[ BIB + ] TUCKER
Best dressed celebrity past? Cary Grant [fig.1]. In an era when everyone dressed well to go anywhere, he had a very confident look in his style.
BILL FOLK, HOMER REED LTD
Best dressed celebrity present? Tim Tebow [fig. 2]. He knows how to dress for the occasion whether it‘s a sporting event or an awards banquet. He dresses the part and, out of respect for the people around him, without overshadowing them. Your earliest men’s fashion inspiration? I grew up in this business. My mom ran a ladies clothing store in Phoenix that also had a men’s side to it. She would have me come down and clean and help put stock away. She would always tell me to dress for where I wanted to end up and not where I was that day.
When a man buys clothing, the most important thing for him to remember is ... I’m not a big chase fashion guy, but a man does need to update his style so he doesn’t look old. That doesn’t mean you have to change your entire wardrobe. Most of the time you can do it with pieces. Start a relationship with a men’s shop [fig. 3], get to know them and let them get to know you. This way they can put together clothing every season that complements what you have. The shop is there to make you look good, so when you go to a big meeting your clothing is the least of your worries. Clean out your closet. If you have had the same attire for more than five years, it’s probably time for a Tucker: change.
A phrase dating back to the mid1700s meaning one’s finest clothes. Dressed up, as in
Since 1951, Homer Reed Ltd. has been dressing the dapper Dans of Denver and beyond, from local businessmen to world famous clients like Dwight D. Eisenhower, Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett, Arnold Palmer and Magic Johnson. We sat down with its Vice President, Bill Folk, and got his thoughts and tastes on style, dos and don’ts and his appreciation for the legendary Cary Grant.
“the men were told to put on their best bib and tucker for the dinner dance.”
Favorite fashion designers? I like Robert Talbott shirts and ties. They do a great job of putting colors together. I also feel that Hicky Freeman suits are money well spent. With their new styling, it is a trimmer look and getting some of their fabrics from Zegna has put really great looks in the line. For a casual jean, I like Alberto. Fill us in on what you’re loving fashion-wise this season. Color [fig 4.]. Bugatchi knit shirts are the type that you can wear to work under a sport coat and not look like you have a golf shirt on. Favorite men’s magazines? Road and Track. I like cars.
Jewelry every man should be wearing? If you’re married – a wedding ring. A watch is always a good call. To me less is more. Manicures and pedicures for men? Most definitely yes.
Three items every man should have in his closet? A blue blazer that you can dress up or down and go anywhere. A navy or grey suit. Again, you’re able to wear it anywhere and add to it. A good pair of dressy jeans. Trend to love? Jean cut pants for a dress casual look with ¾ zip sweaters. Trend to leave? Black suits. It looks like you’re wearing a tux. Also, a sweater without a shirt under it. Five dream dinner party guests? My wife and kids along with my grandkids.
SIR AND SP ORT • SPRING | SUMMER 2017
Do you know what you’re wearing tomorrow? My light blue suit with a paisley Robert Talbott tie and a striped Talbott shirt.