Thomas Mastronardi is an elegant, well-groomed gentleman from Chicago. He grew up in what most would regard as a nostalgic era, often framed in black and white photos or the silver screen, a time when people got dressed up to go dancing. He says he has no claim as a rugged movie star, but he has a slight cowboy spirit and he embodies the well-dressed cinematic romantic. His style hits all the right notes with one moment of colour or flair. He is not one for gilding the lily or going tieless at weekends — knit ties, he proclaims, are for the weekend! His guidelines to dressing come with experience and respect, but they don’t make him unapproachable.