Leave casual footwear, cut-offs in closet: Tom Ford advises gentlemen

March 26th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, Mar 26 (ANI): American fashion designer Tom Ford has doled out tips on how a perfect gentleman should dress and behave.

Ford, 49, who is launching his own line of women’s clothing, shared some of his tips with Another magazine, and right at the top is leaving the casual footwear and cut-offs in the closet.

“A man should never wear shorts in the city. Flip-flops and shorts in the city are never appropriate,” the New York Daily News quoted him as saying.

“Shorts should only be worn on the tennis court or on the beach,” he said.

Ford also advices wealthy gentlemen of leisure to get a job.

“A gentleman today has to work. People who do not work are so boring and are usually bored,” he said.

“You have to be passionate, you have to be engaged and you have to be contributing to the world,” he stated.

Manners are manly and chivalry is just as important as a trouser crease or the knot of a tie.

“I always open doors for women. I carry their coat. I make sure that they’re walking on the inside of the street. Stand up when people arrive at and leave the dinner table,” he said.

But most importantly, for a fashionable soul, be a gentleman on the inside.

“Don’t be pretentious or racist or sexist or judge people by their background,” Ford said.

“You should put on the best version of yourself when you go out in the world because that is a show of respect to the other people around you,” he added. (ANI)

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