Thursday, April 24, 2008

Men in Plaid Do Mix

I found an article in todays Fashion & Style section of The New York Times to be quite witty. David Colman writes about the old rules of pattern-on-pattern dressing as being a thing of the past, as "outdated as a 35-mm camera". The fear of clashing has been thrown into the garbage bin and is now keeping "not combing your hair and not letting your underwear show" company. In the article, Paul Smith talks about the Duke of Windsor and Fred Astaire being style gods in the 1930's due to their daring mix of patterns but notes that to truly carry off braver mixes of color and pattern today, it is about personal confidence and taste.

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