Why have most Men got no Style these days? I find and believe that even after all the options of books and films that men are offered, whether for general knowledge or ones that aid towards a well composed outfit, most still fail to understand the true art of elegance or fully understand proportions and complimenting colours to ones complexion.They seem to be gravitating,unfortunately, towards the less appealing(to me. This is only my opinion remember) looks of today that manage to feed bad taste to the consumers, such as 'Oh because Collin Farrell is wearing a Prada suit, Gucci bag and Tom Ford specs the look must be worth buying.' The Kids or people with money buy these brands and allow the adverts to preside their wardrobes. So their personal taste disapates within the branding. What i find most amusing is the 'styling industry' too as i frequently wonder how these stylists got a swollen pocket by doing such ruined jobs. The real stylists that are aficionados on the subject of clothes lay within wardrobe design on film sets. Take Mark Bridges who has been doing films for years that inspire the individuals with taste but not enough to push them to create the same aesthetic. He has a great historical memory and knows the old style inside out. There are not many individuals on his level. Most stylist obviously dont learn or go back to the origins and prefer to use the media and 'Fashion' for their inspiration. Fashion is Fickle as some know but style can be timeless. (I know two good stylists and that is it, they know who they are so they are not ones spoken of...you both know who you are).
Dominico (Mimmo) Spano from Saks Fifth Ave says very meticulously;
'Elegance is something you are born with, you can refine it but you got to have it there.'
The reason behind my vent is an interview i watched with Alan Flusser who stresses that too many men need help and shouldnt have to depend on it. To top this he says, 'actors and singers, outside of their careers either dress appallingly such as Michael Douglas after the film Wall Street which the clothes on this set suited him well, or they hire 'well known stylists' to dress them for their special occasions and they do terrible jobs.' He also mentions that Brad Pitt being good-looking with the whole package etc. would look untouchably and unquestionably great if he were to have a good dresser but at every event or Premier he attends he manages to look terrible. Who is he trusting to run his wardrobe huh?
Let me know your thoughts... or start a debate which i can publish underneath. I may elaborate on this.