It takes time in the morning for me to become George, time to adjust to what is expected of George and how he is to behave. By the time I have dressed and put the final layer of polish on the now slightly stiff but quite perfect George, I know fully what part I’m supposed to play.
"That particular scene, where George is dressing in the morning, is not something that’s in the book, but George is distraught. He’s in a terrible, terrible, deep depression. When I am in a terrible, deep depression, one of the things that I do is put on a suit. It might be false, but I feel like if I shine my shoes, I put on a tie, I make myself look as good as I can possibly look, that I feel better, that somehow it’s armour. It’s a ritual that I go through." - Tom Ford