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Looking on Amazon.com I found four listed but have narrowed it down to two:Dressing the Man or Clothes and the Man. Recommendations?
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Depends on what interests you most.  If you're looking for more detailed information, Clothes and the Man is the better choice.  If you're more interested in illustrations -- photos as well as drawings -- you'd probably be satisfied by Dressing. On balance, I think Clothes is the better book, because it is more informative, and its illustrations are pretty darn good, just not as good or extensive as those in Dressing.  Dressing really falls short in a lot of respects when it comes to conveying information.  For example, the shoe chapter is much less extensive than it could or should be.
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Get 'em both. Well worth it for the pics alone.
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Get 'em both. Well worth it for the pics alone.
Yes, both. Jon.
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Has anyone read Bernhard Roetzel's, "Gentleman: A Timeless Fashion"?
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I have. A lot of us have. It's good too. Well illustrated. And, best of all, easy to find quite cheap. They must have printed too many of them.
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Thanks, Manton.
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Has anyone read Bernhard Roetzel's, "Gentleman: A Timeless Fashion"?
Sure. Good detail and well illustrated, by a German Anglophile. But discussing Brooks Brothers as an American brand while omitting Oxxford seems to be an error (generally not too good on RTW construction and brand quality). Useful and specific advice as to shoe styles (all Church's).
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But discussing Brooks Brothers as an American brand while omitting Oxxford seems to be an error (generally not too good on RTW).
Out of date, too.  The Brooks buttondown that Gianni Agnelli fell in love with is not the shirt they make today. The book has other blindspots.  The treatment of Italian clothing reads like an afterthought.
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Useful and specific advice as to shoe styles (all Church's).
Apparently they financed the project, or at least part of it.
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I believe that Barnes & Noble has reprinted the Roetzel under its house press. Check at a local B&N or on their website.
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(Alexis @ April 20 2005,12:14) Has anyone read Bernhard Roetzel's, "Gentleman: A Timeless Fashion"?
Sure. Good detail and well illustrated, by a German Anglophile. But discussing Brooks Brothers as an American brand while omitting Oxxford seems to be an error (generally not too good on RTW construction and brand quality). Useful and specific advice as to shoe styles (all Church's).
Yes, his obsession with Church's is peculiar. Jon.
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FYI, there are some book reviews here: http://www.jderickson.com/clothing/books.html Not my site, just one I found recently.
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Out of date, too.
Flusser is far worse. His pictures are mostly black and white not because it is arty or cheap but because most people in the book are dead and buried. Both Flusser and Roetzel are very biased and it's hard to find any objective information. Roetzel's book is loaded with brands which obviously paid for placement. Is it why it is so cheap? Mathieu
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I visited with a tailor from Canada who had been profiled in one of Flusser's early books on the best of everything, and he confided in me that Flusser was in a rush and stayed in his shop for less than 5 minutes, nevertheless earning a "coveted" lsting as one of the best tailors in Canada. Grayson
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Yes, his obsession with Church's is peculiar. Jon.
yeah, church's gets a lot play.  a little too much.  i've heard, either here or on AA, that it was because they were savvy enough to give him more access than anybody else.
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