Originally Posted by mrri77
My basic question is if all these expensive, highly marketed clothes can truly improve the average man's appearance in relation to their cost? I have encountered several men recently dressed in all the ubiquitous luxury brands (kiton, borrelli, zegna, oxxford, etc.), and the majority of them, while sartorially impeccable, were still very underwhelming visually. On paper, these outfits should have been sartorial homeruns, but they adapted to the ordinariness of their wearers.
Beyond finding the most flattering silhouette, some men drop the ball accessorising the suits they wear.
I know men who wear a 4,000 suit and are stuck in the 80's with their neckwear. Wearing those bold, loud colors and patterns. Scuffed shoes and ill fitting shirts. Some wear less than flattering suit colors. These all distract, confuse and distort the image seen.
Look at some cars. They look great in one color and not so great in others. Add some nice wheels, low profile tires, some tint on the windows and the car is transformed.
Expensive clothing on its own is no guarantee of personal style or of looking your best. Dressing well is a discipline that takes a little basic knowledge and some know how to execute. How much you spend on your clothes isn't as important as the styles you choose and how you choose to wear them.