1. I'd like to announce that animated avatars are now available again. You'll have to reload, but they are once more possible.

    We've been doing a ton of work behind the scenes. The site load speed was already under 1/2 of what Huddler's was, on average, and we installed cloudflare, which means that the site should be even faster. A ton more will go on in the weeks and months to come, and some things will be more visibile, and some less.

    Cheers,

    Fok.

    Dismiss Notice

Manton's book is out

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by A Y, May 22, 2006.

  1. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

    Messages:
    6,324
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    ...Oh, and there's a part about black suits. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Likes Received:
    238
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    So what is the proper dandy?
     
  3. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

    Messages:
    20,008
    Likes Received:
    97
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Location:
    New York City / Buenos Aires
    Oh, and there's a part about black suits. [​IMG]

    And I was all ready to fork over my 13 bucks, but now that I see he made fun of my black suit, I don't think I will buy his book. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Jon.
     
  4. Alias

    Alias Senior member

    Messages:
    1,536
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2003
    Location:
    Washington DC
    So what is the proper dandy?

    If you have the book already, read and find out! [​IMG]
     
  5. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

    Messages:
    6,324
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    And I was all ready to fork over my 13 bucks, but now that I see he made fun of my black suit, I don't think I will buy his book. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Jon.


    [​IMG]
     
  6. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

    Messages:
    19,179
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Location:
    Where Eagles Dare!
    I want a coloring book... Steve? Can you hook that up?
     
  7. Alias

    Alias Senior member

    Messages:
    1,536
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2003
    Location:
    Washington DC
    The coloring book should come with not one, but two black crayons.
     
  8. alflauren

    alflauren Senior member

    Messages:
    485
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    and I was struck by how much Neopolitan clothing

    You had me at "Neapolitan." Order placed.
     
  9. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

    Messages:
    21,170
    Likes Received:
    1,740
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    The coloring book should come with not one, but two black crayons.

    don't forget the white chalk.
     
  10. Mark Seitelman

    Mark Seitelman Senior member

    Messages:
    812
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2004
    Location:
    New York City
    For one night only, June 1st, the esteemed mens store, Venanzi, will become the most exclusive bookstore in the world.

    From the millions of book in print, from the Bible to Danielle Steele, it has selected just ONE book for sale: "THE SUIT."
     
  11. Alias

    Alias Senior member

    Messages:
    1,536
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2003
    Location:
    Washington DC
    I would really love to go but New York's half a planet away.

    I wonder how Manton will handle the book-signing. No doubt a few infamous internet trolls will love meeting him in person.

    I'm re-reading the book. I wish I had a Drape-cut suit. All my suits are Roman. [​IMG]
     
  12. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

    Messages:
    2,455
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    Unfortunately I too will be half a world away. But at least, for all their talk, the infamous ones probably won't make themselves known.
     
  13. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

    Messages:
    2,748
    Likes Received:
    26
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2003
    Location:
    The People's Republic of Galveston
    For those who have read the book, what can you say about the accuracy of the material? I ask this only because, having read Manton's earlier "Tailcoats: An Elegy," I was struck by at least one instance where Manton relied on a sartorial urban legend that has been thoroughly discredited (the one about JFK killing the hat industry) and another that is just plain wrong (the notion of Griswold Lorillard being the one who brought the dinner jacket to American shores; that distinction actually goes to Mr. James Brown Potter, himself also a resident of Tuxedo Park).

    Forgive if I offend. I have great respect for our Manton and his immense wealth of sartorial knowledge--which far eclipses what I can even hope to accumulate. I was simply surprised by the inclusion of these errors in his writing and hopeful that a similar fate did not befall his book, to which I'm greatly looking forward.
     
  14. Matt

    Matt [email protected]

    Messages:
    11,179
    Likes Received:
    114
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Location:
    Sunny Saigon
    Unfortunately I too will be half a world away. But at least, for all their talk, the infamous ones probably won't make themselves known.
    yeah i agree, none of them have the sack to walk up to him and say "im that guy that torments you on the web" - theyll skulk around in the corners, then show up at FNB gloating about some crap they spotted.
     
  15. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

    Messages:
    2,455
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    I'm still disappointed Vaclav never contacted me for some spiked coffee or oysters in Philly. He seems like a cool guy. It's not like I would've showed up with a hidden camera or "outed" him to these parts.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by