Men of Letters, Men of Style
and clothes that work for them
Michael Maren, left, is a journalist, screenwriter, and author of The Road to Hell: The Ravaging Effects of Foreign Aid and International Charity. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The Nation, The New Republic, Harper’s, and GQ. He has one thought when it comes to dressing: “If it’s not comfortable, I won’t wear it. My basic outfit, since high school, is a white shirt, blue jeans, and my Varvatos boots. When a pair wears out, I replace them with the same style.” Here Michael wears black 511 Levis, gray Banana Republic T-shirt, and black leather shirt by Joseph of London, and his favorite John Varvatos boots.
Peter Howe, center, is a former picture editor for The New York Times Magazine. He is the author of Shooting Under Fire: The World of the War Photographer and Paparazzi. He has also written three books for young readers: Waggit, Waggit’s Tale, and Waggit Again. Peter was born in London and epitomizes the well-dressed English country gentleman and avid equestrian. “I tend to buy the best quality clothes that don’t go out of style, and I hold on to them for a long time.” His jacket is custom tailored by Huntsman, breeches by Equissentials, his white shirt is by Breuer, and his boots are made by Kônig.
Todd Johnson, right, is from Charlotte, North Carolina, and holds a Master’s from Yale Divinity School. A former studio singer, he was also involved in the theater for many years. In 2006, he received a Tony Award nomination as a producer of The Color Purple on Broadway. He is author of the bestselling The Sweet By and By, which won the Connecticut Center Book Award for fiction. “No matter what I’m wearing, I always have to include a scarf,” he says. He wears a gray pin stripe suit by Prada, white shirt by Hugo Boss, scarf and a tie worn as a belt from Hermès, and crocodile shoes by Ferragamo.