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Fashion Wisdom From Famous Men

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Twenty-five of the world’s classiest gents set you straight on all things style…

The Musicians

1.“I think what’s wrong with the fashion world, particularly men’s fashion, is the lack of creativity behind it.” — Macklemore

2. Remind yourself. Nobody built like you, you design yourself.” Jay Z

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3. “I’m the kind of guy, when I wake up I’m not aware of anything for half an hour. I pick up whatever’s around and put it on.” – Keith Richards

4. “Fashion has to reflect who you are, what you feel at the moment, and where you’re going. It doesn’t have to be bright, doesn’t have to be loud. Just has to be you.” Pharrell Williams

5. “I think, with suits and clothes, if you keep them long enough, they all come back in fashion.” — Rod Stewart

The Sportsmen

6. “Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.” Arthur Ashe

7. “As much as I like to keep my style classic, it’s got to have a modern twist to it as well. ‘Revise your classic’ is about combining these two looks David Beckham

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The Actors

8. “I love my grey hair and wrinkles. I love the fact that my face has more of an edge and more character than it did when I was in my twenties and thirties. No Botox for me.” — George Clooney

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9. “Fashion is chaotic, and it can be an aggravation, too, but it is at its best when it allows you to express yourself.” — John Malkovich

10. “I often take a brand-new suit or hat and throw it up against the wall a few times to get that stiff, square newness out of it.” — Fred Astaire

11. “All it takes are a few simple outfits. And there’s one secret – the simpler the better.” Cary Grant

12. “I get nervous exploring new ideas and options as far as clothes go. I don’t want to look like a doofus, but my first priority is to wear something that feels comfortable and fits who I am, as opposed to me trying to fit what the outfit is.” – Simon Baker

13. “Your shoes have to match your belt. That’s rule number one for guys. You can’t put the brown shoes with the black belt. Or a brown belt with a black wristwatch. Just don’t do it! Also, I don’t like boots with suits. And when you wear sneakers, make sure they go with your shirt.” – Ashton Kutcher

14. “Something might look good in a picture, but if you don’t feel comfortable in it, you shouldn’t wear it.” – Channing Tatum

15. “Guys are all about watches, boots, sunglasses, jackets. For us, simplicity is best.” – Kyle Chandler

16. “I’ve always preferred clothes that are functional—if I needed to run, tackle or kick, I could.” – Don Cheadle

The Designers

17. “The difference between style and fashion is quality.” — Giorgio Armani

18. “I don’t think fashion has to change every five minutes. I’d like these to be clothes you can wear for a long time – ten, 20 years; pass on to your daughter. Why buy vintage when you can open your own closet!” — Tom Ford

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19. “Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.” — Oscar de la Renta

20. “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

21 . “Dressing well is a form of good manners.” Tom Ford

22. “I can go all over the world with just three outfits: a blue blazer and gray flannel pants, a gray flannel suit, and black tie.”
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The Thinkers

23. “When I was young I found out that the big toe always ends up making a hole in a sock. So I stopped wearing socks.” – Albert Einstein

24. “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” – Mark Twain.

25. “Never wear anything that panics the cat.” – P.J. O’Rourke