{STYLE-WISE} The Secret Society Style of Tom Buchanan

secret society style- joel edgerton as tom buchanan

Since May 10 is just around the corner, we’ve found ourselves increasingly intrigued and enveloped by the world of “The Great Gatsby“!

It might just be that every other billboard and sign in the city is the poster for the new film, or maybe our recent post featuring Catherine Martin and Brooks Brothers collaboration on the film, but we can’t stop spilling our imaginations into this mythical realm. So I’m sure there are plenty more people out there feeling the same way. . . (can I hear an “AMEN!”)

Indeed there are many sinfully stylish idols to worship throughout the story like masculine and cool Jordan, soft and feminine Daisy, even the bookish narrator Nick. And then of course there’s the poster boy himself, Jay Gatsby ,who shall always remain in the fore realm of our memory as a hero to determination and an eternal icon of excess.

leonardo dicaprio, carey mulligan, and joel edgerton in the great gatsby

But, one that is often overlooked has to be Tom Buchanan; the brutish and masculine husband of Daisy.

This powerful Yale alum is as much the style savant as any of the other devilish dandies that parade themselves throughout the story. This time around, however, Tom Buchanan is as much the idol of style as anyone of his other stylish co-sars.

For instance, actor Joel Edgerton, who plays Tom Buchanan mentions “There’s a Skull and Bones insignia sewn into it that may not even be visible,” to Empire Magazine, adding a unique twist to the characterization of the East Egg Prepster.

joel edgerton and elizabeth debicki in the great gatsby - secret society style

After all, Tom Buchanan is of the upper crust of society, and a recent graduate of Yale University, so why wouldn’t he be a member of the elusive Skull and Bones from which Presidents, Astronauts, and Great Leaders in society are born? Allegedly.

I thought it interesting that several years ago a human skull that had been carved into a ballot box was put up to bid at Christie’s (and later pulled under controversial circumstances), and more and more, this particular secret society  (No. 322)  is coming to the forefront of our own culture; it’s the perfect play on history and style that make for a refreshing take on such a popular story. The bold reinvention is most definitely in their favour.

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We thought it only {STYLE-WISE} to look at style through the eyes of the ivy league, and look at secret society style with a time travelling hustler’s unique eye for detail. . .

Does Tom fight for Eulogia?

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secret society style - skull and bones- weekly meeting invite

GET THE LOOK!

Now from the {SHOP} . . .

Vintage Harry Rosen Luxury Green Knit Cowl Neck Sweater

Ivy Stripe Rare YSL Vintage Cotton Polo Shirt

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Here’s our take on Tom Buchanan’s Secret Society Style

A cool and casual kind of look using only vintage finds from the {SHOP}

SWEATER: Vintage HARRY ROSEN Cowl Neck {$28}

POLO: Vintage YVES SAINT-LAURENT Multi-Striped Ivy Style Polo Shirt {$60}

PANTS: Vintage Wool Blend Khaki Straight Leg Trouser {$30}

SHOES: Vintage Woven Brown Leather Brogue Oxford Spectator Dress Shoe {$40}

TIME TRAVELLING at its Finest. Pieces from disparate eras can be mixed and matched to create an overall look. Secret society cool is about luxury, strength, and standing apart from the rest.

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Until next time,

{theEye}

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