Occupation Attorney at Goodwin Procter
Occupation Director of the LaMontagne Gallery
Did you two have a similar clothing aesthetic when you started dating?
VICTORIA I think we’ve influenced each other. When we first met, I was working as a buyer at a vintage clothing store in Brooklyn, and my style was very broad. I saw what George wears and that kind of reined me in a bit, whereas I’ve pulled him out.
GEORGE I was managing the Max Protetch art gallery in New York, and I always wore polished suits to look professional. My wife opened my eyes to vintage clothing. Now, since I’m new to the Boston art scene, I am definitely aware I stand out, but I hope I’m not perceived as a frivolous fop.
Who’s the more compulsive shopper?
VICTORIA George didn’t start out having much stuff and now he’s become a hoarder! Because I was a buyer, at certain points I probably owned 100 pairs of jeans in different colors and 100 pairs of boots. I’ve tried to become a minimalist. We’ve switched.
GEORGE I buy a lot on eBay. I’ve gotten to the point where I can spot the vintage jacket cuts and styles that will fit me best. Nobody else seems to bid on them, so they usually cost under $100. I also collect historical items like a silk Noel Coward-type smoking jacket and bowler hats, mostly just to have, but also for special occasions. — Tina Sutton