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The Handbook of Style

The Handbook of Style

A Man's Guide to Looking Good

Book - 2009
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Each year, the editors of Esquire produce a special issue of the magazine devoted to men's style called The Big Black Book , which has been wildly successful. Using the same pragmatic, highly illustrated approach, and laced with Esquire 's trademark humor, Esquire The Handbook of Style brings readers vital information on every aspect of a man's wardrobe, from suits and shirts, to shoes and neckties, to watches and other accessories. The style-minded reader will find useful advice on suit fabrics and cuts, the right kind of trousers for his build, the essential outerwear to own, how to dress properly for an occasion, how to tie a tie, how to pack for a trip, grooming strategies, and much, much more. A compact and sophisticated accessory in its own right, Esquire The Handbook of Style will be the style bible for the well-dressed man for years to come.
Publisher: New York, NY : Hearst Books, c2009
ISBN: 9781588167460
Branch Call Number: 646.32 H23e
YA646.32 H23e
Characteristics: 223 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Alternative Title: Esquire (New York, N.Y.)


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Oct 17, 2017

Basic book. If you know nothing about style this is a great book for you. I was a bit disappointed, as it didn't teach me much new. No mention of hats here. The pictures are great though and they show a lot of classic styles

Aug 10, 2017

An excellent primer into men's style with a solid understanding of fundamentals coupled with diagrams/ illustrations (sadly in black and white) and a nice bit of unexpected humor as well. This works well as an introductory read which is generally far easier to get through than Alan Flusser's Dressing the Man or similar texts. This is a quick, succinct read and easy to process and follow as well.

Jul 01, 2012

I found this book very informative.and recommend it. My only complaint is that sometimes it claims that "every man should have a" certain garment.

I read this book alongside 10 Steps to Fashion Freedom and recommend reading them together because they take such different approaches to the subject.

Nov 29, 2011

Overall this book is fantastic. It could use some bigger pictures, and colour, but over all it's pretty good.

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