Boardwalk Fashion Empire: Chalky White’s Five Ways to Wear a Coat

Posted on February 20, 2012


The dapper Chalky White

When I first covered 1920s Men’s Style and Trends Today, I wasn’t quite expecting Boardwalk Empire to grow into this fashion trendsetting monster and here two years on, Mr. Porter has caught up with Chalky White and given the actor Michael Kenneth Williams a 2012 remake.

Interview here: Consummate professional that he is, and despite the presence of his less-than-perfectly-behaved miniature Pincher puppies, Mr Williams’ shoot is wrapped up hours before anyone anticipates. Having enjoyed a career as a dancer and model before he became an actor, the 44-year-old and self-described “Brooklyn boy made good” is perfectly at ease in front of the lens. After gracing music videos for the likes of Madonna and Boy George in the 1990s, his break-out acting role came with the acclaimed television series The Wire. He lured legions of fans with his portrayal of Mr Omar Little, the principled, if morally ambiguous stick-up man, who is generally thought of as the series’ most compelling character. More recently, Mr Williams has been lighting up screens alongside Mr Steve Buscemi and Ms Paz de la Huerta in the Emmy-nominated prohibition drama Boardwalk Empire in which he plays Mr Chalky White, the unofficial mayor of Atlantic City’s black community. [Read & Shop here]

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