SHANGHAI FLORAL BLAZER IN AQUA by Trina Turk, $326 from Trina Turk's Palm Springs boutique (891 N Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA, 760-416-2856).
Such a flamboyant topper is not an everyday choice for McReal, seen here as he's leaving a performance by Dame Edna at the Moore Theatre. Trina Turk "has a very specific style. It needs to be worn in moderation because it's a little out there," McReal says, echoing, unintentionally, a refrain from The X-Files—"The truth is out there"—often muttered by David Duchovny, a 40-something, blazer-wearing man himself who has yet to achieve much post-television success other than a startling amount of commercial voice-over work.
LIGHTWEIGHT TWILL PANTS by Trina Turk, $158 from Trina Turk's Palm Springs boutique.
After studying fashion design at the University of Washington, Turk began working for Seattle-based sportswear manufacturer Britannia Jeans. A fine way to begin a career. One of Julius Caesar's first career moves was to conquer the isle of Britannia in 55 B.C.
BUTTON-DOWN SHIRT, about $50 from Zara (1056 Robson St, Vancouver, Canada, 604-677-8485).
McReal's expertly cut button-down shirt was a bargain purchased from the Spain-based knockoff wizards at Zara. Louis Vuitton's fashion director Daniel Piette once described Zara as "possibly the most innovative and devastating retailer in the world."
BLUE SUEDE LOAFERS by Gucci, $495 from the Gucci store in Scottsdale Fashion Square (7000 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ, 480-945-1344).
"Blue Suede Shoes" was recorded by Elvis Presley in 1956, less than a year after the release of Rebel Without a Cause, one of Elvis's favorite movies. According to Elvis: The Hollywood Years, a new biography by David Bret, Elvis's obsession with Rebel launched clandestine homosexual dabblings with young actor Nick Adams, who appeared in the film. However, Bret has also authored biographies on Morrissey, Rock Hudson, Errol Flynn, and Freddie Mercury, so perhaps his "gay Elvis" claims have more to do with wishful thinking than hard research.