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If men can run the world, why can't they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck?
~ Linda Ellerbee

 

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If people turn to look at you on the street, you are not well dressed.
~ Beau Brummel

 

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It is principally for the sake of the leg that a change in the dress of man is so much to be desired. The leg is the best part of the figure and the best leg is the man s. Man should no longer disguise the long lines, the strong forms, in those lengths of piping or tubing that are of all garments the most stupid.
~ Alice Meynell

 

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Judge not a man by his clothes, but by his wife's clothes.
~ Thomas Robert Dewar

 

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Know first who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.
~ Euripides

 

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No man is esteemed for colorful garments except by fools and women.
~ Sir Walter Raleigh

 

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Nothing goes out of fashion sooner than a long dress with a very low neck.
~ Coco Chanel

 

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One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on with a pitch folk.
~ Jonathan Swift

 

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Sir, a man who cannot get to heaven in a green coat, will not find his way thither the sooner in a gray one.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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So dress and conduct yourself so that people who have been in your company will not recall what you had on.
~ John Newton

 

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The apparel oft proclaims the man.
~ William Shakespeare

 

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The beauty of the internal nature cannot be so far concealed by its accidental vesture, but that the spirit of its form shall communicate itself to the very disguise and indicate the shape it hides from the manner in which it is worn. A majestic form and graceful motions will express themselves through the most barbarous and tasteless costume.
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

 

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The best-dressed woman is one whose clothes wouldn't look too strange in the country.
~ Sir Hardy Amies

 

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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

 

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The origins of clothing are not practical. They are mystical and erotic. The primitive man in the wolf-pelt was not keeping dry; he was saying: ''Look what I killed. Aren't I the best?''
~ Katharine Hamnett

 

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There is much to support the view that it is clothes that wear us, and not we, them; we may make them take the mould of arm or breast, but they mould our hearts, our brains, our tongues to their liking.
~ Virginia Woolf

 

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There is no such thing as a moral dress. It's people who are moral or immoral.
~ Jennie Jerome Churchill

 

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There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress.
~ Joseph Addison

 

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They are best dressed, whose dress no one observes.
~ Anthony Trollope

 

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