Sunday, November 30, 2008

Dandies In Print: ABC Of Men's Fashion

After letting it sit for several months on my ever-growing pile of books to read, I finally started flipping through ABC Of Men's Fashion, a reprint of the 1964 guidebook by English menswear designer Sir Hardy Ames. The book is full of sharp descriptions of sartorial terms like dogtooth check, motoring coat, and willow calf, all written with Ames' hilariously opinionated wit.

My favorite line from the book: "A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten all about them."


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1 comment:

Ca said...

Another Christmas present for myself? This book, oh yes!

And I forgot to mention, I've linked your blog as well.

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