Ask Alan Flusser for his list of the best-dressed men of the early 20th century, and the names roll off of his tongue: Fred Astaire. The Duke of Windsor. Gary Cooper. Cary Grant.
But press the menswear impresario for the most stylish men in the limelight today, and he goes silent.
“I can’t think of a single one,” the New York designer and author said during a recent visit to Dallas.
Not George Clooney? Tom Cruise? Carson Daly?
“No,” he said with a sigh. “They’re totally clueless. They have no idea about clothes.”