America The Beautiful: Dennis E. Armstead
‘You’ve gotta walk into a place looking like something,’ says Dennis E. Armstead, the United States’ most dashing septuagenarian. ‘Aim to provoke an emotion from people who are scared to dress.’
After spending an afternoon with the effervescent septuagenarian jazz hip-cat and all-round bon vivant Dennis E. Armstead, you might be tricked into thinking you’re in the company of the most vivacious of twentysomething epicureans. With his youthful charm, a wardrobe capable of challenging that of our magazine’s dear founder, and possessing a generosity of spirit to match, Mr. Armstead is the embodiment of everything The Rake admires. Originally published in The Rake Issue 39. Subscribe here to read the original article.