Revisiting Cary Grant: An interview with Richard Torregrossa

Although it’s been a few years since the publication of Cary Grant: A Celebration of Style by Richard Torregrossa, I thought it timely to revisit CG’s legacy. In particular, I had recently finished reading two memoirs of CG, one by his wife Dyan Cannon and another by his only child, Jennifer Grant. As I was …

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Berlin style: Holiday displays on Kurfürstendamm

In addition to visiting the prosperous northern German city of Hamburg, I spent some time in Berlin, specifically along Kurfürstendamm, one of the main retail corridors of this historic city. The other primary retail area is along Friedrichstraße in the Mitte district. Due the width of the sidewalks on the Ku’damm, shoppers are able to …

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Messina style: Elbow patches and quilted coats

During my recent trip to Sicily, the noteworthy thing was elbow patches. In Messina, I saw them everywhere from sport jackets in window displays to a customer’s jacket that a tailor (Epifanio) was working. Below are a few of those photos:         Epifanio working on a tweed jacket It’s also the season …

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Bruce Boyer: Reading and writing about men’s style

The Wall Street Journal recently interviewed noted men’s style writer Bruce Boyer regarding his forthcoming book, Gary Cooper: Enduring Style, his career as a fashion writer, and his thoughts on the future of menswear. Photo by Rose Callahan (http://dandyportraits.blogspot.com/2011/09/g-bruce-boyer-at-len-logsdail.html) My favorite quote appears when he recounts what the editor at Town & Country found most …

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