The Books of Style

By:  Eduardo A. Braniff – Men’s Fashion Expert
Contributor’s Website: Franklin + Gower

Every religion has its good book, and when it comes to the religion of style there are many. Some of the good books of style require intense spiritual guidance while others require simple belief. But, no matter your stylistic gospel, here are the good books we think are best.


How could you not want to peruse the pages of “The Gentleman’s Style Journal”? Sure, for some, fantastic might not be exactly the way you would want to be referred to publicly. But once you learn the business, celebrity, style and fantastic ways of the likes of hotelier Andre Balasz, footballer David Beckham, and musician Michael Stipe, you will want to let your fantastic flag fly.

The gospel of Fantastic Man is that style is more about what and how you do things than what you wear. Sure, there is some stellar sartorial visuals in these pages, but given everything is shot in black and white, Fantastic Man focuses on journaling the lives of gents  should all look to for life and style advice.

The Style editors at the New York Times consistently put out some of the best books anywhere. T covers everything from design, travel, food, culture, women’s and men’s fashion. T’s men’s book covers all aspects of style from the latest running shoe to a sneak peek at… the latest issue of Fantastic Man.

Sure, you’ll meet some interesting gents in these pages, but they are here to showcase one of our favorite assortment of catwalk to street collections, clothes and accessories you can get your eyes on. This book is definitely a great manual.


Get thee to eBay, the thrift store or google for a real journey of the stylistic soul! If you want to be your own style guru, take cues from the pages of old Esquire, GQ, Life, Vogue Homme and beyond.

Hidden in and among images of high-waisted bell-bottom pants or extra wide lapels, you’ll find inspiration for shaping, defining or even finding your unique style. Take a close look at the ads, color combos and, yes, the width of the pant and lapel. Every designer out there looks to these books of old what will be new, so why not get a jump on them!?

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Contributor’s Website: Franklin + Gower

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