Dressing the Man

Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion
Author: Alan Flusser
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060191449
Category: Design
Page: 320
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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
ISBN: 0061976156
Category: Design
Page: 160
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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.

Men's Style

The Thinking Man's Guide to Dress
Author: Russell Smith
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466858346
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
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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.

Clothes and the man

the principles of fine men's dress
Author: Alan J. Flusser
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Design
Page: 210
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True Style

The History and Principles of Classic Menswear
Author: G. Bruce Boyer
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465061591
Category: Self-Help
Page: 272
View: 6054

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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.

ABC of Men's Fashion


Author: Hardy Amies
Publisher: Gardners Books
ISBN: 9781851775569
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 128
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For all men, and indeed all women who are interested in men's clothes - here is an alphabetical guide to men's fashion written with wit and expert knowledge. From the etiquette of dressing to the meaning of technical terms, Hardy Amies' skilful eye guides you safely through style decisions on everything from blazers and brogues to skiing and sandals. No man can afford to be without this classic style bible, now published in a handsome cloth-bound special edition.

History of Men's Fashion

What the Well-dressed Man is Wearing
Author: Nicholas Storey
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1844680371
Category: History
Page: 208
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Esquire

The Handbook of Style : a Man's Guide to Looking Good
Author: Esquire Magazine
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 1588167461
Category: Design
Page: 223
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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.

Icons of Men's Style


Author: Josh Sims
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856697224
Category: Design
Page: 192
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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.

Men in Style

The Golden Age of Fashion from Esquire
Author: Woody Hochswender,Kim Johnson Gross
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Design
Page: 112
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Looks at men's fashion during the thirties, forties, and postwar period, using fashion illustrations from Esquire magazine.

Gentleman

A Timeless Guide to Fashion
Author: Bernhard Roetzel
Publisher: Hf Ullmann
ISBN: 9783848002627
Category: Design
Page: 359
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It is possible to argue about taste--but not about true style. A gentleman can be recognized immediately from his confident appearance, his charm, and his carefully chosen clothes. Gentleman is the tried-and-tested guide on matters of style and quality.

Dressing in the Dark

Lessons in Men's Style from the Movies
Author: Marion Maneker
Publisher: Editions Assouline
ISBN: 9782843233616
Category: Reference
Page: 168
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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 Italian Gentleman


Author: Hugo Jacomet,Lyle Roblin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500518571
Category: Fashion design
Page: 303
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London may have Savile Row and Paris its luxury houses, but nowhere can compete with the essence of Italy's nonchalant elegance: sprezzatura. This book presents the most in-depth look at the designers, tailors and artisans who for generations have defined the very notion of Italian style. From such fabled names as Rubinacci and Kiton to highly sought-after global brands like Zegna, more than fifty iconic Italian menswear houses are featured for their individual style and commitment to upholding the values of quality and timelessness. Featuring lavish photographs, with close-ups of subtle, exquisite details, most taken specially for this publication, The Italian Gentleman explores the world behind the finished garments - the ateliers and hidden shops where legends are born. Including iconic brands alongside fabric mills, shirting, accessories and shoemaking, this timely publication is a tribute to true Italian style with today's modern man in mind.

A History of Men's Fashion


Author: Farid Chenoune
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9782080135360
Category: Design
Page: 336
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Traces the development of men's clothing from the eighteenth century to the present, and describes fashion trends.

Fuck Yeah Menswear

Bespoke Knowledge for the Crispy Gentleman
Author: Kevin Burrows,Lawrence Schlossman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451672683
Category: Design
Page: 241
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Collection of anonymous blogs on men's fashion.

Men of Color

Fashion, History, Fundamentals
Author: Lloyd Boston
Publisher: Artisan Publishers
ISBN: 9781579651671
Category: Design
Page: 256
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A celebration of African-American male fashion captures the elegance of Nat King Cole, sophistication of Sidney Poitier, comfort of Bill Cosby, hip-hop style of LL Cool J, and sex appeal of Denzel Washington, documenting their impact on all aspects of fashion. Reprint.

The Suit

Form, Function and Style
Author: Christopher Breward
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780235585
Category: Design
Page: 256
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Be as in love with your jeans, sweatpants, or flannels as you want, it’s hard to refute the sumptuous feel of a finely tailored suit—as well as the statement of power that comes with it. For over a century the suit has dominated wardrobes, its simple form making it the go-to attire for boardrooms, churches, or cocktail bars—anywhere one wants to make an impression. But this ubiquity has allowed us to take the suit’s history for granted, and its complex construction, symbolic power, and many shifting meanings have been lost to all but the most devout sartorialists. In The Suit, Christopher Breward unstitches the story of our most familiar garment. He shows how its emergence at the end of the seventeenth century reflects important political rivalries and the rise of modern democratic society. He follows the development of technologies in the textile industry and shows how they converge on the suit as an ideal template of modern fashion, which he follows across the globe—to South and East Asia especially—where the suit became an icon of Western civilization. The quintessential emblem of conformity and the status quo, the suit ironically became, as Breward unveils, the perfect vehicle for artists, musicians, and social revolutionaries to symbolically undermine hegemonic culture, twisting and tearing the suit into political statements. Looking at the suit’s adoption by women, Breward goes on to discuss the ways it signals and engages gender. He closes by looking at the suit’s apparent decline—woe the tyranny of business casual!—and questioning its survival in the twenty-first century. Beautifully illustrated and written with the authority a Zegna or Armani itself commands, The Suit offers new perspectives on this familiar—yet special—garment.

How to Get Dressed

A Costume Designer's Secrets for Making Your Clothes Look, Fit, and Feel Amazing
Author: Alison Freer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1607747065
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 256
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An ingenious book of simple wardrobe solutions, clever tools, and straightforward advice from a Hollywood costume designer. A costume designer's styling kit is a magical bag of tricks, built to solve every single wardrobe malfunction on earth. TV and film productions wait for nothing, so a costume designer's solutions have to work—and work fast. How to Get Dressed is a fun, empowering style guide for women that focuses on making the most of your wardrobe. Costume designer and XOJane fashion columnist Alison Freer provides real-world, no-BS style advice that covers everything a girl could need to know: from determining if your clothes are fitting properly to how to care for, maintain, and keep your garments organized—plus what to do when the inevitable fashion disaster strikes. Full of hundreds of insider tricks from Freer's endless arsenal of tools and expertise, How to Get Dressed teaches you to rethink your wardrobe like a fashion expert—and proves once and for all that you don't need to spend a ton of money to always look your best. You just need to use the tricks the pros do!

Men and Style

Essays, Interviews and Considerations
Author: David Coggins
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613122373
Category: Design
Page: 272
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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.

Man Made

The Art of Male Grooming
Author: Dan Jones
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
ISBN: 9781784880132
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 144
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With the rise of perfectly preened sports stars, online dating, and the dreaded selfie stick, every man worth his salt wants to look his best. Male grooming is no longer about being vain: it s essential. A real man has a stylish haircut, conditions his beard, manscapes, moisturizes, wears decent shoes, takes the right vitamins, and is probably hitting the gym right now to hone his physique. Feeling confused? Fear not, because Dan Jones is here to guide you through everything you ever needed to know about personal grooming. From man-buns and mustaches to eye cream, facials, and buying a decent suit, this is a dapper DIY guide for all men, from teens to dads, who want to look their best year-round."