+  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 11th outfit. #11 in eleven acts




What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
BVD “made for the best retail trade” 1930’s cotton & Lastex embroidered pajama’s with shell buttons (trousers have drawstring and embroidered cuff)
Early 40’s Royal Lounger geometric-patterned brocade robe with tassled belt,
1930’s Do Not Disturb hotel door sign

How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
To share some clothes which are not worn past my front door.

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? 
9   (Winding down…minus my period slippers).

What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
The pajama material is a soft-but-crisp cotton, brocade robe (which sold for a steep $15 in 1944) has a nice weight to it and it slides on and off easily.  This outfit is more about the fabric than the cut.

How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
The next time Heidi puts on her 1930’s pajamas

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 wearing this, I feel as if Jeeves is going to appear with my freshly ironed newspaper.

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5 Responses to special guest/JOE McGLYNN: talks about his 11th outfit. #11 in eleven acts

  1. Alicia says:

    Joe, I’ve loved the whole series sad to see it coming to and end!

  2. Breanna says:

    Completely fabulous, that’s all there is to it! Any excuse for brocades is good by me.

  3. Mary says:

    …a relaxed 30’s-40’s version of John Singer Sargent’s “Dr. Samuel Jean Pozzi” richly presented and then embellished with your genuinely happy smile.

    The perfect ending to this thoughtfully and artistically constructed series. Bravo!

  4. Cheryll says:

    I just love the circle swirl print on the robe. Such an appropriate finale to this wonderful series. I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Perhaps a future series featuring the dynamic McGlynn and Rosenau duo? Thanks Joe and Iké.

  5. Laura says:

    Really have enjoyed the photo series, puts a smile on my face each day to see the outfits and the background settings.

    I’d vote for a McGlynn/Rosenau series! in Paris though (ooh lala!)

    A bientot! Laura

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