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Book review: “Dressing the man” by Alan Flusser


Reading Time: 6 minutesToday’s book is a heavy one, and full of knowledge and facts. It’s clocks in at some 300 odd pages, profusely illustrated and lots of text. Published in 2002, this is a timeless tome indeed. And properly hefty, in it’s hardbound format. This is not a book to be taken lightly! The full title of the book is “Dressing the…

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Book review: From tip to toe – The essential men’s wardrobe


Reading Time: 5 minutesI’ve been a little lax in my book reviews of late, so I have a nice stack to be looked at over the coming weeks. To get started on the pile, I’ll be taking a look at the recently published “From tip to toe- the essential men’s wardrobe” from Gestalten in Germany. Fear not though, all 256 pages of this…

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Book review: “Denim Dudes”, another take on writing about denim


Reading Time: 6 minutesToday I’m taking a look at the new book “Denim Dudes: Street style. Vintage. Workwear. Obsession.”. It really aims to do exactly what the laughably poor “Denim Style” was trying to do, i.e. present the individual styles of personalities within the denim culture. The author is Amy Leverton, denim trend forecaster and generally vibrant denim enthusiast. Publishing a book on…

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Book review: “Icons of men’s style” by Josh Sims – round two!


Reading Time: 3 minutesThis is a book I reviewed almost two years ago and here I am again, with a  brand new copy in my hands. In a physical way it’s entirely different, though the content is exactly that same as the previous edition. What I’m really saying  is that it’s now been re-released in a physically smaller version, with the same decent…

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Book review: The Fashion Resource Book – Men


Reading Time: 10 minutesOver the past year and a half I’ve reviewed half a dozen more or less interesting books in the field of menswear, and thought I had a fair overview of what little is available. When visiting the UK recently though, I happened upon “The Fashion Resource Book – Men”, which I’d not seen mention of before. It was published in May…

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Book tip: The Chic Geek, more clothing tips between covers


Reading Time: 6 minutesIn my occasional series of book tips, I’ve this time picked up another tome dedicated to improving the style and clothes sense of men. This one is a spin-off from the British style website The Chic Geek, an independent website offering plenty of information and tips on how to improve your style since 2009. The book promises to be a…

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Book tip: Zero History by William Gibson


Reading Time: 3 minutesIn a slight departure from my previous book recommendations I’m not presenting a book about style or menswear today, but rather a novel. I will start by saying that the author, William Gibson, is one of my very favourite authors, and there’s nothing he’s written that I’ve not read multiple times. Not that you should let that colour your impression…

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Book tips: Vintage menswear – A collection from the Vintage Showroom by Sims,Luckett & Gunn


Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Vintage Showroom is both a collection and a shop in London. This book is written by Josh Sims (who we already know though “Icons of Men’s Style”) and the proprietors of The Vintage Showroom, Douglas Gunn and Roy Luckett, and what a book it is! As with “Icons of men’s style” it perfectly illustrates that almost everything being done…

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Book tips: Icons of men’s style by Josh Sims


Reading Time: 4 minutesThe second book in my brief series of books you ought to buy (or borrow or steal), is “Icons of men’s style” by Josh Sims: From the description on the inside cover: “Behind nearly every item in the modern male wardrobe is a ‘first of it’s kind’ – the definitive example, often designed by a single company or brand for…

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