Guido goes back to basics

Guido is a man with great style and whom I often refer to on this website. I don’t always like the looks he pulls together, and I’m not as enthusiastic about knit ties as he is, but the reason I really like this guy is because he does the basics really well. This is what you have to get right before you branch out into the other areas of menswear.

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Monday already, feels like ground hog day. There fore back to basics as it is easier said than done whilst most aim to out Lapo himself when that is bound to end in a hotel room bender…

I am quite aware that I shall annoy some people by my insistence on correctness…

I like to think of myself as a gentleman in training …

“I am quite aware that I shall annoy some people by my insistence on correctness based on tradition in the choice of certain articles of clothing; that I shall be called a snob and out of date. My reply again is that the suit is the dress of a gentleman. If you are one, you will instinctively, almost unconsciously, uphold its standards. If you are not, you might like to be helped. Don’t forget, I was not born a gentleman. But I was born with sharp eyes that noticed what a real gentleman wore and a curious mind which enquired into the origins of his style. What I learned I am trying to pass on.”

  Hardy Amies (via voxsart)