Let’s take a look at some of the weaponry in the well-presented man’s arsenal. While a well-stocked wardrobe might seem obvious & a well-appointed bar preferable; a well-rounded library is essential. For style is so much more than what you wear; your clothes merely the outward projection of something more basic, more elemental. How you feel & what you know should always be the foundation for how you choose to present yourself to the world.
True style can be likened to an education. This study never really stops, becoming a kind of perennial apprenticeship in the sartorial arts, with very, very few masters. One starts by learning the ropes, grappling with the details, and studying those who have gone before, trying things on for size and gaining the confidence to make the right decisions for yourself. We learn by emulating, adapting and finally making things our own.
Instead of getting caught up in the hubris of message boards and “Fit-offs”, here at Timothy Everest, we recommend cracking open the books. At both of our stores, you will find shelves dedicated to the minutiae of menswear and the Satori of sartoria, so we thought it prudent to dust off half a dozen examples from our personal collections to act as jumping off points.