“Earn mentors, respect them, learn from them. If you want to know about clothing, put down the book, turn off the computer. Find a great tailor and commission what you can. Ask their advice, with humility, and keep your ears open. Be a patron of these great artists that still exist, and what you will get back for your hard earned dollars will be much more than cloth and thread, leather and nail.”—The Armoury’s Ethan Newton On the importance of mentors.
“Are you dressing for yourself? You have to find out who you are and wear something that makes you comfortable versus ‘I’m going to play dress up.’ Do you really keep your gloves in that pocket all the time or is it only during Fashion Week?”—Michael Hainey (via howtotalktogirlsatparties)