movies, and certain actors’ style has always resonated with me, namely Cary Grant and Gary Cooper.