Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Sartorialist Hosts Book Signing For G. Bruce Boyer’s New Book – Gary Cooper: Enduring Style

Last week I met with long-time friend and Sartorialist contributor G. Bruce Boyer. 


We met for lunch at Gemma to celebrate his new book, Gary Cooper: Enduring Style (release date: late November 2011).  I’ve been hearing about this book for a while but the final product was so worth the effort.


The book features family snapshots of the Cooper clan.  Basically, it’s just like the vintage photos you guys send in to me but of famous, beautiful people.  The intimate, relaxed quality of the images (shot mainly by his wife) are so charming and  most have never been seen or published before this book.


I’m telling you, you guys are going to love it! Great for men looking for old school style inspiration, great for fans of vintage photography and Old Hollywood glamour and great for women looking for a gift for their man.



While we were talking it hit me, I gotta host a book signing for Bruce!!


The event will be in New York at one of my favorite stores, Leffot, on November 15 at 6:30pm. Bruce will be signing and I will be saying hi and hopefully shooting.  It will also be the first place the book is available anywhere. (What will be a great Christmas present for most could be an even better Thanksgiving present for the people that attend!)


Book signing details

Gary Cooper: Enduring Style

November 15th


10 Christopher St. ,  212.989.4577

6:30pm until…


All images from Gary Cooper: Enduring Style by G. Bruce Boyer and Maria Cooper Janis.


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  1. Adrian

    November 2, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Wow, Gary Cooper style icon!
    We love him…

  2. Panos

    November 2, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I hope the implication that the vintage photos people send you are of “not beautiful” people was unintended. Still made me smile.

  3. LocalCeleb

    November 2, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    That sounds amazing, and New York.. not too far, if I can’t attend I will definitely grab the book for the fashion forward Mr. Parks

  4. Scott

    November 2, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Hi Scott,

    Looks like a a great book; I will have to pick up a copy for inspiration. Good luck with the event!

  5. Rae Gross

    November 2, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I am going to get this for my guy for Chanukah! I just wish you had a book signing on the West Coast!

  6. juanita

    November 2, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Well, Gary Cooper is just so very good looking. I love the picture with the 2 dogs in the car – one of them is a Sealyham Terrier no less! Such excellent taste!

  7. Sue

    November 2, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    I have had a major crush on Gary Cooper since I was a girl and couldn’t even articulate what it was about him that made me swoon. Cooper, Grant and Power were the style trinity for me and still are, can’t wait to read this book. How wonderful of you to host this event, and good wishes to all those lucky enough to attend!

  8. The life after

    November 2, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Such an inspiration… Looking forward to purchase it!

    The Life After

  9. Fashionthroughtravel

    November 2, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    This seems to be an amazing book, the photos you posted are amazing! I love old Hollywood style!

  10. April

    November 2, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    How can anyone be this handsome.

  11. The Bohmerian

    November 2, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Will try and stop by.


    November 2, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    That man was handsome to die for, very beautiful pictures.

  13. Rose

    November 2, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I got a sneak peek at the book today and it is exquisite! Tons of vintage menswear style inspiration. And to see such an icon in these personal moments is just wonderful.

  14. oh my dior

    November 2, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    a really classy man!

  15. Abigail

    November 2, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Wasn’t able to open pictures :(

  16. Melanie

    November 2, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Nice! I have to agree with Panos; you should change your sentence because it sounds like the vintage photos you received from your fans are not beautiful people!

  17. monkeyshines

    November 2, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    adore these classic looks!


  18. Liz S.

    November 2, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Gary Cooper–best of his era. Another in the same league is Errol Flynn. To me some just stand out more than the others at the top…. They appear as understated sexy, not in your face can do men and naturally stylish. Johnny Depp another–ok have to say John Wayne too…oh and Paul Newman. Not too many from the present–they all seem too honed/polished.

  19. Lauren

    November 2, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Coop was one hot guy! I’m looking forward to seeing the book.

    The Styleseer

  20. clara Turbay

    November 2, 2011 at 9:52 pm

  21. Elizabeth

    November 2, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Yes, great style. But how much of that had to do with him standing around with his hands in his pockets looking cool, like in 3 of the 4 photos?

  22. Marcel Da Chump

    November 2, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Looks aside, he was a fine actor (two Oscars).
    I recommend MEET JOHN DOE, directed by
    Frank Capra.
    Kindly re-read the sentence, Panos & Melanie:
    “…famous, beautiful people…” does not imply the subjects in the Vintage Photos are not beautiful; actually, Scott is reiterating their beauty.

  23. bo

    November 3, 2011 at 1:32 am

    “but of famous, BEAUTIFUL people.”?

  24. Vicktoria (NY (USA) - Kyiv(Ukraine)

    November 3, 2011 at 2:56 am

    Yeahh… what can I say…
    That sentence disturbed me too…
    And I was going to share some cool pics of my family members (who always will be the most beautiful human creatures to me ) with You…
    Hope it was unintended.
    With respect,

  25. The Sartorialist

    November 3, 2011 at 8:04 am

    For Panos, bo and Vicktoria

    I guess you could infer that by just leaving words out and and changing the context of what I wrote to put a negative spin on it. Sorry, but I find that really offensive and a waste of time.

    What you could have and should have understood from what I wrote (using the words that I chose) was that the vintage photos sent to me are of NON-FAMOUS beautiful people.

  26. Makaga

    November 3, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Hi, Scott,

    Do we need to RSVP for this event at all?


  27. The Sartorialist

    November 3, 2011 at 2:53 pm


    no RSVP needed but we would love to know if you are coming

    you can call steven at Leffot to let him know

  28. Terri

    November 3, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Very cool! I’ll have to look for that one. I love Gary Cooper.

  29. Archibald

    November 4, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Nice inspiration, as usual.

    Just can’t avoid also noticing that unintentional blooper in the text

    “Basically, it’s just like the vintage photos you guys send in to me but of famous, beautiful people.”

    I choose to see what you actually meant though ;)

    Keep up the good work.

  30. Mark E. Seitelman

    November 4, 2011 at 9:55 am

    A Bruce Boyer book is always an event!

    I have a conflict with your date, but if you drop-by the Archiva book party I shall be there.

    Scott, keep-up your great work. I check-in daily!

  31. Thomas

    November 4, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Wow, he did have great style, but a face like that will raise the “tone” of nearly any outfit, although even Gary Copper couldn’t make cargo shorts and flipflops work

  32. Name*

    November 4, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Please forgive the girl-gushing, but Gary Cooper and Paul Newman both have that shy half- smile to make any woman swoon. A smile unsure and a bit wary of their influence and outright good looks. Two tremendous lives who have passed, but left their indelible mark on pop culture. Good to see Coop coming back into public image.

  33. E-mann

    November 5, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I will definitely be there for this book…i grew up watching his movies. Thanks!

  34. Patty

    November 5, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Gary Cooper’s style transends eras…
    I can’t wait to read the book

  35. Jerome

    November 5, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Well done Bruce. And again thank you for the nice Cooper’s article published in Bespoken magazine.

  36. Gloria

    November 5, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    I really hope that this book will soon be available in France !! For Christmas will be so great !

  37. Elizabeth

    November 6, 2011 at 1:47 am

    I have to agree with Panos et all, Scott. That will be any reader’s gut reaction and it’s really not a nice feeling. The problem is that you wrote

    famous, beautiful people

    with a comma; there’s no getting around a clear “unintentional intent” regardless of your explanation.

    Scott, I have no horse in this race. I’m writing in the hopes that another, more objective voice will clear things up. This is a real mistake, and the sooner you neutralize it the better. Again, this is not criticism directed at you, it’s simply an objective opinion: it is advisable to deal with the reality of the bad feeling this remark will cause. (A parenthetical remark in the original post itself would do)

  38. Name*

    November 6, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Does look like a nice christmas present.

  39. Julia

    November 7, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Very happy for Bruce! I enjoy all of his books.

  40. Tall

    November 9, 2011 at 10:41 am

    i’m lucky because it happen the day of my birthday .

  41. Jesse @ 1920s Fashion and Music

    November 13, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Wonderful pictures. Cooper was such an icon of style.

  42. Stephen

    November 14, 2011 at 10:01 am

    It’s a shame they dont make those flying sideways ties anymore…

    Just like they dont make WW1 flying backwards scarfs… :(

  43. julian

    September 10, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Undeniably a style icon

    Timeless, elegance personified, and a decent guy too

    In that bottom pic he has a very similar look (obviously a far more handsome version) to Arthur Miller round about the time he was married to Marilyn Monroe

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