Dressing the Man Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion Dressing the Man is the definitive guide to what men need to know in order to dress well and look stylish without becoming fashion victims Alan Flusser s name is synonymous with taste and style With h

  • Title: Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion
  • Author: Alan Flusser
  • ISBN: 9780060191443
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dressing the Man is the definitive guide to what men need to know in order to dress well and look stylish without becoming fashion victims.Alan Flusser s name is synonymous with taste and style With his new book, he combines his encyclopedic knowledge of men s clothes with his signature wit and elegance to address the fundamental paradox of modern men s fashion Why, afteDressing the Man is the definitive guide to what men need to know in order to dress well and look stylish without becoming fashion victims.Alan Flusser s name is synonymous with taste and style With his new book, he combines his encyclopedic knowledge of men s clothes with his signature wit and elegance to address the fundamental paradox of modern men s fashion Why, after men today have spent money on clothes than in any other period of history, are there fewer well dressed men than at any time ever before According to Flusser, dressing well is not all that difficult, the real challenge lies in being able to acquire the right personalized instruction Dressing well pivots on two pillars proportion and color Flusser believes that Permanent Fashionability, both his promise and goal for the reader, starts by being accountable to a personal set of physical trademarks and not to any kind of random, seasonally served up collection of fashion flashes.Unlike fashion, which is obliged to change each season, the face s shape, the neck s height, the shoulder s width, the arm s length, the torso s structure, and the foot s size remain fairly constant over time Once a man learns how to adapt the fundamentals of permanent fashion to his physique and complexion, he s halfway home.Taking the reader through each major clothing classification step by step, this user friendly guide helps you apply your own specifics to a series of dressing options, from business casual and formalwear to pattern on pattern coordination, or how to choose the most flattering clothing silhouette for your body type and shirt collar for your face.A man s physical traits represent his individual road map, and the quickest route toward forging an enduring style of dress is through exposure to the legendary practitioners of this rare masculine art Flusser has assembled the largest andmost diverse collection of stylishly mantled men ever found in one book Many never before seen vintage photographs from the era of Cary Grant, Tyrone Power, and Fred Astaire are employed to help illustrate the range and diversity of authentic men s fashion Dressing the Man s sheer magnitude of options will enable the reader to expand both the grammar and verbiage of his permanent fashion vocabulary.For those men hoping to find sartorial fulfillment somewhere down the road, tethering their journey to the mind set of permanent fashion will deliver them earlier rather than later in life.

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    1. This is the DEFINITIVE book on menswear. Buy this one and forget the rest, because Alan Flusser covered it all. Choosing suit colors to flatter your coloring? Check. The vagaries of formal dress codes? Check. The difference between British, Italian, and American tailoring schools? Check. How to mix patterns with panache? Check. Flusser's sartorial points are punctuated with loads of photos and illustrations (there is a fold out chart of shirt patterns divided by *season*!)and his writing is high [...]


    2. Superb book on how a man should dress. Covers the basics extremely well, although with a slight US bias (Such as wing collars with black tie, when in the UK and Europe they are reserved for white tie).He has a lovely turn of phrase as well, which keeps the book floating along.The best part though are the photos. Hundreds of wonderful shots of classic and modern mens clothes, with dos and don'ts clearly illustrated.


    3. Last night I watched Casablanca and I saw that the men in this 1942 movie were much better dressed then we are now. The answer is not so much fashion ( which is ephemeral) but style which is not. This book lays out the elements of what is stylish and what is not.


    4. *Dressing the Man* is the definitive guide to what men need to know in order to dress well and look stylish without becoming fashion victims.Alan Flusser's name is synonymous with taste and style. With his new book, he combines his encyclopedic knowledge of men's clothes with his signature wit and elegance to address the fundamental paradox of modern men's fashion: Why, after men today have spent more money on clothes than in any other period of history, are there fewer well-dressed men than at [...]


    5. This is considered to be one of the must-read books about men's style, and I believe that reputation is deserved. The book is organized into sections such as proportions (cut and tailoring), color, patterns, and footwear, and each section is illustrated with examples that reinforce his point -- the lapels on this man are too wide, on this one too narrow, on this one just right. I particularly enjoyed the section on color and coloring; finding out which clothes work best for a "high-contrast" com [...]


    6. Quite the instructive book. Now I realize what it means to be well dressed and how to go about constructing my wardrobe. I used to be intimidated but what i say in what I would call "upscale" Menswear stores. No longer; well perhaps except for the prices. :-) Knowing what to look for, i.e. what will make me look good and why, eases my mind considerably. Now I won't simply go buy a bunch of jeans when the last batch wear out. Time to make a big list and go shopping. Building my wardrobe will take [...]


    7. Have you ever wondered what makes up that distinguished air of a man that has deferred from the modern jeans to the traditional, more elegant apparel? The book is truly astonishing because it takes you through the whole major aspects of male fashion. I can easily say that it can be used as a referenced guide for the gentleman that aspires to be in control of his wardrobe. Although it is an interesting read I have to be honest and tell you that it is a very difficult book to read. This does not a [...]


    8. An absolutely essential book for the man who wants to dress better, or simply wants to understand why men's clothes are designed the way they are. I first picked this book up in a department store about 2 years ago, and spent the afternoon sitting in a chair in the men's section reading it from cover to cover. Flusser lays out the history of men's fashion form the mid-to-late 1900s to the present day; it's obvious from reading this how we're still wearing Victorian influenced clothing even at th [...]


    9. I like the systematic and timeless view of "permanent fashion".This book has been a perfect fit for my purpose and mission, with a good level of depth. It explains the difference between English, Italian, and American styles in a relatively unbiased way.My intention is to invest some time in the field of clothing in the hope that I will benefit from the following:saving time by knowing various rules of thumb,freed from seasonal fashion which continuously requires both time and money,knowing the [...]


    10. This looks excellent in its way, but it is NOT an introduction to dress codes. It is an advanced text on what looks good, supposedly timelessly. The tone is rather snobbish and precious, which wouldn't bother me so much if it didn't obscure information flow and the underlying logic. I'm not sure if he knows the meaning of logic, actually.Chapter titles: Permanent Fashion; The Power of Colour; Proportion; The Prerogatives of Pattern; The Suit; Jackets, Trousers, and Waistcoats; The Dress Coat; N [...]


    11. A systematic and timeless view of "permanent fashion" brings about clarity of fashion in a world lost forever in the throws of post modern internet tech domination dictating fashion to the world from beneath the tongues of savages. With charm and sense, Flusser delivers a tome accented with taste and style. Brought about again, men's fashion is coming back in vogue with the desire to regain prestige in a world that continues to fall short in delivery opportunity. Fashion climbs to heights rarely [...]


    12. Both a monumental tribute to classic style--think Gary Cooper and the Duke of Windsor--and a guide for men who want to employ it. Stellar photos, comprehensive organization, and attention to the smallest sartorial details imbue the book with a perfect blend of nostalgia and freshness. It is Alan Flusser's magnum opus, and you ought to read it.


    13. This book was great for someone who wants to know how a man should properly dress. Granted, it would have been more helpful to me if I were trying to climb the corporate ladder and had to wear a suit every day, but it was a good read for me anyway and helped me pick out my recent suit. I definitely feel more aware of proper, timeless, mens fashion now.


    14. One chapter in an I'm really glad I bought this book. This book is a guide not so much to keeping up with fashion, but to always being ahead of it by maintaining a permanent state of good dressing based on permanent and immutable precepts: proportion and colour.I bought it as a kind of a coffee-table book, but it turned out to be so much more! Really looking forward to the rest.






    15. Just had to read a book that showcases the cleft in Cary Grant's chin on the cover. A fun tome on how to be elegant and stylish.


    16. Dressing the Man by Alan Flusser. Interesting both as a style guide and as a history of the changes in men's fashions.


    17. My introduction to classics menswear, maybe too comprehensive for a start but an excellent and definitive text.As much an historical overview of men's clothing as a how to of dressing.



    18. Very-detailed history and manual on men's suits. Well-written and well-presented, but dry and not an especially interesting topic to me.


    19. Very informative regarding the aspects of clothing including tailoring and its general rules pertaining to proper fit and style.


    20. A bit too flowery and obtuse in language, but still containing some great ideas (and photos) for modern classic men's style.


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