The Sexist Distinction Between ‘Style’ and ‘Fashion’

Why are men celebrated as stylish and women belittled as fashion victims?

Richard Thompson Ford
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1Sean Connery on Savile Row. Credit: United Artists/Getty Images.

Fashion-conscious men, with very few exceptions, do not admit that they are fashion-conscious. Even men who write exuberant and informative essays on the details of tailoring, shoes and leather goods for blogs and magazines dedicated to clothing deny…

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Richard Thompson Ford
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Professor. Lawyer. Dilettante mixologist. Amateur sartorialist. Watch geek. Author of Dress Codes: how the laws of fashion made history. www.dresscodes.org