Describe your personal style. Scott When I was growing up in Stinson, those OP [corduroy] shorts were definitely part of the beach style, but I remember the key element of my own style at that point as being centered around faded 501s and flip-flops. And it still is.
Is there anything that you have in your wardrobe that you’ve had for a long time? Scott When I married my beautiful wife in 1989 I wore a Hugo Boss tuxedo (a gift from my father-in-law). I recently wore it for an event and I’m happy to report that it still fits (almost as well as it had then!).
Olivia, how would you describe your father’s style?
Casual chic. He loves comfy clothes, but also can dress with the best.
Scott, how would you describe your daughter’s style? She has fantastic taste! Probably due to all of the fashion magazines that her mom gets every month. Overall I’d describe her style as casual preppy, with a subtle experimental edge.
Who are your fashion influences? Olivia My mom. She has some awesome Gucci outfits.
Scott I’ve been influenced by many different things converging in my life over the years—the beach, tennis, fly-fishing, the proximity to an international city like San Francisco, and of course my affection for most things Italian.
Do you have any favorite designers? Olivia I love Zac Posen and Derek Lam.
Scott Boss (shirts/sweaters/T-shirts), Patagonia, Levi’s, Mod-O-Doc (T-shirts), Joseph Abboud (work), and Dolce & Gabbana (my special occasion suit).
Where do you shop in Marin? Olivia Lucky Brand, Red Dot, Anthropologie.
Scott Live Water Surf Shop, Nordstrom, REI.
Where do you love to eat in Marin? Both Celia’s in San Rafael, Sushi Ran, La Ginestra (you feel like part of one big family there—Tino’s got a great wine list, and we’ve been eating there for over 30 years!), Frantoio (the best rabbit pasta), and Cactus Cafe.
Scott, when you’re dressing for work as a private detective, what are some key elements of your wardrobe? In my work, I might be conducting interviews at a large corporation in the morning, investigating a serious accident at a construction site during the day, and trying to locate a witness in a rough neighborhood in the p.m. So, I usually wear a mix of things that allows me to adapt quickly: that usually means casual slacks or sometimes jeans, suit jackets, sweaters, and various types of shirts.
What was the last book you read, and why?
Olivia The Grapes of Wrath. I read it because it was a gift from my grandpa and it’s a classic.
Scott The Godfather. What can I say? It was on my to-read list for about 25 years, but I’d never read it.
What would your theme song be?
Olivia I think it would be the James Bond theme song.
Scott “What a Wonderful World” (the Louis Armstrong version).