October 31, 2013 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

The dapper executive director and chief executive officer of Joslyn Art Museum, Jack Becker, agreed to play a 
rapid-fire game of “Fashion Word Association” for this issue’s Style Shot:

Leisure Suit
“Oh, boy. I think I was 7. Dingy beige. Double-knit polyester, of course. 
Ghastly. Horrible. 
Hey, I thought you promised that 
this would be a friendly interview?”

“Italian Suits. Zegna. 
A magnificent obsession.”

“Paint-splattered, torn, 
20-year-old shorts from The Gap.”


“The windowpane jacket. I get compliments every time I put it on.”

Jack Becker

On Jack—Z Zenga 
cotton velvet jacket with custom Nordstrom Egyptian cotton shirt
In the background—Al Held (American, 1928-2005), Untitled, 1964, acrylic on canvas.

“A certain edge. Fashion forward but age appropriate. Bold, but not too overly aggressive.”

“The Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power Razor. The most advanced blade ever.”

“The spatial juxtaposition of line, form, texture, pattern. How it all works together in a composition. Oh, you mean that. I thought we were still talking about my wardrobe.”

Close-up of clothing

Shown above:
Holland Esquire
 tweed windowpane jacket with suede elbow patches and built-in pocket square, purchased at Becker’s favorite Parisian haberdasher

Jack Victor Italian
 silk and wool slacks

 horsebit suede loafers

Oliver Peoples 

More from Omaha Magazine

  • joslynartmuseum_duskviewwest_2Sarah Joslyn Sarah and George Joslyn came to Omaha for the same reasons people do today—job […]
  • 20130116_bs_1084 copyJoslyn Art Museum Docents If you don’t know the names, you recognize the faces. Visitors to Joslyn Art Museum on […]
  • Maryanne_DSC0134T_2There Are NO Fashion Rules! I can’t tell you how many times people come to me with a question regarding whether or […]
  • 20130712_bs_6162Sharon Hyer When it comes to her work attire, Sharon Hyer, 53, is strictly business. But in no way […]
  • 16 November 2012- Mary Wajda is photographed at her work for Omaha Magazine.Mary Wadja Mary Wajda enjoys the hunt for fun fashions and accessories in unexpected places. Harbor […]