Style Inspiration: Clark Griswold


Clark Griswold Christmas Vacation Lights

It seems all the best holiday movies take place in the Midwest – A Christmas StoryHome Alone, and of course Christmas Vacation.  Steal some of Clark’s style and have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny f’ing Kaye.

Penfield Summit Parka Clark Griswold Christmas Vacation

Penfield Summit Fur Parka

Rusty Griswold: Dad, this tree won’t fit in our back yard.
Clark: It’s not going in the yard, Russ. It’s going in the living room.

Sorel 1964 Premium T Boot Clark Griswold Duck Boots Christmas Vacation

Sorel 1964 Premium T Boot

Clark: Burn some dust here. Eat my rubber. Rusty Griswold: Dad, I think you mean burn rubber and eat my dust. Clark: Whatever, Russ. Whatever.

Warby Parker Owen Glasses Clark Griswold Christmas Vacation

Warby Parker Owen Glasses

Ellen: Clark! I don’t want to spend the Holidays dead!

L.L.Bean Signature Quilted Vest Clark Griswold Christmas Vacation Chainsaw

L.L.Bean Signature Quilted Vest

Todd: Hey Griswold. Where do you think you’re gonna put a tree that big? Clark: Bend over and I’ll show you. Todd: You’ve got a lot of nerve talking to me like that Griswold. Clark: I wasn’t talking to you.

L.L.Bean Scotch Plaid Flannel Shirt Clark Griswold Christmas Vacation Lights

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“250 strands of lights, 100 individual bulbs per strand for a grand total of 25,000 imported Italian twinkle lights.”

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“Oh, the silent majesty of a winter’s morn… the clean, cool chill of the holiday air… an asshole in his bathrobe, emptying a chemical toilet into my sewer…”

Brooks Brothers Double Breasted Trench Coat Clark Griswold Christmas Vacation Shopping

Brooks Brothers Double Breasted Trench Coat

Clark: Oh, I was just smelling – smiling. I was just blouse – browsing. I, uh, heh heh. Well, I guess it just wouldn’t… Oh hee hee, it wouldn’t be the Christmas shopping season if the stores were any less hooter than they – HOTTER than they are. Whew. It is warm in here, isn’t it?
Mary: You have your coat on.
Clark: Yes, oh do I? Yeah, it is a bit nipply out. I mean nippy. What am I saying, nipple?

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2 Responses to Style Inspiration: Clark Griswold

  1. Bart says:

    Favorite Christmas movie ever. And Clark Griswold should be everyman’s inspiration.

  2. Mummy says:

    Another movie with Chevy and very prep style is FUNNY FARM. Also contains Christmas scenes….

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