First, before we go any further, here’s the link. Click it, it is going to open another tab. Keep that tab open and if you don’t get back here, I am fine with that.
Much to my amazement, G. Bruce Boyer is a friend of mine. It started when I reached out to him just to let him know I have the gig now, and we exchanged emails. That is how I discovered the best thing about G. Bruce Boyer –
He cares more about people than the clothes they wear. (And trust me, that is not universal.)
We got along well, and it kind of freaked me out. In this game, Boyer is Jordan and LeBron, and here I was getting emails from him. Encouraging ones, too. He made introductions for me, we shared personal information, and he taught me a ton, without ever assuming the position of authority, even though he is THE authority. Here’s the biggest lesson I got from him and his work.
When writing about fashion, focus on the WRITING. That’s how he does it. That’s why, when he writes, people who don’t care about clothes buy whatever he has written.
He invited me to lunch in town (Manhattan). Out of nowhere. First thing I thought was the first thing you would think – what in God’s good name do you wear to lunch with G. Bruce Boyer. There is only one person in the world who can answer that question: G. Bruce Boyer. Here’s what he said, and this is the second best thing about G. Bruce Boyer:
“Wear whatever the hell you want.”
And that taught me the biggest lesson I have ever learned about style:
Anybody who isn’t culturally dialed out or colorblind, can with the help of a few pictures, put together something decent. Style isn’t that. Style is when your artistic and creative side is driven by your own self-assurance and almost flagrant disregard for public reaction to what you have on.
Since then, G. Bruce Boyer and I have shared family medical news, personal updates, congratulations, and he generously contributed a few pieces to this site which helped me WWWAAAYYY more than it helped him.
So the other day Trish is in chemo and Gramercy and I are with her. And I am checking my email and I get one from Boyer that at the end says please send my warmest wishes. So I look up and say, “Trish, G. Bruce Boyer sends you his warmest wishes.” And my daughter says to the nurse, “Mr. Boyer is famous.”
Which is why this is an opportunity. Mr. Boyer has agreed to sell some of his wardrobe. His collection is coming out in stages, the next big release is this Thursday.
I am going to add some pictures to the end of this post so that you see the variety. These prices are nuts and by nuts I mean WWWAAAYYY low (in comedy that’s named a callback). This is a chance to buy something that has been vetted by the best there ever was. Go there now, send the people you love there, send the people who love you there.