Thousands upon thousands of perceptions within the Mans thoughts on dress, here are only a few of those i have come across...
'Today, good taste is often erroneously rejected as old fashioned because the ordinary man, seeking approval of his so-called personality, prefers to follow the dictates of his own peculiar style rather than submit to any objective criterion of taste.''
“Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.”
Im not endorsing this behaviour but it was witty enough to make me laugh...
“Don't spend two dollars to dry clean a shirt. Donate it to the Salvation Army instead. They'll clean it and put it on a hanger. Next morning buy it back for seventy-five cents.”
'A Gentlemen will take care that his clothes are of the best quality, well made and suitable to his rank and position.' Prince Albert
'Costly thy habit as thy purse and buy, But not expressed in fancy; rich, not gaudy; For the apparel oft proclaims the man.'
'Everything a man of fashion puts on his body must be broken in, nothing should appear new.'
'All men are equal. All men, that is, who possess umbrellas.' E.M Forster
'Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.'
'I have come to believe that male dress was always essentially more advanced than female throughout fashion history, and tended to lead the way, to set the standard.'