True Style: The History and Principles of Classic Menswear

True Style: The History and Principles of Classic Menswear


From selecting the best pair of eyeglasses to correctly coordinating a blouse, tie, and pocket sq., getting dressed is an paintings to be mastered. but, what number folks simply throw on, good, no matter what each one morning? what percentage comprehend the subtleties of choosing the fitting pair of socks or the main suitable styles of our a number of garments—much much less the background, imperatives, and significance of our choices?

In True Style, acclaimed style specialist G. Bruce Boyer offers a crisp, integral primer for this day-by-day ritual, cataloguing the basic parts of the male dresser and displaying how top to hire them. In witty, fashionable prose, Boyer breezes via vintage goods and traditions in menswear, detailing the evolution and top makes use of of materials like denim and linen, accoutrements like neckties and eyeglasses, and ideas for combining styles, colours, and textures. He enlightens readers approximately appropriate conditions for wearing a turtleneck, declaims the evils of donning costume sneakers with no socks, and trumpets the virtues of sprezzatura, the artistry of concealing attempt underneath a cloak of nonchalance.

With a steady but company method of the principles of dressing and a big operating wisdom of different goods, types, and rules of menswear, Boyer presents crucial dresser counsel for the discriminating gentleman, explaining what real sort seems like—and why.

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