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The boys watch the girls while the girls watch the boys who watch the girls go by...

Here at Unrefinery we are lamenting the loss of the great Andy Williams, aka The Jesus of Cool, who succumbed last week to bladder cancer at the age of 84. And it seems fitting that we pay tribute to the man as the leaves begin to change, because few men if any were his equal when it came to the deployment of knitwear. Andy Williams could look cool rocking a simple, tipped crewneck, or an over-the-top Christmas sweater, or some advanced combination of a turtleneck under a cardigan topped off with a chunky scarf. Some of it was fashionable, some of it wasn't—he just didn't f**king care, because he was Andy Williams, a stylistic synergy of Fred Rogers and Tony Bennett who went straight through dorky and came out the other side. His choice of wardrobe was more significant in his success as a performer than you might think—his obvious comfort in being himself was comforting to us as well. We'll keep watching his awesome camp-tastic Christmas specials every year and won't so much be sad that he's gone, but rather, grateful that we had him as long as we did.
03.oct.2012 culture style
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