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" I did well in school and was able to excel in those areas where I knew I needed to be good at. "
" I'm a kid from Kansas, so J.C. Penney was where I got all my clothes from kindergarten to around 7th grade. "
" I have to say, I love the summer, but I don't love summer clothes to the degree I love fall clothes. "
" A Mac PowerBook is a thing to behold. "
" 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. "
" In Japan, the attention to detail in customer service is an experience that is unlike anywhere else. It's really quite special. I think everyone who's interested in fashion would do well to take a trip to learn about presentation and the way the merchandise is handed to you. These are skills that no one really thinks about. "
" 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. "
" Some people are born with a caul. I was born with a jacket. "
" When I was a kid, my parents were happy to buy me clothes; they provided for me. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Instagram is my 401k. "
" 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. "
" Dress for your body type and not your age. "
" 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 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 think Hong Kong has always had this tradition of custom-made suits, which I've never done but love the idea of. "
" 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'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. "
" If someone tells me I can't wear something, that's the moment when I want to wear it. "
" I think that good, great things can come at every price. "
" I understand I'm not everyone's cup of tea, and I certainly don't want everyone to look like me. I really only dress for myself. "
" Fire Island Pines is my perfect escape from N.Y.C. on weekends. Beautiful beaches, great restaurants, and fun people - exactly what I need after a crazy New York week. "
" I happen to have an expensive clothing habit, so, for me, designing clothes is a way to kill two birds with one stone. "
" 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. "
" I love London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris - there are a million places I could imagine I like, but N.Y. is home. "
" My face doesn't look the same way it did at 39. My body doesn't look the same way it did at 39. "
" To me, how you dress is a way to show you care. "
" In the scheme of things, I'm just a guy who gets my picture taken. "
" 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. "