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post #1 of 6
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Hello. I wondered if if 'Dressing The Man' has the information from 'Clothes And The Man' it it.  In particular the images of silhouettes, lapel widths, correct sleeve lengths etc. AKA Idiot's guide of how and what to wear; see here:   http://www.fashionmall.com/flusser_book/doc/ch2.htm (Thanks to guy with rainbow coloured AV for link.) I've ordered DtM from Amazon based on people's comments here, but want to know if should also order CatM. Also, is the Ask Andy CDROM worth getting?  If that's an inappropriate question, then please ignore it. Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 6
CatM is more informative, in my opinion. DtM is nice because the pictures are better, and more numerous.
post #3 of 6
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THanks Manton. If I could quiz you once more: I'm starting out in trying to dress well; pick suits with the right proportions; match colours to my complexion;match patterns etc. On that, it sounds like CaTM is my best bet. Would you agree? Knowing me I'll probably end up buying both anyway; there's a 1986 edition CatM on ebay at the moment, which is tempting. Ty again.
post #4 of 6
Well, you might be happy with DtM. For instance, CatM does not discuss matching colours to complexion at all. (Though this section of DtM has been pilloried because some of the photos were clearly doctored.) DtM has a lenghty section on how to combine patterns. It also has more pictures overall, from which you can draw inspiration. But CatM is more detailed on issues of styling, fit, and construction. The illustrations are more informative, but less helpful at inspiring particular combinations.
post #5 of 6
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I shall buy both, then. Thank you.
post #6 of 6
I would buy both books. Although I think that Flusser's best book was "Clothes and the Man" and that "Dressing the Man" reprises much of the material, "Dressing" has much new matter as well as some variations on familar themes. I recommend Flusser's two other books, especially "Style and the Man" which is an update of his first book.
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