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Elegance - A Guide to Quality in Menswear Hardcover – April 29, 1985


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 279 pages
  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co; 1st edition (April 29, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393018784
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393018783
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #487,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Elegance consists of 32 essays on men's clothing, some of which appeared previously in Town & Country or in Diversion. Boyer emphasizes quality, natural fabrics, and classic styling. Although he includes practical suggestions for buying and caring for apparel, he also devotes considerable attention to the historical development of men's attire. Numerous anecdotes and Kokinos's striking illustrations round out the book. Donald Dolce's The Consumer's Guide to Menswear ( LJ 9/1/83) also focuses on quality in men's clothing. Of the two books, Dolce's is the more practical, Boyer's the more literary and historical. Suitable for fashion history and consumer collections. Wendy Allex, Central Arkansas Lib. Systems, Little Rock
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peter Padro on June 12, 2010
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I enjoyed this book and had to add it to my collection. Not a how to book, but a nice visit to several aspects of classic and better men's dress than most people will ever experience in our casual culture.

It is written from the view of a man that knows how to enjoy clothes and personal presentation and his love of good things shines through. Written with inteligence and humor you come away appreciating the finer things with the hightened curiousity of someone who has listened to stories of a wonderful far away place that you just might be able to afford to visit for yourself.
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