PICTURE: #2 IN ELEVEN ACTS
SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEW:
JOE McGLYNN TALKS ABOUT HIS 2nd OUTFIT
What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
We are both wearing authentic late 30s/early 40s items:
Joe: wool patterned sweater by Jersild
Brown wool button-fly trouser, no pleats, light cream stripe,
Brown suede oxfords by Davins Shoes NYC
Heidi: plaid wool skirt suit (jacket not pictured)
Brown hand-knit wool sweater with orange accents and bakelite buttons
Celluloid collegiate football player pin
…and the best part of all, an unusual pair of spectator heeled oxfords in brown leather and white buck
How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I’m excited to show a collegiate look from the late 1930’s/early 1940’s. The college campus had its own clothing trends, as seen in many entertaining movies.
Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
Hers: Unplanned- pulled together minutes before the shoot
In a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
10- Big man on campus chats up his favorite bookworm!
What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
The collegiate style of the 30’s and 40’s is a favorite, with the long pleatless trouser, the pant cuffs of generous circumference and width, and the youthful and sporty sweater.
How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
I’ll repeat this formula in fall and to a lesser extent in spring. It’s a fun look that’s clean and professional enough to wear to the office. The sweater gives a relaxed, “comforts-of-home” feeling while still being the centerpiece of a pulled together look.
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 look, I feel snappy. When I wear a thick sweater I’m usually enjoying the last autumn days before a winter coat is needed. I also think of my grandfather who wore sweaters in this style- a look he may have carried over from his youth.