Hauteur Theory

The author of books such as My Life Among the Deathworks and The Triumph of the Therapeutic, Philip Rieff was a formidable conservative cultural critic and a formidable conservative dresser. Here he is in a custom pinstriped peak-lapelled single-breasted suit, pocket square, fawn waistcoat, watch fob, and homburg hat. They don’t make professors like that anymore—for which lazy, fearful students should be thankful.

2 Responses to “Hauteur Theory”

  1. Smokey December 11, 2008 at 11:44 pm #

    The last time I saw clothes like that, it was on a replay of the ’60s spy show “The Avengers” on BBC America.

  2. Margaret January 1, 2009 at 6:56 pm #

    Beautiful suit though.