When i think of style v. fashion i came up with my theory about a two years ago when i took an active interest in how i looked and dressed. I came up with this: Style is things that are forever cool, while fashion comes and goes. For example; The white t-shirt, jeans, and boots look will always be cool, think James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause. Now you can put as many variations on this look as you want to make it fashionable; ie: add any style leather jacket, ripped jeans, cowboy boots, chelsea boots, sunglasses, belt buckle, blazer, faded jeans, or anything else that is trendy at the moment. Style is embodied in those items in which you can wear season after season. We all have many of these items; would you dare let anyone tell you they're not fashionable or stylish. My favorite stylish item is my beat up brown leather jacket (think Indiana Jones). Now i can picture wearing this jacket forever, reguardless of what the designers are putting on the runway and still feel cool and confident in it. While fashion is important, style is what makes the man. Anyone with a few thousand dollars can buy a fashionable wordrobe, but to pull it off with style is what money can't buy. Think of the story someone posted about the 50 yr old wearing Gucci and D&G; while that is fashionable, he gets 0 points for style.