A Style Manifesto for 2010
1. I will stick with what works. Yet be open to new variations of “what works.”
We all have our favorite trousers, dress shirts or shoes. “I like them because they fit like a glove.” “This shirt just makes me look like a million bucks.” “These wingtips make me walk on water.”
Regardless of the clothing item, one thing to think about this year is “how can I still stick to the classics that fit but be ‘on trend, in time’ with my wardrobe.” That favorite shirt you have, is a similar fit available in french cuffs? Or those wingtips you love so much, do they come in a boot format?
Explore new options to what works.
2. I will refill on the BASICS.
Last year, I met Joseph Mimran, the man behind the successful high style, low price label JOE FRESH. I got some great style advice from the guy who also was behind the success of Club Monaco, now owned by Ralph Lauren. He said “If there is one thing a guy should have a lot of in his closet, its crisp, white, dress shirts. You can never go wrong with a nicely pressed white shirt.”
So if you only have one white dress shirt, you’re better off investing in more than trying to wear paisley to keep up with the Joneses of mens fashion.