“In hindsight I should have tucked the shirt in for the pictures. It’s worth pointing out that the shirt looks MUCH, MUCH better in person, and that the glare of my bathroom lights and my general Michelin Man shape aren’t doing the shirt justice.
“What I think is the really dangerous approach is the ‘let’s be artistic’ attitude. I know that artistry just happens.
“If it is flattering, then it is a good fit. Good fit does not necessarily mean following every contour of the body.
“I once did some temp work in a call centre and turned up wearing yellow braces… the other staff thought I was from management and had come to spy on them.
The jim, jam, jump is the solid jive
Makes you nine foot tall when you’re four foot five!
“I never felt ‘dressed’ in a coat-style shirt…always felt like my pecker was showing.
My ties aren’t old I’m wondering why I..
paid for these at all
They’ve got plain white ink jet backs..
and I can see through it all
And even if they were vintage,
his tone and manner appalls
It reminds me, that it’s all a scam,
it’s all a scam..
[Eminem as ‘Gianni’s customers’]
Dear Gianni, I wrote you but you still ain’t calling
I left my tumblr, my blogspot, and my email at the bottom
I sent two PMs back in autumn, you must not-a got ‘em
There probably was a problem at the silk mill or something
Sometimes I buy ties too quickly when I like ‘em
but anyways; fuck it, what’s been up? Man how’s your thirst?
My girlfriend’s pregnant too, I’m bout to be a father
If I have a daughter, guess what I’ma call her?
I’ma name her Gianni
I read about your Uncle Cerutti too, I’m sorry
I had a friend buy some ties and he never get them
I know you probably hear this everyday, but I’m a 7-fold fan,
I even got the secret Pitti shit that you did that’s probably a scam,
I got a room full of your ties and your pocket squares man
I like the shit you did using vintage Cappelli too, those ties were fat
Anyways, I hope you get this man, hit me back,
just to chat, truly yours, your number one customer
This is (StyleForum member name here)
At this point, I realise I’ve spent 5-10 minutes doing this. And it’s my Sunday. And I’m doing this…
— a StyFoDude
“Balenciaga is a couturier in the truest sense of the word. Only he is capable of cutting material, assembling a creation, and sewing it by hand. The others are simply fashion designers.
“I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style.
“It’s a kind of madness in cosmopolitan cities now.
“I will not be a common man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony.
“Do it big, do it right and do it with style.
“Fashion is made by fashionable people.
“You are only as good as the people you dress.
“You’ve got to find some way of saying it without saying it.