Top Fashion Books

Doing research on fashions and fashion trends involves much more than just reading a few blog posts or magazines on the subject. Typically, you can find a huge variety of excellent books on the subject of men’s clothing fashions by searching Amazon.com. In fact, you will find 13,218 results for “men’s fashion.”

Though we are bespoke tailors and not literary critics we are well read in our field. We are listing the following fashion books as the top 5 sellers and we feel that they are must-reads for the novice who wants to learn more about the men’s fashion.

1) Details Men’s Style Manual: The Ultimate Guide for Making Your Clothes Work for You by Daniel Peres – this is one of the most sophisticated guides for creating the ideal men’s wardrobe. The publication offers you advice on dressing from head-to-toe, especially when it comes to choosing the proper fit, a classic look, and the latest style. No “dress-up” situation is left untouched whether it’s the big boardroom meeting or a casual weekend evening out dancing and dining. This is a must-read for those men who want to catch up on the fashion industry and afford themselves a better look.

2) The Men’s Fashion Reader by Peter McNeil and Vicki Karaminas – the book covers the culture, history, and identity of men’s fashions as well as providing need-to-know information on methods of approaching the issue, research and development of different style trends, and related case studies. Other themes such as fashion history, the media, subcultures, and fashion theories are also covered. Additionally, every section concludes in annotated fashion with recommendations on further related reading.

3) Men’s Style: The Thinking Man’s Guide to Dress by Russell Smith – this witty yet informative guide to men’s fashions provides excellent illustrations and suggestions regarding male attire. Topics such as purchasing dress watches, selecting tweed garments, and tucking in your shirt are covered in this excellent fashion guide. This is the consummate guide for elegant men as well as the ultimate cultural survey of men’s fashion trends.

4) Men’s Fashion Illustrations from the Turn of the Century (Dover Pictorial Archive Series) by Jon. J. Mitchell Co. and Jean L. Druesedow – a little bit of history regarding clothing styles of the early 1900’s. The book also discusses accessories such as canes, gloves, spats. Whether it’s checked and striped business suits, elegant formal wear, fur-trimmed trench coats, or sporty jackets and knickers, you’re apt to find content about it in this book.

5) Men’s Fashion: The Complete Sourcebook by John Peacock – fashion styles and trends are documented by this former BBC designer. If you consider yourself to be somewhat fashion-challenged, this is the book for you. Everything in the way of men’s clothing styles and fashion trends from the French Revolution to the present day are detailed in this book. Descriptive content, illustrations, and pictures are used to as well in this historical documentary.

Free Audio Books Vs. The Old Fashioned Books

In the last two decades a new concept has arisen – The concept of listening to a book instead of reading it. The audio book technology is still developing but audio books are getting more and more popular. However, the old fashioned book is still the much more common than any other method. In this article we will elaborate on the differences between these two book methods:

1. Size and Weight – The audio book does not have the limitation of the the size and the amount of the printing words. The technology advance imposes the size of the audio book. The newest audio books could be stored as an audio file in mobile electronic devices as Ipod or Palm pilot.

2. Convenience – The audio book has the limitation of listening only from certain predefined points or from the exact point one stopped listening the last time. Reading an old fashioned book is much more flexible of course. If you only want to go through a book without reading it from start to end, do not even consider getting an audio book.

3. Listening to an audio book could be done anywhere anytime – while exercising in the gym, driving through the heavy traffic to work etc. It helps you make the most of your time. Reading the old fashioned book requires certain conditions like concentration and quiet and relaxed surroundings.

4. Price – Surprisingly, in general the old fashioned books costs less than audio books. Depending on the different titles and different methods of audio books it can vary. Among the audio books, audio books on MP3 files are the less expensive ones.

5. The experience – the experience of reading a book is unique and can not be the same as listening to audio books. In addition, audio books do not have drawings in them like some of the old fashioned books.

Summing up, we believe that audio books and the old fashioned books could exist together one besides the other and not one instead of the other.

Fashion For All Seasons

The fashion industry is a booming one and with everyone trying to chase after it to keep up with the latest trends, it can get a little tiring with the amount go magazines to refer too, the entertainment to watch and a whole lot of money to fork out simply because that top is simply too gorgeous, a must have; but so is that dress, those shoes and I have mentioned those new jeans? See what I mean? But here’s the thing, you can stay up with current styles and fancies by learning about the fashion of all seasons so that you don’t have to turn out your closet 4 times a month.

A few things to pick would be pants and cardigans. They can be worn all through the year in various styles, designs, materials and not to mention colors. The best pick of the lot would have to be jeans though. If you’re a jeans kind of girl, then fashion trends must be pretty easy because they never fade out of the fashion books and they can last for an insanely long time. With too many designs available today, you could always change them up during different seasons, or if you like, each week too.

Cardigans are a good choice of fashion for all seasons as well. It works perfect in keeping you warm during the winter and a little of a bother through warm days, which is why you should have a few of different materials instead of just one comfy one. Good quality clothes are good investments.

All in all, if you feel that you must keep up with trends, don’t splurge on a wardrobe makeover every month, instead buy a few top notch quality clothes that works with you throughout the year that you know are definitely in style and you’ll get a check mark in the fashion books.