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Be well dressed, behave like a gentleman, and keep your shoes shined.
Making a strong first impression is as important as ever, especially when meeting face-to-face.
You don't want to look the same every day of your life. It's boring as hell.
Having studied at the Sorbonne, I spent my 21st birthday in Paris and celebrated with one of my professors in a cafe outside of Notre Dame.
We want the best prices we can give our customers, with all our products... But it really is about the quality first and the experience.
I realized I had something new to say, something that wasn't already out there.
I come from a blue-collar family. My father worked at the American Can Company as a mechanic. He broke his back and was disabled, and the first memory I have of him is in the hospital. My mother was a working mother - she had two jobs. Everybody in the house had to help out.
There are no seasons anymore. Fashion has become one long run-on sentence.
I always loved clothes. I grew up in a blue-collar family, but I loved old movies and seeing all those dashing leading men.
I was the first in my family to go to college, and so, growing up, I thought that dressing well opened doors.
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The decision to divorce myself from the business side unexpectedly blew up in my face. The creative freedom I thought I was getting turned out to be anything but.
You can't be all things to all people.
I see a lot of young guys going back to the suit, but they're doing it in a way that's less of a uniform.
If I were in the middle of some kind of legal issue, I would get in my car and drive to Fenway. I'd get to the game early and sit in my seats and say, 'I'm home, I'm happy, and I love it here.' It was my therapy.
The greatest legacy that I can have is to build a brand that lives beyond me and stays true to the DNA of the brand.
I was getting paid to be involved with what I loved more than anything on earth: clothes.
I made $2.58 an hour, and I spent it all on clothes.
The 'National Suit Drive' collects gently used professional attire, but what it's really collecting is inspiration and a chance for men to feel empowered as they head into their next job interview.
Not a huge fan of exaggerated, big silhouettes.
For those who are out of work, to have the confidence from dressing appropriately and to feel good about themselves, it's really important.
I want to build a great raincoat.
A red tie is contrary to the dignity of the tie and of male dress in general.
After all those years in the business, I asked myself, 'Am I really any good? Or am I only good because I'm with good people - a Murray Pearlstein, a Ralph Lauren?
It is pandemonium backstage. I straighten ties, see if their shoes are laced - and I always have to remember to check their flies just before they walk out.
It's great to wave the flag - I always say we're proud to be made in America - but I think our distinction is we make it well in America.
If you can imagine what it's like to launch a business in the middle of a lawsuit - it's not an easy thing.
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