I’m very happy to announce the publication of the latest Old Money title, “Old Money Style – The Gentleman’s Edition”.
The book is available three formats:
- in hardback, with color photos;
- in paperback, with black and white photos, and
- as an ebook, with black and white photos.
Just click HERE to order your copy today.
We’ve discussed the importance of dressing well and purchasing clothing wisely many times on the blog. However, there were two things that I wanted to cover in this book that the blog doesn’t allow for in terms of time and space…
The first thing I wanted to do is to go into more detail, not just about the specific articles of clothing and how to wear them. I want guys to understand the philosophy behind your clothes and specifically what your clothes should actually do for you on a daily basis. By that I mean: what are they going to communicate and how can they offer you an advantage as you go out into the world.
So that’s what we start off with in the book, before we ever discuss articles of clothing.
The second thing I wanted to do in the book is make Old Money Style accessible to everybody. Of course I’ve included an ‘Inventory’ of over 30 articles of clothing that every man should own, their history, what they’re made of, how and what they’re worn with, and which vendors sell them and at what price points. (I don’t get any compensation or clothing from any vendor listed in the book. I’m an author, not an influencer.)
But before I detail the inventory, I offer ‘The Starting Five’–five articles of clothing that any man can acquire and be properly dressed for almost any occasion. I present these fundamental, go-to pieces for two reasons: some guys are on a budget, and need to get a wardrobe together quickly for not a lot of money; and some guys just aren’t that interested in clothes, but still want to look good when they go out, without thinking about it too much.
I also offer men easy to follow, no-brainer wardrobe packages like the ‘Daily’ and the ‘Dress Daily’, so they can look good and be comfortable, seven days a week, without giving it a second thought, and without spending a bucketload of money.
There are chapters for the aficionado, as well. I discuss the differences between ‘off the rack’, ‘made to measure’ and ‘bespoke’ clothing, advising on when and how to approach each price and quality level. I advocate for Mercer and Sons oxford-cloth button-down blue shirts, as well pay homage to Neapolitan shirtmaker Anna Matuozzo, London icon Turnbull and Asser, and the legendary Charvet of Paris.
I’ve included more than three dozen color photographs. Some are simply of the articles of clothing referred to in the book. Others are candid shots of everyday men–not fashion models–sporting Old Money Style.
So as lofty as some sartorial conversations can be about the drape of a jacket or the unfused lining of a shirt collar, Old Money Style keeps it pretty real: this is for the man who gets dressed for work 5 days a week and needs to look nice for his daughter’s piano recital on Saturday. It’s not for the guy who wants to look like he just stepped out of the pages of GQ magazine.
In addition to clothing, I cover jewelry and accessories as well as personal grooming.
This is a great book for any man. It will reaffirm what you Old Money Guys have been doing right for generations. It will also inform and inspire the newbies to adopt this timeless way of dressing in order to make a better first impression…and save money along the way.
I need to say thanks to the (normally media-shy) OMGs who graciously agreed to appear in photographs in the book. I must also thank Rolex, Cartier, Harris Tweed, Brooks Brothers, Allen Edmonds, McConnell’s Clothing of Buffalo, New York, the Bespoke Unit, and the ever-generous David Mercer at Mercer and Sons, who provided beautiful pictures for the book.
So pick up a few copies today for yourself, your son, your grandson, or the young man down the street who’s graduating this spring.
As convenient as the ebook can be, this is a book you’ll want to own, hold, and keep on your bookshelf at home. So the print versions might be your best bet. My guess is that you might refer to it regularly as you consider updating your wardrobe over time.
Thank you all for your continued support and participation on this blog and with the books.
Oh, one last note for the Old Money Gals: Old Money, New Woman – How To Manage Your Money and Your Life will be available soon…in Spanish. We’re very excited about that.
All the best from Paris…