I've always dressed differently. I've always had my own deal.

Getting dressed, for me, is like a window to my soul.

I've decided I'm no longer pulling sweaters over my head. Maybe that's sort of an old man thing, but if it is, I'm there.

Dress for your body type and not your age.

I am a sucker for English shoes, and Mark McNairy's always have a modern twist that makes them stand out.

Outside of white button-down oord cloth shirts, Trickers brogues, 501s, and Ray-Ban Aviators, the single item of clothing that I have had in my closet consistently since 1982 is a pair of black-and-white checked Vans. They are the lazy man's shoe - perfect for dog walking and security lines at the airport.

My face doesn't look the same way it did at 39. My body doesn't look the same way it did at 39.

I've seen a few lookalikes, and that kind of freaks me out, but then I'm not the first person on the planet to have tattoos, and I'm not the first person to have hair or a tattoo sleeve.

I happen to have an expensive clothing habit, so, for me, designing clothes is a way to kill two birds with one stone.

Men shop for problem solving. They want something familiar. So if it's a new version of something th

I feel like the menswear blogger is a special breed, and by that, I mean they really have brought menswear out of the closet and into the public discourse where guys are not afraid to talk about style, dressing, clothes.

The only pair of trousers a guy needs are grey flannel.

When I was a kid, my parents were happy to buy me clothes; they provided for me.

A classic fishtail parka, anorak, mackintosh, windbreaker, pea coat, or jean jacket will get you through every season.

I always treat camo as a solid.

Oh God, I am so pro-shorts. I love shorts.

Not all black T-shirts are created equal.

I recognize that, to someone who doesn't know my history, maybe I seem like this guy who gets dressed up for the Internet.

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 would never, ever call myself a createur or a designer. I'm more of an amalgamator or a D.J., taking two things that don't go together and making them go together.

Camo is almost like a solid. It is the perfect uniform: you can wear camo in any application and it is always right.

You really can't function without a phone or an iPad.

Anybody can make a thousand dollar garment because you find the finest fabric and the finest mills, and you churn that out.

The Japanese are the ultimate students: they analyse things in so much detail... until they have pretty much mastered whatever they are studying.

Fit and fabric are paramount. If the jacket fits, it doesn't matter what price you paid for it - you will look and feel fantastic.

Just about everyone is quick to judge plastic surgery, especially on a man. We've all seen people who end up looking a little scary.

A man in Tom Ford will develop a nice, long relationship with the brand. Ford is very smart about positioning his product. He's a name that is going to remain huge.

I'm not just a designer; I'm not just a retailer. I'm not just a street style person, whatever that is. I can instead do a little bit of everything.

Thom Browne is, in my opinion, one of the great minds in men's wear.

To me, a Harris Tweed jacket is the kind of thing you should be able to have in your closet years from now - possibly it was your father's jacket or, even better, your grandfather's jacket.

A Mac PowerBook is a thing to behold.

I think Hong Kong has always had this tradition of custom-made suits, which I've never done but love the idea of.

I'm probably one of the most fearful persons in the world, but not when it comes to getting dressed.

I almost always wear a jacket, but I like different jackets. I also like funny pants.

I am probably biased, but I think social media is the great equalizer. It gives everyone a megaphone. Young people who might not have had the platform for exposure can now get their ideas out to a very receptive audience.

I have a reputation that was sort of built on suits and boots, so I'm a huge fan of the sartorial equivalent of a mullet, where you're business on top and party on the bottom.

I got fired from Neiman Marcus and Bergdorfs, and JC Penney didn't work out.

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'm really pretty classic.

I did this the hard way. I have worked my entire life in this business, and I've done the work - from being on the selling floor to learning to speak Italian to work with manufacturers with John Bartlett. I've done it all. I've paid my dues.

Lardini is my go-to tailor. They work with me on a lot of personal things, which is nice.

I'm a kid from Kansas, so J.C. Penney was where I got all my clothes from kindergarten to around 7th grade.

I'll never forget my transition from pleated pants to plain front pants. It was the late '80s. I couldn't get rid of those pleated pants fast enough.

I think with black tie, you can't really do too much. I think you have to pretty much stick to the rules on that.

Texas has a uniquely warm climate. So fabric weights and lengths of coats are always a concern.

My advice to young people - wait until it's your turn. Just kidding, sorta.

For me, a Thom Browne suit is an investment.

I think a lot of gay kids in the midwest or in places not in New York have to overachieve in order to sort of get through the fear of what they're going through.

I carry both a Blackberry and an iPhone. But for my job, the iPhone is essential because of picture-taking and because of picture sharing.