I usually have a good idea of the kinds of pieces I want to add to my wardrobe, but it is not always the case that I can actually find the envisioned article at one of my usual haunts. Enter the bespoke clothier Bruce Cameron Clark, who cut his teeth under the Savile Row, Tommy Nutter (the illustrious tailor who along with Mr. Fish essentially re-invented the Savile Row look in the 60s and 70s for an adventurous set of globe trotters, and who’s eye inspired countless present day designers like Tom Ford. See our piece Real Men Wear Whatever they Want.
Clark brings that Savile Row legacy to the table, offering the best of all worlds, and has simply dressed everyone — from rock stars to royalty. Knowing I was to spend Thanksgiving in Palm Beach, the challenge I set forth was to create a 60s 70s hey day Palm Beach look, and enthusiastically Clark (I think my daring has made a steadfast friend in the man) showed me this superb Liberty-of-London-esque micro orchid print in shades of red, pink, and navy, and we agreed that a contrast white collar and French cuffs would make the whole thing impossibly fresh. It’s a hit, and I must say I’ve received torrents of unsolicited inquiries regarding this beautiful shirt!
Perhaps you’d like to have your own bespoke creation? Do give Bruce Cameron Clark a ring and make an appointment to visit him at his atelier: Bruce Cameron Clark Bespoke Clothier, 968 Lexington Avenue New York City, Tel. 212-772-7701 — tell him that we sent you!
For a most perfect Palm Beach day, I’m sporting a Tom Ford red cotton jacket, a brilliant Bruce Cameron Clark bespoke shirt in a Liberty-of-London-esque micro orchid cotton print with contrast white collar and cuffs, Tom Ford blue and white print silk pocket square, Uniqlo white slim jeans, woven red and navy belt with silver buckle by Adriano Meneghetti, Ralph Lauren madras plaid espadrilles, pearl with pale blue sapphire cuff links, Creed Windsor fragrance, and a sun kissed glow via Tom Ford bronzing gel.