Originally Posted by Duveen
What book are you referring to? I'd be curious to take a look. I have a similar skin tone to that fellow (fairly pale skin, lighter hair) and would be interested to know what colors folks think are best. The Alan Flusser recs would not exclude brown, but I'd be interested to hear what you are seeing.
This isn't one of those 'seasons' books (winter, spring, autumn, etc), is it?
HAHA! Yeah it does combine men's colors into seasons but that is not all. It is called, "Color for Men" by Carole Jackson. It is very old (1984) but, amazingly, all of the info in it is very good. No fashion just style... It reminds me of Flusser's book though not quite as complete in history - and not nearly as beautiful. All of the info is standard menswear stuff. It has pics (like Flusser's book) of many different men with all skin tones and matches up the complexion with clothing colors. It is amazing the difference it makes!
She also has the usual dressing stuff - collars matching face shapes, sunglasses and face shapes, styles of clothing and body shapes, how to fit clothes to your body, how to start and maintain a wardrobe.
The book is out of print but I got it off of Amazon for about $3 ($7 after shipping)
I just looked on the author's website and one can actually get a hand size color chart to take with you when shopping to make sure one is buying the right colors.
Edit: I read some negativity about Flusser's book. Some were accusing him of doctoring his pics with Photoshop. I am not sure they had Photoshop in 1984 when this book was printed. There are lots of pics to prove her points.