September 24, 2023

Like his singing voice, Tony Bennett’s private type was versatile, direct and assured.

He resisted the temptation to alter his method to music when rock took over the pop charts and largely stayed away from most of the vogue tendencies that had come and gone in his seven a long time in present enterprise, correctly sticking to tuxedos and neatly tailor-made fits, a lot of which had been from Italian vogue model Brioni. For extra informal moments, he wore trousers and a blazer, generally carrying a pleasant darkish turtleneck as an alternative of a button-down shirt and tie.

Paradoxically, Mr. Bennett, by adhering to a method that allowed him to really feel as a lot as doable in each music and vogue, managed to keep away from the lure of too shut affiliation with anybody period.

In latest a long time, when males’s vogue magazines have celebrated the type of the Nineteen Fifties and early Nineteen Sixties in retrospective vogue spreads, they’ve tended to deal with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and different hardcore members of the Rat Pack.

And as different singers of Mr. Bennett’s technology grew to become objects of retro-chic glamor, he nonetheless performed theaters, nightclubs and award ceremonies with a brand new group of stars together with Stevie Surprise, KD Lang, Elvis Costello, Purple Scorching Chili Peppers, Bono, Sting, Celine Dion, John Legend, Amy Winehouse and Woman Gaga.

“The one factor that stays the identical is the standard — the costumes, the music, the folks,” Mr. Bennett stated in a 2010 interview. “It is the identical. My fits are very costly, however they by no means exit of favor and I can preserve them for as much as 20 years.”

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