Belvedere Square at lunch time is a bustling and crowded place.
Among the hubbub, we spotted Mr. Clark sitting quietly at a table alone, eating his soup. He looked old-school cool in his hat and faded ski sweater and was more than happy to talk to us.
Herb Clark, 80, Belvedere Square
Hi. Do you come to Belvedere often?
I come almost everyday for lunch. Atwater’s and Ceriello are my favorites.
You look so natty. Tell me about what you’re wearing.
Jeans, ski sweater, and a hat. Same thing in summer but no sweater.
Do you ski?
Yes, in Aspen or Snowmass. In the summer, I golf.
I love your Derby hat. Sometimes called a Bowler right?
Yes. I got it at Sears.
Men used to wear Derbys to baseball games. Now all they wear are baseball
caps. I wear those too.
Are you married Herb?
Yes. Fifty-one years.
And does she influence what you wear?
I’m 80 years old. My wife does not dress me. I know a man
whose wife dresses him. Not for me!