With his wholesome looks and penchant for the Ivy style, Anthony Perkins was perfect to play the apparently good-natured but in fact deranged killer Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.” He also had a taste for our style.Here’s a quote about Perkins from Tab Hunter’s autobiography:
As I toweled off, someone approached and formally introduced me to a new actor in town, Anthony Perkins. Tony was tall and skinny, wearing a buttoned-down Brooks Brothers shirt and aviator-style reading glasses. He looked like a gawky New England prep school student who’d taken a wrong turn into this hipster’s hideout [Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard]. We shared the common bond of having grown up fatherless, but beyond that, our backgrounds couldn’t have been more different. Tony had attended Florida’s elite Rollins College, as well as Columbia University….
Above, Perkins in buttondown with ample collar roll. Below, seersucker jacket with yellow oxford:
A couple of crewnecks:
And finally, in what looks like a high school yearbook shot, tweed jacket with pinned collar and knit tie. They sure don’t make psycho killers like they used to. — CC