The first piece of style advice I ever remember reading was in GQ. I don’t know how old I was but I had gotten hold of a GQ and one of the editors was saying how he had maybe 50 black Lacoste polo shirts. All in different states of wear and fade. He said it was a near perfect piece of clothing that every man needed to own at minimum one of.
I didn’t know much about polo shirts, my Dad wore them, that much I knew. The thing I loved about the story, and the reason I remember it so well was not the advice but rather that someone could feel so strongly about something like a black polo that they would make it part of their personality.
It was the first time I understood the concept of “personal style”, That it is not about what other people want to wear, or want you to wear, but how you express your personality through the clothing choices you make. I liked that idea then, I like it still.