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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Big tailoring houses adapted this system to their needs, or used their owns systems, like Knize for example. I revised the book again in and in and I mainly updated addresses and other facts.

How would you describe the current state of classic menswear? In the late 19th and early 20th century, most politicians gentlemman decent, tailored clothes, no matter if they were socialist or conservative. Was it influenced by bernbard well-established Hungarian shoemaking tradition, via the historical ties of the Austro-Hungarian Empire?

Bernhard ROETZEL, Author at Parisian Gentleman

Hung Yang rated it liked it Jan 31, August in Hannover geboren. While the excellent I Am Dandy and 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. Guttenberg was forgiven his smart slim fit suits and his slicked back hair, even his wealth was not unpopular which is unusual. Is bespoke tailoring dying in Germany, or are you seeing a new generation of bespoke apprentices coming up the ranks?

He has changed his hairstyle to look less upper class, but he is still perceived as an aristocrat. All in all, the Gentleman Lookbook begnhard a valuable addition to any bookshelf. Dale rated it it was amazing Jul 06, Bernhard, first of all, it means a lot for me that you agreed to be interviewed for My Dapper Self.


Return to Book Page. Martin rated it liked it Feb 12, 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. For example, there was institutional defiance towards Guttenberg because he just looked too good, therefore some people feared he bernnhard be the new terrifyingly charismatic and populist future leader of Germany. The most popular German system is from M.

First of all you need a concept for your personality. What are the myths vs.

Get your copy of Gentleman: Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland have very little in common except for the German language. It was a matter of prestige to have a shoemaker or a tailor in Vienna. You published this book back inthat makes 18 years since the book was made available. We still have about ten good old firms, and maybe 30 more tailors who work on a high level. Well-dressed Austrians tend to be a little more elegant than the Germans, while the Swiss prefer a very low profile.

Preview — Gentleman by Bernhard Roetzel. Danny Price rated it it was amazing Apr 27, But who inspires you? His system was constantly improved upon, and is still being taught to this day.

Gentleman: A Timeless Guide to Fashion

Most cutting systems are based on the idea that the cut and the measurements of a garment will derive from a few measures like the height, the chest genleman the waist circumference, using formulas and tables. I can objectively confirm the stereotype about gentlemaj average German man being awfully dressed. I can say this with certainty as it happened to me.


The newest book by Bernhard Roetzel is called Gentleman Lookbook. Most tailors in Germany and Austria use it, which leads to a certain uniformity.

Open Preview See a Problem? The original version of the book has been translated into 19 languages.

Italian tailors in general are less good at cutting. Osmo rated it liked it Dec 18, German upperclass members with old money dress in a similar way. This decision makes the book indefinitely more relatable ebrnhard the individuals are from a variety of ages, stylistic backgrounds and professions.

A Timeless Gentlemah to Fashion. Ott Maidre rated it it was amazing Dec 07, Lists with This Book. You mentioned the German bespoke cutting system — how does it differ from other tailoring traditions? Bernhard Roetzel On Classic Menswear. Fotografiert von Rupert Tenison: Roetzel for his decision to show the styles of real life gentlemen.

German non-fiction writers Living people births German male non-fiction writers. Books by Bernhard Roetzel. As I sojourned there, I began to notice a category of German man that dresses very elegantly. In the moment we have a strong interest in truly classical menswear and a trend towards the very fashionable, exaggerated version. Roetzel offers a professional curated collection of beautiful looks that is sure to be interesting, whether gentlfman is a sartorially seasoned veteran or a stylistic debutant.

Steve rated it it was amazing Nov gentlemab, He was in fact something like the German Gianni Agnelli.