A silhouette inspired by this cult-like 90’s jean was a dominant presence at the shows. Of all the comebacks we’ve seen of late, I bet you never saw this one coming.
“A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them.”
– Hardy Amies, 1964
It’s a good quote… I try to abide by it, and am relatively successful. Hardy Amies said that in the 1960s, a decade of great generational divide. The youth movement was questioning just about everything created by the generation before it, including Western politics, the Vietnam War, its resulting draft lottery, as well as the music, style and cultural norms of the times. Also stating, “I am not sure that the young man today does not know more than his elders,” Amies understood that the future lay in the strong hands of youth, yet also recognized that some things, namely a man’s desire for casual expression, was universal and timeless. Serving as “a bridge between youth and maturity,” Amies and the Savile Row house he founded forged a common ground of heritage and future that still holds up today.