style icons: ambiguously gay assassins from bring me the head of alfredo garcia.
it’s refreshing to see older men dressed in such swinging duds. the oomph went out of fashion somewhere in the 1980s, and we never saw the return of such stylishly silly wardrobes on white collar fellows of a certain age. where’s the fun?
style icon: mark harmon as ted bundy.
style icon: roald dahl.
the man seems to have worn trousers, a neutral shirt, cardigan, and tie every day for 85 years, which is okay by me. here he is somewhere between the ages of 32 and 95, with a goat as further evidence of his sartorial dominance.
style icon: roger ebert.
sigh. seems like nothing but obits these days. i’ll remember ebert thusly: as a heavyset, dully dressed fellow happily marrying the love of his life; wearing unflattering glasses on his wedding day.
his essays concerning his wife chaz are among the loveliest he has written, and a grand argument for the pen being mightier than the sword. he may not have cut a dashing figure, but he certainly typed a dashing phrase.