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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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Many Hungarians spoke German, and not a few Austrians spoke at least some Hungarian, but customers from Germany rather frequented Viennese shoemakers. Bernhard Roetzel On Classic Menswear.

Gentleman: A Timeless Guide to Fashion

Simon Li rated it it was amazing Apr 30, Thank you very much, Bernhard. We often here that you need to know the rules before you start breaking them. Being a gentleman is far more than dressing well, but there is a code and an expectation where dress is concerned, and this book is very much a definitive guide.

First of all you need a concept for your personality. French tailors are more precise than the Italians, a bit more like the Germans, while English tailors very often use block patterns.

Archived from the original on Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland have very little in common except for the German language. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Hardcoverpages.


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Osmo rated it liked it Dec 18, We are presently in a situation that allows men with a small budget to dress well because of low cost manufacturing in several places of the world. Preview — Gentleman by Bernhard Roetzel.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply. I was asked to revise the book for the first time in and I found hardly anything that I wanted to change because I had completely focused on timeless style when I wrote the book.

Nevertheless I hope to publish more books, presently I am working on a new book about handmade and Goodyear welted shoes. This is a must read book for anyone who wishes to understand not just how to dress well, but the how and why of the evolution of style. Many shoemakers from Hungary roetzep in Vienna like the famous Nagy.

Most tailors in Germany and Austria use it, which leads to a certain uniformity.

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Roetzel who opened the menswear movement of a current Finnish generation. The cultural differences are bigger than those between Englishmen, Scots and the Irish.

Roetzel chosen to present rortzel often subtle and understated. As I sojourned there, I began to notice a category of German man that dresses very elegantly. I guess a lot of production will come back to Europe and China will become much roetzsl sophisticated and real challenge for Italy. Would you say you are fearing the worst or expecting the best?


A vision of what your style is supposed to express. You have written extensively about sartorial rules, for lack of a better term. Is bespoke tailoring dying in Germany, or are you seeing a new generation of bespoke apprentices gfntleman up the ranks? Interview With A Gentleman: I have no idea what the situation will be like in roetzeel years. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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

Today you will find more good bespoke shoemakers in Austria, although the country is much smaller than Germany. We still have about ten good old firms, and maybe 30 more tailors who work on a high level.

Roetzel has been quoted in German newspapers, such as Welt Online, [6] Der Tagesspiegel [7] and Manager Magazin Online, [8] with his opinions on men’s fashion. His system was constantly improved upon, and is still being taught to this day. Jul 18, Mark Hollingsworth rated it it was amazing. German non-fiction writers Living people births Gwntleman male non-fiction writers.