Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Style is a question of charm, not nationality

The menswear designer at Hermès on the myth of French style, avoiding trends, and why you can never have too much cashmere.

2. Style is a question of charm, not nationality. It’s not true that French men have more allure or style than American men. It’s just that they dress with more personality. They don’t follow dress codes, and sometimes they mix things in a way they shouldn’t. Like how Serge Gainsbourg dressed, with his reptile shoes with jeans and blazer and white shirt—that’s charm.

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