The Perfectly Dressed Gentleman

Autor: Robert O'Byrne
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 1908862424
File Size: 68,57 MB
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Brown or black shoes? Single or double-breasted jacket? Tie or no tie? In our increasingly informal world, knowing how a man should dress for each occasion has become ever more challenging. So, take the stress out of getting dressed with this invaluable little book. The Perfectly Dressed Gentleman is an indispensable guide through the modern sartorial maze. Witty and informative, it offers practical advice on what to wear on every occasion, from workplace to wedding, from home to holiday. Discover what to look for in a suit, in terms of colour, fabric and fit; learn how to tie a bow ties and the different knots for ordinary ties; find out the best ways to accessorize any outfit; and much more. Not only will you learn how always to look your best, but also how to avoid making fashion faux pas. Packed with tips and tricks, and illustrated throughout, it ensures that, whatever the occasion, you will always be a perfectly dressed gentleman.Robert O'Byrne was Fashion Correspondent for the Irish Times for ten years and has written extensively on style and design. Among his previous books are Style City: How London Became a Fashion Capital and Mind Your Manners: A Guide to Good Behaviour.

The Perfectly Behaved Gentleman

Autor: Robert O’Byrne
Publisher: CICO Books
ISBN: 9781782491613
File Size: 61,49 MB
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The path to being a gentleman is filled with obstacles: not only does one have to look the part, but one also has to act the part as well. In today’s modern world, where common courtesies are often eschewed in favor of gruff, loutish behavior, it’s more important than ever to remember the famous adage by William of Wykeham: “Manners maketh man.” Robert O’Byrne teaches the aspiring gentleman how to handle any occasion, whether it be a social engagement or something more formal, allowing him to present a sophisticated well-behaved front to anyone he may encounter. Say, for example, you are looking for love, well once the chapter on how to treat a lady has been digested you will have potential companions swooning with your charming ways. And once you’ve found a suitable partner, perhaps you dread the first meeting with her parents? Well fear not, the tips on small talk will have you asking all the right questions and have the in-laws welcoming you into the family with open arms. Or maybe you’re worried about how you come across when dealing with important clients at work? Tips on emails, phone manner, leading meetings, and more will ensure you are held in the highest regard.

The Perfectly Groomed Gentleman

Autor: Robert O’Byrne
Publisher: CICO Books
ISBN: 9781782490609
File Size: 70,15 MB
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Do you know your exfoliants from your astringents? Are your nails clean and clipped, or frankly a bit of an embarrassment? And when is it acceptable to discuss the benefits of different types of moisturizer with your friends? In a world where men are trying anything from full body waxes to hair weaves, it is sometimes hard to know what is worthwhile and what to avoid. The Perfectly Groomed Gentleman will guide you through all the elements of presentation, from mastering the art of shaving to deciding which cologne (and how much of it) to wear. Packed with tips on improving your appearance and caring for yourself, it ensures that you will always appear effortlessly well groomed. Writing with authority, but also with humor, Robert O’Byrne offers practical advice on everything from teeth to toes, and from diet to tattoos.

Romantic Irish Homes

Autor: Robert O'Byrne
Publisher: CICO Books
ISBN: 9781908862907
File Size: 62,45 MB
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Quixotic, often whimsical and definitely quirky, they provide a sanctuary from the Irish climate, which is frequently gray, cold, and damp. No wonder, therefore, that over the centuries Ireland's domestic architecture and interior design have developed a distinctive personality in which color and vivacity are highly prized. Romantic Irish Homes presents 15 of the finest examples of these traits, each one of them distinctive and yet sharing the same native spirit. From vast ancient castles through sturdy Georgian manors to small farmhouses, the majority of them never previously photographed, the homes featured here offer a unique insight into the Irish temperament and an exploration of a style of decoration that, while adapted to meet 21st-century demands, still retains an historic integrity. Photographed by Simon Brown, Romantic Irish Homes is every bit as charming and memorable as the Irish people themselves.

Romantic English Homes

Autor: Robert O’Byrne
Publisher: CICO Books
ISBN: 9781782494126
File Size: 78,45 MB
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Romantic English Homes is an inspirational collection of truly timeless houses. Ever since the first milords embarked on a Grand Tour in the seventeenth century, the passion for developing collections has been a national trait of England. As a result, the country’s aristocratic palaces became repositories of treasure gathered from around the globe. But so too, thanks to the spread of an Empire providing goods from across the globe, did almost every residence in England. Romantic English Homes features 14 such houses. Large or small, old or new, they all convey an impression of massed objects intentionally mingling styles and tastes, the classical placed next to the gothic, tartan pattern competing with floral print. Decorated with defiant eclecticism, the buildings featured here indicate that although the Empire may have gone, the English love of collecting remains as strong as ever. Criss-crossing the country, from Dorset, Devon, and Cornwall to East Anglia and Suffolk, from London to Lancashire and Shropshire, it is both the romantic timelessness of these properties and their many-layered appearance that makes them so alluring.

Dressing The Man

Autor: Alan Flusser
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060191449
File Size: 44,74 MB
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Dressing the Man is the definitive guide to what men need to know in order to dress well and look stylish without becoming fashion victims. Alan Flusser's name is synonymous with taste and style. With his new book, he combines his encyclopedic knowledge of men's clothes with his signature wit and elegance to address the fundamental paradox of modern men's fashion: Why, after men today have spent more money on clothes than in any other period of history, are there fewer well-dressed men than at any time ever before? According to Flusser, dressing well is not all that difficult, the real challenge lies in being able to acquire the right personalized instruction. Dressing well pivots on two pillars -- proportion and color. Flusser believes that "Permanent Fashionability," both his promise and goal for the reader, starts by being accountable to a personal set of physical trademarks and not to any kind of random, seasonally served-up collection of fashion flashes. Unlike fashion, which is obliged to change each season, the face's shape, the neck's height, the shoulder's width, the arm's length, the torso's structure, and the foot's size remain fairly constant over time. Once a man learns how to adapt the fundamentals of permanent fashion to his physique and complexion, he's halfway home. Taking the reader through each major clothing classification step-by-step, this user-friendly guide helps you apply your own specifics to a series of dressing options, from business casual and formalwear to pattern-on-pattern coordination, or how to choose the most flattering clothing silhouette for your body type and shirt collar for your face. A man's physical traits represent his individual road map, and the quickest route toward forging an enduring style of dress is through exposure to the legendary practitioners of this rare masculine art. Flusser has assembled the largest andmost diverse collection of stylishly mantled men ever found in one book. Many never-before-seen vintage photographs from the era of Cary Grant, Tyrone Power, and Fred Astaire are employed to help illustrate the range and diversity of authentic men's fashion. Dressing the Man's sheer magnitude of options will enable the reader to expand both the grammar and verbiage of his permanent-fashion vocabulary. For those men hoping to find sartorial fulfillment somewhere down the road, tethering their journey to the mind-set of permanent fashion will deliver them earlier rather than later in life.

I Am Dandy

Autor: Nathaniel Adams
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
ISBN: 9783899554847
File Size: 68,89 MB
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In a world of uniformity and globalized styles, only some cultivated gentlemen retain their independence over the way they dress and live. In this book, photographer Rose Callahan and writer Nathaniel Adams document the well-kempt lives of 57 protagonists of contemporary dandyism with a keen, yet empathie eye. Their carefully composed portraits not only depict the clothes, accessories, and homes of their subjects, but also capture the essence of their lifestyles in thoroughly entertaining and deeply insightful texts. The diversity of the men portrayed in I am Dandy is striking. They come from a variety of different countries, cultures, and social circles and make their livings in a range of occupations. By showcasing their styles, attitudes, and philosophies in all of their nuances, the book reveals that dandyism today is an attitude and calling that can be cultivated on any budget.

The Ultimate Revenge

Autor: Victoria Parker
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373132786
File Size: 31,22 MB
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"For over a decade Nicandro Santos, heir to a legendary diamond legacy, has lived with one unrelenting purpose: to infiltrate the ultraprestigious Q Virtus gentleman's club and bring it, and its leader Zeus, down. What he doesn't know is that Olympia Merisi, the daughter of his enemy, is now in charge."--P. [4] of cover.

Mind Your Manners

Autor: Robert O'Byrne
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781853755958
File Size: 71,32 MB
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It's the thought that counts. So, while society has changed, the need for thoughtfulness, courtesy and good manners has not. What is the etiquette for Internet use, emails and mobile phone calls? How does one handle the delicate politics of flat sharing? What are the rules for meeting through a dating agency? Mind Your Manners provides effective answers to these and many more dilemmas of modern decorum. Covering all situations - weddings, work, throwing a party, visits to a restaurant or theatre, driving - Robert O'Byrne gives witty and urbane advice on how best to behave with style in the twenty-first century. Here are practical tips for getting through Christmas with a smile on your face; being a good host (how do you introduce Susan Self-Effacing to Aileen Assured?); and dealing with a funeral (not a good time to network). Combining humorous but indispensable advice with hilarious cartoons from Merrily Harper, knowing correct conduct has never been more accessible, up-to-minute, and fun.