Outmoded Concepts

Reviewer Simon Gadke on True Style author Bruce Boyer:

The things he advocates, perfectly echoed in his easy prose style, are restraint, elegance and the occasional flash of whimsy and individuality. It’s an aesthetic rooted in concepts as outmoded today as a gold collar pin: propriety, civility and manners.

“Fashion,” then, as an articulation of the “ethical” in ethos:

Boyer’s own style is instructive: brown suede shoes, corduroy slacks, muted tweed jackets.

Q.E.D.

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