Men's Style: The Thinking Man's Guide to Dress
|Rating||:||4.33 (619 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
The analysis Smith so spiritedly and professionally dispenses, concerning the kinds of shoes, shirts, ties, jackets, and other necessary items that are available, as well as his pointers on how to wear these wardrobe ingredients well, leads his readers to an understanding that "fashion is what is out there for you to choose from; style is what you choose." Brad HooperCopyright © American Library Association. He opens with a discussion of male sartorial history and then shares his thoughts on men's traditional fear of being fashionable; his advocacy of style is underscored by his very serious sentiment that "privilege of the natural over the artificial is philosophically unjustified for there is nothing inherently morally impure about the artificial." His intended audience is the man at the beginning stages of assembling a wardrobe. Smith, a
Style - So much more than a fashion rulebook I just finished reading Russell Smith's STYLE: The Thinking Man's Guide to Dress. I have to say I was duly impressed. I kept waiting for it to slip into the realm of snobbery, and it verged on it, but what started out as snobbery, came out, in the end, as honesty and insight.I most definitely am not the market for this book. Ostensibly this is a guide to the rules of men's fashion, and it fulfils that role well, in an interesting and witty manner. But the premise is that if you're not wearing a suit, anything goes. I hardly ever wear a suit.He does offer pointers for 'casual' dress, but feels that this is dangerous territory because most p. Good guide for a specific audience. P. R. Mclaughlin This is not a comprehensive, cover-every-item-you-can-have book. It is, however, a good guide to the basics (plus some) and how to wear them, for the purpose of not being judged poorly if you find yourself among the "upper crust".. "It's okay" according to Rick Chester. Just another book, nothing to write home about.
And to negotiate these hurdles with style and confidence, Men's Style is indispensable---a valuable source of practical advice for how to dress in a world of conflicting fashion imperatives, and a witty guide to the history, trends, codes, and conventions of men's attire.In chapters and amusing sidebars on shoes, suits, shirts and ties, formal and casual wear, underwear and swimsuits, cufflinks and watches, coats, hats, and scarves, Russell Smith steers a confident course between the twin hazards of blandness and vulgarity to articulate a philosophy of dress that can take you anywhere.Here you'll find the rules for looking the part at the office, a formal function, or the hippest party---and learn when you can toss those rules aside. Guys don't wear wolf pelts anymore, but not much else has changed in the world of men's clothes: t