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    here's the law according to paul smith

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    One of the biggest mistakes men make is wearing T-shirts. I understand why you’d want to wear them, especially if you’re a single man. There’s no ironing. But most guys need to have a collar around their neck for height.
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    If you’re in doubt about how to wear your hair, get a non-haircut: a relatively short, nondescript one. If you try for stylish hair, you can make horrible mistakes.
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    Women should always be entertained. My wife hates it when men at a dinner party lean in front of her or behind her and have a conversation as if she doesn’t exist.
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    If you’re going to a formal event, you have to dress correctly. But if you get there and realize people aren’t wearing bow ties, you can put yours in your pocket.
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    On a young guy, two days of not shaving looks very cool. But as you get older, it looks like you’re trying too hard, especially when you’re going gray. A proper beard is fine.
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    In London, we’re not so passionate about how we look, as opposed to the Italians, who are very self-conscious. We’re not stylish dressers, but we’re good on ideas and on freethinking.
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    You can learn from people who dress in an interesting way, like Daniel Day-Lewis. You can see him on his motorbike in jeans, a checked shirt, and a leather jacket. And other times he’ll have on a custom-made Scottish-plaid suit.
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    Generally speaking, I wear a suit every day, because my suits are custom-made. They are comfortable. They move with me.
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    I don’t have a BlackBerry. I carry a notepad and a pencil—and I don’t use a mobile. I’ve reluctantly moved to a digital camera, but only because they make them so nice and small now that they don’t spoil the line of your suit.
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    I’m very happy if a man smells like himself. But if he does wear a scent, it shouldn’t be too attention seeking. The people on the other side of the office shouldn’t be able to smell you.

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    im guessing this is tongue-in-cheek?

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    Most of them are true really, well IMO anyway. Most of it makes sense.

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    Sir Paul needs to be wheeled off to the nearest old peoples home

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    In London, we’re not so passionate about how we look, as opposed to the Italians, who are very self-conscious. We’re not stylish dressers, but we’re good on ideas and on freethinking.
    What is this old fart talking about. All the guys I know from London are more metrosexual than any Italians, Spnaish or French.

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    he has a musty old anachronistic charm

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    sir paul smith has a lifestyle agenda to promote and the content of that list really betrays that.

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    I don't get the big fuss. It's intended to be lightly humorous. Who cares? The only ones I don't agree with are 6 and 9. As I said ^ most of it's common sense. Especially the one about hair styles. I see plenty of blokes trying too hard to have stylish hair, but they overdo it, or do it wrong and they mostly end up looking like twats- see most spice boys/pretty boys/fags/whatever-else-you-want-to-call-them, for proof of this.

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    do you think it's meant to be lightly humorous? i get the impression he's being serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weed View Post
    do you think it's meant to be lightly humorous? i get the impression he's being serious.
    I think it's got a tinge of dry humour to it. Who knows...?

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