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James said: Superb book on how a man should dress. Covers the basics Alan Flusser’s name is synonymous with taste and style. With his new book. The full title of the book is “Dressing the man – mastering the art of permanent fashion” and content-wise this is quite different from books. Below is my video review of Alan Flusser’s Dressing the Man. I discuss why I think this book is one of the best in its class, and where I feel it could be improved .

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Jul 11, Spats and Hats rated it it was amazing Shelves: Feb 06, Terry Heller rated it really liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This is the world of suits for occasions, knowing your tie knots, matching the patterns of your blazer and slacks and really, flusaer the cues of how men dress.

A man’s flusaer traits represent his individual road map, and the quickest route toward forging an enduring style of dress is through exposure to the legendary practitioners of this rare masculine art. There is no one author and no one book who has influenced modern menswear culture like Alan Flusser and Dressing The Man. If you want to learn about the history of the brogue, go to the shoe chapter.

It explains the difference between English, Italian, and American styles in a relatively unbiased way. Trending Price New.

This book has been a perfect fit for my purpose and mission, with a good level of depth.

Granted, it would have been more helpful to me if I were trying to climb the corporate ladder and had dressihg wear a suit every day, but it was a good read for me anyway and helped me pick out my recent suit. It is Alan Flusser’s magnum opus, and you ought to read it. Dressing the Man’s sheer magnitude of options will enable the reader to expand both the grammar and verbiage mqn his permanent-fashion vocabulary.


If you’re going to have one book about men’s style to drrssing from, start with this one. Any Condition Any Condition. I’ve now read about 20 books on men’s style and consider this to be the cornerstone.

Dressing the Man : Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion by Alan Flusser (2002, Hardcover)

It is an advanced text on what looks flusset, supposedly timelessly. The single best book for learning elements of timeless dress and discerning the quality of men’s clothing. To ask other readers questions about Dressing the Manplease sign up. Although it is an interesting read I have to be honest and tell you that it is a very difficult book to read.

Feb 24, Toby rated it really liked it Shelves: Dresing, after men today have spent more money on clothes than in any other period of history, are there fewer well-dressed men than at any time ever before?

Notify me of follow-up comments by email. But there’re going to be many who say that, you know, everything he focused on was just too formal.

Dressing the Man Video Book Review | Alan Flusser’s Guide to Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion

And the other-the last thing I would say, I think it’s a great value for what you pay for it. So, we see some great pictures of Cary Grant, the Duke of Windsor, [0: And deciding to give a care about what I dress myself in. This one is all about instruction, history and Rules. With charm and sense, Flusser delivers a tome accented with taste and style. Hardcoverpages. This item doesn’t belong on this page. I like the systematic and timeless view of “permanent fashion”.

I think he could’ve brought in more, but I’ll talk about that in a second.

Dressing The Man: Mastering The Art Of Permanent Fashion By Alan Flusser – Book Review

Quite the instructive book. Do I recommend this book? Definitely top 10 though and is well worth the money. Fashion climbs to heights rarely A systematic and timeless view of “permanent fashion” brings about clarity of fashion in a world lost forever in the throws of post modern internet tech domination dictating fashion to the world from beneath the tongues of savages.


That man is Alan Flusser. Last night I watched Casablanca and I saw that the men in this movie were much better dressed then we are now.

Stellar photos, comprehensive organization, and attention to the smallest sartorial details imbue the book with a perfect blend of nostalgia and freshness. I first picked this book up in a department store about 2 years ago, and spent the afternoon sitting in a chair in the men’s section reading it from cover to cover. First off, it’s comprehensive. And he spends time laying the foundation and then he moves into these specifics talking about dress shirts, talking about suits, talking about shoes.

Apr 12, Ville rated it it was amazing. I particularly enjoyed the section on color and coloring; finding out which clothes work best for a “high-contrast” com This is considered to be one of the must-read books about men’s style, and I believe that reputation is deserved.

Contemporary menswear The story of a simple field jacket Liked it? Refresh and try again. Skip to main content. Knowledge of the Why’s that this book present, has already enabled me to make some sound decisions with respect to shoes, belts, collar shirts, blazers, trousers.

My introduction to classics menswear, maybe too comprehensive for a start but an excellent and definitive text.

The book also has dozens of old photographs of style icons such as the Duke of Windsor, Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, and Fred Astaire in beautiful clothes.