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Style and the Man

By (author) Alan Flusser

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What's the difference between a $395 and a $1,000 suit? 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 been designing and selling clothes to men for more than 30 years and is convinced that dressing well can be accomplished by every man. This newly abridged edition of "Style and the Man" gives men the knowledge they need. Flusser's voice is sophisticated yet straightforward as he dissects the different pieces of a man's wardrobe. From the tuxedo to the Italian shoe, Flusser explains each item's history and function while defining different strata of costs and quality. All a man has to do is tuck this book into a corner of his suitcase or his back pocket, and he'll be armed with the sartorialist's knowledge that he needs to make the best choices at the tailor and shop-and always look his best.

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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 127 x 187.96 x 15.24mm | 226.8g
  • 01 Jun 2010
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • It Books
  • New York
  • English
  • Abridged
  • abridged edition
  • Line Art throughout
  • 0061976156
  • 9780061976155
  • 83,590

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Author Information

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 1979. He attracted national attention in 1987 for Michael Douglas's wardrobe in Wall Street, as well as later acclaim for his work on the HBO movie Barbarians at the Gate, the Al Pacino movie Scent of a Woman, and American Psycho starring Christian Bale. In 1988, he was placed as a permanent member on the International Best-Dressed List.

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"Alan is one of the most knowledgeable experts on men's fashion, and has created the ultimate reference for everything you need to know about good taste, great style, and where to find it throughout the world." -- Ralph Lauren"Alan Flusser is knowledgeable, cultivated, and a true gentleman in every sense of the word. The clothes he created for me in "Wall Street elicited the most attention and applause of any costume design done for any of my films." -- Michael Douglas"There is a difference between having nice clothes and wearing clothes that work specifically for you. Alan Flusser gives you the insight to make the best choices for yourself."-- Bob Costas, NBC Sports"Alan Flusser writes about menswear with authority, intelligence, and a healthy dose of his unique personal style that has made him the wardrober of choice for a distinguished cadre of gentlemen worldwide. "Style and the Man"'s historical references, engaging prose, and anecdotal asides make it a great read as well."-- Philip B. Miller, chairman and chief executive officer, Saks Fifth Avenue"No one knows as much about men's clothing as Alan Flusser--he has an encyclopedic knowledge of its history combined with a modern merchant's insight into design, tailoring, and selling. Read him and absorb."-- Bill Blass

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Alan Flusser, one of America's foremost menswear designers, knows fine clothes and where to buy them. He shares all this in his insightful and elegantly written treatise for the man interested in savvy attire. Tuck this volume into a corner of your suitcase and you'll be armed with a connoisseur's knowledge of the dos and don'ts of buying and wearing quality clothes and how much they should cost, from dinnerwear to casual sportswear. Turn to the author's 200 favorite men's stores spanning seventeen cities in eight countries - both celebrated designer flagships and tiny shops known only to a privileged few. Thirty years of designing and selling fine clothes to men has convinced Alan Flusser that dressing well is something every man can readily accomplish.

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