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Karl Loved Shirts and Despised Flip-Flops, Tattoos — and Suspenders

Imagine a chef who doesn’t eat his or her own food. Karl Lagerfeld felt the same incredulity toward designers who don’t wear designer clothes — or at least something beyond chinos and a T-shirt.
Lagerfeld never professed any great interest in designing men’s clothes. Wearing them was another story.
He was mad for men’s fashions, as the industry was reminded at the conclusion of the fall 2019 Fendi show, the last by Lagerfeld. The Roman house screened a clip of the designer sketching the outfit he wore on his first day at Fendi in 1965: Cerruti hat, Norfolk jacket in a tweed speckled with red and yellow, culottes, boots and a squarish bag he bought in Milan.

A sketch by Karl Lagerfeld in the outfit he wore on his first day at Fendi in 1965: Cerruti hat, Norfolk jacket in a tweed speckled with red and yellow, culottes, boots and a squarish bag he bought in Milan.
Karl Lagerfeld

“Men’s wear interests me in terms of what I can put on my back. I have a client mentality,” he told WWD in 2012. “My favorite jacket is always the last one I bought.”
Lagerfeld applied the same passion and exacting standards to his personal attire as

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