Quite a bit of us (fashion bloggers), might not be the pass-outs of fashion journalism or have any men’s fashion books in our houses. And I am sure, a lot of us were not into any fashion designing class or institute, but we have ended up doing what we always liked to do- talk about fashion and its being!
While my passion has helped me immensely to grasp whatever little, I have managed in the last couple of years, believe me when I say, it took me some time and a lot of struggle with language, before I could sync myself with fashion and the terms that best described the clothes.
Fashion is an art form that allows individuals to express their personality and creativity through clothing.
For men who aspire to refine their sartorial choices and develop an impeccable sense of style, the world of men’s fashion books offers a treasure trove of knowledge and inspiration.
From classic to contemporary, these men’s fashion books delve into the realms of menswear, grooming, and personal style, providing invaluable insights into the art of dressing well. In this article, we will explore some of the top men’s fashion books that every style-conscious man should consider adding to his reading list.
Keeping that in mind and to save you from the irony, I thought it would be best if, we at Stylerug, came out with a list of books (on men’s fashion), that you must have in your fashion library to understand the depth of this industry not only better, but in a much more authentic manner.
So, here we are, 5 men’s fashion books that we think you must… Must… Must have in your library, if you are as enthusiastic about men’s fashion, as we are!
Gentlemen of Style by Sven Raphael Schneider
A study by Sven Raphael Schneider about the design patterns and styles in1930′s in the USA using more than 30 full size fashion illustrations from that time. This book is full of inspiration and tips for the modern gentlemen. If you have an inclination towards classic men’s clothing, then this book is a must read.
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Dressing The Man by Alan Flusser
We think, this one is probably one of the most popular men’s clothing guide books that has ever come out till date! Full of artistic images and advices, this book is a good start to the collection of a clothes enthusiast (are you one?).
The Savile Row Cutter Michael Skinner by Hormazd Narielwalla
London’s Savile Row is renowned for bespoke tailoring. It continues to be the focal point of gentlemen’s tailoring. This book charts Michael’s progress from apprentice tailor through to managing director and chairman of Dege & Skinner—one of the most respected names on Savile Row. The result is a fascinating record of Michael’s working life along with his personal interests.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Grooming and Style” by Bernhard Roetzel
A quintessential guide to grooming and style, this book equips men with essential tips on how to present themselves with elegance and class. Bernhard Roetzel imparts wisdom on selecting the right clothing, understanding dress codes, and mastering the art of dressing appropriately for every occasion. From formalwear to casual chic, this book is a must-read for gentlemen looking to enhance their overall image.
Icons of Men’s Style by Josh Sims
Discover the history and evolution of iconic menswear pieces with “Icons of Men’s Style.” This book explores the stories behind some of the most celebrated garments and accessories in menswear, from the classic white t-shirt to the dapper trench coat. With a blend of fashion journalism and historical context, Josh Sims celebrates the enduring style statements that have left a lasting impact on men’s fashion.
In the realm of men’s fashion, knowledge is the key to cultivating an impeccable sense of style. These top men’s fashion books open doors to the world of classic elegance, contemporary trends, and the importance of personal expression through clothing.
From grooming tips to historical context, these books offer a holistic approach to men’s fashion, inspiring readers to refine their style and dress with confidence and panache.
Whether you are a seasoned fashion enthusiast or a newcomer to the world of style, these books will undoubtedly elevate your fashion game and leave a lasting impact on your wardrobe choices.
So, invest some time in exploring these literary gems, and embark on a journey to become a true style connoisseur.