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.
Below 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!
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About our Style Editor: Grant Harris, MBA ● Image & Style Consultant
Grant Harris is Owner & Chief Style Consultant at Image Granted, LLC; a Washington, DC based Image Consulting Company dedicated to solving the complex image, style & fashion issues of today’s professional man. Mr. Harris provides private & corporate wardrobe consultations, closet organization, personal shopping & other value-based services for men in need of practical & affordable style advice.
A 2006 Virginia Military Institute (VMI) graduate with a BA in Psychology, Grant quickly earned an MBA in Organizational Development and Psychology in 2007 from the American InterContinental University (AIU). Mr. Harris has appeared in several media outlets including TIME Magazine, CNN Newsroom, and The Wall Street Journal.
Grant was born and raised in the DC metro area. Having acquired many stamps in his passport Grant is passionate about international travel, reading everything he can get his hands on, and satisfying his healthy obsession with socks. You can follow Image Granted on Twitter & Facebook. Contact Grant about his styling and/or speaking services firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.554.9184.
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