Esquire’s Handbook of Style offers great insights into fashion and personal style. Capitalizing on the background of the magazine’s industry knowledge, the book offers practicable advice on how to find the right products, what to look for when purchasing, and how to take care of your wardrobe.

The Handbook is illustrated with countless examples of true style icons like Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, but also newer idols like Andre 3000 or Mick Jagger.

Divided into chapters according to clothing pieces, the Handbook humorously explains fashion and style, combining it with actionable advice regarding body types and personality.

Unfortunately, the book only covers the basics of fashion, such as suits, shirts, shoes, or similar products. More exclusive item such as white tie are not covered. Not covered as well are essential gentlemanly characteristics, behaviors, and manners.


Entertainment: 4/5

Practicability: 4/5

Topic Breadth: 2/5

Topic Depth: 3/5

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