Classic Style: Fashion Tips from the Noble Schneider

He was the epitome of a dandy: Sir Hardy Amies hunted down Nazis in the second world war, later he clothed the Queen. The taste of London’s best tailor was simple – he loved the best. ABC of the style of the man to be here.

In the series “Style classic” mirror presents ON LINE resources from the style archive. This article appeared first in the April 2015.

“A man should look like, when he purchased his clothes with insight, dressed with care and then completely forget about them.” This sentence comes from Sir Hardy Amies, his character of many years Hanson in the service of her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. And because men long time already held a belt in color of shoes for an elegant fashion statement, Amies 1964 published a dictionary of men fashion; a classic that is now finally available in German.

In his fashion-ABC of the famous London fashion designer and co-founder of the ready-to-wear clothing held about what is essential in his eyes for the reasonable appearance of a men’s. 128 pages, Amies, tried “rather than new problems to create, to dispel those that make us wonder”. His reference work provides useful knowledge to almost every imaginable keyword from the world of men’s fashion. Of A as accessories – they should basically precious his as the actual suit that reflects something of its luster – z for cylindrical – rather not borrow! -explains everything what for the dandy of importance is (or was).

Amies himself was the epitome of a dandy: 1909 born in London he actually wanted to be journalist landed but in the fashion industry. At the age of 25, he was already Managing Director of a fashion company in the London district of Mayfair. His first big hit was a green Tweed suit called “Panic”, which made it into vogue. Late 1930s designed the complete collection Amies long and eventually became Chief Designer.

During the second world war Amies introduced because of his knowledge of foreign languages as an agent with the British intelligence service in Belgium. His messages encrypted with notions from the world of fashion will have helped to liquidate a number of double agents and collaborators. He denied later any knowledge of these operations.

After the war, he bought a retail shop in the London savile row, which he built into one of the most successful fashion houses in London over the next few years. He designed not only clothes for the Queen, but also uniforms for flight attendants, police officers and nurses. The costumes in Stanley of Kubrick’s “2011: Odyssey in space” come from him. He led his Hardy Amies Ltd. in old age. in 2001 he sold the company to the luxury brand group. He died in 2003 at the age of 93 in London.

Shirt and Tie Are Compulsory

“Are always a shirt and tie in a city after 6: 00, even if it is located on the sea”, is one of Amies advice, which nowadays partly antiquated work. The number of men who have use for a riding jacket for hunting on horseback, should be about as small as their need for assistance for a neat appearance these days. And if the keyword ironing is the Council to read, all those men who have not learned it in the army, a talented woman like but please search, which leaves the people seeking advice rather clueless.

His defense was told that Amies, who never made a secret of his love for men, has taken probably even to the iron to smooth his uniform. Of course, she’s made to measure. His instructor certified the Amies soldiers as a single shortcoming “his impeccable appearance and appearance” that induce to underestimate him.

Other recommendations, however, are as helpful as timeless: “In case of doubt, you are but better advised to properly occur as too casual – your manners can go faster than your clothes.” Also, that when purchasing a dress found in the mostly very elegant and formulated with biting British sense of humor lines-useful tips the nerve, and, at least in the long term, protect the purse are: “You will make fewer errors when attempting to fill what you do, rather than what you like a wardrobe, according to which”, and “If you pay something more than you think to make “, you’re better off in the long term”.

Buy a Blue Suit!

But be careful! Light colored stockings are directly out, no matter what they cost! Much to recommend against it: the blue suit. But only from lighter Navy Blue (French Navy), that very clean with a white shirt and combined blue extremely elegant and harmonious looks as opposed to genuine Navy Blue, that is nearly black, with. To Amies wishing stockings or a handkerchief in dark red or green explicitly. Just to let you know.

Should appear dusty his comments well at some few places, Amies’ vision is often already on the next page again. This example on Proexchangerates shows, if it resonates in, that fashion-conscious young men will put the pants into the boots in the future. A picture that at the latest should be 2012 familiar the attentive observer since the winter season.

Though Amies has thought up “The little book of men’s fashion” in truth for the young man, older men in those sections dealing with the correct clothing, will learn something that concerns the area of etiquette often enough. Even for leisure activities such as ice skating or a beach holiday, Amies know good advice to contribute. In addition, the book provides a wealth of information about fabrics, cuts and patterns. Manufacturing process and history of traditional garments – Amies prefers the expression “Costumes” – be explained also, for which there are certainly better literature. More pictures would be desirable, but also in its present form, this small classic is a worthwhile purchase for gentlemen and those who are for it.

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