Musician, Singer, Orchestra Leader
Best Sartorial advice from your parents?
I went to Catholic School as a young boy, and on the “Out Of Uniform Day”, my mom did me up right. She was very imaginative and tasteful, and showed me that color and panache could work on boys, too, and at no sacrifice to their toughness.
(French silent film actor, 1883 – 1925, known as “The Man In The Silk Hat”)
Harlem musicians in the ’30s
Describe your personal style
Jazz Age through French Resistance
I build my daily look around?
Where I’m playing that day or evening.
Personal Style quirk
I wear sock garters
I?m into old stuff.
Most cherished item
My 1925 Studebaker
I feel best wearing?
Cap, goggles, gloves and a linen duster
I never break this fashion rule.
Tuck in your shirt
Never caught wearing?
Most underrated item in menswear/ womenswear?
Menswear- the hat
Women – the dress
Dress to impress who?
Shine your own shoes?
Flea Markets and EBay
Your next “must have” purchase?
3-piece cream linen bespoke suit
I only buy __________ in Europe.
I splurge on…..
Favorite item of clothing
Straw Boater with a Chartreuse band
Bay Rum cologne, any brand
When I was high school I wore?
Khakis, Oxford shirts, canvas shoes
Favorite fashion magazine?
(Apparel Artists the de facto magazine of record for men’s clothing in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s)
Favorite vacation spot?
Canoeing the New York Harbor (really)
Favorite neighborhood restaurant?
Sam?s Restaurant and Pizzeria
238 Court St, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
(between Baltic and Kane Sts, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn)