I always make fashion exceptions for tourists, mostly because I feel bad for them and assume they don’t know any better. If they are not from New York City I just roll my eyes like a snob when I see them committing fashion suicide, judge them in my mind, and assume they are from somewhere like South Carolina where fashion does not exist. Times Square is the worst. Always crawling with tourists and fashion disasters, therefore I try to steer clear as much as I can. Recently, I was at a posh meeting south of Houston street and one of the men I was speaking had the nerve to wear…
Yuck! Some like to call this look “The Canadian Tuxedo.” I thought most people with any intelligence would know that more than one article of denim, no matter what color, is a fashion sin. To make matters worse, this guy was going on and on about how he grew up on the Upper East Side. Here I was thinking he must be from Mars to think that double denim is fashionable these days let alone in New York City and in SoHo for that matter! This look was So-NO! Yes, I was appalled to say the least! It was a style offense of epic proportions. I mean seriously, what planet was this guy on? Remember in 2001 when Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears showed up to The American Music Awards in double denim? I would understand if you tried to forget. (See above photo) It was a nightmare when they did it and there are not too many looks those two can’t get away with. If “The Canadian Tuxedo” looks awful on celeb royalty, you certainly should not attempt it ever in life. I do not care if you are a cowboy, a farmer, the biggest hillbilly ever or can belch the alphabet, the maximum number of denim articles of clothing allowed on one person at one time is one.
“The difference between a man of sense and a fop is that the fop values himself upon his dress; and the man of sense laughs at it, at the same time he knows he must not neglect it.”
– Lord Chesterfield