Nordstrom Guide to Men’s Style – $38.19 | Guide to Men’s Everyday Dressing – $17.95
Style expert Tom Julian gets it. His two books about Men’s Style not only contain every single foundational tool to building a comfortable and stylish wardrobe, he also manages to explain it all in terms any man can understand. His Guide to Men’s Style leans heavier on more business and formal wear, while the more recently published, Guide to Everyday Dressing is all about how to look your best even when off the clock.
Six key pieces are covered in The Guide to Men’s Style: Suits, sport coats, trousers, shirts, ties, and tuxedos. Diagrams show you what makes up a jacket, photos of cloth swatches help you identify not just what’s what, but WHY it’s what, and Mr. Julian explains in easy to understand terms why somethings go together, while others don’t.
The Guide to Men’s Everyday Dressing also makes a list of foundational pieces, but this time it’s for the more relaxed world a lot of us live in. Sport shirts, sweaters, pants, shorts, jeans and outerwear are all discussed with more photos, diagrams, and tips on what to go after and also avoid.
Need to brush up on your suited basics, or just get another opinion on how to match that blazer with jeans? Both of these books will help do just that.