Cary Grant’s Timeless Wisdom on Style

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Buongiorno a tutti!

In a revealing 1973 interview with GQ, Cary Grant, the epitome of Hollywood elegance, shared his timeless insights on what it means to dress with elegance.

Let’s dive in…

Ageless Elegance

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Grant observed that elegance transcends age.

It’s a quality easily recognized but hard to articulate.

He noted the trend among European youths donning satin trousers and embroidered jackets, exuding elegance effortlessly.

Yet, he humorously admitted that adopting such a style himself would be far from flattering.

The Essence of Elegance


For Grant, elegance is more than clothing; it’s an aura.

It’s not for the individual to declare their elegance but for it to be perceived by others.

Confidence Over Vanity

A man in suit and tie walking down the street.


He believed true elegance should never be a loud proclamation of vanity.

Instead, it’s the quiet confidence that speaks volumes.

That’s the essence of true elegance.

Fashion vs Elegance

Grant warned against being engulfed by fashion trends. Elegance isn’t about impressing others or wearing the latest styles. It’s about the self-assurance that comes from within and doesn’t need the validation of high fashion.

These insights from Cary Grant offer a glimpse into the mindset of a man who was not just a fashion icon but a symbol of enduring style and grace.

But remember, you don’t have to be Cary Grant to look good and feel confident! Come and visit us and we’ll help you put together a wardrobe that’s appropriate for your style and needs, that will give you the confidence you need to look elegant.

Arrivederci a presto,

Massimo Mattetti — Owner of Massimo Roma