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A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO EVENING WEAR ( SECOND EDITION)



 

 

 

 

 

Recommended Reading



Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion
by Alan Flusser


The Elegant Man
by Riccardo Villarosa and Giuliano Angeli


The Suit: A Machiavellian Approach to Men's Style
by Nicholas Antongiavanni


Men's Style: The Thinking Man's Guide to Dress
by Russell Smith


Emily Post's Etiquette by Peggy Post
(American etiquette)


Debrett's New Guide to Etiquette and Modern Manners
by John Morgan
(British etiquette)

 

Selected Bibliography

 

 

Men's Fashion

 

American Gentleman. Various issues from 1916-1940

Amies, Hardy.  ABC of Men's Fashion.  New York: Abrams.  2007 reprint of 1964 editon.

 

Amphlett, Hilda.  Hats: A History of Fashion in HeadwearChalfont St. Giles (UK): Sadler.  1974.

 

Angeloni, Umberto.  The Boutonniere: Style in One’s Lapel.   New York: Universe.  2000.

 

Antongiavanni, Nicholas.  The Suit: A Machiavellian Approach to Men's Style.  New York: Collins.  2006.

Apparel Arts.  Selected issues from 1931 to 1936.

Army & Navy Cooperative Society.  Yesterday’s shopping: the Army & Navy Stores catalogue, 1907 : a facsimile of the Army & Navy co-operative society’s 1907 issue of ’Rules of the Society and price list of articles sold at the stores’; introduced by Alison Adburgham.  Newton Abbott: David & Charles.  1969.

Boyer, G. Bruce. Elegance: A Guide to Quality in Menswear. New York: Norton. 1985.

Blackman, Callie.  One Hundred Years of Menswear.  London: Laurence King Publishing.  2009.

Bridges, John and Bryan Curtis.  A Gentleman Gets Dressed Up.  Nashville: Rutledge Hill Press.  2003.

 

Chaille, Francois.  The Book of Ties.   London, Paris: Flammarion. 1996.

Chenoune, Farid. A History of Men's Fashion.  Paris: Flammarion. 1993.

Laver, James.  Costume and Fashion: A Concise History.  4th edition.  New York: Thames and Hudson.  2002.

Costumer's Manifesto, The.  Accessed 2006-2007
<http://costumes.org>


Cunnington, C Willett and Phyllis.  Handbook of English Costume in the Eighteenth Century.  London: Faber.  1972.

Cunnington, C Willett and Phyllis.  Handbook of English Costume in the Nineteenth Century.  London: Faber.  1959.

Cunnington, C Willett and Phyllis The History of Underclothes.  London: Faber.  1981.

De Berard, Frederick B.  Correct Dress.  New York: Jos. W. Gibson.  1887.  

Esquire.  Issues from 1933 to 1964.

Flusser, Alan.  Clothes and the Man: The Principles of Fine Men's Dress.  New York: Villard Books.  1985.

Flusser, Alan.  Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion.  New York: HarperCollins.  2002.

Flusser, Alan. Style and the Man.  New York: HarperStyle.  1996.

“Formalwear.”  Encyclopedia of Men’s Clothes CD-ROM.  R. Andrew Gilchrist.  2002.


Gale, Bill.  Esquire's Fashions for Today.   New York: Harper & Row.  1973. 

Gazette of Fashion and Cutting-Room Companion, The.  Various issues from 1866 to 1882.

GQ / Gentleman’s Quarterly.  Selected issues from 1959 to present.

Gjerdingen, Donald.  The Aesthetics of the Tuxedo:  A Short Guide to Classic Black Tie.  2008. <http://mypage.iu.edu/~dongjerd/documents/
aesthetics%20of%20the%20tuxedo.jan%203.2012.pdf>. 

“Grizzy’s Lark and a Legend.”   Tuxedo Park FYI.  <www.tpfyi.com/events/JES-Grizzy%27s%20Lark004.pdf>

Harrod's Stores Ltd.  Victorian Shopping: Harrod's Catalogue 1895.  A Facsimile of the Harrod's Stores 1895 Issue of the Price List, introduced by Alison Adburgham.  Newton Abbott: David & Charles Reprints.  1972.

Hix, Charles.  Dressing Right: A Guide for Men.  New York: St. Martin’s Press.  1978.

Johnson Gross, Kim and Jeff Stone.  Men's Wardrobe.  New York: Alfred Knopf.  1998.

Jones, Dylan.  Mr. Jones' Rules for the Modern Man.  London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.  2006.

 

Karlen, Josh and Christopher Sulavik.  The Indispensable Guide to Classic Men’s Clothing.   New York: Tatra Press.  1999.

Leggatt, WE  and TW Hodgkinson. The "Climax System" for Cutting Gentlemen’s Garments, 4th edition.  London: Minister and Co. Ltd.  192?.

Lenius, Oscar. A Well-Dressed Gentleman's Pocket Guide.  London: Carlton Publishing Group.  1998.

Maneker, Marion. Dressing in the Dark: Lessons in Men's Style from the Movies. New York: Assouline Publications. 2002.

Mansfield, Allan and Phyllis Cunnington.  Handbook of English Costume in the Twentieth Century, 1900-1950.   London: Faber.  1973.

McDowell, Colin.  The Man of Fashion: Peacock Males and Perfect Gentlemen.  New York: Thames and Hudson.  1997.

McInerney, Jay et al. Dressed to Kill: James Bond, The Suited Hero. Paris, New York: Flammarion. 1996.

Men’s Wear.  Selected issues from 1899 to 1931.

Men’s Fashion Illustrations from the Turn of the Century / by Jno. J. Mitchell Co. ; selected and with an introduction by Jean L. Druesedow.  New York: Dover. 1990.

Minister’s Gazette of Fashion.  Various issues from 1901 to 1930.

Molloy, John T. Dress for Success. New York: Warner Books. c1975.

Molloy, John T. John T. Molloy's New Dress for Success. New York: Warner Books. 1988.

Peacock, John. Men’s Fashion: The Complete Sourcebook. London: Thames and Hudson.  1996.

Peres, Daniel and the editors of DetailsDetails Men's Style Manual: The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Clothes Work for You.  Gotham Books.  2007.

“Prince and Mrs. Potter, The.”  Tuxedo Park FYI.  <www.tpfyi.com/events/JES-PRINCE%20&%20MRS.%20POTTER003.pdf> 

Regal, Samuel.  American Garment Cutter.  New York: American Fashion Company.  First Edition 1904, Second Edition 1908, Third Edition 1914, Fourth Edition 1924.

 

Regal, Samuel.  Regal's American Garment Cutter.  New York: American Gentleman Publishing Corporation.  Sixth Edition Volume 1 1944, Sixth Edition Volume 2 1946.

 

Roetzel, Bernhard.  Gentleman: A Timeless Fashion.  Cologne: Knonemann.  1999.


Sartorial Arts Journal.  Various issues from 1890s - 1910s.

Schoeffler, O. E.  and William Gale.  Esquire’s Encyclopedia of 20th Century Men’s Fashions.  New York: McGraw-Hill.  1973.

Shannon, Brent.  The Cut of His Coat: Men, Dress, and Consumer Culture in Britain, 1860-1914.  Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press.  2006.

Shep, R. L. and  Gail Cariou.  Shirts & Men's Haberdashery: 1840s to 1920s.  Mendocino, CA: R. L. Shep.  1999.

Smith, Russell.  Men's Style: The Thinking Man's Guide to Dress.  Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.  2005.

Stone, Mrs. (Elizabeth).  Chronicles of Fashion, from the time of Elizabeth to the Early part of the Nineteenth Century, in Manners, Amusements, Banquets, Costume, etc.  Vol II.  London: Richard Bentley.  1845.

Storey, Nicholas.  History of Men's Fashion: What the Well Dressed Man is Wearing.  Barnsley: Remember When.  2008.


"Survey of Men's Fashion From Antiquity to the Present."  From the New York Public Library exhibit "A Rakish History of Men's Wear" 2006-2007. <http://www.nypl.org/press/2006/rakish.cfm>

Villarosa, RIccardo and Giuliano Angeli.  The Elegant Man.  New York: Random House.  1990.

Waugh, Norah.  The Cut of Men's Clothes, 1600-1900.  London: Faber and Faber.  1964.

West-End Gazette of Gentlemen's Fashions, The.  Various issues from 1867 to 1874.

Whole Art of Dress, The.  London: Effingham Wilson, Royal Exchange.  1830.

Yarwood, Doreen.  English Costume From the Second Century B.C. to 1950.  London: B.T. Batsford Ltd.  1952.




Etiquette and Tradition



Baldrige, Letitia.  Letitia Baldrige's New Manners for New Times: A Complete Guide to Etiquette.  New York: Scribner.  2003. 


Ball-Room Guide, The.  London: Frederick Warne and Co.  1866.

Beadle, Irwin P.  Beadle's Dime Book of Practical Etiquette for Ladies and Gentlemen.  New York: Irwin P. Beadle & Co.  1859.

Best, Amy L.  Prom Night: Youth, Schools and Popular Culture.  New York: Routledge.   2000.

Bride's Book of Etiquette / by the Editors of Bride's Magazine.  New York: Perigee.  2003.

Bryant, Tom.  Debrett's Guide for the Modern Gentleman.  Richmond, Surrey: Debrett's Limited.  2008.

Claridge, Laura.  Emily Post: Daughter of the Gilded Age, Mistress of American Manners.  New York: Random House.  2008.

Complete Bachelor, The: Manners for Men / by the Author of the "As Seen by Him" Papers.  New York: D. Appleton and Company.  1896.

"Cracking the Dress Code."  Ask Andy About Clothes.  Accessed 2006. <http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/Clothes%20Articles/
cracking_the_dress_code.htm>  

Devereux, G.R.M.  Etiquette for Men: A Book of Modern Manners and Customs (facsimile reprint).  London: Bounty Books.  2002.  Originally published in 1929 by C. Arthur Pearson Ltd.

Durang, Charles.  Fashionable Dancer's Casket, or the Ball-Room Instructor, The.  Philadelphia: Fisher & Brother.  1856.

Esquire Etiquette: A Guide to Business, Sports and Social Conduct, by the editors of Esquire magazine.  Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company.  1953.

Esquire's Guide to Modern Etiquette, by the editors of Esquire magazine and Ron Butler.  Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company.  1969.

Frederick Warne and Co. Modern Etiquette in Public and Private: Including Society at Large, the Etiquette of Weddings, the Ball-Room, the Dinner-Table, the Toilet, &c, &c. London, New York: Frederick Warne and Co. 1893.

Gardiner, Juliet. The Edwardian Country House. London: Channel 4 Books.  2002.

Green, Walter Cox. The Book of Good Manners: A Guide to Polite Usage for All Social Functions. New York: Social Mentor Publications. 1922.  

Green, Walter Cox.  A Dictionary of Etiquette:  A Guide to Polite Usage for All Social Functions.  New York: Brentano's.  1904.

Habits of Good Society: A Handbook for Ladies and Gentlemen, The.  New York: Carleton.  1865.  Note: This book was first published in London in 1859 and was in print until 1890.  US editions were based on the English editions.  The book's dress information was reprinted in Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette (1860) and The Ladies' and Gentlemen's Etiquette Book of the Best Society (1878) and was also quoted in Martine's Handbook of Etiquette (1866).

Hall, Florence Howe. Good Form for All Occasions: A Manual of Manners, Dress and Entertainment for Both Men and Women. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers. 1914.

Harland, Marion.  Marion Harland’s Complete Etiquette: a Young People’s Guide to Every Social Occasion.  Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company. 1914.

Holt, Emily. Encyclopædia of Etiquette: What to Write, What to Do, What to Wear, What to Say: A Book of Manners for Everyday Use. New York: McClure, Phillips & Co. 1901.

Holt, Emily. Encyclopædia of Etiquette: What to Write, What to Do, What to Wear, What to Say: A Book of Manners for Everyday Use. Revised and Enlarged Edition. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company. 1915.

Humphrey, Mrs. C. E.  Manners for Men.  London: James Bowden.  1897.

Kingsland, Florence. Etiquette for All Occasions by Mrs. Burton Kingsland. New York: Doubleday, Page and Company. 1901.  Note: reprinted as The Book of Good Manners: Etiquette for All Occasions (1907).

Lunettes, Henry.  The American Gentleman's Guide to Politeness and Fashion; or, Familiar Letters to His Nephews.  Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co.  1857.

Manual of Politeness, Comprising the Principles of Etiquette, and Rules of Behaviour in Genteel Society, for Persons of both Sexes, A.  Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co.  1842.

Marling, Karal Ann. Debutante: Rites and Regalia of American Debdom. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas. 2004.

Martin, Judith.  Miss Manners’ Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior.  New York: W.W. Norton & Co.  2005.

Miller, Llewellyn. The Encyclopedia of Etiquette; A Guide to Good Manners in Today's World.   New York: Crown Publishers. 1967.

Modern Etiquette in Public and Private Including Society at Large, the Etiquette of Weddings, the Ball-Room, the Dinner-Table, the Toilet, &c, &c.  London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co.  1893.

Morgan, John.  Debrett’s New Guide to Etiquette & Modern Manners.  New York: Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press. 2001.

New Esquire Etiquette, The: A Guide to Business, Sports and Social Conduct, by the editors of Esquire magazine.  Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company.  1959.

Ordway, Edith B. The Etiquette of To-day. New York: Sully and Kleintech. 1913. 

Osmun, Thomas Embley.  The Mentor; A little Book for the Guidance of Such Men and Boys as Would Appear to Advantage in the Society of Persons of the Better Sort by Alfred Ayres [pseud.].  New York: D. Appleton and Company.  1902.

Post, Elizabeth L.  Etiquette, the Blue Book of Social Usage.  New York: Funk and Wagnalls.  1965

Post, Elizabeth L.  The Emily Post Book of Etiquette for Young People.  New York: Funk & Wagnalls.  1967.

Post, Elizabeth L.  The New Emily Post’s Etiquette.  New York: Funk and Wagnalls.  1969, 1975, 1984, 1992 editions

Post, Emily.  Etiquette in society, in business, in politics and at home.  New York and London:  Funk & Wagnalls.  1922.

Post, Emily.  Etiquette, the Blue Book of Social Usage.  New York and London: Funk and Wagnalls.  1927, 1931, 1937, 1945, 1955 editions.

Post, Peggy.  Emily Post’s Etiquette.  New York: HarperCollins.  1997, 2004 editions.

Pringle, Gertrude.  Etiquette in Canada: The Blue Book of Canadian Social Usage.  Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, Limited.  1932 and 1949 editions.

"Prom." Ed. Pendergast, Sarah and Tom.   The Saint James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture.  Detroit: St. James Press. 2000.

Roberts, Helen L.  Cyclopaedia of Social Usage, The: Manners and Customs of the Twentieth Century.  New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons.  1913.  Note: also published under the title Putnam's Handbook of Etiquette: A Cyclopaedia of Social Usage, Giving Manners and Customs of the Twentieth Century (1913).

Routledge's Manual of Etiquette.  London: George Routledge and Sons, Limited.  c1860s.  Note: dress information is reprinted in Frost's Laws and By-Laws of American Society (1869).

Tuckerman, Nancy. The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday. 1995.

Troubridge, Lady (Laura). The Book of Etiquette (Vol II). [London:] The Associated Bookbuyers' Company. 1927.

Turudich, Daniela. Vintage Weddings: Resource and Guidebook, 1910s-1950s. Long Beach, Calif.: Chicago: Streamline Press; Distributed to the book trade by IPG.  2001. 

Vanderbilt, Amy.  The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette: A Guide to Contemporary Living / rev. and expanded by Letitia Baldrige.   Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday.  1978.

Vanderbilt, Amy.  Amy Vanderbilt's Everyday Etiquette / Letitia Baldrige.  Toronto, New York: Bantam, 1981.

Vanderbilt, Amy. Complete Book of Etiquette: The Guide to Gracious Living. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1952.

Vanderbilt, Amy. Etiquette. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1972.

Vanderbilt, Amy. New Complete Book of Etiquette: The Guide to Gracious Living. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday. 1963.

Vogue's Book of Etiquette: A Complete Guide to Traditional Forms and Modern Usage, by Millicent Fenwick. New York: Simon and Schuster. 1948.

Vogue’s Book of Etiquette and Good Manners. New York: Condé Nast Publications. 1969.

Vogue’s Book of Etiquette: Present-Day Customs of Social Intercourse with the Rules for Their Correct Observance, by the Editors of Vogue. New York: Condé Nast Publications. 1925.

Wallace, Claire.  Canadian Etiquette.  Winnipeg: Greywood Publishing.  1968.

Wallace, Claire.  Mind Your Manners [A Complete Dictionary of Etiquette for Canadians].  Toronto: Harlequin Books.  1954.

Watson, Lillian (Eichler). The Book of Etiquette Vol 2. Oyster Bay, N.Y.: Nelson Doubleday. 1921.

Watson, Lillian (Eichler). The New Book of Etiquette. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran & Company Inc. 1931.

Watson, Lillian (Eichler). The New Book of Etiquette, completely revised edition. Garden City, N.Y.: Garden City Publishing. 1936.

Watson, Lillian (Eichler). The Standard Book of Etiquette.  Garden City, N.Y.: Garden City Publishing. 1948.

Waggoner, Glen and Kathleen Moloney.  Esquire Etiquette: The Modern Man's Guide to Good Form.  New York: MacMillan.  1987.

Ward, Mrs. H.O.  Sensible Etiquette of the Best Society; Customs, Manners, Morals and Home Culture.  Philadelphia: Porter & Coates.  1878.

Wilson, Margery. The New Etiquette: The Modern Code of Social Behavior.  New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company.  1937.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

  

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