Manolo for the Men Fashion and Lifestyle Advice for Men

July 7, 2008

Niles Tributary

Filed under: Celebrity,Men's Fashion,Shirts,Suits,Ties — Izzy @ 7:08 pm

Niles Crane

If Izzy may be permitted a little immodesty, he was pleased as spiked punch to discover that the Guardian has praised his humble blog.  In the immortal words of that British newspaper, what you are reading is “a splendid American fashion blog that appears to be written by Niles off Frasier.”  As for the comparison to the fictional Dr. Niles Crane, a neurotic Jungian psychiatrist (is that redundant?), Izzy will accept it insofar as Niles was both over-educated and fastidious in his taste in art, culture, and clothes, even if he occasionally fell for 1990s fads seen above: shirts with narrow collars and widely-spaced stripes, impressionistic ties, and double-breasted suits with fat lapels rolled to the bottom button. Happily, in the show’s later seasons, Niles rarely needed sartorial therapy.


  1. Many congratulations to the Izzy, and also many thanks for explaining the reference to “Niles off Frasier,” which puzzled the Annalucia dreadfully. She wondered at first if the Guardian were speaking of some sartorial expert of the Middle Ages (was Niles off Frasier a cousin to Richard atte Wood, or some such). Clearly she does not watch enough of the television.

    In any event – well done.

    Comment by Annalucia — July 8, 2008 @ 12:46 pm

  2. I wish my blog was reffered to as “Niles”

    Comment by Matthew Kimel — July 10, 2008 @ 9:50 pm

  3. Brilliant!

    Comment by wricromreanced — August 2, 2008 @ 11:22 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Powered by WordPress