Don’t need any more clothes? (Of course you do. But that’s another story.) Up your style game by upping your coffee table’s style game.
Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style
Japan has long been obsessed with good ol’fashioned Yankee work clothes, but as W. David Marx explains in Ametora (a hybrid of “American Tradition”), it goes beyond simple imitation — the Japanese have refined and improved on US classics (selvedge denim, the perfect Oxford) to make them distinctly their own.
The Barber Book
This book delivers exactly what it promises: an in-depth look at the history and culture of the most enduring hair styles (and stylists) from the past century, paired with illustrated instructions on how to ask for the look yourself.
At Their Feet
In celebration of Berluti’s 120th anniversary, Glenn O’Brien, a certain magazine’s ex-style guy, explores the craftsmanship and creativity of the bespoke shoemaker, alongside anecdotes and images of shoes made for icons like Andy Warhol, Frank Sinatra, and Robert De Niro.
F**K Ivy and Everything Else
Designer Mark McNairy likes to stir shit up. In his new book, he takes on traditionalists everywhere, admonishing current trends and long held style heroes like Cary Grant and Steve McQueen. (And when he’s done, he also offers some advice of his own.)