Men's Style

The Thinking Man's Guide to Dress

Russell Smith

St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

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Guys don’t wear wolf pelts anymore, but not much else has changed in the world of men’s clothes: the right suit, or tie, or shirt, or shoes still projects mystery, erotic potential, and power. 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. And you’ll find level answers to all of your questions. What color suit should a man buy first? Should socks match the belt, pants, or shoes? What tuxedos are always in, and which aren’t ever? And what’s required of ambiguous social situations like “dress casual” and “black-tie optional”? The answers are here, in a book that’s full of trivia, history, and guidance---finally, the perfect guide for brothers, fathers, sons, and selves.

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Russell Smith

Russell Smith writes weekly columns on both fashion and the media in Toronto’s Globe and Mail. He has written for publications including the New York Review of Books, Details, and Travel and Leisure.

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Men's Style
The Thinking Man's Guide to Dress
Russell Smith

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
April 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250041869
ISBN10: 1250041864
5 x 7 1/8 inches, 256 pages, Includes 50 black-and-white illustrations throughout
$17.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
April 2007
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312361655
ISBN10: 0312361653
5 x 7 1/8 inches, 256 pages, Includes 50 black-and-white illustrations throughout
$23.95

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
November 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466858343
ISBN10: 1466858346
256 pages, Includes 50 black-and-white illustrations throughout
$7.99
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