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Quote of Tom Ford

maandag, december 22nd, 2008

Tom Ford

“There’s one indulgence every man should try in his lifetime. If your straight, sleep with a man at least once, and if you’re gay, don’t go through life without sleeping with a woman. Either way, you might be surprised at how natural it will feel if you can get past the mind-fuck of stereotypes. In the end, it’s just another person that you are relating to in a physical way.”

–Mr. Tom Ford, in Details (p. 104), December 2008 issue

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Tom Ford SS/09 collection

zaterdag, december 13th, 2008

Fashion model of Tom Ford

Fashion model of Tom Ford

Fashion model of Tom Ford

Fashion model of Tom Ford

Fashion model of Tom Ford

Fashion model of Tom Ford

Fashion model of Tom Ford

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Quote of Tom Ford

dinsdag, december 9th, 2008

“If I had been a dog walker, I would have been the most successful dog walker in Paris.”

Tom Ford: A Portfolio Exerpt

zaterdag, december 6th, 2008

Tom FordWHAT I’VE LEARNED

Tom Ford – 46, London, Los Angeles, and Santa Fe

“My eyebrows? Brushed a bit, but not manipulated or tweezed.”

…EVEN AS A CHILD, I was totally into style. I think you are either born caring about the way your shoes look or you’re not.

…DRESSING WELL is a kind of good manners, if you ask me. When you’re standing in a room, your effect is the same as a chair’s effect, or a sculpture’s. You’re part of someone’s view, you’re part of that world, and so you should dress well. I find it’s a show of respect to try to put on your best face and look as good as you can.

…ALWAYS KEEP your jacket buttoned. If I have one rule for men, it’s that. It instantly makes your silhouette. It’ll take pounds off you, just in terms of shape.

…WHEN IT COMES to men’s clothing I am an Anglophile, and if I did not design my own men’s tailoring collection, I would have my wardrobe made on Savile Row.

…IT’S A MYTH that great style requires constant reinvention. Personal style, unlike fashion, derives its power from consistency. Think of the clothes that you’ve returned to throughout your life. Most likely, certain themes keep reapperaing. Maybe it’s a preference for monochrome, or it’s a confident use of color. Or maybe it could simply be the fact that you’ve always felt more comfortable in double-breasted suits opposed to single.

…THE BLAZER has been the single most important piece in my wardrobe since I was about 12. If I am traveling, no matter where I go, I always carry a blazer.

…LUXURY for me is getting someone on the phone instead of an answering machine. It’s being able to get help when I walk into a store. And it’s when someone calls me if something comes in that I might like, or sends it to my home. That is a huge part of what luxury is for me right now – to be taken care of.

This is an Exerpt from Esquire’s Big Black Book 2008

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An Interview with… Tom Ford

donderdag, december 4th, 2008

Tom FordTom Ford gets loose with Details, regarding his sense of style and all round fabness. Ford is the man responsible for turning round the Gucci empire; making it so hip, that no wardrobe is complete without a piece of one of his creations. Designer, film director, enterpreneur, Tom does it all. This Texas native talks about the problem with short suit jackets, and why you should ignore your sexual orientation at least once.

1. I don’t believe in playing around much with suit cuts. I like a fairly classic shape that gives a man strong shoulders, a fitted waist, and long legs. Classic simplicity always works.

2. Someone who is secure enough to be very present when relating to another person is sexy. In other words, a good listener always lands who he wants.

3. When mixing patterns, don’t think about it too much—just throw it together.

4. I hate the trend of short suit jackets. When a man’s butt is showing below the bottom of his jacket, I think it makes him look like a female flight attendant from the back—not my idea of sexy.

5. With jewelry, I actually like bracelets more than anything else, but they have to be small and simple. Cary Grant always wore a simple gold bracelet with his watch, and I think that was very chic.

6. If you’re careful not to overuse Botox, then yes, why shouldn’t you use it? A little bit of it between the brows can make you look less stern and more approachable. Who needs to frown, anyway?

7. Just like girls need to learn to be comfortable in heels before they go out in them for the first time, a man should try wearing a suit throughout a normal day. I do most things in a suit—and sometimes even in a tuxedo—and so I’m really comfortable in one.

8. When it comes to grooming, keep earwax out of the ears and keep stray hairs and flakes of skin in check and you should be good to go. In the morning, I put ice cubes on my eyes and use lots of Visine.

9. Time and silence are the most luxurious things today.

10. There’s one indulgence every man should try in his lifetime: If you’re straight, sleep with a man at least once, and if you’re gay, don’t go through life without sleeping with a woman. Either way, you might be surprised at how natural it will feel if you can get past the mind-f*** of stereotypes. In the end, it’s just another person that you are relating to in a physical way.

Source: Actorlicious.com