A Fine Man Once Said:

"Part of the 10 million I spent on gambling, part of it on booze, and part of it on women. The rest I spent foolishly."

- George Raft

Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Field Guide to Tuxedos @ Slate.com

Ahead of this year's Oscars, an interesting and amusing piece from Peter Marshall on what to expect with regards to menswear on this year's red carpet:


Monday, February 10, 2014

Elegance in an Age of Crisis @ A Suitable Wardrobe

Suit Patterns & POW DB of the Duke of Windsor

G. Bruce Boyer and Patricia Mears, co-curators of the Fashions of the 1930s exhibit at the Museum at FIT, were kind enough to extend an invitation to the opening reception, and Will Boehlke was kind enough to post my thoughts on the event at A Suitable Wardrobe. In a nutshell, anyone with even a passing interest in the golden age of style should see this exhibit. The pieces on display are one-of-a-kind but the icing on the proverbial cake was the opportunity to discuss tailoring with people like Mr. Boyer and Luca Rubinacci. Priceless.

An Uptown Dandy, Luca Rubinacci, and Anthony from C&J

You can link to the article here.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Museum at FIT: Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s

London House, classic Neapolitan jacket, 1930s, Italy (lent by the Rubinacci Museum)

Readers of The Best Dressed Man In The Room, An Uptown Dandy, and admirers of the golden age of men's style in general will want to make time to see the new exhibit at the Museum at FIT: Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s. The exhibit, co-curated by G. Bruce Boyer and Patricia Mears, explores the era when truly modern clothing was first created.

Anderson & Sheppard suit, London, 1935 (collection of Steven Hitchcock)

The exhibit explores both women's and menswear, with an emphasis on the Italian and English interpretations of the men's suit and jacket - particularly, the "deconstructed" suit of the  Neapolitan dandy-turned-purveyor, Gennaro Rubinacci, and his master tailor, Vincenzo Attolini; and the softened British tailoring of Frederick Scholte and the London Lounge style exemplified by his celebrated drape cut.

I'll be attending the opening reception tomorrow night and will try to take photographs, if possible.

The exhibit will be on display at the Museum at FIT from February 7 - April 19, 2014.