Definitive "Books on Menswear" Thread - Page 2
The Molloy book looks very specifically business-oriented, almost like a career counseling book rather than a style book. Is that true? I remember I looked at it before and didn't put it on the list for some reason, maybe that was it. It could be I was just tired of putting in links. What's your experience with this book, John?
Much praise to OP and to others who have contributed to the great idea that is this thread. Question: Does anyone think Dress for Success by John Molloy has a place in the History of Menswear section? If the concept could be expanded to include websites, I believe www.blacktieguide.com would be of great use to those seriously interested in formal wear.
I was actually thinking the same thing for both suggestions. I haven't read Dress for Success all the way through, but it does seem to be a nice snapshot of men's style and from what I've heard was very influential at the time of its release.
Blacktieguide.com is one hell of a tome, if you can call it that. After reading through the guide, I e-mailed the author (Peter Marshall) thanking him for his work and contribution to the world of sartorial knowledge. Back in April (after replying to my original e-mail), I received another e-mail from him saying that he was thinking of using my feedback in a proposal he was making for a print version of Black Tie Guide and wanted to know my location to get an idea of the geographical range of its readers.
Now, just to be clear, I don't know if a print version is actually in works - only that Mr. Marshall was making a proposal for it at one point. I don't know what the current status is, so don't dance a jig just yet.