PICTURE: #6 IN ELEVEN ACTS
SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEW:
JOE McGLYNN TALKS ABOUT HIS 6TH OUTFIT
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.