Learn How To Dress Like a Gentleman from Bernhard Roetzel, the world famous German author whose Gentleman book has sold more than 1. An exclusive and revealing interview with the author of some of the most well- respected books on classic menswear, Bernhard Roetzel. Gentleman. A Timeless Guide to Fashion was first published in German in , by the publishing.

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He is known for writing Gentleman. The book was very informative and gave me a strong idea of how to buy a basic wardrobe and maintain it.

Showing of 94 reviews. I egntleman do not like Hungarian lasts, I prefer the Viennese last or English lasts. Want to Read saving…. His shoes were worn by the rich and many aristocrats; his successor was Materna.

Afteruniforms were extremely unpopular with most Germans. You will find out not only about different types of shirt collars but also see beautiful photos of a typical English breakfast and find advice on what to wear when riding horseback.

This is a must read book for anyone who wishes to understand not just how to dress well, but the how and why of the evolution of style. Is bespoke tailoring dying in Germany, or are you seeing a new generation of bespoke apprentices coming up the ranks?

Interview With A Gentleman: Bernhard Roetzel On Classic Menswear – My Dapper Self

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Please try again later. This gives, I think, a deeper understanding about the approach to each occasion on an emotional level, rather than being a blunt technical description of which clothes are appropriate for each different occasion.


I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? The book is divided in three main stylistic chapters: German makers supplied quality stores everywhere in Europe between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of WWII with interruptions during and after WWIincluding the best department stores in Paris.

You published this book back inthat makes 18 years since the book was made available. Roetzel for his decision to show the styles of real life gentlemen. I think that 99 percent of what we read in the internet is completely redundant because it has all been written before just like everything has been written about Italian cuisine. The other day I met a friend who is a German who works in Russia.

Bohemondus rated it it was amazing May 24, I spoke to a cloth merchant in Paris last week and was amazed when they said there are maybe only 20 good bespoke tailors left in France today. Are you looking for help choosing the right suit for the right occasion, or are you a fan of a lost male culture? I loved the idea of a green suit. Then you can execute this concept or vision with the help of clothes and accessories. The biggest change is the absence of the blonde, blue-eyed model who graced both the outside cover of the Gentleman’s Guide as well as the chapter headings.

They very often use pattern blocks or prefab patterns from the ready-to-wear industry that they adapt to their needs.

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We must remember that every country in the western world had a big tailoring tradition until ready-to-wear and made-to-measure started to take over. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Cutting systems are almost a science, and some collectors own dozens and dozens of books about this subject. Simon Li rated it it was amazing Apr 30, I own about ties but I wear only 10 of them regularly.


I can objectively confirm the stereotype about the average German man being awfully dressed. Naturally, there were other factors, as well, as the menswear trend is a global phenomenon.

In general German tailors had very good cutting systems. For a Nordic man, reviewing a book by Bernhard Roetzel is an intimidating task. Hungary has a long tradition of shoemaking but we must remember that Hungary was rather independet within the Austrian Empire, and that there was a language gap.

A lot of the information was actionable, something Gentlrman enjoyed as I wanted to know things I could use in the future.

I think that a clean shaven face and polished shoes are very important. They really rely on the fittings, unless they have a good system of their own.

Gentleman: A Timeless Guide to Fashion

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. About the Author Following his studies in design, Bernhard Roetzel was first a copywritter and creative for advertising agencies in Frankfurt and Hamburg, as well as a script editor for a television company. Flusser is focused on gentlrman the reader to be aware of when buying a suit or choosing clothes to wear to the office or a night out.

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