+  Edited and photographed by Iké Udé, author of Style File. Selected as one of Vanity Fair’s 2009, 2012 and 2015 International Best Dressed Originals.  +

special guest/JOE McGLYNN: talks about his 10th outfit. #10 in eleven acts




What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
Double-breasted suit Palm Beach fabric with peak lapel and belted back.  Label: Herb Bland’s, Phoenix, AZ.
Blue cotton shirt and Palm Beach tie, blue & white handkerchief
Nunn Bush white oxfords
J.J. Newberry cotton socks,
Panama (modern) from Worth & Worth, NYC,
Tortoiseshell sunglasses
Bamboo cane

How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I wanted to wear a fitted suit with refinement and lines to contrast the shape of the action-ready suit with knickers in this series.

Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?

In a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit? 
10- Off to see the Cyclone rollercoaster but ride the Wonder Wheel!

What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
The light Palm Beach fabric has a sun-bleached appearance; the breathable fabric is a proprietary blend of materials. The double-breasted jacket fits snugly and conforms to the torso. The trouser has some freedom but nothing compared to knickers.

How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
I would wear this to a daytime party in summer, such as the Dreamland Orchestra’s Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island.

There is perhaps a spiritual, emotional, intellectual or psychological aspect to what/how we dress. What is your personal experience in relation to this outfit?
When I wear this I feel like I’m Summering at a resort. The fit limits certain movements and keeps one’s stature together.

When I wear vintage glasses, people are more likely to notice I am wearing period clothing.  Optical Techniques in Elmwood Park, NJ installs modern prescription lenses into my period frames.  They carefully match the original lens color and shape, and afterward return the original lenses to me.


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6 Responses to special guest/JOE McGLYNN: talks about his 10th outfit. #10 in eleven acts

  1. Makaga says:

    Looking sharp! I definitely like the cane as a finishing touch.

  2. Voon says:

    Great tip about the optician/eyewear place that fits prescription lenses on vtg eyewear!

  3. Breanna says:

    I love the warm-toned details with this–the cane especially. Really helps make that summery look!

  4. Mary says:

    …envisioning you strolling to the glittery El Miradon Hotel or the Racquet Club in Palm Springs, favorite haunts of the Stars!

    (Author, Tom Wolfe take notice.)

  5. J.Magnifico says:

    C`est Magnifique!

  6. Marcie Adler says:

    Stepping out and ready to dance, romance and enjoy!!!Wonderful look for you!!!

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