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A fashion is merely a form of ugliness so unbearable that we are compelled to alter it every six months. — Oscar Wilde

Almost every man looks more so in a belted trench coat. — Sydney J. Harris

Carelessness in dressing is moral suicide. — Honoré de Balzac

Clothes don’t make a man, but clothes have got many a man a good job. — Herbert Harold Vreeland

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. — Mark Twain

Do men who have got all their marbles go swimming in lakes with their clothes on? — P.G. Wodehouse

Every time a woman leaves off something she looks better, but every time a man leaves off something he looks worse. — Will Rogers

Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess. — Edna Woolman Chase

Fashion fades, only style remains the same. — Coco Chanel

Fashion is made to become unfashionable. — Coco Chanel

Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are. — Quentin Crisp

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. — William Morris

His clothes fit him so ill, and constrain him so much, that he seems rather their prisoner than their proprietor. — Philip Dormer Stanhope

I wear my sort of clothes to save me the trouble of deciding which clothes to wear. — Katharine Hepburn

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular? — Unknown

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. — Coco Chanel

Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly. — Epictetus

Like every good man, I strive for perfection, and, like every ordinary man, I have found that perfection is out of reach – but not the perfect suit. — Edward Tivnan

Luxury has lost its luster. — Dana Thomas, Deluxe (p13)

Luxury is a necessity that begins where necessity ends. — Coco Chanel, Deluxe (p17)

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art. — Oscar Wilde

Photography is nothing—it's life that interests me. — Henri Cartier-Bresson

She wore a short skirt and a tight sweater and her figure described a set of parabolas that could cause cardiac arrest in a yak. — Woody Allen, Getting Even, 1973

Style is something you can use, and you can be like a magpie, just taking what you want. The idea of the rigid style seemed to me then something you needn’t concern yourself with, it would trap you. — David Hockney, http://theselvedgeyard.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/david-hockney-style-take-what-you-want-and-dont-let-it-trap-you/

Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. — Ambrose Bierce

The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility. — Martin Luther King, Jr., The Trumpet of Conscience, 1967

The luxury industry has changed the way people dress. It has realigned our economic class system. It has changed the way we interact. It has become part of our social fabric. To achieve this, it has sacrificed its integrity, undermined its products, tarnished its history, and hoodwinked its consumers. In order to make luxury ’’accessible,’’ tycoons have stripped away all that has made it special. — Dana Thomas, Deluxe (p13)

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury. — Charlie Chaplin, Deluxe (p322)

The way we dress reflects not only our personality but also our economic, political, and social standing and our self-worth. Luxury adornment has always been at the top of the pyramid, setting apart the haves from the have-nots. — Dana Thomas, Deluxe (p6)

They think him the best dressed man, whose dress is so fit for his use that you cannot notice or remember to describe it. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. — Abraham Lincoln

Thrift is essential to well-ordered living. — John D. Rockefeller

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