I just pre-ordered G. Bruce Boyer’s book over at Amazon.com and I did so for several reasons…
First, I have a rather robust sartorial library and I like to add meaningful additions. My hunch is that since Boyer wrote it, in collaboration with Cooper's daughter, it will be meaningful.
Second, even though I’ve never met G. Bruce Boyer, he knows how to wear clothes. And he’s a damn fine writer.
Third, I love hearing Alan Flusser tell the story of Cooper’s daughter telling him about Cooper being such a clothes fanatic. Such a fanatic that he’d take fabrics out to his house in Malibu and let them bleach in the sun before using them to bespeak a garment.
And finally, because Gary Cooper, like Fred Astaire and only a few select others, could just naturally wear-the-hell-out-of-clothes.