During the past 25 years, men have spent more money on clothing for themselves than in any other period of modern history, says Alan Flusser (Style and the Man). The time has "never been more propitious for the emergence of a standing army of well-heeled swells," he believes, and in Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion, he takes readers on a tour of men's clothing that he attests will never go out of style. Flusser carefully explains how to mix patterns, what to look for when trying on clothes in the fitting room, what kind of jacket to wear with a straight-point collar, the history of the monk-strap shoe, the correct position for a bow tie and what "business casual" really means. Heavily illustrated with photographs of dapper dans from Humphrey Bogart to the Duke of Windsor and drawings depicting neckwear, suit jackets, coat sleeves and trouser creases, this is a superb reference for any man.
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“A Hoyle’s, a Fowler’s, a Webster’s, a Baedeker’s, a Machiavelli’s, a von Clausewitz’s guide to men’s dress.” (Tom Wolfe)
“If it’s male elegance and sophistication you aspire to, DRESSING THE MAN will suit you perfectly.” (Art Cooper, Editor in Chief, GQ)
For all men who are concerned about the way they look in public. Every detail from shoe laces to collar pins are covered. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Larry Francois
After college I knew I had to adjust my image from the "school pride/shirts that attract the drunk chicks" to a gentleman lifestyle to adapt to my career and begin a new... Read morePublished 1 month ago by jmcg14
Every man should read this book--over and over. The best book of this kind I have ever read.Published 1 month ago by William D. Creitz
This I would consider to be a must have primer book for any man who ever wears a suit. While some clothing stores when fitting know what they are doing, there is no guarantee. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Professor H
Nice book and a must have if you want to dress in the classic manner of a true gentleman and never go out of style.Published 1 month ago by Troynm
This research book on men's wear is excellent with hard to find details on 20th century men's wear, primarily post WWI. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Virgil C. Johnson
Informative book, with great photos and easy-to-follow instructions and explanations. This is out on our coffee tablePublished 2 months ago by Kay Dub