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Ttile for Manton's book!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Fashionslave, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. Fashionslave

    Fashionslave Senior member

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    Hi Manton-I saw your thread on the Londonlounge and couldn't reply,but ,how's this for a suggestion for your book title? "Dandyism-The Art of Dressing Well" Whaddaya think?? [​IMG]
     
  2. RJman

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    I prefer "Style and the Manton".
     
  3. alchimiste

    alchimiste Senior member

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    So these two do not qualify.
     
  4. LA Guy

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    Best I can come up with in two seconds are "Swell" and "Clotheshorse", the former being a better term, but hardly in the vernacular.
     
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    refined. the art of dressing well.
     
  6. FIHTies

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    Better Refined (IMO) "The Art of Dressing" Or for those corny fellah, (Faustian Bargain I mean you) How about "Clothes Make the Man-ton" Ugh... [​IMG] JJF
     
  7. Demeter

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    If Dandy isn't a suitable name then maybe something along those same lines of meaning is what manton needs, albeit not as uhm... dated. Same goes for words like 'jaunty' and 'dapper.' I speak from a 20-year-old's perspective, and I can picture myself feeing a little metro when I bring it up to the cash at Chapters and have the cute girl with the auburn hair ring it through for me. So why not a word that conveys the same image or feeling but sounds a little more marketable? Clotheshorse conveys 'packrat,' to me. Debonair? Suave? Refined? Debonair: Timeless Style For the Modern Man
     
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    Sartorial Correctness - Dressing Etiquette for the modern gentleman.
     
  9. Lindsay

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    I like "Dandy"
     
  10. montecristo#4

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    This is by far the best title I've seen so far. Unfortunately, it doesn't foreshadow the Prince-like character of the prose. Maybe you should just call it: "The Prince of Style".
     
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    (meaculpa @ June 20 2005,13:47) Debonair: Timeless Style For the Modern Man
    This is by far the best title I've seen so far. Unfortunately, it doesn't foreshadow the Prince-like character of the prose. Maybe you should just call it: "The Prince of Style".
    How about "The style of Prince?" I would buy TWO copies if Manton would include a chapter "Pompadours: Are they Trad?". Also, it would be great if the book came with a compilation CD with a montage of sartorial greats scored with "Little Red Corvette" and of course "Purple Rain".
     
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    I'm going to blow the spelling of this one even allowing for the transliteration, but when I was in high school and doing myself up to go someplace really important (say, a Roxy Music concert) my father would eyeball me, shake his head and say, "a shtutzeh," Yiddish for a sport. Doing oneself up he referred to as fapitzing.
     
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    Perhaps one could just name it after a Roxy Music album, say "For Your Pleasure."
     
  14. LA Guy

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    Sounds too much like an ad for Trojan.
     
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    Ha haha. How about "In Every Dreamhome a Heartache"...

    What is it with working-class 80s rockers from Newcastle and inflatable dolls? Both Bryan Ferry and Sting wrote songs about them.
     
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    From Crown to Toe, the Proper Elegance of Dress
     
  17. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Senior member

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    Styling To Perfection By Menton.
     
  18. Fabienne

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    Having an abstract would help.

    Are we positive the gentleman needs help?
     
  19. Manton

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    I did post a request for suggestions on another forum, some months ago. As I said at the time, an important aspect of my book is that is a parody of another work. This, for reasons of literary parallel, the only two titles I could imagine choosing are "The Dandy" (the original title) and "Art of Dress." The publisher had some misgivings about the former. So do I, in my more fretful moments. However, the publisher appears to have come around. And, to be honest, I just never warmed up to anything but my original.
     
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    As I remarked in my comments over on the other forum, I think The Dandy is by far the better title for the reasons I stated then. My primary reason--for the majority of you who are not participants in Dandyism.net--is that at most bookstores the few books on menswear are scattered amidst a sea of books on clothing and grooming for women. At least when a gentleman sees "The Dandy" on the spine of the book, he will know that it is a book about menswear. "The Art of Dress" could well be just another of the many books targeted toward women.
     

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