Alan Flusser's Style & The Man
Style & The Man, Alan Flusser's latest book has been released and we've had the opportunity to go through most of the text and dissect his advice, recommendations, and guidance.  In our previous review of Mr. Flusser's work we stated that his work was detailed and historically accurate.  This time around in his abridged and condensed version there is still much detail and historical fact to be found, but with an added sense of humor and wit.  This was a welcomed change since discussing black tie formal wear and the appropriate measurements of one's trouser cuff may not be the most exciting and colorful topic for most men.  Mr. Flusser injects some humor and a bit of risque connotation as he likens the sexual attractiveness of a man removing his cuff links to a women unzipping her dress.

The pocket sized book is written in a "how to" buy and wear format featuring eight segments of menswear from formal attire to packing light and right.  Flusser attempts to address the need to know facts of professional and stylish dressing while cutting out the minutiae.  While there are many aspects of the book to be applauded there are some areas where we see needed improvement.  While it is obvious that Flusser is decidedly a custom clothier in his own right, the book omits anything to do with casual wear.  Even the most dandy dressers find a need for causal wear in the wardrobe from time to time and it seems an oversight not to mention it. However, my biggest issue with the book is that in many ways it isn't much different from his previous writings.  Although the information is valuable and timeless its pretty much the same but stripped to he bare minimums and without the recommendations for patronizing exclusive high end boutiques and shops.  I haven't been the only one to read the book and notice it's redundancy.  Yes, men's style is pretty much the same as it was years ago and it won't change in much in the future.  However, its the duty, the responsibility, and the obligation of men like Mr. Flusser and myself to create new and innovative ways to present the same information to our readers who don't own an iPhone.  Overlooking the minor imperfections of Mr. Flusser's latest creation, we believe he's done an excellent job so far.  Well done, sir.

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