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post #136 of 148
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Is there a website where there are a lot of images from Apparel Arts available to look at? Or do you have to try to score old hard copies?

It's really amazing how hard it is to find that stuff. I remember a few years ago going to the Library of a Congress one weekend to unearth the bound editions but to my disappointment found that almost every issue was cut to pieces by people who would remove large swaths of the pages. And some volumes were completely missing.
post #137 of 148
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^that is disappointing. AA aren't the only tough to find books. It's a shame nik cohn's book there are no more gentlemen isn't available online somewhere.
post #138 of 148
Hey guys,

Amazing thread!

Can anybody suggest a book (or maybe ten?) on men's fashion/style/tailoring/etc that is aimed more at guys of 18-35 age groups with interest in modern casual but still stylish menswear? Stuff like you see on Tumblr with hashtag #menswear and similar: street wear, Americana, avant-garde, anti-establishment clothing, Sprezzatura's mix and similar?

Anything (books, articles, essays, ebooks, websites) relevant to that kind of style - shoes, accessories, etc. - would also be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks smile.gif
post #139 of 148
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Originally Posted by Powka View Post

Hey guys,

Amazing thread!

Can anybody suggest a book (or maybe ten?) on men's fashion/style/tailoring/etc that is aimed more at guys of 18-35 age groups with interest in modern casual but still stylish menswear? Stuff like you see on Tumblr with hashtag #menswear and similar: street wear, Americana, avant-garde, anti-establishment clothing, Sprezzatura's mix and similar?

Anything (books, articles, essays, ebooks, websites) relevant to that kind of style - shoes, accessories, etc. - would also be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks smile.gif

I'd say The Suit: A Machiavellian Approach to Men's Style by Nicholas Antongiavanni.
post #140 of 148
That book was useless without pics.

Also the bit alleging that the success or lack theor of various presidents being a factor of their level of style while obviously tongue in cheek was a waste of ink IMO.
post #141 of 148
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That book was useless without pics.

Also the bit alleging that the success or lack theor of various presidents being a factor of their level of style while obviously tongue in cheek was a waste of ink IMO.
post #142 of 148
The strand has a copy of Flussers Clothes and the Man for $35. It's a good out of print reference.
post #143 of 148

Regarding those titles that have multiple editions, do you gents think it's crucial to read the latest one? For example, there is a cheap copy of style and the man on ebay, but its the 1996 version. 

post #144 of 148
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Regarding those titles that have multiple editions, do you gents think it's crucial to read the latest one? For example, there is a cheap copy of style and the man on ebay, but its the 1996 version. 

I can't speak to every title, obviously, but of the titles I've own multiple copies of -- in different versions -- they've more or less been the same across the board. I have found that the latest versions of Roetzel are better than old ones, but only really worth buying if you don't mind spending the money, or if you haven't owned the older versions. Almost every other title has been too similar to care about (between versions).

The exception are guides to perfumes and fragrances, which must be updated because houses change formulas. So, if you're reading an old version of a book, the description and rating of some scent might not properly reflect what you might buy on the market.
post #145 of 148
I would go with the 1996 Style and the Man. It has an outdated but interesting section on stores that isn't in the more recent edition.
post #146 of 148
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post


I can't speak to every title, obviously, but of the titles I've own multiple copies of -- in different versions -- they've more or less been the same across the board. I have found that the latest versions of Roetzel are better than old ones, but only really worth buying if you don't mind spending the money, or if you haven't owned the older versions. Almost every other title has been too similar to care about (between versions).

The exception are guides to perfumes and fragrances, which must be updated because houses change formulas. So, if you're reading an old version of a book, the description and rating of some scent might not properly reflect what you might buy on the market.

 

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I would go with the 1996 Style and the Man. It has an outdated but interesting section on stores that isn't in the more recent edition.

Thanks fellas.  Order placed :teach:

post #147 of 148
Perhaps the earliest (and only) instance of a copy of Apparel Arts captured on film in the 1936 Astaire/Rogers classic Swing Time:



You be the judge - more background here:

http://uptowndandy.blogspot.com/2015/01/swing-time-apparel-arts-golden-age-of.html
post #148 of 148
Bump. It looks like G. Bruce Boyer has a new book out titled "True Style: The History and Principles of Classic Menswear."
http://www.amazon.com/True-Style-History-Principles-Menswear/dp/0465053998


Anyone pick it up yet? Any reviews?
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