Anderson Cooper was in the news recently claiming he hardly ever washes his jeans.
While some people were like “ew, gross,” most people in the know merely nodded their heads. (As Chip Bergh, CEO of Levi Strauss & Co, will tell you, denim isn’t meant to be over-washed. This year, Bergh attended Fortune’s Brainstorm Green conference in a pair of jeans he hadn’t washed for over a year.)
Anderson Cooper’s business wardrobe
Questions about denim and the regularity of washing aside, Anderson Cooper has one of the best business wardrobes in all of the American media. His suits are custom tailored by Ralph Lauren and he prefers the designer’s luxury Purple Label, though he’s also known to wear suits from their Black Label.
The writer of The Sartorialist once claimed he went to collect a Purple Label suit at Ralph Lauren and saw Cooper emerging having been fitted for the very same suit! A 2011 backstage interview with Kelly Ripa revealed that Cooper was, indeed, wearing a suit with the label “Custom tailored for Anderson Cooper 2010” sewn inside his jacket lining.
Anderson is usually seen wearing a black, charcoal gray or navy suit paired with a white shirt (occasionally blue) and a contrasting tie. As an anchor man, he keeps things fairly serious, classic and suave, never opting for garish colors or styles.
What are his other style credentials? Well, he’s the son of Gloria Vanderbilt, who launched a series of designer blue jeans. He used to be a child model for Ralph Lauren. And he admits to wearing sturdy English shoes (the legendary Church’s), “a good, thick shoe,” as he puts it.