This one is for my Grandma. G-Peck is her FAVOURITE.
For part 3 of Mr Porter's series, Generations of Style for The Journal, we shot Ethan Peck. Actor, and Grandson of the incredible Atticus Finch aka Gregory Peck. Just as stylish as his Granda (GP was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame) EP is shot on Miami's beautiful beaches. Here is a snippet of how his style was influenced by Gramps Peck.
What are you currently working on?
I've just finished a film called The Wine of Summer about
a young man called James who decides he's no longer a lawyer but an
actor. But it turns out he's a terrible actor. He ends up going to Spain
to search for this character in this Spanish play he's been studying.
He thinks the only way to understand himself is to get to know his
character, and the only way he can do that is to live his life in Spain.
It's a film about identity and transformation.
How do you dress for work?
Wardrobe is very important for me on
set; it helps convince me about who a character is. Otherwise, I need
to be comfortable. If I'm not, I'll look uncomfortable on screen. Day to
day, I keep it pretty simple and usually wear classic jeans and a black
T-shirt. It's not too noticeable, which makes sense as I'm not trying
to impress anyone. In New York I dressed more fashionably, but in LA I
keep it classic.
What's your earliest memory of your grandfather?
There was a part of his house with a
day bed where we would relax in the evening. I remember sitting on his
lap as a child and the feeling of his cashmere.
In what way are you most similar to him?
I couldn't tell you exactly as I
only knew him at the end of his life and I'm at the start of mine. But I
see him as a classy gentleman, and I like to think of myself as one
too. I'm trying to be one. He was also a humanitarian and a righteous
person. I also aspire to be a man of the people. That's why I act - I
love life and human interaction.
What did he teach you about style?
That nothing compares to a cashmere sweater, but also that you can wear anything and still be a gentleman.
What's your personal approach to style?
I dress to be noticed when I want to
be, and not to be noticed when I don't. Now when I dress up I like a
clean, crisp look. The most important thing is to wear what suits you
and understand that a good fit is important.
Mr Marlon Brando. The Mumbler, The Wild One, Stanley Kowalski, and one of the greatest and most influential actors of the 20th century. Martin Scorsese said "He is the marker. There's 'before Brando' and 'after Brando'." Jack Nicholson said, "When Marlon dies, everybodymoves up one." And when Jack Nicholson speaks, we listen.
For The Journal Mr Porter photographed and interviewed men with some of the most enviable inheritance you can think of. Taken from Mr Porter, here is a snippet of part 2 of Generations of Style
Twenty-one-year-old Mr Brando is a
medical student who lives in Paris, France. He was born in Tahiti and
raised there by his grandparents until the age of 20.
Who's your style icon?
Johnny Depp. You see that he cares
about how he looks, but in a relaxed and cool way. I like his glasses,
his long hair and his tattoos. He's iconic to me.
What did your grandfather teach you about style?
He taught me to be comfortable in what I wear. He also taught me how to work out my abs in the swimming pool.
What's the best piece of style advice you've ever received?
I shouldn't get my hair too done up, and always leave it a bit messy.
How has your style changed over time?
I lived in Tahiti for 20 years, and
we didn't have winters there so I always wore shorts and T-shirts. Now
that I live in Paris, I wear a lot of jackets and coats.
A little behind the scenes from our Mr Porter shoot with MR Led Zeppelin; Robert Plant's son Logan.
We love The Journal. Mr Porter's online magazine always has snippets of classic men's style and interesting articles. Our Miami-Produced shoot, Generations of Style is no exception. Here is a snippet of the accompanying article, part 1.
Mr Plant, 32, is quite the
polymath: a musician and, as of recently, an entrepreneurial brewer. He
lives in London with his wife and son.
What are you currently working on?
I'm opening a microbrewery in
London's East End called Beavertown, and a small brew pub called Duke's
Brew & Que. My business partner and I are setting it up to offer
niche artisan beers we are importing from local and global breweries,
and also our own in-house beer. There's also American barbecue food, so
good smoked ribs, chicken, great steaks and burgers - all sourced from
What's the earliest memory of your father?
Playing football in the garden. He's
obsessed with football - we all are - and from an early age I'd go with
him to see Wolverhampton Wanderers.
How are you and your father most similar?
My wife would probably say charm. My grandad was a right charmer and my dad seems to have it too.
What did he teach you about style?
To be eclectic and to keep choosing different kinds of clothing. I like to stay away from the obvious.
How did your father influence your style?
He gave me a few dodgy haircuts over
the years; he made me cry once or twice at the barbers by giving me a
mullet. When I reached a certain age I did start delving into his
cupboards. He had these big old boxes that he kept all his clothes from
the 1970s in, things that didn't fit him any more such as Landlubber
jeans with proper bell-bottoms. At 18 I went through a 1970s phase and
he no doubt fuelled that. He taught me to create my own kind of style.
What does it mean to grow up the son of an icon?
You get to go to some really good
gigs [laughs]. Seriously though, it's allowed me to meet lovely people
and go to wonderful places. A lot of people ask me, "What's it like to
have a dad who is a rock star?" To be honest it's very normal.
What one thing would you want your son to inherit from you?
I think the biggest thing for me is
manners. Simply put: ladies go first, look people in the eye and shake
hands. That's what I'm teaching him at the moment.
Miami is in full swing. Bring on more beauties like this! We have more from our Mr Porter shoot on the website and Facebook.
FINALLY we can show you this beautiful shoot produced by us in Miami last season. As always with this innovative brand, the shoot was concept lead, clean, masculine and cutting edge. We shot on a glorious white sand beach Miami-side with photographer Laurence Ellis of Visual Artists. We were amongst some pretty impressive genes - the Grandson of Marlon Brando, Gregory Peck's Grandson and the son of Robert Plant. Mr Porter used the shots in The Journal, accompaning some really great interviews. We're going to share them...
Just look at that. We love it when it's time to shoot S Moda. Last time we hit the streets of East London (see more here) this time it was the Miami sunshine. Just a quick look, can't wait to show you more!
Here we go! We shot the stills for the M&S ad campaign in the first Christmas ad in years not to star celebrities.
Created by Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, the advert is shot in the style
of an all singing, all dancing Christmas music video, where the products are showcased featuring models of different shapes,
sizes and ages, as part of M&S's policy of giving its customers
"more products, more diversity and an injection of style and fun".
Seb White steals the show, and has stolen all our hearts this festive period. The four year old, who has Down's Syndrome was chosen after his mum Caroline posted on M&S's
Facebook page, asking them to consider using her son in advertising
because youngsters with Down's Syndrome were not represented in
M&S have said "he won his place in our TV ad thanks to the natural charm
and magical personality he showed on set at our magazine shoot. All the
kids had great fun filming the ad" - which is clear! Seb and the rest of the kids take center
stage by dancing to Kool & the Gang’s 'Celebration' track while
wearing M&S knitwear.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and we LOVE IT!!! We've secretly been walking in a winter wonderland for about six months now, but that's how it has to be in this game... We've been making it snow since May!
You've all seen the beautiful new M&S Christmas advert by now, and if you haven't you must be on a beach somewhere ... like our Miami team (never fear, you don't have to miss out, just scroll down!) Well, here in London we produced all the stills for this stunner of a campaign. Not in a winter park at twilight as it would appear, but in a North London studio on a four day shoot. Christmas jumpers at the ready, here is the roll call...
These lovely shots for Howick Casual are making us feel warm and cosy, ready for the winter!
Produced here in London and photographed not too far away by one of our own models from LGA! These photographs are just what we need to help us to see winter can actually sometimes be a good thing!!