History is important – it gives us a foundation to stand on.
Having a strong understanding of where something comes from and why it developed that way gives a man the strength when those around him do not understand.
This applies across life and especially in men’s clothing.
Everyday we are told to buy this item to look sexier, wear this to smell more masculine, or sport this brand to be more accepted. I say a man with an understanding of history and core style principles can see right through the facade of fashion advertising.
He knows he can wear a flower in his lapel not because he saw it on a movie star, but because he knows soldiers wore them in their jackets as they headed to combat. He throws on a sport jacket not because “Details” says it’s in style, but because he understands that it will give him a more masculine appearance.
An appreciation and understanding of the past gives you the fortitude to resist fleeting fashion and embrace timeless style.
Above is my interview with Grant Harris of Image Granted – we talk about style, history, and why an appreciation of both matters. I hope you enjoy this style podcast – let me know in the comments what you’d like to see more of!