July 1, 2013 by Ville Raivio
‘I don’t consider myself “the well-dressed man.” I don’t make any effort in that direction. I do take a little pains occasionally with my clothes but just to feel comfortable. I also like to wear things that others don’t. I rather enjoy fooling around with a new note here and there to see how it comes off.
I don’t think a man’s clothes should be conspicuous. If they are noticed, it should be because of their conservativeness. It depends, of course, on the individual as to how the whole thing comes off.
I like colors. Red silk handkerchiefs and colored shirts and socks too.
I like double-breasted suits and they’ll come back, by gosh. All those little tailor shops that have signs in their windows, “Have your outmoded double-breasted suit made into a single,” may have to change their tune. But they can never say, “Have your single made into a double.” Aha! It won’t work!’
~ Fred Astaire in George Frazier’s The Art of Wearing Clothes
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