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" A classic fishtail parka, anorak, mackintosh, windbreaker, pea coat, or jean jacket will get you through every season. "
" 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. "
" There's something about the U.S. and Japan: two opposite ends of the planet, two completely different languages, and yet, especially in menswear, they share this kind of idealized way of dressing that is so close to what we do in America. "
" 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. "
" I think Hong Kong has always had this tradition of custom-made suits, which I've never done but love the idea of. "
" I always say that MTV cribs is what brought straight men into the fashion world. Once they sort of saw sports guys and music guys had, like, a billion sneakers, they realized, 'Oh, you mean I can have more than one?' "
" Some people are born with a caul. I was born with a jacket. "
" Thom Browne is, in my opinion, one of the great minds in men's wear. "
" If someone tells me I can't wear something, that's the moment when I want to wear it. "
" I'm really pretty classic. "
" I've always dressed differently. I've always had my own deal. "
" 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. "
" The Japanese are the ultimate students: they analyse things in so much detail... until they have pretty much mastered whatever they are studying. "
" I love Italian food - especially Tuscan-style cuisine. "
" I love London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris - there are a million places I could imagine I like, but N.Y. is home. "
" There are so many more people in Tokyo than in New York, but it's pristine. It's so organized, and yet the address system is in complete chaos. "
" 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. "
" I guess I know how to dress myself, and that's probably the only thing I can do, so it's nice that somebody notices. "
" 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. "
" 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 never wear a black belt with a black shoe. It's always the opposite: a brown shoe with a black belt. "
" I think the way you dress is a direct reflection out of what you will get out of your day; you make the effort, people will notice. You'll feel better, and those around you will feel better. "
" I still think of myself as a retailer first, but I also know how to make clothes. "
" When I was a kid, my parents were happy to buy me clothes; they provided for me. "
" To me, how you dress is a way to show you care. "
" I always say, I have been fired from more jobs than most people would ever have had in their entire career. "
" I truly find inspiration everywhere. I always tell students, and young people starting out, that the single most important skill, next to listening, is to pay attention. You never know where inspiration will strike. "
" I did well in school and was able to excel in those areas where I knew I needed to be good at. "
" 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 think that good, great things can come at every price. "
" I got fired from Neiman Marcus and Bergdorfs, and JC Penney didn't work out. "