You will never get a second chance to make that 1st impression!
Warning: This post is for men who want to evolve as chic, dapper, classy ‘Gentlemen’
Evolving oneself in this ever changing world of trends and technology has become imperative. The mantra today is ‘Evolve or Perish’ ! You will never get a second chance to make that 1st impression…so work consistently and constantly to evolve as a ‘man of substance’. Begin with your looks and persona to become instantly memorable.
I’m for Style shares inspiring and timeless classic advice from stalwarts of style to supply you with enough stimulus to begin your style journey.
First things first…G. Bruce Boyer, often cited as an authority on men’s fashion says it in black and white!
“It is both delusional and stupid to think that clothes don’t really matter and we should all wear whatever we want. Most people don’t take clothing seriously enough, but whether we should or not, clothes do talk to us and we make decisions based on people’s appearances.”
G. Bruce Boyer
Understanding the importance, further, we have found you inspiration from Sir Edwin Hardy Amies, English Fashion Designer and founder of Hardy Amies and several high authorities in the business of style such as Gianni Versace, Tom Ford, Coco Chanel. Sit back, relax and read on these mantras and design your own style.
Inspiration on defining yourself with Style!
“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.” -Gianni Versace
“A man should look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them.” -Hardy Amies
“Create your own visual style. let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” -Orson Welles
“Looking good isn’t self-importance; its self respect.” -Charles Hix
“Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.” -Arthur Ashe
“Clothes don’t make a man, but clothes have got many a man a good job.” -Herbert Harold Vreeland
“Dressing well is a form of good manners.” -Tom Ford
“Fashion is a playground up until a certain age. But then you have to find your own signature and your own style.” – Nicolas Ghesquière
Now for some Style advise on basics…
Inspiration on basics of Style!
“A good trick as you get older is to get a thick pair of glasses that have a dark frame. Everything else can droop and slide but that pair of dark glasses stays sharp and crisp. Look at Cary Grant. look at Vidal Sassoon.” -Tom Ford
“It is totally impossible to be well-dresses in cheap shoes.”-Hardy Amies
“The best color in the world is the one that looks good on you.”-Coco Chanel
“If you’re going to play with color, start with one. If you’re wearing yellow, everything else should be navy and grey.” -Nick Wooster
“If you are not sure whether it looks good on you, it doesn’t .”-Scott Omelianuk
“I do maintain that if your hair is wrong, your entire life is wrong.” -Morrissey
“A well tied tie is the first serious step in life.”-Oscar Wilde
“Always (have) new socks and underwear. throw away the old ones every six month.”-Tom Ford
“Almost every man looks more so in a belted trench coat.”– Sydney J. Harris
“Dress up your sportswear and dress down your formalwear.”-Luciano Barbera
“To achieve the nonchalance, which is absolutely necessary for a man, one article at least must not match.” -Hardy Amies, Couturier
Last but not the least…this one describes it all!
“Being perfectly well-dressed gives one a tranquility that no religion can bestow.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Inspiration is what keeps us going! Share style quotes that you swear by in the comments below and let us know your thoughts about this piece.