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Patrick Grant: 5 things for stylish men

June 21, 2011

Patrick Grant, the gent behind Savile Row’s Norton & Sons and the rebirth of E. Tautz, has done much for men’s fashion. Not the least of which has been to show us all just how perfectly the modern mens suit and a well groomed beard can work together. The current Menswear Designer of the Year, Grant has discussed with Britain’s The Guardian the 5 things he knows about style.

The the 5 things Patrick Grant has said he knows about style are:

1 Keep it simple. I’ve always been into tailored clothes, so I don’t like anything too fussy. I started borrowing my dad’s 1960s suits when I was 14 and they fitted me for a while, but then I grew out of them.

2 I’m not a fan of denim. I spent the best part of a year looking for the perfect shoes for jeans. Eventually I realised it wasn’t the shoes that were a problem, it was the damn jeans. I don’t like them.

3 There are no rules. Wear what works for you. I tend to wear one or two colours as a base and then a little pop of something else. I try to make sure everything is harmonious.

4 British men’s fashion is coming back to life. We were a dominant force right up until the Peacock Revolution, then the Italians took over. There seems to be a real momentum behind British menswear houses now.

5 There’s a backlash against a couple of decades of scruffiness. There was a revulsion during the Thatcher era towards fat cats and suits. Now men are sharpening up again.

via Patrick Grant: 5 things for stylish men > Industry news & changes.


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