Nick Wooster Quotes
I understand I'm not everyone's cup of tea, and I certainly don't want everyone to look like me. I really only dress for myself.
Thom Browne is, in my opinion, one of the great minds in men's wear.
I love the idea of the sartorial mix of fatigues and a great blazer.
In Japan, the attention to detail in customer service is an experience that is unlike anywhere else. It's really quite special. I think everyone who's interested in fashion would do well to take a trip to learn about presentation and the way the merchandise is handed to you. These are skills that no one really thinks about.
I always say that MTV cribs is what brought straight men into the fashion world. Once they sort of saw sports guys and music guys had, like, a billion sneakers, they realized, 'Oh, you mean I can have more than one?'
Men shop for problem solving. They want something familiar. So if it's a new version of something they understand, they are right there with it and, hopefully, loving it.
A gray flannel suit by Thom Browne or Tom Ford can be worn a billion ways. I'll wear a gray flannel jacket with a white shirt, gray flannel tie, beat-up fatigues, and a dress shoe or Carpe Diem boots.
There are so many more people in Tokyo than in New York, but it's pristine. It's so organized, and yet the address system is in complete chaos.
It's a love-and-hate relationship with New York. Much like Hong Kong, it's expensive, crowded, the weather is not so nice. But New York is home, and I love New York.
I was 39 when I did, essentially, a three-quarter sleeve on my left arm. It was very late in life, which is good: I can't think of any decision I made at 19 that I'd be happy with at 39 or even now, at 51.
I never wear a black belt with a black shoe. It's always the opposite: a brown shoe with a black belt.
I happen to have an expensive clothing habit, so, for me, designing clothes is a way to kill two birds with one stone.
Lardini is my go-to tailor. They work with me on a lot of personal things, which is nice.
The Japanese are the ultimate students: they analyse things in so much detail... until they have pretty much mastered whatever they are studying.
I grew up in the '60s and '70s when men were required to wear a suit, shirt, and tie every day to be taken seriously. I was at the tail end of that generation, and it had a significant impact on me.
I have to say, I love the summer, but I don't love summer clothes to the degree I love fall clothes.
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