Fashion is more than clothes.
Society perceives fashion as a one dimensional being of clothes
& brands. To me the representation of fashion in the clothing industry today
only scratches the surface of the real meaning of being fashion forward. Trends,
colours, fabric cuts, brand names and posh attitudes of the high fashion
industry dilute the original core values of being fashionable.
Fashion is but not limited to self-expression, indulgence, manners, respect,&
the ability to always keep changing. One definition of Fashion in the dictionary
is as follows; a manner of doing something.
Key word being “doing” – a noun which represents effort & activity.
Fashion = effort, giving an effort to look great, making an effort to be a
well behaved person who is looking out for other people’s best interest, a person
striving for greatness, putting in an effort to achieve a goal & to reach success.
Fashion is the lifestyle of success, but most people seem to forget that the clothes &
the brand names is only a quarter of the battle.
You can’t buy style
I have seen someone in a $1000 pair of jeans who looks terrible, and I’ve seen someone who looks like a million dollars in a $5 T-shirt. Brand names, vintage collections are all great,
and they have their place in history but today we talk about the original values
to the lifestyle that is fashion.
Fabrics and their quality are the main focal point of today’s blog. The integrity of the fabric is the
most important metric in clothes; it determines everything how long it lasts,
how well it fits, so long and so forth. Without quality you have nothing &
that goes for everything in life, but in the clothing industry there is a
ceiling to that quality & that’s the biggest misconception there is in
fashion today. Just because it’s a big brand name doesn’t mean they are using
better quality material, & somehow along the way we have been duped.
Their comes a point where we are not paying for the quality we are paying for the name,
and this is where fashion has become lost in the maze of big corporations.
Yes, brand names are staples in the fashion industry, but there is a price point to
the quality & thereafter it’s all paying for the name.
You can definitely have some key unique brand name pieces in your wardrobe but the labels shouldn’t dictate your style. Look for quality in fabrics, look in how it fits, & don’t ever
forget that fashion is timeless. I picked up a 1920’s vest at a thrift shop and
it’s been a huge hit for me, I get more compliments on that $20 vest than I do
on my $2000 Versace jacket.
My point is fashion isn’t limited to big brands, look for pieces that are timeless & quality that will
last a lifetime.
Look good, feel good, act like a gentleman.
The long last art of being a gentleman is coming back. Be good to others, show respect, eat good food, indulge in your senses, drink good liquor& hangovers will be scarce. Always
look for quality in everything you do in life and you will be better off.
Dressing well is a form of good manners ~ Tom Ford
Remember fashion is not only the clothes you wear, but it is also the way you conduct yourself.
Dave Pavelich – Be Distinguished
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