PICTURE: #8 IN ELEVEN ACTS
SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEW:
JOE McGLYNN TALKS ABOUT HIS 8TH OUTFIT
What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
c. 1940 striped shirt, Sportswear by Allendale
Mauve wool trouser (1940s)
Triple-stitched saddle shoe: The Edgerton Shoe with Essex sole
Look magazine September 1938, Swing cover story
How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I wanted to pay tribute to a style I have coopted from dancer friend Ray Hirsch. Ray attended Hollywood High School—along with Judy Garland and Lana Turner—and danced in films in the late 1930s and 1940s (see him at CollegiateShag.com).
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! Listening to the latest shellac 78 & following my favorite screen stars!
What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
This is meant to be a young look, with its bright colors. The fitted tee is shorter than modern ones and is very comfortable and breathable. It is good for sitting around or wearing during athletic dances like collegiate shag.
How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
I wear this practical look frequently.
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 like I’m twenty years younger and in Southern California when I wear this. Thanks, Ray!