SUSPENDERS THAT POINT NORTH BY NORTHWEST
While this aesthetic might seem hopelessly anachronistic in our current skinny-jeans-squeezed culture, Fletcher disagrees. “By the shrunken proportions of today’s fashionable tailoring, Grant’s jacket is much too long and the whole suit is too loose,” he notes. “But it’s telling that despite this, the outfit is still hugely admired...half a century later, any man in the same ensemble would be impeccably dressed.”
Here is a look we pulled together inspired by the elegance of Cary Grant and his style protege, Don Draper of Man Men - just with new millennium street sensibilities.
The head-to-toe gray of Grant’s suit is so flattering, but to make the look more relevant to today, we opted for a reproduction-vintage pant (all the styling goodness of the original, just without the fit issues of the real thing) and a coordinating gray shirt with matching overcoat. And instead of a white shirt against the gray jacket, we got the same feel in a more interesting way with our striped Bar None button-on suspender. Lastly, Grant chose a pair of shoes in an on-trend shade of oxblood, so we did as well!
suspenders: JJ Suspenders
shirt - Maison Margiela, coat - J.Crew, shoes - Lanvin: all MrPorter.com
trousers - ReVamp Vintage