Fashion is an expression…a language. With all languages there are rules. In English, there must be subject-verb agreement. The articles in Español are el, la, los, and las. These tenets are at the basic level of speaking these languages. They are commands of sorts.
Below I present to you the 10 Commandments of fashion. This is not a “do ‘s don’t” list, but it is a collection of wisdom from some of the greatest fashionuers that have spoken the language!
I.” Under-dressing is the only sin. You should never be afraid to be the best dressed man in the room!”
– Hubert de Givenchy
II. “A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life.”
– Oscar Wilde
III. “Style is primarily a matter of instinct!”
IV. “The difference between style and fashion is quality.”
V. “I don’t design clothes. I design dreams.”
VI. “It is totally impossible to be well-dressed in cheap shoes.”
VII. “Looking good isn’t self-importance; it’s self-respect.”
VIII. “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”
IX. “I feel safe in white because, deep down inside, I’m an angel.”
X. “What a strange power there is in clothing.”
-Isaac Bashevis Singer
(The last pic is my fav!!!)
Just a week ago, I opened my heart to all of you Señores! I’ve found that vulnerability is where true strength lies (so open up sometimes fellas…but I digress). In my vulnerable state I disclosed that I have tripped, stumbled, and fallen. Fallen for the then new fall collections.Well, it happened otra vez! Siiiiiiiigh…
Just a few classic pieces from the everlasting Sra. Carolina Herrera!!!
Walking this journey of fashion, I have had many road bumps…different hurdles. Recently I have just fallen. Fallen for the fall new fall collections!
Check one of my favs!!!!
Have you ever seen a cat in an outfit and it was nice, but you looked closely and saw a belt that made you say “God d@$%”! Or Maybe it was a light pin stripe or window pane on a shirt and in you head you uttered “Oh my God” with a sense of orgasmic disgust. Perhaps it was the stitching in the jeans or the shape of a pocket that made you say, in an admiring whisper and with the bitter beer face, “God”!
Señores, I’ve been there! I’ve seen a suit that was plain, but the pocket square, tie, and shoes took it to another level. How is this possible? The answer is in your reaction, ‘cuz God is in the details!!!
You can always spice up a boring outfit with an unexpected, yet tasteful detail that will take you from drab to divine. ‘Cuz God is in the details!
Belts and jewelry will always do the trick!
A simple roll of the pant leg gives a different flavor!
Wearing designer socks is a conservative way to give a subtle change. (An attaché and fedora always helps!)
Scarves and glasses are nice juxtapositions to an otherwise conservative look!
When I was growing up, mismatching was NOT an option. Wearing Nike socks with Adidas sneakers was a violation of the eleventh commandment. Polo boots with a Tommy Hilfiger shirt would get you brought up on charges. Ohhhhh, but how time brings about a change.
While I’m still not a fan of logo mismatching, one way to mismatch and still remain lawful is with blazer and pocket square combinations! See below examples: