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Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Monday, 21 July 2008

Paul Smith on How To Be Dapper

The Thoughtful Dresser brought this interview with Paul Smith to my attention. ( Read it here)

What he says is wise and rings true. It's fair to say that he has thought more about menswear than I , so I am delighted to find that I agree with him. Particularly when he observes that  ' It is harder to dress casually and still look stylish especially with the trend for sloppy polo shirts and cargo pants.'


Toby Wollin said...

There is a picture of Sen. Obama in Iraq at a military base from this weekend. He's in what is considered 'nice' casual: khaki pants and a black golf shirt. This is NOT a look that benefits him. The pants are not the proper length, so they puddle at the tops of his shoes - they also have pleats which do not suit him. The golf shirt looks to be at least one size too large for him, so it does not fit his torso at all and makes his neck look extremely thin. I'm thinking that having clothing 'fit' in a casual situation is even more crucial than with suits and sportcoats since there is no camouflage factor.

Anonymous said...

When I see a sloppily dressed men or woman, more the rule than the exception, I think it says a lot about their self-esteem, or lack of it, and their lack of respect for those around them.

miss cavendish said...

I adore Paul Smith; just bought Mr. C a beautiful PS belt for his birthday, to be worn with lean-cut, flat front trousers.