Dressing the Man
Author: Alan Flusser
Publisher: Harper Collins
Dressing the Man is the definitive guide to what men need to know in order to dress well and look stylish without becoming fashion victims. Alan Flusser's name is synonymous with taste and style. With his new book, he combines his encyclopedic knowledge of men's clothes with his signature wit and elegance to address the fundamental paradox of modern men's fashion: Why, after men today have spent more money on clothes than in any other period of history, are there fewer well-dressed men than at any time ever before? According to Flusser, dressing well is not all that difficult, the real challenge lies in being able to acquire the right personalized instruction. Dressing well pivots on two pillars -- proportion and color. Flusser believes that "Permanent Fashionability," both his promise and goal for the reader, starts by being accountable to a personal set of physical trademarks and not to any kind of random, seasonally served-up collection of fashion flashes. Unlike fashion, which is obliged to change each season, the face's shape, the neck's height, the shoulder's width, the arm's length, the torso's structure, and the foot's size remain fairly constant over time. Once a man learns how to adapt the fundamentals of permanent fashion to his physique and complexion, he's halfway home. Taking the reader through each major clothing classification step-by-step, this user-friendly guide helps you apply your own specifics to a series of dressing options, from business casual and formalwear to pattern-on-pattern coordination, or how to choose the most flattering clothing silhouette for your body type and shirt collar for your face. A man's physical traits represent his individual road map, and the quickest route toward forging an enduring style of dress is through exposure to the legendary practitioners of this rare masculine art. Flusser has assembled the largest andmost diverse collection of stylishly mantled men ever found in one book. Many never-before-seen vintage photographs from the era of Cary Grant, Tyrone Power, and Fred Astaire are employed to help illustrate the range and diversity of authentic men's fashion. Dressing the Man's sheer magnitude of options will enable the reader to expand both the grammar and verbiage of his permanent-fashion vocabulary. For those men hoping to find sartorial fulfillment somewhere down the road, tethering their journey to the mind-set of permanent fashion will deliver them earlier rather than later in life.
Style and the Man
Author: Alan Flusser
Publisher: Harper Collins
Alan Flusser believes that dressing well is something every man can readily accomplish. In this newly abridged and updated edition of Style and the Man, Flusser shares his vast knowledge of men's clothes and provides essential information for anyone interested in savvy attire. This elegantly written treatise will arm any man with a connoisseur's knowledge of the dos and don'ts of buying and wearing quality clothes and how much they should cost, from dinnerwear to casual sportswear. This book is also a veritable encyclopedia on individualizing questions about fabric, quality, and fit, as well as the appreciable and qualitative distinctions between clothes of different prices and makes. Open Style and the Man to discover: the difference between a $395 and a $1,000 suit what two words to look for on a costly dress shirt's label why the folds in a cummerbund should always be worn facing up From the tuxedo to the Top-Sider, Alan Flusser explains the sartorial origins and modern applications of haberdashery. All a man has to do is tuck this book into a corner of his suitcase or back pocket, and he'll be armed with an insider's knowledge of how to guide the tailor or salesperson in fitting or choosing those clothes that will become long-term players in his maturing wardrobe and personal style.
ABC of Men's Fashion
Author: Hardy Amies
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
For all men and women who are interested in men's clothes here is an alphabetical guide to men's fashion. From the etiquette of dressing for all occasions to the meaning of technical terms, Hardy Amies's skillful eye guides you safely through style decisions on everything from blazers and brogues to skiing and sandals.
Author: Russell Smith
Guys don't wear wolf pelts anymore, but not much else has changed in the world of men's clothes: the right suit, or tie, or shirt, or shoes still projects mystery, erotic potential, and power. And to negotiate these hurdles with style and confidence, Men's Style is indispensable---a valuable source of practical advice for how to dress in a world of conflicting fashion imperatives, and a witty guide to the history, trends, codes, and conventions of men's attire. In chapters and amusing sidebars on shoes, suits, shirts and ties, formal and casual wear, underwear and swimsuits, cufflinks and watches, coats, hats, and scarves, Russell Smith steers a confident course between the twin hazards of blandness and vulgarity to articulate a philosophy of dress that can take you anywhere. Here you'll find the rules for looking the part at the office, a formal function, or the hippest party---and learn when you can toss those rules aside. And you'll find level answers to all of your questions. What color suit should a man buy first? Should socks match the belt, pants, or shoes? What tuxedos are always in, and which aren't ever? And what's required of ambiguous social situations like "dress casual" and "black-tie optional"? The answers are here, in a book that's full of trivia, history, and guidance---finally, the perfect guide for brothers, fathers, sons, and selves.
Icons of Men's Style
Author: Josh Sims
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Behind nearly every item in the modern male wardrobe is a "first of its kind"the definitive item, often designed for specialist use, on which all subsequent versions have been based. Icons of Men's Style examines, garment by garment, the most important and famous of these productstheir provenance and history, the stories of their design, the brand/company that started it all, and how the item shaped the way men dress today.
Clothes and the man
Author: Alan J. Flusser
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Men and Style
Author: David Coggins
New York Times Bestseller Men and Style reaches beyond standard “what to wear” advice: It is equal parts style guide and intriguing conversation about the masculine identity within the world of fashion. David Coggins explores the history of men’s style and learns from some of the most notable tastemakers in the industry and beyond. Its essays and interviews discuss the lessons men learned from their fathers, the mistakes they made as young men, and how they emerged to become better men. Some of the most dapper men in the world discuss bad mustaches, misguided cologne choices, and unfortunate prom tuxedos. All the men here have arrived at a place in the world and have a keen understanding about how they fit in it. Men and Style celebrates singular men who’ve lived well and can tell us about how they earned their worldview. They’re smart enough to absorb the wisdom that’s hidden in the world, and even smarter to wear that wisdom lightly.
Author: Esquire Magazine
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
Covering aspect of a man's wardrobe, a comprehensive guide to fashion and style for men provides helpful information on the latest trends in business suits, shoes, outerwear, trousers, formal wear, jewelry and accessories, grooming, and other topics.
Author: G. Bruce Boyer
Publisher: Basic Books
From choosing the right pair of eyeglasses to properly coordinating a tie, shirt, and pocket square, getting dressed is an art to be mastered. Yet how many of us just throw on, well, whatever in the morning? How many understand the subtleties of selecting the right pair of shoelaces or the most compatible patterns—much less the history, imperatives, and importance of our choices? In True Style, fashion expert G. Bruce Boyer provides a crisp, indispensable primer for this daily ritual, cataloguing the essential elements of the male wardrobe and showing how best to employ them. Detailing the evolution of the most classic items and traditions in menswear—from fabrics like denim and linen, to staples like blazers and button-down shirts, to the rules for combining them all—Boyer reveals what true style looks like, and why.
A guide to men's fashion offers advice for such topics as selecting formal wear, outerwear, and accessories, and includes fashion and style tips by celebrities, including Giorgio Armani and Sean Combs.
Dressing in the Dark
Author: Marion Maneker
Publisher: Editions Assouline
Redford. McQueen. Belmondo. When most of us think of a well-dressed man, it's not a super-model that first comes to mind, but a movie star, such as one of these cinematic legends. For almost a century now, movies have served as vivid records of fashion's most memorable trends, and leading men have set the bar for the well-dressed and stylish guy in every era. Now men's fashion expert Marion Maneker tackles with flair men's biggest sartorial problem: lack of imagination. This step-by-step manual shows how any man can easily go from gauche to Goldfinger with simple, inspirational suggestions gleaned from such favorite screen icons as Astaire, Brando and Connery. With wit and elegance, Maneker offers practical instructions and indispensable insight. Whether you admire the raffish courage of Indiana Jones or aspire to the suspendered ruthlessness of Wall Street, Maneker will show you how to do it right. With his tips, any guy can become a leading man.
The right suit can turn an interview into a job, a lunch meeting into a deal, maybe even a blind date into a marriage.So how does a guy tell his herringbone from his seersucker? Tailored for men of all stripes, Nordstrom Guide to Men's Style is the definitive handbook for dressing well. Richly illustrated chapters offer advice on how to wear (and accessorize) six key wardrobe components: suits, sport coats, trousers, shirts, ties, and tuxedos. With tips from tailors, a size chart, and plenty of photos, knowing what to wear when has never been easier.
Traces the development of men's clothing from the eighteenth century to the present, and describes fashion trends.
Fuck Yeah Menswear
Author: Kevin Burrows, Lawrence Schlossman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Collection of anonymous blogs on men's fashion.