Close Up And Private thoughts on modern life and style.
FORGET ABOUT THE CLOTHES FOR A MINUTE – AND THINK ABOUT THE MAN.
When in doubt: wear a white shirt.
BE YOURSELF, BUT STUDY OTHERS.
Style is the seemingly slapdash result of meticulously combined details.
TIE YOUR TIE WITH CONVICTION: A FIRM FOUR-IN-HAND KNOT SHOWS YOUR ABILITY TO MAKE DECISIONS.
There is this often repeated opinion chic about gentlemen and brown shoes. Forget about that.
Never underestimate the power of sartorial understatement.
MILES DAVIS KNEW A THING OR TWO ABOUT STYLE, AS DID CHET BAKER.
Give art a chance.
THERE RARELY IS AN EXCUSE FOR NOT SPORTING A POCKET SQUARE. IT IS A SURPRISINGLY VERSATILE ITEM OF CLOTHING.
Act your age sir – and dress accordingly.
LEARN TO TIE A BOW TIE, IT ISN’T ASTROPHYSICS. DISREGARD THIS REMARK, IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE AN ASTROPHYSICIST.
Never feel guilty about enjoying good food.
STUDY THE CULTURE OF FINANCE.
A classic look is safe, a boring one is not.
EXERCISE JUST ENOUGH TO FEEL COMFORTABLE UNDRESSING IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS.
Show me the length of your trousers and I’ll tell you who you are.
TATTOOS ARE FOREVER – THINK ABOUT IT.
Dance to the music, even if it is only in your head.
Forgive your parents in any given situation… and If your son ever accidentally sets fire to the living room rug… go easy on him.