Bob Dylan

Because he always stood behind the Wayfarers.

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The Bow Tie

A touch of humour and elegance.Image

Gary Cooper

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Gene Kelly

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Thom Browne

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The Sartorialist

Winston Churchill

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Because he reminded us that a man should wear a bow tie.

The Neckerchief

An extra touch of colour for your wardrobe.

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Cary Grant

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And again..

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And a modern Hermes

Anthony Eden

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Because he taught us that the neckerchief is the perfect spring accessory.

The Collar Pin

A Sartorial Necessity:

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Shirts with pre-sewn collar pin eyelets.

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Even Mad Men have caught on…

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James Bond

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Because nothing suits a man better than a three piece suit.

Pierre Elliott Trudeau

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A buttonhole is never to a man’s disadvantage.

Steve McQueen

What can we learn from Steve McQueen?  Just about everything about being a well dressed bad ass, which, let’s face it, is all any man wants to be.

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Simple, fitted clothes will never go out of fashion.

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Get yourself a pair of desert boots; they’re good for everything.

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Sweaters and blazers should not be mutually exclusive.

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If you’re going to wear a dinner jacket, it better fit well.

Alexander the Great

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The great Macedonian with his many gifts, was also born with a severe cow lick.  However, rather than proving to be a hinderance, Alexander was so greatly admired that his generals started fashioning their own cowlicks with excessive amounts of pomade.

Lesson: be confident with what you have (though it doesn’t hurt to conquer the Mediterranean and Africa).

Fred Astaire

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Real men put on the ritz once in a while.  In fact, it’s pretty good for when you’re feeling blue.

Albert Camus

 

If you live in a cold place, get a trench (and smoking does make some men look cool).

Salvador Dali

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Some men just suit moustaches.

Paul Newman

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Golf Jackets are the prefect warm weather jacket.

Dr. Jones

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You dont need gore-tex to be an adventurer.

James Dean

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Because grooming is just as important as clothing.

Howard Hughes

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Even billionaires wear tennis shoes when they’re not in the office.  Well…Hughes also wore them in the office, but he was Howard Hughes: you’re not.

Gene Kelly

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If there is a good chance that the night is going to end in dancing, forget the brogues and take a nice pair of loafers.

Pablo Picasso

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Stripes.  Because men just can’t pull off polka dot jumpers.

Dean Martin

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A man should look effortlessly comfortable in what he is wearing. Dino looked this way in a suit; that’s why he was the king of cool.  Figure out what makes you comfortable.

Ernest Hemingway

It doesn’t matter if you sail (although you should be able anyway), get some chunky nautical sweaters.

Robert Redford

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Aviators work…in any decade.

Mark Twain

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“Clothes make the man.  Naked people have little or no influence upon society.”

Being well dressed means that, like Twain, you are always well dressed, not just when you feel like it.

Serge Gainsbourg

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Find your own style that works for you and you may just find your own Jane Birkin…or Brigitte Bardot.

Frank Sinatra

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“Cock your hat – angles are attitudes.”

You cannot be the leader of the Rat Pack without a collar pin (and not a clipped one).  Get a nice collar pin and some shirts with pre-sewn eyelets.

Beau Brummel

As the pioneer of the modern suit, Brummel taught us that less is more, and that we must carefully dress to look as if we are not carefully dressed.

Hermann Göring

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If you have to wear boring clothes to work, add a little flash.

(apologies for the subject, but he was rather better dressed than Air Chief Marshal Harris)

Cary Grant

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A man in a good suit is never out of his element.

John F. Kennedy

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If it’s worn right, ladies will swoon for a man in tweed.

Oscar Wilde

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“The only way to atone for being occasionally a little over-dressed is by being always absolutely over-educated.”

In our age when getting “dressed up” means simply wearing the appropriate clothes for the occasion, rather than preparing for a fancy dress party, simply wearing the correct clothes for the occasion is usually enough.  If you were lucky enough to be endowed with a Wilde-like wit, feel free to over-dress on occasion.

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