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Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion

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Unless you’ve grown up in an environment where such sartorial knowledge was a natural part of your education, this book does provide an insight into sartorial sophistication most of us really have no idea about.

So, he wants you to focus on something like how a jacket should fit and how you could tell if something's a bit tight here in the midsection. And everything he talks about, you know, is timeless fashion in which he's very clear…is not the same. I haven’t read through it from start to finish, but I have already learnt interesting things I had no idea from before.By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.

Mitchell says he wears his Barbour Ashby with blue jeans, cream-colored turtlenecks, and suede Astorflex chukkas. And yes, the requisite pair of double monks that everyone had to own (by law) around 2010 (“those shoes taught me that I don’t like calfskin as much as suede”). Some of Marco’s other go-tos include a mutton fleece rider jacket (pictured above), star-motif pants from Arts in Education (also pictured above), a drunk striped “work suit” from Kapital , and a vintage pair of black Tyrolean shoes by Galibier. It was published in 2002, about a decade after Levi’s promoted the idea of Casual Friday to help sell their line of downmarket chinos, and a few years before the hashtag menswear movement, which ultimately died around 2015.Yet, even with the subtle echos of hashtag menswear, Mitchell has avoided the worst trends: cutaway collars, skinny clothes, flannel cargo pants, and incongruent layering. The thing I love most about Mitchell’s style is that it’s so at home for someone of his background, age, and environment. I learned from other people’s experiences and was careful not to get hung up on labels or ideas about ‘quality.

Nowadays, Marco still loves dancing, but he does so in a way that blends various forms — breaking, waacking, and his new obsession, house. Actually, I've got probably three copies of the book-one for my office, one-well, I like being able to hand out a copy to someone that-a good friend that perhaps needs it. So, we see some great pictures of Cary Grant, the Duke of Windsor, [0:03:02] [Indiscernible] to really a…really, again, great, great photos. For all the books written on fashion, few, if any, actually talk about how to dress for the more intangible dimensions of a person’s life.Inspired by Jean-Luc Godard films and old cinema, he wore button-down shirts, silk neckties, and even wide-brimmed fedoras. I’ve since bought two more pairs of Needles pants — a pair of velvet climbing pants with a dark brown paisley pattern, and then a pair of faux-leather, python-embossed pants. Going by the illustrations and people included in the book, much of the content is likely most relevant if you move in swanky New England circles, have stacks of money, and maybe even lived 60 years ago.

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