He’s got a pretty good eye for what your average semi-pychotic, ultra-eccentric man-child candy factory owner should dress like. Some choice bits being:
” don’t think of Willy as an eccentric who holds on to his 1912 Dandy’s Sunday suit and wears it in 1970, but rather as just an eccentric — where there’s no telling what he’ll do or where he ever found his get-up — except that it strangely fits him”
“To match the shoes with the jacket is fey. To match the shoes with the hat is taste.”
“Slime green trousers are icky. But sand colored trousers are just as unobtrusive for your camera, but tasteful.”
“Also a light blue felt hat-band to match with the same light blue fluffy bow tie shows a man who knows how to compliment his blue eyes.”
Now, that last point reminded me, funny enough, of of Steve McQueen in The Thomas Crown Affair.
Here’s a guy with famous blue eyes, decked out in – more than his share of blue. Well, almost more than his share – I’d say he still looks pretty good (but, thankfully, there’s no matching hat.)
Pretty sure McQueen would have held the same opinion on “slime green trousers”…