65

Sergio Valente put it best when he said,
‘How you look tells the world how you feel.’

  • If you can slip two fingers between your
    neck and the buttoned collar of a new dress shirt, the shirt will fit
    comfortably after laundering.
  • The shirt placket, the belt buckle, and the
    trouser fly should all line up.
  • Speaking of belt buckles, the point of your
    tie should never fall below it.
  • Rent no
    clothing.
  • Ninety-dollar shoes last half as long as
    $180 shoes, but $360 shoes will last you your whole
    life.
  • Three-hundred-sixty-dollar shoes will not
    last your whole life if you break their backs by refusing to use a
    shoehorn.
  • Three-hundred-sixty-dollar shoes without a shine
    can look like $90 shoes.
  • Women notice
    shoes.
  • They also notice nose hair; so should
    you.
  • Good shoes and a good haircut matter more
    than a great suit.
  • Neckties decorated with cartoon characters,
    golf tees, or the paintings of dead rock musicians coordinate with
    nothing.
  • It is never acceptable to loosen your tie,
    except during the process of its removal.
  • You are in your car an hour each day; you
    are in your clothes from morning to night. Spend
    accordingly.
  • The seat-belt shoulder strap goes under your
    necktie.
  • You can’t wear a bow tie with anything other
    than a tuxedo if you’re under forty-five or not a famous novelist or not a total
    geek, professor.
  • Very few people want to see you in
    compression shorts, and those who do might not be your target
    audience.
  • Likewise tight, black leather pants, Mr. Bon
    Jovi.
  • A $250 shirt will look like a $25 shirt if
    it is professionally laundered instead of hand
    washed.
  • Still, you will be happiest if you regard
    dress shirts as disposable.
  • By the way, this blue-shirt craze is getting
    really tiresome.
  • Buy the lightest-weight tuxedo you can find,
    because dancing and drinking and scantily clad women cause formal affairs to
    become overheated.
  • One ring, maximum. On a finger. Not from
    college. Not from high school. Silver or platinum, not
    gold.
  • On airplane trips, briefs are more
    comfortable than boxers, as contents may shift during takeoff and
    landing.
  • There are no
    bargains.
  • A man in a good suit and tie looks chic; a
    man in a good suit without a tie looks more
    chic.
  • A man who uses the word chic had better be
    kidding around.
  • A man in a suit without a tie can wear
    loafers; a man in a suit with a tie
    cannot.
  • Ed Bradley doesn’t look as good with that
    earring as he thinks he does.
  • Jack Nicholson can wear two-tone spectator
    shoes only because he is Jack Nicholson.
  • It is far better to arrive at an event
    overdressed than underdressed: People will think you’ve got somewhere more
    important to go afterward.
  • Cheap cashmere is less soft and more fragile
    than expensive wool.
  • A T-shirt that shows through a dress shirt
    is the male equivalent of visible panty
    lines.
  • Do not wear button-down collars with
    double-breasted suits.
  • Do not unbutton double-breasted suits,
    Letterman notwithstanding.
  • The only thing worse than wearing socks that
    don’t cover one’s calves is wearing patterned socks that don’t cover one’s
    calves.
  • If you lose one cuff link, remove the
    remaining orphan; this will make it look as if you have insouciant personal
    style and omitted them on purpose.
  • Keep a lint roller in your office. And in
    your car.
  • A good suit treated well shouldn’t be dry-cleaned
    more than twice a season; a good tuxedo treated well should never be
    dry-cleaned.
  • Unless you’re a quarterback, never wear
    anything with your name and/or number on
    it.
  • Jeans should never meet an
    iron.
  • What you find at an outlet store is what
    other people refused to buy or what a company thinks you will buy because you’re
    the kind of person who shops at an outlet
    store.
  • Khakis religiously worn on Fridays are no
    less a uniform than a business suit worn the prior four
    days.
  • Nonetheless, you can never have too many khakis.
    Or white heavyweight-cotton T-shirts or canvas tennis shoes. For
    Saturday.
  • Numbers to remember: one half inch of shirt
    cuff; one and a half inches of trouser cuff; two inches more belt than inches on
    your waist.
  • Your belt and shoes should match in color,
    if not in material.
  • Speaking of color, there is little use for
    pink, peach, or teal.
  • It’s not the name on the label or the
    numbers on the credit-card statement but how good you look in
    it.
  • Even Al Gore shouldn’t wear a watch with a
    built-in calculator.
  • Like cars and stereo equipment, clothes are
    not really ‘invest-ments,’ because they cannot appreciate. They’re
    clothes.
  • It’s more important in a man’s daily life to
    have a good tailor than a good doctor.
  • Clothing salesmen can change your life in a
    good way, but not many of them.
  • Two elements of style that will last longer
    than any man who is smart enough to own them: a sterling belt buckle from
    Tiffany and simple cuff links.
  • A restaurant meal tastes better when you’re
    wearing a suit coat.
  • Band-collar shirts make you look either
    stupid or like a priest or like a stupid
    priest.
  • Whether a tie is too fat or too skinny
    should be decided by you, on a tie-by-tie
    basis.
  • When in doubt, ask a
    woman.
  • Know that she will often be wrong, too, and
    that ultimately a man is alone in a vast sea of indecision that he must
    ply.
  • Never trust a fashion magazine.
    CelebrityTrendZ is not a fashion magazine. CelebrityTrendZ likes you very much
    and is only trying to help.
  • Cigars are never stylish in mixed
    company.
  • If you hang your jacket on a chair and then
    sit on the chair and lean back, your jacket will look as if you had hung it on a
    chair and then sat on the chair and leaned
    back.
  • Drape your scarf on that chair and you’re
    going to lose it, and we are not your
    mother.
  • A black knit tie coordinates with jeans and a
    blazer as well as it does with a French-cuffed shirt and a custom-made
    suit.
  • Levi’s.
  • Deep in the heart of the Middle West, some
    people are actually wearing those baggy, printed workout pants again, and you
    owe God your deepest thanks that you have the presence of mind to not be among
    them.
  • The most important thing about selecting a hotel
    is the ability of the staff to press a shirt instantly, anytime, day or
    night.
  • First suit: navy solid. Second suit: gray
    solid. Third suit: navy pinstripe. Fourth suit: gray chalk stripe. Fifth suit:
    black. Sixth suit: You need no sixth suit.
  • To have absolute style is to break absolute
    rules – sometimes even these.
  • There is no foot pain so severe, no dress
    shoe so fragile, no commute so arduous, as to justify the sartorial holocaust
    that is wearing sneakers with a suit.
  • Unless you have a harelip or happen to be
    Wilford Brimley, you look exactly half as attractive with a mustache. (I
    disagree with this one! –
    Nick)

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