As narrow as mafoofan's tastes are, it's up to every person to understand that no word is gospel. He's basically constantly coming up with ways to express the boundaries of his taste. It's the same with Manton; he has some ideas that work for him and he's essentially just sharing them, in the noble but ultimately futile attempt to help people who have not (yet) developed their own taste. Personally, I don't know how they all can take arguing over pocketsquares and white shirts for so long. I think many of the posters should worry more about getting a few nice suits that fit well and shoes that aren't over-extended pointy abominations than worry about the details.[/quote] Another thing would be to concentrate on overall appearance, rather than worshipping the SF grail items - the Hober grenadine, the Drake's mogul square - and think those items in and of themselves turn every ensemble tasteful. I'm surprised that so many are furious at Foo, his shtick is legendary. It makes this long-moribund thread much more interesting.