Man-Made: The Art of Male Grooming Hardcover – 8 Oct 2015
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About the Author
Dan Jones is a journalist and editor living in London. Formerly the shopping editor at i-D magazine, Time Out's Shopping & Style editor, and most recently Senior Men's Editor at ASOS, Dan is currently a style consultant, working with brands like Topman and Swatch, and publishers like Conde Nast. This is Dan's second book.
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I give this book (about 100 pages if you don’t count the blanks and illustrations) four stars because it did give me a couple of valuable ideas. That made it worth buying. But Jones throws in too much. He writes on diet, exercise, meditation. He even throws in a recipe for a green smoothie that is quite good. You won’t be convinced to try a diet if you read a couple of graphs on it. This way you’ll miss the best diet ever created: the 5-2, which Jones mentions. He pays too much attention to hygiene instead of dressing well. If you are interested in this book you will have basic hygiene under control and won't need guidance on shaving. . Bet you didn’t know the well-groomed man gets pedicures and if you visit London you can go to the world’s best pedicurist and feel “ten years younger.” If you want to smell nice Jones has two recommendations for you but a little bottle costs $120 and $230. Then there is a page titled “How to pick the perfect pair of undies.” In case you’re wondering if illustrated undies are okay, Garfield and the Simpsons are a no no but Peanuts is okay. Jones likes tattoos but there is no mention of the perfect nose ring. Maybe Jones wants it both ways, a book men will pick up for grooming and style tips and a book others will pick up for laughs.
To his credit Jones urges you to create your own fashion. If you succeed you will show the world you have some artist in you and are a person who cares. When my date showed up nicely dressed and groomed it told me she respected herself and cared about my opinion. Despite our protestations we do judge a man or woman by their “presentation.” This book will help you do it better.
Quirky illustrations, not too serious, with a real sense of humour throughout... and tips that did actually help me to scrub up pretty well!