It’s Thursday so you know that means, right? Yup! Another post for the gents from our Men’s Fashion Contributor, Chuck! Enjoy!
When it comes to style, books can only get you so far but Esquire’s: The Handbook of Style is the best you can get. This book offers background information and style tips that are useful to everyone.
If you are subscriber to GQ or Esquire for their buying guides, the best thing you can do for yourself is pick this book up. It would take years of subscribing to magazines to come up with all the info between the covers.
Unlike other fashion and style books that will become outdated, The Handbook of Style is not about trends, but really about style. You will pass this on to your sons in the future, so do them a favor and buy them a copy as well. Give it to them day they leave for college, or as an 18th birthday present.
The handbook gives the clueless guy style tips such as these:
On ties: “A tie’s stripes should always be bolder than a shirt’s”
On chinos: “Unless you’re on safari, limit the number of khaki items in your outfit to one. Better yet, apply this rule even when on safari.
The Esquire editors mapped out a nice variety of men’s style icons ranging from Mick Jagger and his skinny jeans to Al Capone and the ever-so-classic pinstripe suits.
The only downside this book has is that the pictures are illustrated in black and white. Overall, an entertaining, informative and essential guide for any man who cares about the way he looks.
So guys, step your fashion game up and get the tips, tools and tricks on how to dress like a true gentleman. You can grab the book on Amazon for less than $10.
All photos by Chuck