Gary Oldman: Dressing the part (Telegraph)
“It turned out to be quite an experience. They put me in an Edwardian-style frock coat that fitted beautifully, and a white shirt and a double- breasted waistcoat. Apart from Tim Roth’s ribbing – he kept saying, ‘Can I have a glass of champagne?’ because I looked a bit like a waiter – I felt pretty smart and imperial, which was the whole idea.”

Un Uomo Nuovo: How I Learned to Look, Act, Eat, and Think Like an Italian Gentleman in Just Three Days (GQ US)
“I put the clothes on, at first a white shirt with a gray suit. I might wear a suit once or twice a year, uncomfortably, but this is almost instantly different. That is, I can’t feel the suit. I know it’s on my body, but it floats. And so I float a little, too. Brunello adds a blue tie, a white pocket square. (“An Italian only wears white for the most formal occasion,” he says. “You are winning an award, you are stepping up to make a speech. This is what you wear.”) I’m wearing cashmere socks, cordovan leather shoes. He fusses over me, steps back smiling, circles deliberately, veers in to yank my lapels, button a button, shake out the pant cuffs, then steps aside and directs me to the mirror. I approach sheepishly. Minus the hat, what I see reflected back is my grandfather, a man to my mind of great fascination and dignity. For one brief flicker, I’m him.”

Like My Socks? They Cost $200. (Slate)
“Many of us can name the various brands of suits worn by the world’s best-kitted gentlemen. But what about the socks hidden beneath those suits? Surely a market for luxurious male hosiery exists. Yet the fanciest thing I’d ever put on my feet was a pair of freshly laundered, $9 Gold Toes. I wondered just how expensive socks get at the top end of the range, whether they’re worth the price, and, more philosophically, what sort of man is so style-conscious, so rich, and so bonkers that he’d drop significant disposable income on socks.”

Interview with Yukio Akamine (For The Discerning Few)
“Dressing is like writing, actually: there are three modes of style in Japanese writing. I can write my name in three different ways. The first way is the classic style of writing. The second one is a lighter style of writing, which is a bit different. The third one is even less formal.

The English style of dress is like the first style of writing, it is very classical. The second style, which is slightly less formal, makes me think of Neapolitan tailoring which was inspired by English dress but took it one step down in order to make it a little less formal. The third style of writing is like fashion and trends.”