Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion by Alan FlusserDressing the Man is the definitive guide to what men need to know in order to dress well and look stylish without becoming fashion victims.
Alan Flussers name is synonymous with taste and style. With his new book, he combines his encyclopedic knowledge of mens clothes with his signature wit and elegance to address the fundamental paradox of modern mens fashion: Why, after men today have spent more money on clothes than in any other period of history, are there fewer well-dressed men than at any time ever before?
According to Flusser, dressing well is not all that difficult, the real challenge lies in being able to acquire the right personalized instruction. Dressing well pivots on two pillars -- proportion and color. Flusser believes that Permanent Fashionability, both his promise and goal for the reader, starts by being accountable to a personal set of physical trademarks and not to any kind of random, seasonally served-up collection of fashion flashes.
Unlike fashion, which is obliged to change each season, the faces shape, the necks height, the shoulders width, the arms length, the torsos structure, and the foots size remain fairly constant over time. Once a man learns how to adapt the fundamentals of permanent fashion to his physique and complexion, hes halfway home.
Taking the reader through each major clothing classification step-by-step, this user-friendly guide helps you apply your own specifics to a series of dressing options, from business casual and formalwear to pattern-on-pattern coordination, or how to choose the most flattering clothing silhouette for your body type and shirt collar for your face.
A mans physical traits represent his individual road map, and the quickest route toward forging an enduring style of dress is through exposure to the legendary practitioners of this rare masculine art. Flusser has assembled the largest andmost diverse collection of stylishly mantled men ever found in one book. Many never-before-seen vintage photographs from the era of Cary Grant, Tyrone Power, and Fred Astaire are employed to help illustrate the range and diversity of authentic mens fashion. Dressing the Mans sheer magnitude of options will enable the reader to expand both the grammar and verbiage of his permanent-fashion vocabulary.
For those men hoping to find sartorial fulfillment somewhere down the road, tethering their journey to the mind-set of permanent fashion will deliver them earlier rather than later in life.
Menswear Books: Alan Flusser, Dressing The Man
Easily one of the top books written on Men's Style, Dressing the Man was an instant classic when it was released a decade ago because it focused on a timeless style — which makes this book as relevant today as it was in Below is my video review of Alan Flusser's Dressing the Man. I discuss why I think this book is one of the best in its class, and where I feel it could be improved. Overall I give it my highest recommendation and although not perfect — it is one of the finest reference texts available for your library. Look at those fabrics — wow, I wish I could get my hands on those:. I'm Antonio Centeno. It was published in
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What two words do you look for on a costly dress shirt's label? What are the folds in a cummerbund for? Alan Flusser knows fine clothes. One of America's foremost menswear designers, he has b Alan Flusser is the author of a number of books about men's style, including Dressing the Man. He is the president of Alan Flusser Designs, a company he founded in In , he was placed as a permanent member on the International Best-Dressed List.