Monday, August 1, 2011

Comedy Fashion: Young Richard Pryor

I know Richard Pryor is more sartorially well-known for the red suit with black shirt and bowtie he wore for Live on the Sunset Strip, but I also like this more conventional suit he wore on Ed Sullivan. The suit isn't unique, but the way he wears it is, and there are lots of small accents that give clues to his character. The pants are unusually short, and the slim fit accentuates his lanky frame. His tie isn't clipped so it's a little askew. He looks slightly dangerous, even though he's dressed like an accountant. It reminds me of Dirty Harry's suit.

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