"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 "Style and the Man"'s historical references, engaging prose, and anecdotal asides make it a great read as well."-- Philip B. Miller, chairman and chief executive officer, Saks Fifth Avenue"No one knows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 BlassVom Verlag:
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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