As for Touissaint he simply exuded class. It must have been the hat or possibly the brown suede shoes - the coolest dude on the planet and can he play?!
Sonny Rollins: "I work very hard. I wear out suits playing." - (Downbeat May 29, 1969.)
Bob Brookmeyer: "The group's philosophy? We're saving to buy new uniforms - the ties wore out." - (Crescendo March 1965).