It hasn’t been all coffee, croissants, cognac, and chocolates here in The City of Light. A little bit of work has transpired.
In the coming weeks, the latest installment of the Old Money series will be available online and in bookstores: Old Money Style: Secrets To Dressing Well For Less – The Gentleman’s Edition.
The challenge of dressing well in this age of Instagram trendiness is obvious: young men are exposed to so many images, advertisements, influencers, and icons–all sporting an oh-so-clever look or the latest designer fashions. It’s inevitable that clothing choices go off the rails, or go nowhere at all, with T-shirts, hoodies, jeans, and sneakers being the go-to, fall-back ensemble for many.
I’m not sure if today’s poorly dressed public is a result of apathy, a lack of awareness, or simply a lack of information. Or a combination of all three. In any case, this latest book has been written to address these issues and more, as well as offer some straightforward, simple solutions that won’t break the bank.
So what’s in Old Money Style? As it turns out, a lot. (I thought it would be almost a pocket guide or pamphlet when I started writing it.)
First, I address some history. I explain the philosophy behind Old Money Style: why OMGs dress the way the do, and where the style originated. I also explain the purpose of men’s clothes, which I doubt few men ever take the time to think about.
I address the psychological impact of a man’s wardrobe on others, and how that can help or hinder personal or professional objectives. I lay out easy mix-and-match ensembles that can carry almost any man through the week in a casual, business casual, or more formal office environment.
I provide an Inventory of garments, shoes, and accessories for a man to assemble over time, as well as providing vendor information, complete with detailed descriptions, color photos, advice on when & where & how to wear, and how to care for each inventory item.
Perhaps most importantly, I lay out what I call the Starting Five: the five essential garments that every man needs in order to be able to dress well for almost any occasion.
Who is this book for? Obviously, the high school or college graduate who has to assemble an interview outfit, round out his overall look, up his confidence, and mind the bottom line on the budget. For the more established gent, Old Money Style offers some keen insights on how to easily upgrade to look better at work and at play. For everybody, it’ll offer a simple program to follow so you can think less about your clothes and enjoy life more.
True to form, I do slip in some Food for Thought between the lines. As we all know, it ain’t just about the clothes.
At present, the manuscript is going through its final revisions. As a publication date comes more into focus, I’ll let you know.