Dressing 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 Flusser's name is synonymous with taste and style. With his new book, he combines his encyclopedic knowledge of men's clothes with his signature wit and elegance to address the fundamental paradox of modern men's 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 face's shape, the neck's height, the shoulder's width, the arm's length, the torso's structure, and the foot's size remain fairly constant over time. Once a man learns how to adapt the fundamentals of permanent fashion to his physique and complexion, he's 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 man's 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 men's fashion. Dressing the Man's 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.
A Woman's Guide to Purchasing, Coordinating, and Caring for His Classic Wardrobe
Author: Betsy Durkin Matthes
Pubpsher: Peter's Pride Publishing
"Discover how to: immediately spot the most experienced salesperson in a men's clothing store; pick the best colors and contrasts to set off your man's unique eye, skin, and hair color; identify a fabric and evaluate its quality; choose the right selections guaranteed to enhance your man's unique figure challenges; combine checks, stripes, textures, and as many as four different patterns in the same outfit; select a tie for him in the ideal width, pattern, color, and fabric for any occasion; execute 3 different knots for a regulation tie, while mastering a bow tie; recognize the difference between a Balmoral oxford, a Monk shoe and a Weejum; solve the problem of appropriate business dress for 'Casual Fridays'; create a fool-proof plan for helping him compose his wardrobe when you can't be there; utilize important information on how to keep your man's newly acquired wardrobe looking and wearing like new"--p.  of cover.
An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Social Influence
Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Taking a global, multicultural, social, and economic perspective, this work explores the diverse and colourful history of human attire. From prehistoric times to the age of globalization, articles cover the evolution of clothing utility, style, production, and commerce, including accessories (shoes, hats, gloves, handbags, and jewellery) for men, women, and children. Dress for different climates, occupations, recreational activities, religious observances, rites of passages, and other human needs and purposes - from hunting and warfare to sports and space exploration - are examined in depth and detail. Fashion and design trends in diverse historical periods, regions and countries, and social and ethnic groups constitute a major area of coverage, as does the evolution of materials (from animal fur to textiles to synthetic fabrics) and production methods (from sewing and weaving to industrial manufacturing and computer-aided design). Dress as a reflection of social status, intellectual and artistic trends, economic conditions, cultural exchange, and modern media marketing are recurring themes. Influential figures and institutions in fashion design, industry and manufacturing, retail sales, production technologies, and related fields are also covered.
The study of fashion has exploded in recent decades, yet what this all means or quite where it might take us is not clear. This new book helps to bring fashion into focus, with a comprehensive guide to the key theories, perspectives and developments in the field. Tim Edwards includes coverage of all the major theories of fashion, including recent scholarship, alongside subcultural analysis and an in-depth look at production. Individual topics include: men’s fashion, masculinity and the suit women’s fashion and the role of sexuality children, the body and fashion the role of celebrity and designer label culture globalisation and the production of fashion. Fashion in Focus is the ideal companion for students in the arts and social sciences, especially those studying issues such as fashion, gender, sexuality and consumer culture.
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.
Developing a National In-store Strategy Using a Merchandising Service Organization
Author: Paul J. Russell
Pubpsher: Kogan Page Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
The retail sales floor has become a battlefield: each brand is fighting for the same customer and wants to ensure their merchandise is on the sales floor, sized, folded, hung and presented properly. Field Visual Merchandising Strategy is a comprehensive guide to developing and executing a national field merchandising strategy, covering key areas such as developing a strategy, how to go about selecting the right merchandising service organization, team training, merchandising standards, planograms, and launching the strategy. Ideal for retail marketers, visual merchandisers, merchandising managers and brand managers, Field Visual Merchandising Strategy uses examples and case studies from a range of shops, from fashion emporia to small outlets, to provide real-world insight on how strategic visual merchandising works.
The Complete Guide to Dressing Your Best Every Day
Author: Lisa Arbetter
Category: Social Science
Over the years the magazine In Style has built up a readership of more than seven million. Written for style conscious women and published with the magazine's endorsement, this volume offers timeless advice on every aspect of developing a personal style and shopping strategy.
"Steele, director of the Fashion Institute of Technology Museum, has crafted, with the help of 325 contributors, an authoritative introduction to fashion, the industry, and the issues that hve defined the field. Some 640 articles describe the colorful fac