Style (And Other Issues), After Tom Ford

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Ever since I popped my head out in fashion land, I understood that gay-ness is uber trendy. If you’re not gay, at least you have to have a gay friend. Who knows absolutely everything about fashion and style! Did I got it wrong? The gay friend is the ultimate accessory! It even beats the it-bag! It’s simply a MUST if you want to call yourself a fashionista!

Given the above said, it’s only natural that women fall in divine adoration with Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford. The most stylish of all fashion gays, right? So, if you’re one of those unfortunate 99,9% of women who can’t count either of them as entourage, I found the golden rules of style by Tom Ford. His fashion Decalogue. Let’s read and gather round for comments right after!

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**k of stereotypes. In the end, it’s just another person that you are relating to in a physical way.


Tom Ford various images


#1 Adriana on 12.16.08 at 3:56 pm

I’m sooooooo glad I don’t have to share a bathroom with a man like Tom Ford! Or have breakfast with my “accessory” while he has ice-blocks on his eyes!
I’m aware how women adore him but I don’t and never has. I can see his charm but its all too much…not natural, not primitive….not so many things….
I do agree with a some off his statements but in general….pfff…..
Tom dear, girls should not learn to walk in high-heels. The ones that can do it don’t have to learn it. They just go. There are many women who never ever shall or can walk on these. I quit because I don’t want anyone to frown. The costs of Botox are too high…for more than one reason….Oh wait:
Rule 11: A man should be a bit off a handy man around the house.
Rule 12: A man needs to know how to fix at least simple PC issues.
Rule 13: Let’s talk about cars, a man should know a bit about the motor off his car to repair things and not be scared to be greasy. Mind you when the brakes of your car give up in the middle off nowhere. That can happen you see.
Rule 14…..never mind…

#2 Dolly Bird on 12.16.08 at 4:45 pm

ZZZzz zzz Nothing perso kpriss.Tom Ford’s arrogance bores me to smithereens.
I prefered reading Adriana’s plethory.

#3 Ellington on 12.16.08 at 5:02 pm

I am not of the ilk that has a gay friend just because he or she is gay. We are friends because we like each other, and have something to share.
Also being gay is not a free ticket to taste. I have met many a gay man who looked like he got dressed in the dark.
Tom Ford loves to hear himself wax poetic about things. He is a very handsome man I think but he is overly orchestrated and contrived, and way too affected for me. He probably dictated this with the preface:” Fabulous notes to self that EVERYONE should heed!”
If he was not gay I could totally see him being Victoria Beckham’s life partner.
As for Marc Jacob as I have said before I adored him when he was slightly nerdy looking and wore glasses.

#4 Adriana on 12.16.08 at 5:23 pm

Dolly Bird thanks for the compliment.
Ellinton, bravo! Very well spoken!

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