Once upon a time every fashion pronouncement that fell from the lips of Tom Ford was met by willing ears ready to burst forth and share tips from The Great One with the general public, this journalist included! And those tips were acted upon willingly by newspaper and magazine readers alike. When Tom proposed blue panne velvet flares at Gucci, we all wore them slavishly and we looked good. Tom Ford also single-handedly made wearing a polo-neck cool for about six years. But these days, while he makes amazing menswear and his perfume business is soaring in its success his "style" recommendations are a little bit left-field for general consumption. Lets take the following: his number ten in a Top Ten list of rules of style.
‘There's one indulgence every man should try in his lifetime: If you're straight, sleep with a man at least once, and if you're gay, don't go through life without sleeping with a woman. Either way, you might be surprised at how natural it will feel if you can get past the mind-fuck of stereotypes. In the end, it's just another person that you are relating to in a physical way.'
Couldn't he have just said ‘Try everything once.'