Gentleman: A Timeless Fashion Paperback – 1 Dec 2004
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This is a comprehensive handbook of classic and timeless men's attire for every occasion and any time of day for the modern man of the world. Some call it style, others a matter of taste - that certain "touch" some men have that lets them pick out and combine just the right suits, shirts, ties, and shoes. Actually, there is no trick to dressing stylishly as a man. You just have to become familiar with the tried-and-true classics and their history. Peruse this richly illustrated guidebook and take a peek into the studios of the best tailors and shoemakers on the international fashion scene. Read which shirt Gianni Agnelli wears, and what kind of underwear Andy Warhol preferred. In a thoroughly enjoyable reading experience you will learn all there is to know about fabric, cut, patterns, colour, and the optimal care and clothing of a man from head to foot. From the perfectly placed tie knot to custom-made shoes, from casual sweaters to a top hat, everything you need for the appropriate outfit is explained in detail - and in the process, you'll become an expert in the finer points of life.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
Alan Flusser's "Dressing the Man" is a much better choice.
Now just to find a suitable lady for pleasant companionship....
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing book. So simple, and yet so enlightening. A must for every modern gentleman. It never goes out of style.Published 14 months ago by Marin
This book covers the fascinating history of men's fashion. It has easy to read sections and a lot of good pictures.Published on 27 Jan. 2014 by RHM
The book itself is classic, must have not only for older gentlemen but also for wanna-bes (my case). Read morePublished on 17 May 2013 by JinK
I am very happy with the condition of the book as i bought it second hand. A very helpful book if you want to know how the upper class and the upper middle class dressed and still... Read morePublished on 30 April 2013 by George Constantine
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? Read morePublished on 17 April 2012 by Paul Devine