Thomas "Tom" Carlyle Ford is an well-known American fashion designer and film director. He initially gained his fame as the creative director of Gucci and Saint Laurent, but in 2006 launched his own label, not surprisingly called "Tom Ford". In just ten years, Ford's label has grown to be valued at over 70 million and is now a well respected supplier of high-end men's fashion. Although I cannot exactly say that the Tom Ford brand fits my personality or style (although I do love their bow ties), nor could I even afford the clothes if I wanted, I have always been a fan of Ford's quote above. Let me repeat it for you again for dramatic effect ;)..."Dressing well is a form of good manners."
Now, I'm not exactly certain of Ford's intended interpretation of his quote, but maybe it's just up to us to determine what he means. Regardless, I've personally become a fan of fashion over the last couple years and believe in looking one's best.
I'de be interested to hear your thoughts on the subject?