I recently received one of those frequent flyer offers in the mail where you can convert unused miles into freebie magazine subscriptions. My miles were about to expire so I selected subscriptions for GQ and Esquire. Now I'm confused. Who is the target audience for these magazine? It's obviously not me. Most of the trendy clothes these magazines promote could only be worn by some young buck in his twenties. But what college kid can afford a $2600 pea coat? Who are these fashionable little fellows with the fifty thousand dollar clothing allowances?
GQ contains approximately two pages of worthwhile style advice. Glenn O'Brien, known as The Style Guy, solves the "sartorial conundrums" of his readers. His column provides the only reasonable style advice in the entire magazine.
Fortunately we live in an age where an unimaginable volume of information is readily available at our fingertips over the internet. I hope that this blog is able to provide some helpful style advice. Three other excellent blogs that I read daily are A Suitable Wardrobe, The Sartorialist, and Permanent Style. I also enjoy reading the style forums at The London Lounge, Ask Andy About Clothes, and Style Forum.
If you prefer sitting on the couch flipping pages, I would recommend two excellent books on mens' style: Alan Flusser's Dressing the Man, and Gentleman by Bernhard Roetzel. I've read some positive reviews about a new magazine called The Rake. Unfortunately it's published somewhere in Asia (I think maybe Singapore) so subscription rates are a little rough in the States. There is always Christmas......
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