Before: A former homicide detective, James used to go to work in custom-made suits. But since retiring ten years ago, he admits, "Maybe I've fallen back in that area." Daughter Leia is blunter: "I ask him, 'Dad, did you get dressed in the dark today?'" Among her gripes: bulky pleated pants, a tucked-in sweater, a baseball cap, and a cell phone holster where he once carried his gun.
After: A refined version of the casual comfort James likes—light-colored, well-fitting clothes—show off his excellent physique ("I can do 100 push-ups in five minutes"). And he's lost the droopy mustache. "He looks like a million bucks!" Leia says. "Now he has to toss his old wardrobe and go shopping."
Sweater, Christopher Fischer, $1,175. Pants, Isaia, $425. Belt, Maison Martin Margiela. Watch, Hamilton. Shoes, Tommy Hilfiger. On Leia: Dress, Elie Tahari, $448. Earrings, Janna Conner Designs. Necklace and ring, Kara by Kara Ross. Cuff, Tory Burch. Belt, Hobo International. Shoes, Christian Louboutin.