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" A cheap suit is a cheap suit; there's nothing you can do about it. "
" I'd like to think my brand shares some of those characteristics we like to think of as classically American - a certain straightforwardness, honesty, a sense of humor, inclusiveness, practicality - all those great Yankee traits. And I don't mean the baseball team. "
" I consistently go back to myself: What am I looking for or wanting to wear myself, right now, that I don't already have? I always figure if I'm looking for it, a lot of guys are. "
" I just love walking around the Upper East Side and seeing those guys who didn't just take an extra 10 minutes in the morning to get ready, but an extra 40 minutes. "
" I don't know if I would use that word, 'trailblazer.' That implies that this huge crowd followed me, and that certainly is not the case! "
" I think women are much more open to new ideas but approach a line more from a more personal and skeptical place - you need to seduce them into your clothes, whereas most men just like to be told what they should be wearing. Women are a bit like cats and men like dogs in that respect when it comes to clothes. "
" Celebrities, the beach, and Coachella, that's what everyone thinks about when they think of Los Angeles. Then you see these people living in Bel-Air and Beverly Hills, and they're so chic and have so much style. "
" Preppy never goes away. It just has its moment every 15 years, and then it goes back underground. "
" I'm a New Yorker, so I don't own a car, but I rent a lot of cars. "
" My big mission in life is to get guys out of those big, baggy board shorts down to their knees. It always looks like they're trying to hide something, like skinny legs. "
" I get my best ideas in that state of suspended consciousness just before sleep. "
" I've always had this idea that I would love to do a Boston-inspired collection, whether it's for my own line or whether it's for Gant. "
" My favorite animal on the Galapagos is the Galapagos Marine Iguana. The first rule of iguana-dom is that iguanas hate the water, yet somehow, these poor iguanas landed there and had to figure it out. "
" If you're a New Yorker, there are two things that are most important: a car and a washer and dryer. Literally everyone else in America has those things! It's so weird to them that these are our luxuries. You can eat at Per Se every night, but I don't have a car or washer and dryer! "
" Guys are leery about putting on something they don't think is them. They have a fixed idea of themselves. "
" I never doubted my place in the world. "
" Honestly, I'm not so much of a tech guy. "
" As a group, the fashion industry has been one of the strongest in the effort to fight HIV and AIDS. There are many groups dedicated to fighting this disease; GMHC's Fashion Forward is just one of them. But I think everyone in this industry fights it in their own way. "
" I have a very wonderful bath ritual. "
" Flip-flops are a privilege, not a right. "
" Michael Bastian is a designer line and priced a certain way because of where it's made and the materials we use, and Gant is the more accessible version of that: more sports-inspired, more branding. It has the same DNA; it's just a different time and place. "
" I feel like everyone should buy less but buy better. "
" Swedish winters are not for the faint of heart. "
" My goal is to elevate the whole casual end of the guy's wardrobe. "
" I've always had this thing for swimming pools - I think they're much sexier and far more glamorous than the beach, in a way. You dress differently when you're spending a day at an amazing pool than you would dress for the beach. "
" I'm always asking, 'How do you give a guy a new reason to buy a polo?' "
" Good clothes are good clothes, and they don't need whales and tricks and too many jokes. Sometimes you just need something to wear. "
" I've always envied Thomas Jefferson's bed at Monticello. It's in a tiny alcove, bound by walls at the head and foot. "
" Guys look best when they have a healthy disrespect for their clothes. "
" Designer pricing should hurt, but it shouldn't kill you. You wince when you hand over your AmEx, but once you get it home, you never regret it. You divide it by how many days you're using it, and suddenly it becomes affordable. "
" You don't want to have a boring runway presentation, but you don't want to show stuff nobody is going to wear. "