If you’re a fan of Withnail and I, the 1980s British classic, you’ll know who Richard E Grant is.
If you don’t, he can be summed up as follows – actor, director, screenwriter and maker of fine perfumes.
He was also born in Mbabane, Swaziland in 1957, but that has little do with this story.
This week he decided to weigh in on whether or not men should wear shorts, and the Telegraph have that story:
“They seem to be dressed in toddler wear,” Grant said, speaking at Tuesday’s Debrett’s Future of Fashion and Etiquette event in Bicester, where he was speaking with Mary Portas. “I think you should still be shaggable: don’t expose your knees over the age of 45 if you want to get laid.”
Seems like someone has been watching too much Austin Powers – yeaaaah, baby, yeaaaah.
And that’s all he had to say about that, although there was some dissection of what he said:
Harsh? Perhaps – but many would agree with him. While modern style icon Prince George can pull off wearing shorts every day without repelling all and sundry, it’s a slightly different story for men of a finer vintage.
With that in mind, then, what are the wardbrobe rules for men of a certain age? If shorts are out, what else is on the banned list?
I’m adding fashion tips from Richard E Grant to the banned list.
What does the E stand for – egotistical, egg-headed, eyesore?
I’ll let myself out.
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