Best Dressed 2015

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Irwin Cohen

78, retired from six decades in the public transportation industry, most recently vice president, engineering at Alstrom

417 Magazine: Who is your fashion role model?

Irwin Cohen: You may not remember him—Cary Grant.


417: What’s your signature piece? 

I.C.: Burberry socks.


417: If you could wear one brand or designer for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? 

I.C.: Madison Suits from Brooks Brothers. They are made just right for my weight and size.


417: What are your favorite places to shop that are in 417-land? 

I.C.: Town & County, Blackwells and Jos. A. Banks.


417: What do you think is the worst fashion faux pas? 

I.C.: Wide-collar shirts with wide-knot ties.


417: What’s your favorite outfit or article of clothing you’ve ever worn? 

I.C.: Formal wear; it’s a nice change of pace. 


417: Finish this sentence: “I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing...” 

I.C.: Jeans with holes in them.


417: Where do you find fashion inspiration? 

I.C.: My Wife


417: What three words define your personal style? 

I.C.: Classic, not flashy, bold colors.


417: How long does it take you to get ready to go out or go to work? 

I.C.: 20 minutes.


417: What are your favorite places to shop that are not in 417-land? 

I.C.: Brooks Brothers & Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City


417: What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever worn? 

I.C.: Wearing different colored socks. 


417: What’s the must-have piece of clothing did you spend the most on?

I.C.: A tie.


417: What’s the best bargain you’ve ever found? 

I.C.: A Burberry rain coat.


417: What is your favorite fashion trend right now? 

I.C.: At my age, I don’t follow fashion trends.


417: What fashion trend do you wish would go away? 

I.C.: European-style suits.


See the Best Dressed winners walk the runway at 417 Magazine’s Fashionation: Spring Fashion Show and Party. The show is at the Gillioz Theatre at 7 p.m. on March 20.

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