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Recommended books for dress?

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Dress for Success by John Malloy always stands out in my memory from when I was in my teens. It is concise, avoids subjective opinion, and focuses on what works.
 

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Alan Flusser's Dressing the Man is the only one i've ever looked through. i think that's what sparked me. well, not sparked, but showed me how to do it properly.
I've heard good things about some of his other books also
 

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Originally Posted by JordanH.
Alan Flusser's Dressing the Man is the only one i've ever looked through. i think that's what sparked me. well, not sparked, but showed me how to do it properly.
I've heard good things about some of his other books also


+1 -- Flusser is a good entry point
 

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Originally Posted by lordofpi
Dress for Success by John Malloy always stands out in my memory from when I was in my teens. It is concise, avoids subjective opinion, and focuses on what works.

+1
 

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Originally Posted by Azure

And this http://www.amazon.com/London-Cut-Sav...ref=pd_sim_b_3

London cut?


I personally find the London Cut book - which talks about the history and different styles of the different tailoring houses on Savile Row - while very interesting, informative and full of interesting factoids about sartorial history, is a tad too esoteric, especially if you are only starting your collection of books on men's dressing. I would recommend that for later.
 

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I have good memories of "Gentleman - A timeless Guide to Fashion" by Roetzel... Haven't read it in a while though...
 

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Originally Posted by blackbowtie
I personally find the London Cut book - which talks about the history and different styles of the different tailoring houses on Savile Row - while very interesting, informative and full of interesting factoids about sartorial history, is a tad too esoteric, especially if you are only starting your collection of books on men's dressing. I would recommend that for later.

Thanks!

I have ordered those, what do you thing?

1\t "Handmade Shoes for Men"
Lazlo Vass; Hardcover; $16.47

Sold by: Amazon.com, LLC
\t1\t "Gentleman: A Timeless Guide to Fashion (Lifestyle)"
Bernhard Roetzel; Hardcover; $19.79

Sold by: Amazon.com, LLC
\t1\t "Shirtmaking: Developing Skills for Fine Sewing"
David Page Coffin; Paperback; $13.57

Sold by: Amazon.com, LLC
\t1\t "Tailoring: The Classic Guide to Sewing the Perfect Jacket"
Editors of creative Publishing; Paperback; $12.89

Sold by: Amazon.com, LLC
\t1\t "The London Cut: Savile Row Bespoke Tailoring"
James Sherwood; Paperback; $18.96
 

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Originally Posted by Azure
Thanks!

I have ordered those, what do you thing?

1\t "Handmade Shoes for Men"
Lazlo Vass; Hardcover; $16.47

Sold by: Amazon.com, LLC
\t1\t "Gentleman: A Timeless Guide to Fashion (Lifestyle)"
Bernhard Roetzel; Hardcover; $19.79

Sold by: Amazon.com, LLC
\t1\t "Shirtmaking: Developing Skills for Fine Sewing"
David Page Coffin; Paperback; $13.57

Sold by: Amazon.com, LLC
\t1\t "Tailoring: The Classic Guide to Sewing the Perfect Jacket"
Editors of creative Publishing; Paperback; $12.89

Sold by: Amazon.com, LLC
\t1\t "The London Cut: Savile Row Bespoke Tailoring"
James Sherwood; Paperback; $18.96




i dont understand - are you looking for books that help you dress 'better' or are you looking for books that teach you how to make clothes...or both?
 

phillyesq

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Originally Posted by lordofpi
Dress for Success by John Malloy always stands out in my memory from when I was in my teens. It is concise, avoids subjective opinion, and focuses on what works.

Although a bit dated in some respects, still a great book. IMO, some parts are very unintentionally funny.
 

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