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15 Pieces Of Style Advice From Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde had a dress sense just as sharp as his wit. And, as you well know, he was no slouch when it came to a zinger or two.

Indeed, Wilde's eye for sartorial detail was unmatched, predicting the daring way in which gentlemen would dress even a century later (minus the stockings, of course), while also employing this trademark candidness on occasion to scrutinise the trends, socialites and fads of his day.

And going by the 15 pieces of advice we've accrued from the great man's works below, it seems he's still bang on the money.

(Images: Rex Features, Wikipedia)

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