Designers Dressed for Success

I uncovered an incredible article in Playboy from July 1961 about some of my heroes: midcentury designers Nelson, Wormley, Saarinen, Bertoia, Eames, and Risom. What struck first was this photo. Notice Eames’ bow tie, Saarinen’s specs and pipe, Risom’s hefty pocket square, and all those dark socks. Take this as proof that to be the best, you’ve got to dress the best. Know when to wear the suit, and the next time Playboy comes knocking, you’ll be ready.