It is no secret that Fred Astaire is regarded as one of the best male dressers of all time (and also one hell of a dancer). Any man looking to dress well should look to him for some inspiration and guidance. That said, may I recommend a read of an old GQ interview of the great Mr. Astaire.
[…] The offending item is an article written by Esquire’s John Jannuzzi entitled “What Would Fred Astaire Wear Today?” Well, my loyal readers, according to Mr. Jannuzzi Mr. Astaire would don suits by Gucci, Michael Bastian and Dolce & Gabbana; shoes by Raf Simons, Louis Vuitton and Gucci; Shirts by Michael Bastian, Dolce & Gabbana and Patrick Ervell. Well, I beg to differ. But really, you must take a look at the photos and see for yourself. For if you know how Mr. Astaire dressed you know he would not wear 90% (maybe even %100) of the things that Mr. Jannuzzi postulates he would wear (and if you are not familiar with Mr. Astaire’s dress I suggest you start here). […]