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Cary Grant: A Celebration of Style

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by richstyle, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. richstyle

    richstyle Well-Known Member

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    Why not? Why is a collar bar/pin acceptable with a DB but not a BD. I like the look, even with the FC's.


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    One sartorial expert who knew CG well told me he had his own 'treatment' for everything--collars, cuffs, etc., etc. He expressed himself through clothes as well as other media.
     
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    CG did that a lot--paired the button-down with a more formal looking suit and ensemble. Why? It's a mystery RT
    I am about half way through the book and I am wondering if the buttondown had something to do with what you described for his technique of hiding his neck length , like what he did for buttoning the top bottom and pulling the collar up. I have to say , I love this book, it is my reward at the end of the day to read 30 mins worth. I bought it for the pictures and have loved the writing. To me the neat thing about him was that he was a person I would respect regardless of his profession. I always found the descriptions I have read of people like Beau Brummell and his habits to be strange and ugly. Nothing I would want in my own life. CG on the other hand had the perfect balance of interest in ones appearance and being a normal , caring person. The only thing I still can't figure out is what was with the 5 marriages.
     
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    I too found the five marriges, to be excessive. Not crazy about the nylon underpants, either. Nylon acquires a fierce, odor, comfortable and revealing though it may be.
     
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    I too found the five marriges, to be excessive. Not crazy about the nylon underpants, either. Nylon acquires a fierce, odor, comfortable and revealing though it may be.

    I was thinking the same thing but I thought that since I don't own or intend to own any that I must of been wrong.

    I was surprised by the suit on page 119, I used a magnifying glass but did you notice that the stripes match perfectly on the shoulder seam. I thought that was impossible, or so I read either here or on AAAC.
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I thought that was impossible, or so I read either here or on AAAC.
    It's not impossible. It can happen if the cloth pattern and suit's paper pattern combine fortuitously to make a perfect match, or if the tailor stretches and shrinks the cloth to force the stripes to match. The former is a matter of luck. The latter, most tailors consider to be unwise.
     
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    I am about half way through the book and I am wondering if the buttondown had something to do with what you described for his technique of hiding his neck length , like what he did for buttoning the top bottom and pulling the collar up.

    I have to say , I love this book, it is my reward at the end of the day to read 30 mins worth. I bought it for the pictures and have loved the writing.

    To me the neat thing about him was that he was a person I would respect regardless of his profession.

    I always found the descriptions I have read of people like Beau Brummell and his habits to be strange and ugly. Nothing I would want in my own life. CG on the other hand had the perfect balance of interest in ones appearance and being a normal , caring person. The only thing I still can't figure out is what was with the 5 marriages.


    Easy answer to the five marriages question. In the '30s and '40s you didn't date for long periods, you got married. In other words, you didn't get any unless you gave her the ring. There's a humorous example of this in Lee Server's new bio of Ava Gardner. The young Mickey Rooney is trying his hardest to, shall we say, woo Ava into bed but she won't budge until he coughs up the ring and a wedding. He does, of course, and less than a year later (more or less), they get divorced.

    Many things can be explained by context.
     
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    I wonder what Liz Taylor's excuse, was . . .
     
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    I wonder what Liz Taylor's excuse, was . . .

    I recall Liz saying that she didn't really sleep around; that she married just about every man she ever slept with.
     
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    That's Liz! BTW: the Eddie Fisher bio: Been There Done That, is a MUST read. I thought I was shockproof. Not, in the least . . . Fisher's story is jawdropping, from start to finish. His three year marriage to LT, was enough to make a clock, stop dead.
     
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    I recall Liz saying that she didn't really sleep around; that she married just about every man she ever slept with.

    That's another case in point.

    In those days there was something called morality. If you slept around and it was noted, you could kiss your career goodbye. Look what happened to Ingrid Bergman when she left her husband. Villified. Now it would be a one-paragraph squib in the paper, maybe a few seconds on ET, and she'd probably get more rather than less work due to a high profile generated by the publicity.
     
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    I was looking through some of the pictures from the website watermarked in Tomasso's pictures on CG , and again just about every suit , even Houndstooth ones have the shoulder seam perfectly aligned.
     
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    Yes, the immolation of Ingrid Bergman, by Hedda Hopper and Louella Parons, was probably the most damning publicity ever served up, by gossip squads.
     
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    I was looking through some of the pictures from the website watermarked in Tomasso's pictures on CG , and again just about every suit , even Houndstooth ones have the shoulder seam perfectly aligned.

    Do you have the link? I'd like to check it out. Thanks. --RT
     
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    Do you have the link? I'd like to check it out. Thanks. --RT
    http://www.carygrant.net/
     
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    http://www.carygrant.net/
    Could you post the direct link, I can't seem to find the photos.
     
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    http://www.carygrant.net/fotogallery/index.html

    It was in your picture in the watermark


    I am very familiar with the site, but I can't seem to find the photos that you're speaking about. Can you post the exact link? Like so .
     
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    This Saturday, November 11 at 2 PM Richard Torregrossa will present and sign CARY GRANT: A CELEBRATION OF STYLE, Foreword by Giorgio Armani, at
    Book Soup
    8818 Sunset Blvd.
    West Hollywood CA 90069.
    (310) 659-3110
    Email: booksoup@aol.com

    He will be joined by special guests, including Scott Hill and Dino Certo of Scott & Co, who helped create the wardrobes of many major celebrities; Svend Petersen, aka, the legendary "Poolside Prince" who has worked at the Beverly Hills Hotel for more than 35 years where he met just about every major celebrity known to man, including Cary Grant; and Andy Gilchrist, author of The Encyclopedia of Men's Clothes, and the founder of the popular men's style forum AskAndyAboutClothes.com

    All are welcome. Ascots optional. A Q&A period will follow the presentation, so have your questions ready.

    With rare and never-before-published photographs, personal letters, and documents, this groundbreaking book reveals the style secrets that helped make Cary Grant a fashion icon.

    For more information visit:
    www.richardtorregrossa.com
     
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    Any chance of visiting Atlanta Richard?
     
  20. richstyle

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    Any chance of visiting Atlanta Richard?

    Yes, very possible. 'Tis the season, you known, and CG is proving to be a very popular gift book, so we're planning a more easterly tour as well.
     

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