The First Challenge: finding a guide
The difference between style and simple fashion is that style requires quality and effort. And that work starts with education about what’s gone before.
There’s only one book on men’s fashion that’s needed. DRESSING THE MAN: Mastering The Art Of Permanent Fashion by Alan Flusser is the definitive guide to what men need to know to dress well and look stylish without becoming gaudy fashion victims.
It’s not about a rigid set of rules, it’s about learning from the best, it’s about inspiration and developing a sense of what’s wearable. Whether you’re a rail-thin retro punk rocker or a broad lover of all things newly knitted you can find a style that suits you.
You can see a pdf of the book here for free, but it’s well worth investing in for your bookshelf. The ideas and pictures are timeless.
What the book does is puts you confidently in a place where you know as much about mixing and matching as any man. You can take your wardrobe to the fashion edge in whatever way you like and never feel uncomfortable in clothes again.