Friday 22 February 2019

Art of Dressing

ABC of Men's Fashion by Hardy Amies:

An established trick in theatre design is to make a costume in a series of tones of the same colour. This is often more effective than two or more contrasting colours which can split up the effect instead of giving one big punch.

But to achieve the nonchalance which is absolutely necessary for a man, one article at least must not match. For instance, you can wear a dark blue suit and tie with a pale blue shirt and navy blue socks, but you must then have a patterned silk handkerchief say in dark red or a paisley design of green and brown; or you could stick to a blue handkerchief and have dark red socks.

Hardy Amies 对待男装很有意思的态度,男人在打扮中必须透出一定程度的漫不经心,切不可对衣服太过在乎。原文很简洁,但难译,我只能译得如下般啰嗦: