#27: Touch of Grey
Last night being so very cold and snowy, Malcolm and Jackson and I decided to stay in and enjoy a classic: Hitchcock’s North by Northwest. And I can’t remember the last time I was so taken by a man’s suit.
In this picture, Mr. Grant is featured in an impeccably tailored classic grey three-button jacket (buttoned only on the center button) with notch lapel, pleated front trouser (largely considered old fashioned and stodgy these days but I still think the right kind of boulevardier looks smashing in his pleats), and french shirt (french cuffs/cufflinks) with pointed collar. The icing on the cake is the matching silver/grey tie which, silly and simple as it seems– of course! a matching tie!– absolutely takes my breath away. The guy in the suit isn’t half bad, either.
Also, I’d sign a deal with the devil to get my hands on these sunglasses. You think he reads craigslist?
Here’s our hero and his suit in action:
A modern take on the look is featured in Ralph’s Black Label line this season as seen here, updated with two-button fashioning, plain front and lower waisted trousers (but still with a cuff– always with a cuff, fellas!), and a spread collar shirt. If you ask me, any way you slice it, a classic never dies.