On the May issue of DETAILS, you’ll find Hermes Menswear Designer, Varonique Nichanian opining on the 10 Rules of Style. Here’s a few of them :

2. Style is a question of charm, not nationality. It’s not true that French men have more allure or style than American men. It’s just that they dress with more personality. They don’t follow dress codes, and sometimes they mix things in a way they shouldn’t. Like how Serge Gainsbourg dressed, with his reptile shoes with jeans and blazer and white shirt—that’s charm.

4. In relationships, you must show proof of love and do something passionate. I once had a boyfriend fly from New York to Paris just to have dinner with me. It was very smart. (*With airfare costs these days, you might want find other alternatives :) )

6. You should have one watch for the weekend, one for the week, one for suits, one for sport. I love watches. Watches are for men what perfume is for women. They are very personal, and you can wear them according to your mood. (*Ehhhh, I’d suggest sunglasses instead, heh. )

8. Men make a mistake when they follow fashion instead of their own personality or their own body. When they dress in a very slim shape even if they don’t have the right body, it’s all wrong. It’s awful. With my husband, I tell him, ‘Stay yourself and I’ll take care of you.’ He’s the most spoiled man in Paris. (*Amen, Amen, Amen. I’m happy to say my husband knows his stuff with my help of course :) . )

To read the rest of 10 Rules Of Style, please visit DETAILS and let me know what you think of them.