Before: Paging John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever! Ellen and Anne singled out composer Joel for his shiny shirt and pants, anomalous vest and glut of rings and necklaces: "The only acceptable man jewelry is a watch and wedding ring, signet ring, or Superbowl ring—if you were on the team," says Ellen.
After: This guy dazzled us with his adorable looks once he switched to gimmick-free clothes—a button-down shirt, V-neck sweater, khaki pants and all-weather coat. Although Joel feels "sanitized" without his usual jewelry, both he and his wife Gaby, who works at the United Nations, are thrilled with the haircut. He also found it liberating to explore a lighter, less melancholy palette: "It's opened my eyes to the existence of color."
Shirt, Brunello Cucinelli, $430; 212-813-0900. Sweater, Brooks Brothers, $348; BrooksBrothers.com. Pants, Burberry, $250; 800-284-8480. Coat, Valentino, $1,395; 212-772-6969. Belt, Burberry. $225; similar styles available at Burberry.com. Shoes, Ermenegildo Zegna, $495; 888-880-3462. On Gaby: Dress, Adam, $395; 212-229-2838. Necklace, J. Mendel, $695; 212-832-5830. Bracelet, R.J. Graziano, $75; 212-685-1248. Ring, Ippolita, $225; Ippolita.com. Belt, Lai, $350; 212-794-3874. Shoes, Coye Nokes, $585; CoyeNokes.com.
What every man should have in his closet