What I love about real man’s style is that it largely shuns peacockery (nowadays less than before unfortunately, but it still does) and that it is made not for flash, but for function. Women’s clothing and accessories, those which are not inspired by the men’s wardrobe, are rarely superior to men’s in terms of sheer style. Men’s ease of dressing and streamlined way of accessorising are something I like to channel myself and something I refuse to think that is that hard to beat. Case in point: simplify it all and choose just a few items, of high quality, that clearly make a statement at first sight, before anything you do or say.
photo by me (watch, fountain pen and notebook: my husband’s) | original photograph: Hugo Boss Fall/Winter 2007 ad campaign