© Jesper Brandt

It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes. – Henry David Thoreau

I watched Tom Ford’s finely crafted movie, A Single Man, last night. It reminded me that when I lived in Boston, I was very attracted to the Brooks Brothers look of the impeccably dressed Brahmin in a starched white shirt, Windsor knotted tie, and suit. However, since moving to California, I have found the surfer look much more appealing – that of an open, raw sensuality that commands an appreciative audience and finds no need to cover up.