Style is the answer to everything.

A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing

To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it 

To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art 

Bullfighting can be an art 

Boxing can be an art 

Loving can be an art 

Opening a can of sardines can be an art 

Not many have style 

Not many can keep style 

I have seen dogs with more style than men, 

although not many dogs have style. 

Cats have it with abundance.


When Hemingway put his brains to the wall with a shotgun, that was style. 

Or sometimes people give you style 

Joan of Arc had style 

John the Baptist 




García Lorca. 

I have met men in jail with style. 

I have met more men in jail with style than men out of jail. 

Style is the difference, a way of doing, a way of being done. 

Six herons standing quietly in a pool of water, or you, 

naked, walking out of the bathroom without seeing me.

- Charles Bukowski (1920-1994)

Stuff to think about. And re-think. That’s why I prefer to refer to milstil as a (micro)blog about clothes. Not really about ‘Style’. My new year resolution: cobbler, stick to thy last - or continue to do what I did before. Change is good, no change is better. New post in a new year. Ta-ta.


Ralph’s alternative black tie

Always the nonconformist, Mr Lauren twists the dresscode by including this beloved Americana elements. Tight black jeans and cowboy boots, old faded denim, western shirts and bolo ties and as a pièce de résistance the turtleneck. Emulate the spirit of these little rebellions but do not copy, don’t be a me-too guy. Click to enlarge, pictures via ralphlipschitz