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Patrick Grant:
“Wearing a shirt and jacket with no tie just doesn’t look right. All of that engineering is designed to hold a tie, and without one it just looks drab. It looks unfinished. But then the pocket-handkerchiefs are having a massive revival, so it’s funny.”
“Being a gentleman in the modern age is about protecting the craftsmanship that goes into these beautiful things, and about living in a considered way. It’s about being an interesting human, about being inquisitive, about understanding things and knowing about the things you’re surrounding yourself with in life. And it’s also about allowing yourself to get drunk at lunchtime and have a great afternoon.”
“How you go about living your life is what sets you apart as a gentleman, rather than necessarily the things that you wear.”

Patrick Grant:

Wearing a shirt and jacket with no tie just doesn’t look right. All of that engineering is designed to hold a tie, and without one it just looks drab. It looks unfinished. But then the pocket-handkerchiefs are having a massive revival, so it’s funny.”

Being a gentleman in the modern age is about protecting the craftsmanship that goes into these beautiful things, and about living in a considered way. It’s about being an interesting human, about being inquisitive, about understanding things and knowing about the things you’re surrounding yourself with in life. And it’s also about allowing yourself to get drunk at lunchtime and have a great afternoon.”

How you go about living your life is what sets you apart as a gentleman, rather than necessarily the things that you wear.”

(Source: esquire.com)

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Rules of Style - Patrick Grant:
“People are sometimes surprised to see me out of a suit. I want to tell them, I don’t live in a bloody suit! But I have standards. I’m very fastidious about my dress. I feel better when I know the clothes I’m wearing fit right, but if people don’t naturally think about clothes, I don’t want them to worry about clothes. We spend too much time trying to create rules around these things. I’d just like people to wear good things. I don’t want them wearing rubbish made in an awful way.”
“Buy products of genuine lasting value from brands that take their manufacturing seriously. I have things that are 75 years old, like the dinner suit of my grandfather’s that was made in 1933 by a tailor in Edinburgh. Clothes develop stories. You can remember where you’ve been through clothing that you’ve worn. I want products that are going to endure. I hate that we buy things that are disposable. We need to buy products with integrity.”
“Here’s the theory on pattern-on-pattern dressing. Men are likely to wear a pattern in their suit, shirt, tie, and handkerchief, and if all of those are of different scales—the check is a half centimeter, the stripe on the shirt is a centimeter, the stripe on your ties is two centimeters, et cetera—it all works. If the patterns are the same scale, it never works. Look at the Duke of Windsor, who was a great pattern wearer. He never wears the same scale of pattern.”
“I actually don’t care how people dress. I just want people to be interesting.”
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Rules of Style - Patrick Grant:

People are sometimes surprised to see me out of a suit. I want to tell them, I don’t live in a bloody suit! But I have standards. I’m very fastidious about my dress. I feel better when I know the clothes I’m wearing fit right, but if people don’t naturally think about clothes, I don’t want them to worry about clothes. We spend too much time trying to create rules around these things. I’d just like people to wear good things. I don’t want them wearing rubbish made in an awful way.”

Buy products of genuine lasting value from brands that take their manufacturing seriously. I have things that are 75 years old, like the dinner suit of my grandfather’s that was made in 1933 by a tailor in Edinburgh. Clothes develop stories. You can remember where you’ve been through clothing that you’ve worn. I want products that are going to endure. I hate that we buy things that are disposable. We need to buy products with integrity.”

Here’s the theory on pattern-on-pattern dressing. Men are likely to wear a pattern in their suit, shirt, tie, and handkerchief, and if all of those are of different scales—the check is a half centimeter, the stripe on the shirt is a centimeter, the stripe on your ties is two centimeters, et cetera—it all works. If the patterns are the same scale, it never works. Look at the Duke of Windsor, who was a great pattern wearer. He never wears the same scale of pattern.”

I actually don’t care how people dress. I just want people to be interesting.”

Source: details.com

Photo Source: faz.net

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