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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by 1Dgaf, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. 1Dgaf

    1Dgaf Senior Member

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    Hello.

    I'm considering buying Flusser's book 'Dressing The Man'. Would anyone recommend it as a good buy? I want something (apart from these forums and Ask Andy) that will help me make smart clothes buying decisions; what to look for in a suit, how to tell good quality clothes from bad quality, how to mix and match patterns and colours etc. SOmething that'll help maximise by bang per buck.

    If you don't think Flusser would be right, then is Roetzler any good? He was mentioned in a review on AMazon.

    FWIW I live in London and am influenced by the style of dress here and in Europe.

    Thanks in advance.
     


  2. Kai

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    Buy both. They are not really the same in approach. Both are good. Flusser is more focused on clothing, while Roetzl also addressed broader lifestyle issues. Roetzl is more entertaining. Flusser is perhaps more practical.
     


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    Will Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    I agree with Kai.

    If you only need one book, Roetzel is more Euro-centric.

    Will
     


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    Reading material in particular is Here Other great info is Best Posts JJF
     


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    can't comment on roetzler, but dressing the man does not include what to look for a in a suit or how to tell good quality from bad, although it does include pattern matching..
     


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    I have both, i know them by heart. roetzel's is best
     


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