Some might say that Ethan Peck has some big shoes to fill. That’s a notion commonplace with most legacy talents, especially when generationally in such close proximity. As the grandson of superstar screen legend, the late Gregory Peck, this is true for Ethan. And while [Ethan’s] lace-up Tramezza Ferragamo oxfords may in fact be larger in size than grandpapa Peck’s—to truly tell we’d have to compare the present day face of Ferragamo’s shoe to the wooden mold of Gregory’s foot which lives in the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence’s Palazzo Spini Feroni—he’s walking them down a path that he says “feels entirely his own.”
Don’t get us wrong, he’s gracious when asked about the connection, and what not; but truly the shared last name seems to be more of a real-life analogy for us commoners than any kind of reason for success really. Gregory Peck : Ethan Peck :: 1955 300 SL Gullwing : 2011 SLS AMG.
Ethan started auditioning at age seven and by thirty has come to amass such on-screen credits as the current The Curse of Sleeping Beauty and even some television stints on favorites like Madam Secretary and his upcoming role in Lee Daniels’s new series, STAR, which he’s filming in Atlanta alongside Queen Latifah. His recognizable deep and raspy voice can be heard on video games alike, making Peck a sort of sensory triple threat.
The trajectory of his star is visible to industry giants across platforms—one of which is now fashion. Gaining that short of wide-spread appeal where aside from being the image launching your own brand, you’ve become entrusted to heighten the moment that an existing brand is having, makes you iconic by way of selection—it takes great faith and trust that you’ll be the right man for the job. For Peck that job was for 100-year-old brand, Salvatore Ferragamo, which approached him to lead alongside Elettra Wiedemann in the 2015 Ferragamo short film ‘Coming Home to Hollywood’ to celebrate ‘100 Years 100 Days’ – Ferragamo’s 100 years in Hollywood.
And when we say, “approached him,” we mean just that: “I had been invited to the reopening of the Ferragamo store on Rodeo Drive, and consequently to participate in a fashion film for the brand,” he explains. The film was later shot in that very store. Since the fateful marriage, Peck has been a fixture on the fashion scene, attending Milan fashion week in support of the brand he feels “very lucky” to represent, so to speak. Mention of modeling he shies away from in a more modest than uninterested way, calling his role instead “fashion presenting;” which could be considered accurate when you’re a thirty-year-old star putting double breasted suits back on the scene with the ease of one of those throw-back famed actors who possessed a certain suaveness that seems almost a hangover lingering from a different time. The times of say, Gregory Peck. But in a different way.
He embodies a new school brand of timelessness that feels infinite in its power; almost like a very well planned disregard for the fussy that’s pretty close to perfect. It recipe-like. Part-perfect fit. Part-perfect occasion. Part perfectly his own.
Did you know? ….
Batman, Peck says he’d love to work with Chris Nolan for his attention to detail
When not in a perfectly edited Salvatore Ferragamo ensemble:
A black Sunspel pocket tee
Never if not on the beach:
For soaping up:
Santa Maria Novella bar soap
Slow Burn Thrillers
Would love to work with:
Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro
Looks for in the fairer sex:
He’s an eye guy
Really important in acting:
Maturity, timing, dedication and talent
A mechanical metal watch, classic plastic framed sunglasses, and those lace-up Ferragamo’s Tramezza oxfords