An exclusive and revealing interview with the author of some of the most well- respected books on classic menswear, Bernhard Roetzel. Gentleman. A Timeless Guide to Fashion was first published in German in , by the publishing. For a Nordic man, reviewing a book by Bernhard Roetzel is an intimidating task. As I’m a Finn, doubly so. It can be argued that with his book.

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As I sojourned there, I began to notice a category of German man that dresses very elegantly. The most important rules are those of proportion because they are the foundation of tailoring. It was a matter of prestige to have a shoemaker or a tailor in Vienna.

While the excellent I Am Dandy gentlmean We Are Dandy prominently introduce us to gentlemen that should not be copied — as the failure is certain — Gentleman Lookbook encourages us to copy and succeed.

This is the second edition, published some 10 years after the author created his first version.

Gentleman: A Timeless Guide to Fashion

What can you tell us about the widespread use of traditional country wear? Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland have very little in common except for the German language. Lists with This Book. Guttenberg will never be a populist leader because he is member of the CSU which is a conversative but christian party whatever that means.


Then you can execute this concept or vision with the help of clothes and accessories.

It’s not a bad book, but it was very much written for straight men who respect bankers and the monarchy, so as a gay communist I didn’t get a lot out of it. I would challenge anybody who reads this book from cover to cover to then go and stand in their wardrobe and look at their clothing and not feel that there is room for improvement!

The audience is free to choose from both options.

Bernhard Roetzel

German makers supplied quality stores everywhere in Europe between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of WWII with interruptions during and after WWIincluding the best department stores in Paris. It is possible to argue about taste–but not about true style.

Fentleman rated it liked it Jun 15, Are you excited about the subsequent changes in the classic menswear industry? A good entry point for people who are new to classic menswear.

This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat August in Hannover geboren. His shoes were worn by the rich and many aristocrats; his successor was Materna.

Interview With A Gentleman: Bernhard Roetzel On Classic Menswear – My Dapper Self

Podstatou je nedostatek vkusu. Doug rated it liked it Jun 05, How would you describe the current state of classic menswear?

Akshay rated it really liked roetzeel Aug 17, The Ultimate Companion to the Elegant Man by clicking here. Yet, when speaking about developing a personal style, a few of these rules will have to be bent or broken. Even Germans from the Rhineland or Prussia dressed up in Lodenjoppe a short jacket and Lederhosen during their summer vacation in the Alps, which was ridiculed by caricaturists.


Bernhard Roetzel’s Gentleman Lookbook : A review – Parisian Gentleman

Wilfried Roetzel [11] and his wife Sigrid Roetzel. Get your copy of Gentleman: In general German tailors had very good cutting systems.

Italy may be the only exception, but if you notice the men in the poorer parts of Napoli, you can see a lot of bad clothes and lack of style there, too. Germans do care a lot about how they look, but the end result is not what you or I may prefer. Gentleman is the tried-and-tested guide on matters of style and quality.

I have to say Bernhard has been nothing but a true class act ever since he agreed to do this and for that I extend my absolute gratitude to him. Tailors in Vienna tend to make a very soft jacket with natural shoulders, probably due to influences from Triest.