Lina Plioplyte and I are thrilled to present our latest video collaboration, Advanced Style: Men
, released today on NOWNESS.com. I have often spoken about my grandmothers as being the impetus for starting Advanced Style, but it was my grandfathers who left an indelible mark on my own personal style. Papa Hal would never leave the house without coordinating his argyle socks to his cashmere sweaters. He was always perfectly groomed and believed that style was an important way to introduce yourself to the world. As a kid, I would hide in Grandpa Jack’s closet, trying on all his old hats from the 40s and 50s. They made me feel so grown-up and important. This video is a tribute to my grandfathers, and it also serves as a special dedication to our dear friend Lynn Dell Cohen who filmed with us a few days before her passing.
I have long been inspired by the sartorial savvy and joie de vivre of the five incredible gents in this film and hope you love them just as much as we do.
Thanks so much to our wonderful cast:
Robert W. Richards