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Dressing in the Dark: Lessons in Mens Style from the Movies Hardcover – October 1, 2002


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Assouline Publishing; First edition (October 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2843233615
  • ISBN-13: 978-2843233616
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 7.4 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,288,983 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Marion Maneker is a writer living in New York City. He is a features editor at New York Magazine and has written about men's clothes and how to wear them for New York Magazine and GQ.

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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By el dangeroso on January 30, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Certainly the concept of this book is intriguing, as I'm sure many of us have unforgettable images emblazoned in our memories of Sinatra strolling around "Oceans Eleven" nattily dressed in a pastel cardigan and tight slacks, of Sean Connery dispatching cold war baddies and martinis in a white dinner jacket or of Alain Deleon pulling off impossibly dangerous heists with nothing but tough guy bravado, a Gitane, and a dirty t-shirt. Perhaps you'd like to know how they look so cool, so charming, so tough? Well, Marion Maneker doesn't know either (or he just refuses to tell.) His selection of icons included is sometimes silly, sometimes baffling (I'm not sure he could fawn any more over the impossibly dull Gary Cooper and what kind of "lesson" does a picture of a shirtless Steve McQueen in nothing but boxer shorts and a tie around his neck provide?) While the list of those excluded would actually make a better book (Where's Peter O'Toole for instance?) Even more disconcerting are the clothes he features as a suggestion for approximating the actors sense of style. For instance, he shows a picture of Brad Pitt in "Fight Club" and then on the facing page features a white collared shirt and gold tie draped over a pair of purple, floral printed pants which he claims will give you a "tough, in-your-face attitude." I'm sure the Hells Angels would be trembling. While I agree this is comical, it's a fairly expensive joke when you include shipping costs. On another page he shows a suitcase packed with nothing but white sweaters, white shoes, white pants and white belts (if I remember correctly I think this was supposed to make you a doppelganger for Redford in "The Great Gatsby.Read more ›
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Eric Isselhardt on March 8, 2004
Format: Hardcover
If you can get beyond the incredibly shoddy editing of this book (for example, the identified Gable is not always Gable), the heavy empahsis on Cooper and other sartorial conservative icons, and the uninspired (repetitive) use of language, you might come away with something useful from this book. In the end, the book's abrupt ending--it just stops--is representative of how its wonderful concept is so very poorly executed. This book never lives up to its potential, and both men's style and the movies deserve more.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 8, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This isn't a book for beginners. If you need someone to teach you how to get dressed--buy another book. But if you want inspiration for developing your own style, this book will get you excited about getting dressed in the morning. It doesn't dictate how you should dress. Instead, it tries to show timeless style from the kind of men other men look up to.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 4, 2003
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Most men don't understand how to dress and so they dress alike. This book shows you, in simple clear photos and not a lot of text (no one reads all the text in a style book), how to have fun, get some style and be sexy. The photos are of handsome, well dressed men from various eras (style is timeless) that men can admire and imitate. Tom Cruise, Ben Affleck have nothing on James Dean, Dean Martin and Steve McQueen.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 4, 2003
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Most men don't understand how to dress and so they dress alike. This book shows you, in simple clear photos and not a lot of text (no one reads all the text in a style book), how to have fun, get some style and be sexy. The photos are of handsome, well dressed men from various eras (style is timeless) that men can admire and imitate. Tom Cruise, Ben Affleck have nothing on James Dean, Dean Martin and Steve McQueen.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 7, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Most men's clothing books tell you how to dress, as if you were [mentally impaired]. But this gives you plenty of great ideas from movie stars throughout the 20th Century. Style never changes (even if fashion does) and this book proves it!
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Soignee77 on January 2, 2003
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I have read many books about male fashion. This particular "book's" text is shorter and less enlightening than an article in the "New Yorker." The pictures are dated referenes and photos of Burt Reynolds, a photo of Steve McQueen in what appears to be a polyster suit.
Instead, purchase any of Alan Flusser's books, especially his latest which is informative and filled with sketches and photos.
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