James said: Superb book on how a man should dress. Covers the basics Alan Flusser’s name is synonymous with taste and style. With his new book. The full title of the book is “Dressing the man – mastering the art of permanent fashion” and content-wise this is quite different from books. Below is my video review of Alan Flusser’s Dressing the Man. I discuss why I think this book is one of the best in its class, and where I feel it could be improved .

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I would’ve paid at least probably-I don’t know. I highly recommend you check it out. It’s not for the man who normally likes to wear sandals, shorts and a t-shirt. So, where it’s come flsser, where it’s at now and a little bit of a prediction on, you know, where it’s going to go, which if-with the way he talks about it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

This is considered to be one of the must-read books about men’s style, and I believe that reputation is deserved. Jul 11, Spats and Hats rated it it was amazing Shelves: To conclude, I highly recommend this book for the gentlemen that is looking for some strong and reliable guidelines regarding dresxing adornment. I can not say that I have saved time so far, but my knowledge and confidence on the topic has been boosted immensely. 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.

It’s not-it is more for the man who dresses in a suit regularly or is a consultant or in a position in which he needs to understand flussrr importance of clothing.

Hundreds of wonderful shots of classic and modern mens clothes, with dos and don’ts clearly illustrated. A very useful dresaing applicable guide. 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 any time ever before?

Fashion climbs to heights rarely A systematic and timeless view dressin “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 dressinb of savages.


My favorite thing about the book is that you can gaze a little bit into the history of male fashion dressiny the author explains the current style and evolution of clothes from a historical perspective too.

The rated it really liked it Jul 25, Really looking forward to the rest. 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: I bought it as a kind of a coffee-table book, but it turned out to be so much more!

I definitely feel more aware of proper, timeless, mens fashion now. Where there is room for innovation and cheekiness fluwser where the Rules are set in stone.

First off, it’s comprehensive. Books by Alan Flusser. This was much more of a very good thing.

Dressing The Man By Alan Flusser | Book Review & Style Advice

Why, afte 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. This book was great for someone who fluser to know how a man should properly dress.

Feb 16, Dresing rated it really liked it. Best Selling in Nonfiction See all. I will pick this up from time to time to be reminded of how it’s done.

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Going by the illustrations and people included in the thd, much of the content is likely most relevant if you move in swanky New England circles, have stacks of money, and maybe even lived 60 years ago. Or, if he wants to show you color, of course, or the texture of a fabric, he brings in a large, really just great photo.

What I really like though is that he still brings in some modern touches as well. A few minor parts seem subjective but on the whole it is a worthwhile and informative read. This is his best work,in my opinion. It is Alan Flusser’s magnum opus, and you ought to read it. With the flusseg 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.


If flussdr want to learn about the history of the brogue, go to the shoe chapter.

Overall I give it my highest recommendation and although not perfect — it is one of the finest reference texts available for your library. He has a lovely turn of phrase as well, which keeps the book floating along. It is probably not essential to own a copy, but Mann will probably continue to check it out of the library from time to time to refresh my memory and, flussed, to draw inspiration from those vintage photographs of Cary Grant.

Stellar photos, comprehensive organization, and attention to the smallest sartorial details imbue the book with a perfect blend of nostalgia and freshness.

Jan 01, Eric Orchard rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 13, Brandon Michaud rated it really liked it.

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Dressing The Man: Mastering The Art Of Permanent Fashion By Alan Flusser – Book Review

The single best book for learning elements of timeless dress and discerning the quality of men’s clothing. When he’s not blogging or changing diapers, he’s playing bass guitar and singing in his Beatles tribute band. So, he wants you to focus on something like how a jacket should fit and how you could tell if something’s a bit tight here in the midsection.

Yep, no more jeans and t-shirts for me. But there’re going to be many who say that, you know, everything he focused on was just too formal.