MEN MEMOIRE

MEN MEMOIRE

Regular price $125.00

A sleek 5-book slipcase for the well-rounded gentleman in your life. Includes Fred Astaire StyleThe Polo GamesCigar StyleRebel Style, and Cuff Links.

Five jacketed hardcover volumes in slipcase. Each measures 6" x 8.5". 80 pages.

FRED ASTAIRE STYLE - Fred Astaire Style analyzes the dancer's legendary contribution to the twentieth century style. From such vivid accessories as the silk pocket to square to the white buck shoes and woven tie, this Mémoire deciphers his seemingly improvisational style.

THE POLO GAMES - Cartier, jeweler to kings, princes, and maharajahs, is of course an enthusiast of polo and sponsors some of the most spectacular tournaments in the world, combining elements of passion, audacity, and the chic and cosmopolitan art of living.

CIGAR STYLE - To ignite a cigar - watching the glossy tobacco transmute into silvery ash and blue smoke while savoring its complex, lingering flavors - is to partake in a ritual that has been enjoyed for centuries by kings and courtesans, prime ministers and presidents, authors and artists. A cigar is a symbol of leisure, rite of passage, and celebratory gesture. All of these themes, as well as significant moments in cigar history, are explored with great affection and energy in this tasteful and entertaining volume.

REBEL STYLE - Between the end of World War II and the election of John F. Kennedy there was a tremendous shift in Hollywood film: a fresh wave of actors (with Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Paul Newman, and James Dean) whose talent and lives seemed to be inseparable in their work, came to the forefront of film-making. This Rebel style brought a completely new attitude and look to the screen; the leather jacket and provocative stare of a Brando, the prole clothes and the broodingly cool demeanor of a Clift became the aesthetic correlative of an American version of the existentialist view of life. G. Bruce Boyer analyzes the sartorial and philosophical revolution brought about by the representatives of this first counterculture, and the evolution of the Rebel style.

CUFF LINKS - This book takes a tour of Bertrand Pizzin's collection of cuff links, one of the most exquisite and varied collections of cuff links in the world, highlighting the famous dates in the evolution of jewelry, exploring the various styles used over the past two hundred years and examining the role they have played in fashion. Featuring the best pieces by Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Tiffany and others, Cuff Links is a little gem of a book and the perfect GIFT for Father's Day or any day for that matter.