Style Icon | Charles Osgood
There are names in the canon of “style icons” that menswear aficionados laud over. The usual suspects like McQueen, S. Clooney, G. Davis, M. Newman, P. Prince Charles, HRH, and others. Today we’d like to add a name to that list. Osgood, Charles Osgood. While the aforementioned men are standard bearers, there are others whom we feel deserve the same level of sartorial respect but are left out of popular discussion only because their careers or exploits may have been less documented. Charles Osgood is one of these men.
Charles Osgood is an on-air radio and television host. Born in New York City and a graduate of Fordham University Mr. Osgood started his broadcasting career briefly at ABC before moving to CBS in 1967. Mr. Osgood has worked with some of the most respected names in journalism, radio and broadcasting in history. His predecessor was Charles Kuralt, he collaborated with Dan Rather, and was a reporter for Walter Cronkite. His maturation through his broadcasting career came at the side of industry giants. He also hosts the Osgood File, a weekly radio show broadcast on over 400 radio stations nationwide. Mr. Osgood is the recipient of numerous awards including the Peabody and the Edward E. Murrow awards. He holds several honorary doctorates from esteemed higher learning institutions and has performed with the New York and Boston pops orchestras.
Mr. Osgood is possibly most recognized for his role as the host of CBS Sunday Morning. Watching Sunday Morning on well, Sunday Morning, is a bit of a tradition for us. The hour and a half long morning show covers an array of topics delving into every human interaction from business to arts, to music, to film, to medicine and on with Charles at the center reporting it all. Mr. Osgood’s style is classic and restrained, but also quirky and festive. He favors butterfly bow ties in navy, red, and seasonal colors in polka dots, paisley and stripes set upon white or royal blue solid and striped oxford barrel cuff shirts. His suits are single breasted with notch lapels in mostly dark charcoals and mid grays with subtle checks, and plaids. After all he works in an industry where his words are heard more than his wardrobe is seen.
However, Mr. Osgood is not without his own personal flair. He regularly wears sport coats in festive colors and is famous for wearing his red blazer on set to coordinate with the poinsettia display during the Christmas season. In the words of Mr. Charles Osgood himself as he signs off every Sunday Morning edition…”I’ll see you on the radio”.
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