“Don’t overbuy. When you contemplate an article, judge whether or not it harmonizes with items you already own. Again, avoid exaggeration of current fashions. It’s best to be inconspicuous. But inconspicuous does not mean dull. Extreme dullness can be conspicuous in itself. Just do the best you can.”
— Excerpt from Cary Grant’s long article on style, which he penned in 1962. The full piece is available at Keikari.
“[B]eware of sales and ‘deals’ and don’t end up buying stuff that’s heavily marked down just because it’s cheap. Ugly is ugly and stuff you fall out of love with in a year is expensive no matter how much you paid for it.”
— Michael Anton, in a recent interview at Keikari