Filmspired: The Graduate
“Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me.” With those words, Dustin Hoffman rose to Hollywood fame in 1967’s The Graduate, as a 21-year old Benjamin Braddock, a young man questioning the status quo future his parents have embraced for him. Just as seductive as the film’s epic soundtrack by Simon & Garfunkel, the iconic film’s California beiges, West Coast whites and silvery ‘60s tones, combined with Benjamin’s corduroy blazers and narrow suits, create a visual feast that stands the test of time.
Off for a scotch (or two) at the Taft Hotel? Get the look with a dress loafer in grey suede.
A pair of retro shades are A+ for a hard afternoon lounging around the pool, or driving that new red convertible.
Pack your gear for a Berkley getaway in an East Coast-style weekender bag.