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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dress in style
This is a fantastic book on how to dress in a stylish way, it covers everything from grooming tips and aftershave to the best makes of shoes and shirts. Unlike some other superficial books on the market this has real substance to it, you can actually read this book and know exactly what to go out and buy. This isn't a book on the latest fashions but how to develop a...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not good enough
The book is richly illustrated and colourful, but the really good points are scarce, and many topics are only superficially discussed. The style parts are rather uninspiring, and there's a lack of argument behind the fashion-choices presented in the book. Questions like "why is a suit designed like this?" are simply not answered.

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Published on 20 July 2006 by Mathias Vestergaard


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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dress in style, 19 Aug. 2006
This review is from: Gentleman: A Timeless Fashion (Paperback)
This is a fantastic book on how to dress in a stylish way, it covers everything from grooming tips and aftershave to the best makes of shoes and shirts. Unlike some other superficial books on the market this has real substance to it, you can actually read this book and know exactly what to go out and buy. This isn't a book on the latest fashions but how to develop a wardrobe that will stand the test of time.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Style, 3 July 2008
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This book is for men looking for _classic_ style, not fly-by-night fads of fashion. If you are a dedicated follower of all the new trends and colours, this book is not for you.

But if you, like me, want to understand the origins of style and get an insight into what should be worn when, and how it should be worn, this book is for you.

It covers all aspects of mens wear, from underwear to overcoats, and does it in a very readable manner. It can be dipped into, or if you like me, read from cover to cover and then read for nuggets of advise when necessary.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A priceless bible of good taste!, 13 Sept. 2000
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This is a wonderful book for those who still care about taste. I disagree with the previous reviewer who said that it should concentrate on the "English gentleman", the beauty of this book is that it is truly international, therefore helping people dress well in a style that is suited to them and their environment. Not everyone can get away with wearing pin-stripes and bowler hats! The reviewer who said that this book only caters for James Bond has got the purpose of this brilliant book completely wrong.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, good value book, 7 Dec. 2005
This review is from: Gentleman: A Timeless Fashion (Paperback)
This book gets 5 stars because it is superb value for money – a hardback book of 350+ pages packed with beautiful colour pictures for less than 10 pounds!

Curiously, this book is written by a German, though it is hard to tell if it is a translated text.

I say curiously since Mr Roetzel looks outside of the borders of his own land for most of his inspiration for this work. He speaks with great authority on such prototypes as the English gent, the stylish Italian man and the American matinee idol. The quirky anthropological style highlights the passion the author has for his subject matter.

This book is indispensable to any man who aspires to be a well-dressed gent.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Most Splendid work., 3 Nov. 2010
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With business-like aplomb this book steers you by the brolly through the outfitters, outer-wear and the outrageous mistakes that should not be made in the sartorial department. You could almost consider it a Letts guide to personal presentation. It gives insight into what to look for and how the garments with which you adorn yourself are constructed, types of millinery, how shoes are hand-made and generally gives a well illustrated and delightfully simple guide to that higher form of masculine existence.
Now just to find a suitable lady for pleasant companionship....
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book, 19 Jun. 2008
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P. G. Knighton "P.G.K." (Northamptonshire, England) - See all my reviews
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This is a must read book for all the men wanting detailed information about the way to dress well, with some style and importantly, the history of why we dress in a particular way. It is the detail the author goes into regarding the history that I found most interesting. I also liked the comparisons between the English, continental / Italian and the American styles of dress code. It also gives very helpful information on grooming. Altogether a very good book and one I can't recommend highly enough.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guide to elite man clothes and attitude, 26 April 2002
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A fantastic book on all the elements of male style and class. Helps for choosing stores and purchase srategies. Very practical clothes maintenance tips. MUST HAVE if you want to be part of a certain elite.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly informative., 21 May 2001
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Martin P. O'Keefe (London, England.) - See all my reviews
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This is a really comprehensive book on all points of dress and accessories. However, the shops that are recommended are all a little expensive, but if you want to choose the best....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An essential for all gentlemen, 2 Jun. 2000
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An invaluable book for all budding gents and teenagers on the verge of manhood. Roetzel has provided a useful manual / bible for gentleman of the 21st century. In an age when anything of taste is frowned upon, this provides an invaluable reference source, using sumptuous photographs and easy to follow guidelines. I highly recommend this to all parents as an unusual yet wonderful present for your sons!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read, 17 April 2012
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I had been looking for something like this for quite a while and this seems to fit the bill. Some good tips and a bit of history thrown in - what's not to like? Ok, it does seem to be aimed at the American market, but that really doesn't detract from what is a genuinely interesting book.
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