+  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 6th outfit. #6 in eleven acts




What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
Circa 1930s navy wool suit jacket with notched lapel, belted back by John C Mason & Co, Chicago, IL; pants feature a button fly and have no pleats.
shirt, white blue stripes,
Vintage silk tie by Charvet & Fils, 18 E 53rd St, NYC
Black quarter-brogues by Allen McAfee London for Saks Fifth Avenue,
Crestwoven socks, Ward’s
Silver glasses, monogrammed tie chain,
NY Times Book Review, umbrella

How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I wanted to show a period suit with a rich color and fine tailoring that could be dressed up or down.

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. This man is as big as his hat…

What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
The suit fabric is a rich navy fabric with minor red windowpane.  I’ve chosen to dress this up with a Charvet with bold parrot design, bright handkerchief and patterned sock.

How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
A few times per year

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?
I feel polished and well put together in this suit.

Posted in Joe McGlynn | 7 Comments

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

  1. Marcie Adler says:

    Waltz down to Wall Street….they will feel under dressed! Very New York. —iké

  2. admin says:

    Joe nicely sums up the quintessence of Wall Street before it lost it’s “Wall” of integrity and became all street. Well done!

  3. Igor says:

    Very good look and a nice mix of colors.

  4. Mary says:

    Love the look of the Homburg!
    …very nattily dressed head to toe!

  5. Mac says:

    What a wonderful example of urban chic!
    Your hat is the cat’s meow.

  6. Voon says:

    The vintage patterned socks cinched the entire look for me! Shows attention to the minutest of details… Even when they are mostly hidden from view. Another proof that Joe dresses immaculately for himself…And not for the (grateful) masses! Props!

  7. The man can dress. I’ve always been a fan of belt back jackets but I have to agree with Voon on this one. The accents are what makes this outfit.

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