He made special reference to Robin Wight, saying: "He got it right. The bow tie was connected to his personality. He had them painted to fit his persona."
So, because of this, and because we have an extensive picture archive (and because it's August and there's no other news around), here's a selection of shots proving that image is everything.
The natty dressers below are: 1 Martin Boase, 2 Tim Mellors, 3 Wight, 4 Graham Hinton, 5 Sir Frank Lowe and 6 Peter Marsh.