Dr. Andre Churchwell, the esteemed cardiologist from Tennessee, recently visited NYC, and Bruce Boyer thought we should meet. I think he was right! Here you see Dr. Churchwell sporting his "mill suit" inspired by the Duke of Windsor, and tailored by Leonard Logsdail. This suit makes a terrific impression, and it seems to have become quite legendary - I mean, it has it's own name! He likes to add vintage touches - like these bright yellow felt braces and tie bar - but prefers bespoke suits, as do his two brothers whom I have yet to meet (but you know I will!).
The frames he wears are bespoke, too, inspired by glasses Cary Grant once wore. This detail goes only part way to describe Dr. Churchwell's fine-tuned fascination with classic films, and the clothes worn by those legends of style. And as we walk we talk about how being a gentleman is not just in how a person dresses, but in their actions - or as Dr. Churchwell puts it - in their civility to each other.
Stopping in for a visit to his longtime tailor, Len Logsdail.
I just love these amazing embroidered vintage braces! The suit and colors are classic and a bit understated, and then open up the jacket and voila! Having fun, but always the gentleman.
Ouigi Theodore of Brooklyn Circus, at the book signing for Gary Cooper: Enduring Style at Leffot, NYC, Nov 15, 2011. Finally got to meet "The Bearded Man"! I definitely want to do a profile on this singular fellow.