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Men's Style

The Thinking Man's Guide To Dress

By Russell Smith, 1963-

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.

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • 646.32 Smi, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2007

ISBN

9780312361655


Format: Book
Author: Smith, Russell, 1963-
Title: Men's style : the thinking man's guide to dress / Russell Smith ; illustrations by Edwin Fotheringham.
Publisher Date: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2007.
Subject: Men's clothing
Isbn: 9780312361655 0312361653
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 646.32 Smi
Oclc: 80180059
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Bib Id: 267621

Format: Book
Author: Smith, Russell, 1963-
Title: Men's style : the thinking man's guide to dress / Russell Smith ; illustrations by Edwin Fotheringham.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2007.
Description: 247 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Subjects: Men's clothing
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 236) and index.
LCCN: 2007001220
ISBN: 9780312361655
ISBN: 0312361653
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 646.32 Smi