Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion

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Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion

Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion

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Like everyone, I’ve noticed that guys such as Ethan Newton and Simon Crompton have been wearing Western denim shirts, often with tweed. The thing I love most about Mitchell’s style is that it’s so at home for someone of his background, age, and environment. You can see some of his dance videos on Instagram (warning: they will make you want to get up and dance, so only watch in a clutter-free, open space). Alan Flusser’s Dressing the Man is widely considered to be the single best book on how to wear tailored clothing.

His other books have similar-sounding titles: Making the Man, Clothes and the Man, and Style and the Man. Sometimes you’ll see something that looks cool, but then revisit the photo, and you’ll see small details that you overlooked before — things that might change your perception of the outfit. Unless you’ve grown up in an environment where such sartorial knowledge was a natural part of your education, this book does provide an insight into sartorial sophistication most of us really have no idea about. Small tear to bottom corner of front d/j cover, further small tear to middle of d/j spine, top of d/j spine is rubbed and slightly chipped, as are the corners. Mitchell says he wears his Barbour Ashby with blue jeans, cream-colored turtlenecks, and suede Astorflex chukkas.Yet, even with the subtle echos of hashtag menswear, Mitchell has avoided the worst trends: cutaway collars, skinny clothes, flannel cargo pants, and incongruent layering. It was published in 2002, about a decade after Levi’s promoted the idea of Casual Friday to help sell their line of downmarket chinos, and a few years before the hashtag menswear movement, which ultimately died around 2015. With the way men dress nowadays and for the majority, for the larger population, I think probably a much larger section on business casual, and perhaps breaking that out and talking about how we can mix-would've been better. This is the world of suits for occasions, knowing your tie knots, matching the patterns of your blazer and slacks and really, knowing the cues of how men dress.

Pages are clean, and unmarked; Unclipped pictorial dust jacket in VERY GOOD condition with minimal shelf wear at edges; small tear at upper front corner. And the difference, he's very clear, is that style is about knowing your body type, about knowing what colors suit you, what clothing styles suit you. He’s long abandoned the “dapper” look, and no longer tries to dress like a character in a French New Wave film.It covers everything from tailoring to casualwear, but even the book’s editors don’t discuss how to dress for one’s personality. Sturdy black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine with tiny bit of rubbing to corners and spine corners.

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