The bespokesman - dressing the Balzac way

I first read this sentence a couple of years ago - "The brute covers himself, the rich man and the fop adorn themselves, the elegant man dresses." It’s taken from Treatise On Elegant Living by Honoré de Balzac, which, next month, is to be published in English for the first time. I’ve already placed a pre-order; it seems likely to be required reading for men with an over-developed interest in their appearance. www.artbook.com

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