Along with Cary Grant’s timeless 1967 essay on style in GQ and Glenn O’Brien’s book How To Be a Man, this terrific video of Bill Nighy from The Sunday Times Style might be my favorite commentary on one’s approach to dressing. Just as Cary Grant’s essay and Glenn O’Brien’s book should be essential reading for young men upon graduating from high school, this impeccable perspective from one of our best style icons should be essential viewing. It’s perfect. 

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  1. Adore Bill Nightly. He is our generation’s Cary Grant. I am wondering about the notion of classic dressing, and if any woman now has these same ideas about clothing and wardrobe for women. We are so much more at the mercy of trends and fast fashion is destroying us!

  2. Love this. I find myself in a similar position to Mr. Nighy – I would have been much more at home in the 1940s or 1950s, and often hear that I am overdressed for an occasion.