Received Loos' Why a Man Should be Well-Dressed the other day. I've only read a few chapters and skimmed the rest, but would say it's overall not terribly recommendable. There are a few amusing paragraphs, and it's nice to hear someone's voice about this subject from over a hundred years ago, but the historical material is thin and there aren't any practical or useful tips. Neither Esquire's Encyclopedia nor Flusser's Dressing the Man. Not bad if you're fine with spending ~$15 for a book you can finish within two hours or so, but probably not something you'll ever pick up again for reference.
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2/5/13 at 11:32am