Dressing the Man is the definitive guide to what men need to know in order to dress well and look stylish without becoming fashion victims. Alan Flusser’s name . Clothes and the Man has 66 ratings and 8 reviews. Mauricio said: Alan Flusser To ask other readers questions about Clothes and the Man, please sign up. Find great deals for Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion by Alan Flusser (, Hardcover). Shop with confidence on eBay!.

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Kelly rated it liked it May 02, It’s not-it is more for the man who dresses in a suit regularly or is a consultant or in a position in which he needs to understand the importance of clothing. It’s not for the man who normally likes to wear sandals, shorts and a t-shirt. Alan Flusser’s name is synonymous with taste and style. Now I won’t simply go buy a bunch of jeans when the last batch wear out.

It is an advanced text on what looks good, supposedly timelessly. Ron alsn it it was amazing May 22, This will be required reading for my sons as well. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Look at those fabrics — wow, I wish I could get my hands on those: Nice full color pictures pairing shirts, ties, and jacket.

Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion

In fluseer, it’s easily a top 10, perhaps top 3. See details for additional description. Open Preview See a Problem? Books by Alan Flusser. And he spends time laying the foundation and then he moves into these specifics talking about dress shirts, talking about suits, talking about shoes.

You see what I mean about snobbishness. Preview — Clothes and the Man by Alan Flusser. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. A fun tome on how to be elegant and stylish. He has a lovely turn of phrase as well, which keeps the book floating along.


This illustrated guide to men’s fashion introduces men to the timeless elements of fashion and personal style. Superb book on how a man should dress.

Clothes and the Man: The Principles of Fine Men’s Dress by Alan Flusser

When he’s not blogging or changing diapers, he’s playing bass guitar and singing in his Beatles tribute band. With the way men dress nowadays and for the majority, for the larger population, I think probably a much larger section on business casual, and perhaps breaking that out and talking about how we can mix-would’ve been better. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This book is a guide not so much to keeping up with fashion, but to always being ahead of it by maintaining a permanent state of good dressing based on permanent and immutable precepts: Book ReviewsHistorySuits 0 Comments.

This book has the best explanations about the evolution of men’s style and the particulars of dressing. Hardcoverpages. If you want to learn about how much shirt collar should be showing above your suit jacket collar.

You know, the price fluctuates but you can find it used. Fashion climbs to heights rarely A systematic and timeless view of “permanent fashion” brings about clarity of fashion in a world lost forever in the throws of post modern internet tech domination dictating fashion to the world from beneath the tongues of savages.

He gave one chapter to business casual and it was a pretty small chapter at that. People who bought this also bought. Or, you can put it on your bookshelf and pull it down for reference.

But very comprehensive and those pages gives you a deeper understanding of men’s or history. The rated it really liked it Jul 25, Having read “Clothes and The Man” many times over the years I was happy to finally get a copy of Alan Flusser’s update to what is still an excellent book on how a man should dress. Now, I didn’t feel that way.


The Internet is chock full of websites claiming to offer accurate advice on all aspects of menswear cough, cough. Mike rated it really liked it Mar 01, Think the people are rdessing spoke [0: Bits will suddenly strike you as hopelessly dated though.

Clothes and the Man: The Principles of Fine Men’s Dress

Dressing the Man’s sheer magnitude of options will enable the reader to expand both the grammar and verbiage of his permanent-fashion vocabulary. I particularly enjoyed the section on color and coloring; finding out which clothes work best for a “high-contrast” complexion such as my own is a good thing to know.

Apr 24, Yingtai rated it really liked it Shelves: The best part though are the photos. Flusser believes that “Permanent Fashionability,” both his promise and goal for the reader, starts by being accountable to a personal set of physical trademarks and not to any kind of random, seasonally served-up collection of fashion flashes. Quite the instructive book. So, we see some great pictures of Cary Grant, the Duke of Windsor, [0: Many never-before-seen vintage photographs from the era of Cary Grant, Tyrone Power, and Dressig Astaire are employed to help illustrate the range and diversity of authentic men’s fashion.

Let’s keep looking for an introduction to men’s clothes, and come back to this later. Feb 24, Toby rated it really liked it Shelves: Hardcoverpages. Throughout the book, there are tons of pictures and illustrations.