Gentleman's Guide: To Grooming and Style

Gentleman's Guide: To Grooming and Style

Hardcover

$12.98

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Eligible for FREE SHIPPING

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Gentleman's Guide 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Besides illuminating quality in clothes, i believe this book provides other great useful tips. Tying a knot, the right clothes combination, shoes and other illustrations leave you with a sense of understanding style better. At least, after reading this book, i'll spend less time in the clothing store, because now on i know what i'm looking for.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bernhard Roetzel, former advertising copywriter turned style consultant, here examines the man's wardrobe. He does so item by item. For example, he writes a chapter on the suit, the shirt, and the necktie. Roetzel also turns his attention to men's grooming, including photos of a shave and a haircut at George F. Trumper, one of London's finest barbershops. Roetzel's focus is on the classics, particularly the English way of dress. He does, however, include some small mentions of the United States and Italy, notably mentioning Brooks Brothers and Brioni. Offered also is a one-page map of Italy showing the location of several of Italy's finest tailors - custom and ready-to-wear. The trouble with this beautifully presented book - the photographs are first-rate - is its accuracy and opinions. Some of it is just plain out-of-date. For example, American college students do not wear saddle shoes. It's safe to say they haven't since the late 1960's. Pop artist Andy Warhol peculiarly gets several mentions, including a full-page photo clutching his groin. Noted London shirtmaker Turnbull and Asser was founded in 1885, not 1904. Men's fashion is a difficult subject to write about. There is always the danger of seeming affected or prissy. Men generally don't want to discuss it; they simply want to wear it and be done with it. Roetzel seems to have tried to get it right; he needed to pay a little more attention to the details.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book to learn about men's suits. I found so much more! There is a great section on shoe making, and many more fashion items. The only negative I can say is that the author seems to be quite an Anglophile. However, Italian clothes are presented as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was not only a wonderfully informative book but it is also beautifully put together. I wish there was a companion copy for women.