Fashion Classics from Carlyle to Barthes, ed Carter
Fashioning the Bourgeoisie by Perrot
The Rise of Fashion, ed Purdey
I've found that "Gentleman" is centered around the history and lore of various men's clothing items. Although beautifully written and photographed, it isn't much of a "how to dress" book (and it's not intended to be). "A Guys Guide To Style", however, is a how-to guide and while worth owning, only covers the basics and thus doesn't contain any new information if you've already read The Suit or any of Flussers books.
I was planning to purchase Roetzel's "Gentleman: A Timeless Guide to Fashion", but I saw on Amazon that there is a 2012 edition coming out in November.
Does anyone know if there is going to be new added content that's worth the wait, or would it be a reprint with just little edits on typo, etc.
Have you checked out any other book besides that one? If you did, which book would have been your first pick?