Gentleman: A Timeless Guide to Fashion (Lifestyle)

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Some call it style, others a matter of taste - that certain "touch" some men have that lets 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.

Persue this completely revised and richly illustrated guidebook and take a peek into the stuios of the best tailors and shoemakers on the international fashion scene. Read with shirt Gianni Agnelli wears, and what kind of underwear Andy Warhol perferred.

From the perfectly placed tie knot to custom-made shoes, casual sweaters to a top hat, everything you need for the appropriate outfit is explained in detail - and in the process, you'll learn all there is to know about fabric, cut, patters, color, and the optimal care and clothing for men from head to toe.
*Completely revised and updated

*More than 700 illustrations and photographs

*Learn all there is to know about fabric, cut, patters, color, and the optimal care for men's clothing

*A thoroughly enjoyable reading experience is provided in addition to the countless tips and tricks about style.

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Following his studies in design, Bernhard Roetzel was first a copywriter and ideas man for advertising agencies in Frankfurt and Hamburg, as well as a script editior for a television production company. He has been concerned with the world of classic meanswear for more than 15 years. In addition to this work as an author and editior, he gives talks and seminaars on questions of style

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Now available in a newly updated edition, GENTLEMAN: A TIMELESS GUIDE TO FASHION, is like having the best features from the pages of ESQUIRE, GQ and the like all collected into one hefty, Handsome Volume.

I've never heard of "male fashion expert" Bernhard Roetzel, but then again, I'm someone whose shaving cream comes out of an aerosol can, which, as it turns out, is servicable while on the go, but not necessarily the daily ideal. Ah, well. He obviously knows his stuff, and that stuff comprises a little more than 350 thick, full-color, crisply designed pages.

Part tutorial, part celebratory, GENTLEMAN covers all men's fashion issues, literally from head to toe. From styles of underwear and the joy of custom-made suits to stuff I don't even think about much less own like umbrellaas and handkerchiefs, the book schools you on all you need to know about becoming a sharp-dressed man.

Oh, one sticking point: You'll obviously need a healthy salary or well-stocked trust fund to pull this stuff off. That's not me, but a man can dream, can't he? That may be why I'm more attued to the brief essays that wax nostalgic over getting a good haircut at the old-school barbershop or the usefulness of a pocketknife.

One can't take all of Roetzel's words as gossip not when the virtues of cigarettes are extolled but all that's missing from this book are sample cologne strips. --Rod Lott Blog:Bookgasm.com

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