Consequently, I will not expound exclusively on topics of apparel (i.e. the virtues of "bespoke" tailoring, the history of Savile Row tailors or the virtues of Neapolitan sartorial style). I am neither an expert on these matters nor is that the heart of the matter. What I propose is quite opposite. In order to dress well, one should start not with the material elements of dress but with a careful examination of yourself and the situation you find yourself in.
The well-dressed man, like the skillful author, does not reveal everything about himself (or his characters) at once. Rather he offers meaningful insights into his world to those who are able to reciprocate.
In order to create your own story, you need to understand the key elements of any sartorial narrative. Here they are:
- Ready-to-wear (RTW)
- Made-to-measure (MTM)
- Daytime business, semi-formal & formal
- Evening formal
- Suits and jackets
- Shirt and tie