I was hanging out at Kinokuniya in San Francisco over the weekend, flipping through some magazines, and was pleasantly surprised to see Bruce Boyer featured in the March 2014 issue of Free & Easy. Bruce has always been one of my favorite menswear writers. He’s uniquely erudite and eloquent, and can write about men’s clothing in a way that’s substantive and thoughtful, but also not overly rigid or dogmatic. If you haven’t already, check out his books Eminently Suitable and Elegance. His essays at Cigar Aficionado are also must-reads.
The Free & Easy feature takes us through some of Bruce’s things. There’s an old Coach messenger bag from back when they used to manufacture in the United States, a Willis & Geiger watch set on a brown alligator strap, and a pair of Russell Moccasin’s fishing oxfords. Among what I’m sure are his many tailored jackets, Bruce has a tried and true navy sport coat, a brown checked faux tweed, and a solid green (possibly Shetland?) tweed jacket. For casual wear, there’s a green patch pocketed shirt jacket with a unique lapel by Paul Stuart. It looks rather similar to the Justo Gimeno Teba jackets sold at The Armoury.