If you don't know how to tie a tie--or pretend you don't--obtain this book posthaste. The Chic Simple folks have once again produced a classic, stunning collection with gorgeous color photographs, perfect problem solvers, and helpful resources, including the Web site addresses for everyone from Adidas to Waterman pens. They show you the essentials for preventing Monday morning "I have nothing to wear to the office" panics, the basics for a camping trip, and the perfect shoes to wear with a tux. Can you mix a tattersall shirt with a checked tie? What does
tattersall look like, anyway? Have no fear, it's in here. This book will help you create a sensible, organized wardrobe that'll keep you prepared for any fashion situation, from a job interview to "casual day" at the office to the golf course.
The book is especially suited for men who hate to shop because they have no idea what they're doing. How do you spot a good-quality dress shirt? Look for at least 14 stitches to the inch on the placket. What to wear for a nice slimming effect? Try a suit with a tailored vest. How do you take care of leather shoes? How to pack a suitcase so your clothes don't come out looking like crepe paper? Chic Simple Men's Wardrobe tells you.
From the Inside Flap
Men's clothes today are confusing--they reflect the multi-task world we all live in, where work is a constant presence and fun is serious business. The old uniforms are gone, with casual work environments, new cultural standards, and increasing global influences, new styles are evolving. In this changing time, Chic Simple Men's Wardrobe
makes the myriad options easy, accessible, and inexpensive. The book is divided into four sections of a guy's life: WORK LIFE takes you through everything you need to compete sartorially whether you work at home or in an office, EVERYDAY LIFE reflects today's more casual society and the new dress codes for weekends and after work, OUTDOOR LIFE is a gear guide to both the classics and the tech-advanced sport clothes for golf, tennis, skiing, fishing, hunting, or the gym, and evening wear, whether for a casual dinner date or opening night, is covered in NIGHT LIFE. In addition, you'll learn to:
--dress for an interview or a night on the town
--handle the new corporate casual look
--travel for a week with an overnight bag
--relax when the invite reads "black tie"
--choose the right cut for your body type
--dejunk your closet and recycle the classics you own
--create a low-maintenance lifetime wardrobe
First Aid, a section in the back, turns you into your own valet--stains, starch, ironing are demystified; how to pack and how to shop are deconstructed; and a glossary defines more than 200 terms from "gusset" to "placket."