Thursday, October 18, 2007

Robin Wight Is Now Famous

Notoriously natty dresser Robin Wight (the 'W' in WCRS) yesterday received the ultimate accolade - he was pictured on The Sartorialist which, in case you're not familiar, is one of the web's premier fashion sites.

Do not adjust your set

I think he's super-fabulous.

However, one of the Sartorialist's 40 (!) commenters doesn't quite agree. "That man looks like Austin Powers' grandfather," he says.

10 comments:

J said...

looks like willy wonka threw up on him. love it.

Paul said...

Was that shot taken on Hampstead Heath?

Anonymous said...

Robin Wight IS Austin Powers' godfather. But by 'eck does he know how to great advertising. (Yes).

Adam Atkinson said...

That is is Wight Light. I remember his rancid buttermilk get-up from the early 90's. http://www.magforum.com/covers/metrohome1_110.jpg
His presentation style is breathtakingly awful by most peoples standards, but he does it in a way that makes you think that 'Hey, he may be an absolute genius, so let's go with him' as his new business record demonstrates. It works on women, too; observe the second Mrs Wight.

masambula said...

Course you think he's 'super-fabulous'. He's a famous adman and you work in the buisness.

Anonymous said...

...and this is an ad blog.

FishNChimps said...

If only other industries had leading lights who dressed light traffic lights - the world would be a much better place

Anonymous said...

never met him. but you can't deny his success. he's clearly a distinct flavour. the industry could use more like him.

proxikid said...

have you noticed how bland the industry has become?
fewer people look creative- everyone seems to be in a uniform or all stars, jeans and sarcastic tees. i hear i used to be quite original and interesting once upon a time.

Ciaran said...

Back in the 60s at CDP I was the Account Executive on Ford of Ireland. Robin Wight and Max Forsythe were the creative team. Robin, Max and I went to visit Ford of Ireland, in Cork, to talk about the launch of the the new Anglia.
When we returned to London we were greeted with the news that the Managing Director of Ford had called John Pearce to inform him that if the writer with the shoulder-length hair, pink shirt and velvet suit ever turned up in Cork again he would take the account elsewhere.
Robin's response - a brilliant launch ad that secured the new Anglia the position of No 1 selling car in Ireland.