Best Books on Mens Clothing?

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  1. MZhammer

    MZhammer Senior member

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    So I was hoping to get more reading material, coffee table books whatever that offer substance and real insight into men's clothing. I did a quick search and didn't see any threads specifically about this so apologies if it is a recurring thread.

    So far I have:
    1. Gentleman: a Timless Guide to Fashion
    2. The Sartortialist
    3. Esquire the Handbook of Style: A Man's Guide to Looking Good (Gifted to me)
    4. Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion
    5. Bespoke: The Men's Style of Savile Row
    6. Clothes and the Man: The Principles of Fine Men's Dress
    7. The Sartorialist: Closer
    8. Style and the Man: How and Where to Buy Fine Men's Clothes
    9. A Gentleman's Wardrobe

    So what recommendations do you have? I'm not really looking for books that focus on a particular designer such as the Ralph Lauren or Tom Ford book or fashion houses like Zegna or Gucci.

    Edited: to reflect my current library
     
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    Thanks, Michael rules.

    I assumed you found that thread but yeah, it's pretty comprehensive.
     


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    I bought the book Dressing The Man by Alan Flusser 6 months ago. I'm just getting around to reading it. ill post my thoughts on it after im done.
     


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    Go buy different types of men's magazines in fashion, and try to get the inspirations from them
    you can find your own style later then
     


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    I know this is an old thread, but how was the Sartortialist? I'm intrigued by the description of the book.
     
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    The two books by the Sartorialist are good but offer no commentary, they're just visuals of "street style." I like them because they help me imagine different ways to pair things, something I wouldn't have thought of etc. but there are more visual candy than sartorial knowledge.
     


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    Searched in google "gentleman style" and found a well made style guide alternative on: http/www.gentleman.style
     


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    Your site, I assume?
     


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