Does anyone read Stella magazine? Of course not. In fact, when I said that I bet your mind immediately thought it was Stella Artois’s version of Acne Paper. For those that don’t know (i.e. everyone) Stella is a magazine tucked away inside the Sunday Telegraph, and they’ve featured a ’10 rules’ like article with Paul Smith.
They seem to have given Paul Smith a bit more space to elaborate on points, so that even though he may make the same basic point as Lucas Ossendrijver, he’s able to state his point better. One interesting point he makes is that, for him, manners are more important than style.
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He states: “When it comes down to it, I have absolutely no problem with the way anyone dresses at all. Who the hell cares? Being ‘well dressed’ is as much about a person’s behaviour, manners and posture as it is about what they’re wearing.”
He then went on to add: “Yes, a tailored suit and handmade shoes are beautiful things, but the truly well dressed combine them with other qualities – courtesy, good manners, and knowing when to talk and when to listen”.