Sure, you can dig up the depths of menswear blogs and online style guides to find the kind of clothes that will take your wardrobe to the next level. If you’re going to go that route, prepare yourself for a lot of mind-numbing browsing. Alternatively, you can just pick up From Tip to Toe: The Essential Men’s Wardrobe.
Edited by Robert Klanten and Sven Ehmann, the hardcover volume presents some of the most iconic pieces of men’s clothing and accessories available today, drawing them from a carefully-curated selection of brands, shops, and makers from around the world. From hats to shoes to everything in between, the book examines the ever-essential items of a man’s wardrobe, so you can finally stock up on the right items, instead of serving as foil to every new fad that rolls by.
From Tip to Toe: The Essential Men’s Wardrobe answers all the basic questions men tend to have about fashion, from the style that best suits their attributes to what kind of items to look when dressing a specific way to which pieces are actually worth the money. They don’t deliver vague style advice, either, going so far as to tell you what piece from what brand from which designer to get, so there’s no confusion the next time you decide to spruce up the contents of your closet.
Consisting of 256 pages, the book divides the style advice into seven chapters, each one dedicated to dressing for a specific setting, so you can jump right into the chapter for Casual if that’s what you’re stocking up on, Festivities if you’re going on a holiday, or Sportswear if you’re trying to step up your gym attire. Yes, many of the suggestions here are going to be on the pricey side, but that’s because the book prioritizes “authenticity, handcraft, quality, originality, and character,” all of which should ensure that the items will remain staples on your wardrobe for a while, rather than be relegated to the donation box in six months.
Available now, From Tip to Toe: The Essential Men’s Wardrobe is priced at $32.