My Favorite Old Things

Glenn O'Brien considers clothes that deserve a bright future

Glenn O’Brien is an open-minded man of the world who embraces what’s new. But he also takes the long view and appreciates the best of classic style. Here is a list of indispensable items (and vintage) in his wardrobe. They haven’t been improved upon because they cannot be.

-My grandfather’s tail coat (1921)

-My grandfather’s garnet & gold cuff links (Circa 1952)

-Club tie with orange lobsters (Circa 1964)

-My black leather motorcycle jacket (1979)

-Vintage Ralph Lauren tie (circa 1970)

-Calvin Curtis ties and scarf (circa 1969)

-Pendleton black watch jacket (circa 1960) 

-TV Party t-shirt (1979) 

-Georgetown Nike Terminator Hoya team shoes (1985)

Read Glenn O’Brien’s essay on Classic Men’s Style from the latest issue of BG Magazine.

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