Style Tips from Jack Donaghy

In the 1992 film Glengarry Glen Ross, Alec Baldwin, as the salesman Blake, taught his counterparts to “Always Be Closing.” From 2006 to present, on the TV show 30 Rock, Baldwin brought Blake’s brass-balled attitude to Kabletown CEO Jack Donaghy, who ruled the network with an iron fist, albeit with a soft spot for his hapless protege Liz Lemon (Tina Fey).

During 30 Rock‘s run, Donaghy dispensed reams of contemporary wisdom, and though he was self-assured in every facet of his life, he was especially fastidious with his appearance. So, with the series finale of 30 Rock airing tonight, it’s time to look back at some of Jack Donaghy’s most quotable advice on men’s fashion.

On wearing a striped tie with a striped shirt

On the importance of a good haircut

On evening wear

On personal style

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David is Wingtip's storyteller. In addition to editing the Modern Gentleman's Blog, he has written for Wax Poetics, The Source, SF Weekly, and the East Bay Express, and others. His inspirations include Rumble Fish, Paul's Boutique, and Balzac. He studied English at the City University of New York at Hunter College and journalism at the University of Southern California. He lives in Berzerkeley with his wife and daughter.

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