If you’re looking for some style inspiration, look to the greats and follow their words of wisdom. If Men’s Fashion Magazine isn’t inspirational enough, then we can offer you some nuggets of confidence to boost your day.

Whether it improves your style and fashion, or your mental health and wellbeing, these quotes will have you deep-thinking and inspired.

“A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life.”
—Oscar Wilde, Poet

“You don’t find a style. A style finds you.”
– Keith Richards, Rockstar

“To achieve the nonchalance which is absolutely necessary for a man, one article at least must not match.”
—Hardy Amies, Couturier

“Putting on a beautifully designed suit elevates my spirit, extols my sense of self, and helps define me as a man to whom details matter.”
—Gay Talese, Author

“Looking good isn’t self-importance; it’s self-respect.”
– Charles Hix

“Dressing well is a form of good manners.”
– Tom Ford, Designer

“Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally.”
— Christian Louboutin, Shoe Designer

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
– Leonardo da Vinci, Artist

“Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know who you are.”
– Quentin Crisp

“If you can’t be better than your competition, just dress better.”
– Anna Wintour, American Vogue

“If people turn to look at you on the street, you are not well dressed, but either too stiff, too tight, or too fashionable.”
– Beau Brummel

“To be noticed without striving to be noticed, this is what elegance is about.”
– Luciano Barbera

“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.”
– Orson Welles, Author

“The difference between style and fashion is quality.”
– Giorgio Armani, Designer

“People will stare. Make it worth their while.”
— Harry Winston, Jeweller

“We define a metrosexual as someone who really takes care of themselves in terms of grooming and style. There is nothing wrong with that. But I think you need to have some other values. It’s cool to incorporate some traditional values into metrosexuality. Then it becomes a good lifestyle.”
– Frank Vincent

“Style is when they’re running you out of town and you make it look like you’re leading the parade.”
– William Battie

“Good grooming is integral and impeccable style is a must. If you don’t look the part, no one will want to give you time or money.”
– Daymond John

“It is both delusional and stupid to think that clothes don’t really matter and we should all wear whatever we want. Most people don’t take clothing seriously enough, but whether we should or not, clothes do talk to us and we make decisions based on people’s appearances.”
– G. Bruce Boyer

“Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy – but mysterious. But above all black says this: ‘I don’t bother you – don’t bother me.’”
– Yohji Yamamoto, Designer

“A man should look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them.”
– Hardy Amies, Tailor

“Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing.”
– Alexander Wang, Designer

“Create your own visual style… Let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.”
– Orson Welles, Author

“Dress like you’ve made something of yourself in the world, even if you haven’t.”
– Unknown

“Style is the answer to everything. A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing. To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it. To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art.”
– Charles Bukowski

“Style is the perfection of a point of view.”
– Richard Eberhart

“Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment.”
– Alexander McQueen, Designer

“Men with style are great because they have a sense of self.”
– Lexa Doig

“The style of studied nonchalance is the psychological triumph of grace over order.”
– G. Bruce Boyer

“I can go all over the world with just three outfits: a blue blazer and grey flannel pants, a grey flannel suit, and black tie.”
– Pierre Cardin, Designer

“All it takes are a few simple outfits. And there’s one secret – the simpler the better.”
– Cary Grant, Actor

“To me, clothing is a form of self-expression – there are hints about who you are in what you wear.”
– Marc Jacobs, Designer

“Even on the most solemn occasions I got away without wearing socks and hid that lack of civilisation in high boots.”
– Albert Einstein, Scientist

“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.”
– Gianni Versace, Designer

“A well-tailored suit is to women what lingerie is to men.”
– Unknown

“The way we dress affects the way we think, the way we feel, the way we act, and the way others react to us.”
– Julie Rasband

“A good lather is half the shave.”
– William Hone

“Almost every man looks more so in a belted trench coat.”
– Sydney J. Harris



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