20 Style Quotes from Stylish Men

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It’s always advisable to look back and learn from the old masters…

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” — Yves Saint Laurent, French designer

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” — Oscar Wilde, Irish writer

“To achieve the nonchalance which is absolutely necessary for a man, one article at least must not match.” — Hardy Amies, English tailor (below)


“Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered.” — Giorgio Armani, Italian designer

“Remind yourself. Nobody built like you, you design yourself.” — Jay Z, American rapper and businessman

“To me, clothing is a form of self-expression – there are hints about who you are in what you wear.” — Marc Jacobs, American designer

“Being perfectly well-dressed gives one a tranquility that no religion can bestow.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet

“Dressing well is a form of good manners.” — Tom Ford, American designer


“Style is when they’re running you out of town and you make it look like you’re leading the parade.” — William Battie, English physician

“I don’t design clothes. I design dreams.” — Ralph Lauren, American designer

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” — Leonardo da Vinci, Italian polymath

“Do the clothes suit you? Do the clothes suit the occasion? Do the clothes suit each other?” — Richard Plourde, Canadian writer

“Style is the perfection of a point of view.” — Richard Eberhart, American poet

“To be noticed without striving to be noticed, this is what elegance is about.” — Luciano Barbera, Italian designer

“The difference between a man of sense and a fop is that the fop values himself upon his dress, and the man of sense laughs at it, at the same time he knows he must not neglect it.” — Lord Chesterfield, British statesman

“Fashion is what you buy. Style is what you do with it.” — Unknown

“It is totally impossible to be well-dressed in cheap shoes.” — Hardy Amies, English tailor

“Create your own visual style. Let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” — Orson Welles, American actor, director and writer

“Trust not the heart of that man for whom old clothes are not venerable.” — Thomas Carlyle, Scottish philosopher


“Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.” — Ralph Lauren, American designer (above).