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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Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland have very little in common except for the German language.

Danny Price rated it it was amazing Apr 27, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Even Germans from the Rhineland or Prussia dressed up in Lodenjoppe a short jacket and Lederhosen during their summer vacation in the Alps, which was ridiculed by caricaturists. I can objectively confirm the stereotype about the average German man being awfully dressed. Lists with This Book. How would you describe the current state of classic gernhard

I guess a lot of production will come back to Europe and China will become much more sophisticated and real challenge for Italy. The cultural differences are bigger than those between Englishmen, Scots and the Irish.

Bernhard Roetzel

Please enjoy the interview. No trivia or quizzes yet. We still have about ten good old firms, and maybe 30 more tailors who work on a high level.

Knowledge is always an advantage but you should be careful about a lot of these rules because some of them are only of historical interest. I think that a clean shaven face and polished shoes are very rodtzel. The new edition has also been translated into several languages. It is possible to argue about taste–but not about true style.


A good entry point for people who are new to classic menswear. Bernhard Roetzel born August 17, in Hannover is a German author. The shoes would be harder to replace because a lot of the models that I own from my favourite supplier Eduard Meier in Munich are presently not being made. As someone who would wish to see the elegance and refinement of the s and s return to today’s society I would advocate that all young men should read this book and then aspire to the standards fentleman it advocates.

But we must remember that, gentlean to today, tailored clothes were worn by many more men up until WWII. If you could go back in time and change something from the first edition of Gentleman. For a Nordic man, reviewing a book by Bernhard Roetzel is an intimidating task. On the other hand I notice a big interested in handmade clothes that are produced locally. So, do you confirm that the average German has an issue about looking well put together?

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To see brnhard your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Then you can execute this concept or vision with the help of clothes and accessories. The other day I met a friend who is a German who works in Russia.

rketzel Akshay rated it really liked it Aug 17, The author presents an overview of different areas of men’s clothing, but doesn’t go into much detail. Do you see an improvement in the way men approach style in these 18 years that have passed since you first published that book? Jun 30, Charles rated it liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again.

Bernhard Roetzel On Classic Menswear. They really rely on the fittings, unless they have a good system of their own.

Bernhard ROETZEL, Author at Parisian Gentleman

I spoke to a bernhhard merchant in Paris last week and was amazed when they said there are maybe only 20 good bespoke tailors left in France today.


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. This decision makes the book indefinitely more relatable as the individuals are from a variety of ages, stylistic backgrounds and professions.

In general German tailors gejtleman very good cutting systems. The audience is free to choose from both options. All in all, the Gentleman Lookbook is a valuable addition to any bookshelf. For me, this is a great thing — having lectured about the etiquette and occasion- appropriate wear, I think that these examples illuminate the vast variety of possibilities beautifully.

Justin rated it it was amazing Mar 05, I must congratulate Genleman. For example, there was institutional defiance towards Guttenberg grntleman he just looked too good, therefore some people feared he might be the new terrifyingly charismatic and populist future leader of Germany.

Most cutting systems are based on the gentlemzn that the cut and the measurements of a garment will derive from a few measures like the height, the chest or the waist circumference, using formulas and tables. I think that 99 percent of what we read in the internet is completely redundant because it has all been written before just like everything has been written about Italian cuisine.