Stiff Drink and a Close Shave: The Lost Arts of Manliness

Stiff Drink and a Close Shave: The Lost Arts of Manliness

by Bob Sloan, Steven Guarnaccia
     
 

The stuff of men's lives - and their pockets, closets, bureau drawers, and medicine cabinets - is sublimely cataloged in this nostalgic look at the clever, indispensable, and occasionally foolish accoutrements men routinely used in the 1930's, '40s, and '50s for grooming, smoking, eating, drinking, and other essential activities. A classy commemoration of vintage male… See more details below

Overview

The stuff of men's lives - and their pockets, closets, bureau drawers, and medicine cabinets - is sublimely cataloged in this nostalgic look at the clever, indispensable, and occasionally foolish accoutrements men routinely used in the 1930's, '40s, and '50s for grooming, smoking, eating, drinking, and other essential activities. A classy commemoration of vintage male paraphernalia, A Stiff Drink and a close Shave showcases over 150 fabulous, full-color illustrations of typical men's trappings of the day - including shaving brushes, tie tacks, barware, poker chips, and cigarette lighters, many emblazoned with virile images of athletic figures, fly fishers, or seductive females - complete with advertising images and product designs of a bygone era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811807579
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
04/01/1995
Pages:
95
Product dimensions:
7.29(w) x 7.31(h) x 0.58(d)

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