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I can't help much but what books would be recommended for general menswear? I've seen a couple at a local Brooks Brothers but that's about it.
 

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The Vass book is very nice. I have a friend who had it, but I wasn't into my current waredrobe so I only thumbed through it. I was debating some time ago on whether or not to buy one since my friend is now 3,000 miles away so I can't steal it from him, but some reason, I can't recall why I haven't purchased it yet.

I've been to a trunk show where these merchants basically come to your city and show their wares, and it is a great time to ask questions, get history, construction information, etc... Being in England, how about going into one of the higher end shoe shops, and get some tutelage there? I find most artisans really do care about their work, and are more than willing to spend time giving you the history and information about their trade. Shit, one time I spent almost 2 hours in the John Lobb store in South Coast Plaza, half the time trying on shoes, the other time being shown how the guy polishes his shoes so damn well. You being the only person there and/or purchasing a pair of shoes help too.
 

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Vass book is very good. I bought the book and enjoyed reading it.
 

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Originally Posted by david3558
I can't help much but what books would be recommended for general menswear? I've seen a couple at a local Brooks Brothers but that's about it.

The links in my OP are good - the 20 books one. Only in the last 6 months or so have I read books on clothing. The Suit was a good read, and Dressing the Man by Flusser which was excellent - I learned a lot from the latter

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Suit-Nichola...8677932&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dressing-Man...8677945&sr=1-1

Originally Posted by Raralith
The Vass book is very nice. I have a friend who had it, but I wasn't into my current waredrobe so I only thumbed through it. I was debating some time ago on whether or not to buy one since my friend is now 3,000 miles away so I can't steal it from him, but some reason, I can't recall why I haven't purchased it yet.

I've been to a trunk show where these merchants basically come to your city and show their wares, and it is a great time to ask questions, get history, construction information, etc... Being in England, how about going into one of the higher end shoe shops, and get some tutelage there? I find most artisans really do care about their work, and are more than willing to spend time giving you the history and information about their trade. Shit, one time I spent almost 2 hours in the John Lobb store in South Coast Plaza, half the time trying on shoes, the other time being shown how the guy polishes his shoes so damn well. You being the only person there and/or purchasing a pair of shoes help too.



This is how I found out about Oxford lacings being better for a flatter foot. I could certainly combine the two and have found the good shoe shops really appreciate that you know a bit about the shoes.

Originally Posted by Poshak Man
Vass book is very good. I bought the book and enjoyed reading it.

Yeah a few people have said that now, I will buy it shortly I think!
 

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