Recommended Reading: 5 Books Every Stylish Man Should Own

Gentleman: A Timeless Guide to Fashion by Bernhard Roetzel

Timeless Guide

The first book on men’s style that I owned, A Timeless Guide to Fashion is the most recommended style book on lists like this. Full of colourful pictures and easy to understand text, this book is at home on your bookshelf as it is on your coffee table.

The Handbook of Style: A Man’s Guide to Looking Good by Esquire

Handbook Style

Witty, humorous, and well written, The Handbook of Style is a mandatory part of any well-dressed mans library. Full of pictures, drawings, and good advice, the Handbook is aimed at the style novice, but there is something for everyone in it. If you only have one book on this list, make it this one.

ABC of Men’s Fashion by Hardy Amies


Laid out like a glossary, this book has just about every word related to men’s style, and their definitions. More of a reference book than a guide, ABC of Men’s Fashion will definitely come in handy decoding your other books.

Classic Tailoring Techniques: A Construction Guide for Men’s Wear by Roberto Cabrera

Classic Tailoring

Classic Tailoring Techniques isn’t necessarily about style; but I think knowing how your clothes are made will give you a greater appreciation and understanding of just how and why things are the way they are. Not only that, but you will never have to ask someone to sew a button or hem a pair of trousers for you again.

Details Men’s Style Manual: The Ultimate Guide For Making Your Clothes Work For You


A bit more colourful, and definitely for the beginner, the Men’s Style Manual is a basic primer for those just getting started; styled more like a magazine than a library book, it features glossy, full colour images, and interviews with style icons. It’s a good starting point for the absolute beginner.


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