The Italian Gentleman

The Master Tailors of Italian Men's Fashion

Author: Hugo Jacomet

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847861026


Page: 272

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The Italian Gentleman

Author: Hugo Jacomet,Lyle Roblin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500518571

Category: Fashion design

Page: 303

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London may have Savile Row and Paris its luxury houses, but nowhere can compete with the essence of Italy's nonchalant elegance: sprezzatura. This book presents the most in-depth look at the designers, tailors and artisans who for generations have defined the very notion of Italian style. From such fabled names as Rubinacci and Kiton to highly sought-after global brands like Zegna, more than fifty iconic Italian menswear houses are featured for their individual style and commitment to upholding the values of quality and timelessness. Featuring lavish photographs, with close-ups of subtle, exquisite details, most taken specially for this publication, The Italian Gentleman explores the world behind the finished garments - the ateliers and hidden shops where legends are born. Including iconic brands alongside fabric mills, shirting, accessories and shoemaking, this timely publication is a tribute to true Italian style with today's modern man in mind.

The Parisian Gentleman

Author: Hugo Jacomet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500293966


Page: 272

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In a new compact edition, a luxurious celebration of the elegant craftsmanship behind the timeless French men's fashion and lifestyle labels.

A Gentleman in Moscow

Author: Amor Towles

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0670026190

Category: Fiction

Page: 462

View: 8014

A New York Times bestseller "The same gorgeous, layered richness that marked Towles' debut, Rules of Civility, shapes [A Gentleman in Moscow]" - Entertainment Weekly "Elegant... as lavishly filigreed as a Fabergé egg" - O, the Oprah Magazine He can't leave his hotel. You won't want to. From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility--a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel "Towles's greatest narrative effect is not the moments of wonder and synchronicity but the generous transformation of these peripheral workers, over the course of decades, into confidants, equals and, finally, friends. With them around, a life sentence in these gilded halls might make Rostov the luckiest man in Russia." -The New York Times Book Review In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count's endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose. "And the intrigue! ... [A Gentleman in Moscow] is laced with sparkling threads (they will tie up) and tokens (they will matter): special keys, secret compartments, gold coins, vials of coveted liquid, old-fashioned pistols, duels and scars, hidden assignations (discreet and smoky), stolen passports, a ruby necklace, mysterious letters on elegant hotel stationery... a luscious stage set, backdrop for a downright Casablanca-like drama." - The San Francisco Chronicle

Fashion, Italian Style

Author: Valerie Steele

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300100140

Category: Art

Page: 131

View: 3590

Discusses the rise of Italian fashion since 1945, the development of the Italian Look from the late 1970's to the present, and the great many designers who have contributed to Italy's fashion triumphs.

The American

(A Very Private Gentleman)

Author: Martin Booth

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781429980722

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2523

The locals in the southern Italian town where he lives call him Signor Farfalla--Mr. Butterfly: for he is a discreet gentleman who paints rare butterflies. His life is inconspicuous--mornings spent brushing at a canvas, afternoons idling in the cafes, and evening talks with his friend the town priest over a glass of brandy. Yet there are other sides to this gentleman's life: Clara: the young student who moonlights in the town bordello. And another woman who arrives with $100,000 and a commission, but not for a painting of butterflies. With this assignment returns the dark fear that has dogged Signor Farfalla's mysterious life. Almost instantly, he senses a deadly circle closing in on him, one which he may or may not elude. Part thriller, part character study, part drama of deceit and self-betrayal, The American (A Very Private Gentleman) shows Martin Booth at the very height of his powers.

The Book of the Courtier

Author: Baldassare Castiglione

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486122409

Category: History

Page: 470

View: 2460

An insider's view of court life during the Renaissance, here is the handiwork of a 16th-century diplomat who was called upon to resolve the differences in a war of etiquette among the Italian nobility.

I Am Dandy

The Return of the Elegant Gentleman

Author: Nathaniel Adams

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag

ISBN: 9783899554847

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

View: 7330

In a world of uniformity and globalized styles, only some cultivated gentlemen retain their independence over the way they dress and live. In this book, photographer Rose Callahan and writer Nathaniel Adams document the well-kempt lives of 57 protagonists of contemporary dandyism with a keen, yet empathie eye. Their carefully composed portraits not only depict the clothes, accessories, and homes of their subjects, but also capture the essence of their lifestyles in thoroughly entertaining and deeply insightful texts. The diversity of the men portrayed in I am Dandy is striking. They come from a variety of different countries, cultures, and social circles and make their livings in a range of occupations. By showcasing their styles, attitudes, and philosophies in all of their nuances, the book reveals that dandyism today is an attitude and calling that can be cultivated on any budget.

Were You Always an Italian?: Ancestors and Other Icons of Italian America

Author: Maria Laurino

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393343510

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 5658

"One of the best books about the immigrant experience in America....unique and gracefully written."—San Francisco Chronicle Maria Laurino sifts through the stereotypes bedeviling Italian Americans to deliver a penetrating and hilarious examination of third-generation ethnic identity. With "intelligence and honesty" (Arizona Republic), she writes about guidos, bimbettes, and mammoni (mama's boys in Italy); examines the clashing aesthetics of Giorgio Armani and Gianni Versace; and unravels the etymology of southern Italian dialect words like gavone and bubidabetz. According to Frances Mayes, she navigates the conflicting forces of ethnicity "with humor and wisdom."

A fund raising for the Italian Gentleman, [i.e. Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender]; or, a Magazine filling on the scheme of frugality. What damage may arise from an explosion, is calculated, from the accurate observations of ... Dr Atterbury. [By Caleb Fleming.]

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



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The Italian Teacher

Author: Tom Rachman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735222711

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7015

"The Italian Teacher is a marvel--an entertaining, heartbreaking novel about art, family, loyalty, and authenticity. Tom Rachman is an enormously talented writer--this book is alive, from the first page to the last." Tom Perrotta, bestselling author of Mrs. Fletcher A masterful novel about the son of a great painter striving to create his own legacy, by the bestselling author of The Imperfectionists. Conceived while his father, Bear, cavorted around Rome in the 1950s, Pinch learns quickly that Bear's genius trumps all. After Bear abandons his family, Pinch strives to make himself worthy of his father's attention--first trying to be a painter himself; then resolving to write his father's biography; eventually settling, disillusioned, into a job as an Italian teacher in London. But when Bear dies, Pinch hatches a scheme to secure his father's legacy--and make his own mark on the world. With his signature humanity and humor, Tom Rachman examines a life lived in the shadow of greatness, cementing his place among his generation's most exciting literary voices.

Men in Style

The Golden Age of Fashion from Esquire

Author: Woody Hochswender,Kim Johnson Gross

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications


Category: Design

Page: 112

View: 5159

Looks at men's fashion during the thirties, forties, and postwar period, using fashion illustrations from Esquire magazine.

The Finest Menswear in the World

The Craftsmanship of Luxury

Author: Simon Crompton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500518090

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 7611

With impeccable taste and an unerring eye for detail, connoisseur Simon Crompton guides the reader through the intricacies of contemporary artisanal menswear, from the Panama hat to the Milanese buttonhole. Each chapter focuses on a different item of clothing and the craftspeople who have mastered it. Aided by extensive illustrations, Crompton offers detailed insight into the way in which these luxury items are designed and constructed, explaining the subtle but crucial difference a hand-stitched seam, perfectly cut sleeve or screen-printed silk can make.


A Timeless Guide to Fashion

Author: Bernhard Roetzel

Publisher: Hf Ullmann

ISBN: 9783833152702

Category: Reference

Page: 359

View: 9888

It is possible to argue about taste--but not about true style. A gentleman can be recognized immediately from his confident appearance, his charm, and his carefully chosen clothes. Gentleman is the tried-and-tested guide on matters of style and quality.

The Italian Executioners

The Genocide of the Jews of Italy

Author: Simon Levis Sullam

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691184100

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 3561

A gripping revisionist history that shows how ordinary Italians played a central role in the genocide of Italian Jews during the Second World War In this gripping revisionist history of Italy’s role in the Holocaust, Simon Levis Sullam presents an unforgettable account of how ordinary Italians actively participated in the deportation of Italy’s Jews between 1943 and 1945, when Mussolini’s collaborationist republic was under German occupation. While most historians have long described Italians as relatively protective of Jews during this time, The Italian Executioners tells a very different story, recounting in vivid detail the shocking events of a period in which Italians set in motion almost half the arrests that sent their Jewish compatriots to Auschwitz. This brief, beautifully written narrative shines a harsh spotlight on those who turned on their Jewish fellow citizens. These collaborators ranged from petty informers to Fascist intellectuals—and their motives ran from greed to ideology. Drawing insights from Holocaust and genocide studies and combining a historian’s rigor with a novelist’s gift for scene-setting, Levis Sullam takes us into Italian cities large and small, from Florence and Venice to Brescia, showing how events played out in each. Re-creating betrayals and arrests, he draws indelible portraits of victims and perpetrators alike. Along the way, Levis Sullam dismantles the seductive popular myth of italiani brava gente—the “good Italians” who sheltered their Jewish compatriots from harm. The result is an essential correction to a widespread misconception of the Holocaust in Italy. In collaboration with the Nazis, and with different degrees and forms of involvement, the Italians were guilty of genocide.

A Gentleman's Look Book

Author: Bernhard Roetzel

Publisher: H.F.Ullmann Publishing

ISBN: 9783848011407


Page: 128

View: 8877

As the saying goes, "You don't get a second chance to make a first impression." Appearance counts--and no one knows this better than a gentleman.

True Style

The History and Principles of Classic Menswear

Author: G. Bruce Boyer

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465061591

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 691

From choosing the right pair of eyeglasses to properly coordinating a tie, shirt, and pocket square, getting dressed is an art to be mastered. Yet how many of us just throw on, well, whatever in the morning? How many understand the subtleties of selecting the right pair of shoelaces or the most compatible patterns—much less the history, imperatives, and importance of our choices? In True Style, fashion expert G. Bruce Boyer provides a crisp, indispensable primer for this daily ritual, cataloguing the essential elements of the male wardrobe and showing how best to employ them. Detailing the evolution of the most classic items and traditions in menswear—from fabrics like denim and linen, to staples like blazers and button-down shirts, to the rules for combining them all—Boyer reveals what true style looks like, and why.

The Italian

Or the Confessional of the Black Penitents. A Romance. By Ann Radcliffe, ... In Three Volumes. ...

Author: Ann Ward Radcliffe

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Perfect Gentleman

The Pursuit of Timeless Elegance and Style in London

Author: James Sherwood,Terence Stamp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500516317

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 7652

An exploration of gentlemen's style in London from the Restoration to the present day is enhanced by historic, vintage, and modern photographs and illustrations, with subjects ranging from Prince Albert, Oscar Wilde, and Noel Coward to Charles II, PrinceHarry, and Douglas Fairbanks.