Top 5 Men’s Style Books

Spend some time with a selection of classic menswear reads this weekend. Discover what menswear really means and the history behind fashion's fastest growing segment.

  1. Dressing the Man by Alan Flusser (2002)

When it comes to style and taste, Alan Flusser is an expert. This book is the definitive guide to always looking stylish. Dressing the Man expertly takes the reader through every clothing classification step-by-step. Alan Flusser gives you all the tools you need to never be a fashion victim.

  1. Icons of Men’s Style by Josh Sims (2011)

Icons of Men’s Style is a great resource for the contemporary male. Presenting the most iconic menswear staples, this book is packed with pertinent information on the history of menswear. Josh Sims is a dedicated writer who delves into the untold stories behind the most famous items in a man’s wardrobe.

  1. A Gentleman Gets Dressed Up by John Bridges (2012)

“Let’s get one thing straight. Clothes don’t make the man... but they do make a difference.” The importance of this book is that it reminds men that confidence and personality are the best foundation for any wardrobe. Filled with practical style applications and menswear inspiration, A Gentleman Gets Dressed up is a style bible.

  1. Handmade Shoes for Men by Magda Molnar (2013)

A go-to guide on shoes, Handmade Shoes for Men has it all. Essays on the varying types of production and creation, it highlights shoe making as the craft that it is. With this text you will learn the history of artisan footwear, as well as what makes a good shoe.

  1. ABC’s of Men’s Fashion by Sir Hardy Amies (1964)

Hardy Amies ran a column at Esquire while managing his namesake fashion house. A fashion enthusiast, this book reads like a dictionary. “A man should look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them.”