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Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

The best wardrobe consulting book out there!

Don't open this book expecting 'before' and 'after' photos or expecting body shape descriptions. Instead, this book is like spending a few days in the very good company of Mr. Tim Gunn. Having met Tim on several occasions, I can tell you Project Runway fans tha...
Don't open this book expecting 'before' and 'after' photos or expecting body shape descriptions. Instead, this book is like spending a few days in the very good company of Mr. Tim Gunn. Having met Tim on several occasions, I can tell you Project Runway fans that he is every bit as kind and generous with his time in person. An utterly delightful, humble man who seems honestly surprised at his new celebrity status. But back to the book - with Tim's distinctive voice, it takes you through the elements of style, as opposed to fashion or trends. 'Quality, taste and style' will become your mantra whether you're shopping for a raincoat, theater tickets, wedding china, or a paint color for your living room! Yes, there is advice you've heard before - buy the best quality you can afford, keep it simple, have your clothes tailored - but there is also plenty of new things to ponder. I loved his advise of, once determining which clothes you really love, that you wear them for the next week. You quickly discover whether you are buying clothes that are appropriate for your current lifestyle. Frankly, who could ask for fresher eyes to look over your wardrobe that the inimitably elegant Mr. Tim Gunn?

posted by Anonymous on April 23, 2007

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Considerably disappointing

Tim Gunn seems to understand how self-esteem and fashion correlates and as such his charm and ability to motivate people have always distinguished him from other shallow fashion icons. In his book, however, he comes across as quite snobbish, often using too much fashion...
Tim Gunn seems to understand how self-esteem and fashion correlates and as such his charm and ability to motivate people have always distinguished him from other shallow fashion icons. In his book, however, he comes across as quite snobbish, often using too much fashion jargon and losing the reader in somewhat stream of consciousness paragraphs. Another thing that could have been done better was to make his book more visual. Quite a number of people need to be pre-schooled in the arts of fashion (myself included)therefore photos of "before" and "after" or even "this is how you do it" ones would have proven to be priceless and much appreciated. Admittedly Tim does try to get across that common theme that one must love oneself before one can show it on the outside and that is definitely worthy of some praise.

posted by HemaG on October 30, 2008

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