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  • Relié: 320 pages
  • Editeur : It Books; Édition : 1 (1 octobre 2002)
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 0060191449
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060191443
  • Dimensions du produit: 28,7 x 22,4 x 3 cm
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10 internautes sur 11 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile  Par RUIMAX on 7 octobre 2006
Format: Relié
Alan Flusser a un savoir encyclopédique dans le domaine de l'élégance masculine et en dévoile une partie dans cet ouvrage destiné aussi bien aux néophytes qu'aux amoureux du vêtement.

Une initiation à l'art et au plaisir de s'habiller.

A lire et à offrir.

Accessoire indispensable de l'homme élégant.
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Par Nicolas Guay on 13 avril 2012
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
Alan Flusser est un des maîtres de l'élégance masculine. Cet ouvrage très long et très illustré donne une référence complète sur la mode masculine du XXe siècle, et permet d'avoir des idées fraîches - bien que pourtant anciennes et classiques ! - sur la mode, rarement entendues auprès des vendeurs, des collègues ou d'autres personnes de mon entourage. Autrement dit, ce livre est non seulement un dictionnaire du bon goût, il est également un outil précieux pour créer de nouvelles combinaisons et assortir ses vêtements à son teint, sa taille, son âge ... et ses propres goûts. A recommander à tous ceux qui portent le costume sur une base régulière : il permet à l'ignorant mal vêtu de se transformer en dandy londonien, en moins de 300 pages.
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1 internautes sur 2 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile  Par Madomi on 11 novembre 2010
Format: Relié
Il y a un début à tout. Dans l'élégance comme ailleurs. Avec "Dressing the man", on dispose d'une bonne base pour trouver son style et éviter de se fourvoyer. Des conseils à suivre ou à transgresser. Sinon, où serait le plaisir ? Avoir chez soi, "Dressing the man" permet de temps en temps de passer un moment agréable. Les jours de pluie d'automne par exemple. Et on ne vous fait pas le coup de la tasse de thé au coin du feu à l'âtre... Ce serait too much. Et c'est justement ce qu'Alan Flusser nous invite et nous incite à éviter...
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0 internautes sur 1 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile  Par Mr. Alain Marchais on 24 décembre 2011
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Ce livre est un ouvrage qui replace les éléments du vestiaire masculin à leur place , pour qui ne connait pas les codes de l'élégance !
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333 internautes sur 338 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
Probably the Best Book on the Subject 11 novembre 2002
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This is Mr. Flusser's best effort to date. This book is more akin to his "Clothes and the Man" than to his more recent "Style and the Man." Beware, that this book deals almost exclusively with suits, ties, shirts, and formal wear - there is a section on sportcoats but, this book will not be informative or helpful if you always dress casually.
The book has some passages (maybe illustrations as well?) that are very similar to "Clothes and the Man" but still, there is plenty of new material. The book goes into detail regarding clothing coloring with respect to a person's complexion and also how to mix and match various fabric patterns (e.g., stripes with stripes, checks with checks, checks with stripes, etc.) The book is also very nicely illustrated with photographs and drawings. A very impressive book and quite comprehensive.
Though it would appear that Mr. Flusser has changed his opinion on some matters over the years (e.g., monograms), still the book and Mr. Flusser take a stand for traditionally styled clothing. This book is NOT for the trendy and NOT for those seeking to learn about modern fashion - it is about style, and conservative, traditional style at that. It's about the rules for why clothing should be the way it is - it explains the history of why mens' garments have developed in the way they have and accordingly sets forth the rule for their proper wear based on their history and origin (e.g., why dinner jackets should have peaked lapels, not notched; why formal wear trousers are NOT cuffed, why suit trousers are cuffed; the symmetry and proper fitting of suits, shirts, and trousers, etc.)
With respect to suits and formal wear, this is, in my humble opinion, the best book out there. Unlike, "Style and the Man" there is no detailed list of fine places to shop, the book is about setting forth the traditional rules for clothing and then allowing one to experiment from there, i.e., experiment once you have a firm foundation of knowledge. It's a fine book; voluminous, appealingly illustrated, and informative.
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Helps organize men's fashion 7 mai 2004
Par Tobin Sparfeld - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
When it comes to fashion, most men get nervous. Of course everybody wants to look nice, but isn't it complicated to know how to look good?
That's where I found this book to be especially helpful. Flusser's main point is that most of the elements of good style haven't really changed much at all in the last 75 years or so. Flusser asserts that the main goal of men's attire is to frame the body in order to display the man's face.
A great aspect about the book is that you only need to remember the "rules" for your specific skin tone/height/proportions. For instance, a man with gray/silver hair should wear silver/gray in his attire to properly frame his face, etc. Flusser also is very clear about how clothes should properly fit you, which is helpful when you are trying things on.
The illustrations and photographs (both new and classic) are remarkably well done and effectively portray Flusser's points (both good and bad examples). Other reviews here have pointed out some of the "doctoring" of the photos in some instances. I do see evidence of this, but I do not think it is really a substantive beef of the book.
Flusser's book certainly has some shortcomings. It mainly focuses on the men's suit and typical business dress. Although it does have a chapter on more casual dress (and the formal tuxedo), it is a small part of the book.
This is a great book for the man who wants to look nice. It covers a lot of details, from tying a tie properly to folding a handkerchief to wearing a tie clip. It's probably not for you if you wear jeans to work every day and only wear a suit two times a year.
28 internautes sur 28 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
One of two indispensable titles for a menswear library 16 janvier 2007
Par James B. - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
After reading other reviews of this book, I requested it for the 2006 holidays and received it. I have read it cover to cover and am highly pleased overall. I offer the following plusses and minuses:

+ There are many photographs and illustrations showing proper fit, proportion, and style. Many of the photos are black and white, though this follows from the icons in them being from the first half of the 20th century - Fred Astaire, Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, The Duke of Windsor, and so on. There are recent color photographs also, including an excellent series on matching wardrobe color to different complexions.

+ This book points out many of the often mishandled details in menswear. Tailors at even good stores routinely hem a suit coat sleeve to the first thumb knuckle and leave the coat hanging halfway to your knees. The salesmen will recommend coats that bunch at the neck, and will steer anyone under 5 feet 8 inches away from double-breasted coats. This book shows that these faux pas are not merely blemishes but true style defects, yet easily repaired ones: show 1/2 inch of shirt cuff; hem your coat to be half your suit's visual height; find a proper fitting coat; and wear double-breasted if it fits well.

- Mr. Flusser, the author, never hesitates to state with a flourish that which can be stated neatly. Rather than say, to paraphrase, "A shirt with a white contrasting collar should have French cuffs, optionally also in contrasting white; button cuffs are not dressy enough," he uses twice the verbiage painting images of star-crossed sartorial lovers. It's a minor nuisance.

- It is occasionally difficult to decipher the men's clothing history lesson from the modern men's clothing advice. This is especially difficult in the sport coat chapter.

The other indispensable title for a menswear library is, appropriately, "The Indispensable Guide to Classic Men's Clothing" by Sulavik and Karlen. It specifically solves both minuses.

For "Dressing the Man," do not let two plusses against two minuses render you ambivalent. This book holds the advice to greatly improve a man's wardrobe and personal style, and to help him ignore disposable fashion in the process.
87 internautes sur 97 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
True to the Twin Pivots: Proportion and Color 15 juin 2004
Par Craig L. Howe - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
As a web developer, I have recently had a run of men's custom tailoring customers. I found myself looking for an encyclopedic source of styling details and fashion fundamentals.
In my mind the name Alan Flusser is synonymous with taste and style. This book gave me everything I needed to build websites designed to appeal to the male buyer of custom suits and shirts. Unlike the fashion buyer, Flusser believes permanent fashion starts with being accountable to a personal set of physical characteristics.
The custom buyer's face's shape, neck's height, shoulder's width, arm's length and torso's structure, and the foot's size remain relatively constant. Once he relates the permanent fashion's fundamentals to his physique and complexion, he is on his way to building a stylish, cost-effective wardrobe that will withstand fashion's seasonable vagaries.
This book contains a large collection of photographs of stylish men. These vintage photographs illustrate the range and diversity of authentic men's fashion. Along the way, magnitude of options will equip the reader with both the vocabulary and options required to build a custom wardrobe. There is even a glossary at the end of the book to help with the journey.
My needs were unique, I admit. This book equipped me with the knowledge, detail and options required to build a website that appeals to buyers and the purveyors of custom men's clothing.
91 internautes sur 106 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
There is a Better Source for Sartorial Splendor 18 avril 2004
Par K Culbertson - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
Gentlemen, trust me. Fluisser's book is nicely photographed, but it is not the final word on correct dress. There is a better book, all around. It is by Bernhard Roetzel, and it is called, "Gentleman: A Timeless Fashion." I am an American who has traveled a great deal in Europe and Asia. Trust me, this is the textbook. You will find it on display in the epicenters of finality regarding man's dress, Bond Street, Savile Row, London. The photos are great, and the advice given by Roetzel is, unlike Flusser, not ethnocentric to America. It works like crazy in America, but also works in other countries. Flusser is a Hollywood maven. Roetzel understands gentlemanly dress.
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