Gentleman: A Timeless Guide to Fashion, and more Gentleman Reads

In modern times everything one needs to know can essentially be found on the internet. Well not everything– that’s an embellishment, but you know alot of basic facts and “how-tos”. And even though the web makes us feel as if information is at our disposal there is still a need for real-life tangibility, you know, magazines, papers, books. Sometimes looking at a screen just gets… dreary. Blogs and websites are indeed the the easiest sources to use when wanting to retrieve information on style and fashion, but books make for great companions to the information and advice you read weekly on the net. They also come in handy when your wireless connection is going on and off or when your laptop is in the shop and you need to know how to tie-a-tie or what dress shirt and shoes go best with a navy pinstripe suit. There are a few great books out there that I suggest owning just so that you can have an at-hand resource and reference guide to men’s style.

1. Gentleman: A Timeless Guide to Fashion by Bernhard Roetzel

This book is very classic, from the cover, to the photos, to the sections on bowlers and top hats. If you want to know the proper ways to wear certain clothing, where to wear it, and the history of why its worn that way, then Gentleman is the book for you. Written with a focus on the English Gentleman this book is a sort of staple or all-inclusive guide that will last you a lifetime.

Here are two snippets from the book that I enjoyed, click to enlarge:

(How trousers got their cuffs and
matching particular materials/fabrics with shoes)

Purchase Gentleman: A Timeless Guide to Fashion
at your local bookstore or HERE.

2. Dressing the Man, Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion by Alan Flusser

This book focuses on creating style for the individual. It includes advice on what patterns, colors, and styles to wear for each body type. Much like Gentleman, Dressing the Man also focuses on building a classic wardrobe, but with a modern overtone.

Buy it at your local bookstore or HERE.

Other notable books that will help a man class up his wardrobe:

Esquire The Handbook of Style, more info here.

The Indispensable Guide to Classic Men’s Clothing, more info here.

Tom Ford, more info here.

These are books that you can purchase for yourself today and pass down to your nephew, son, or to a friend in the future. They would also make for great stocking stuffers for Christmas or as a just because gift to yourself or someone in need of style and wardrobe help.

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