I turned on the debate last night for 30 seconds before switching it off to watch my DVD from Netflix, which, by bizarre coincidence, was “The Fall Of The Roman Empire.”
So this morning I awoke to an email from Ivy Style contributor James Kraus. Apparently it doesn’t take much to distinguish oneself sartorially these days, as a member of the debate audience had charmed the weary nation with his red cable-knit sweater. It went viral, and just as I got the idea to do a post, I see everyone is jumping on the bandwagon and GQ has managed to track down the exact sweater.
Although my photographic memory for photos is not as encyclopedic as our own Chris Sharp’s, I immediately thought of the guy above from the movie “Making The Grade.” So buy a red sweater and cheer up your fellow Americans. You could also go for a scarlet waistcoat, which were popular during the ’50s and ’60s and always show up on characters like Gig Young in “That Touch Of Mink.” David Hyde Pierce wears one in the ’60s spoof “Down With Love.” — CC
Come to think of it, when the weather cooled last week I wore my lavender cashmere cable crew around Manhattan and got a few compliments from strangers, which never happens when I’m wearing understated black and gray Ivy chic. I might just have to scoop up some new sweaters myself. — CC