Gary Cooper carLate Hollywood legend Gary Cooper possessed a certain ‘Enduring Style,’ the title of a new book co-authored by his daughter, who visits Red Bank on Saturday.

Enduring StyleComedians of the era suggested that his entire vocabulary consisted of the words “yup” and “nope.” There was always something of the Montana-born cowboy in his characters, whether he was playing a professor (Ball of Fire), Lewis Carroll’s White Knight (Alice in Wonderland), or Lou Gehrig in Pride of the Yankees. 

But Gary Cooper could also rock a premiere-party tux, a day-at-the-races houndstooth blazer, or an anyone-for-tennis ensemble of casual cool. The golden-age Hollywood legend’s sense of Enduring Style is the subject of a book co-authored by his daughter, Maria Cooper Janis, and the centerpiece of an event dubbed”Oscar Saturday” at Garmany of Red Bank.

The latest in a series of special events at the giant Broad Street haberdashery founded by the late Laureano “Larry” Garmany, this one features a night-before-the-Oscars book-signing by the author, whose dad took home Academy Awards as Best Actor for Sergeant York (1942) and High Noon (1953), in addition to a 1961 Lifetime Achievement statuette awarded just weeks before his death from cancer.

Slated to join Janis for 2 p.m.-to-6 p.m. signing is her co-author, G. Bruce Boyer, a men’s fashion authority and a legend in magazine publishing circles via his editorial stints for Town & Country, GQ and Esquire. Rounding out the event: trunk shows from noon to 6 p.m. by Eleventy and Pal Zileri, plus complimentary light fare and refreshments.

Take it to Garmany’s Facebook page for updates and more details.