When you’re trying to create your own style, knowing where to start can be difficult. There are tons of books on the market designed to help a guy learn the ins and outs of creating a look, but none of them are as much fun as The Chic Geek’s Fashion, Grooming and Style Guide for Men. The brainchild of TheChicGeek.co.uk Creative Director Marcus Jaye, the book is meant as a comprehensive guide for the gent interested in cultivating his own personal style.
Not only will you find tips and info to help you build your look, but you’ll also see photos of men from around the world (both celebrities and not) showing off theirs. The information in the book is presented in a straightforward, easy to follow manner, with hilarious illustrations by Rich Fairhead.
The book certainly works as a resource that you can easily go back to if you need information. I find it works better to use as a reference than to read straight through hoping to absorb everything. The section on creating a “capsule wardrobe” is a great place to start if you’re unsure how to begin creating a look that works for you.
There’s a real focus in the book on starting with the basics, getting a grasp of those, and branching out from there. Jaye covers all the bases here – from the practical everyday things you need to know, to suiting tips, to how to wax…ahem…downstairs – The Chic Geek’s Fashion, Grooming, and Style Guide for Men gives you everything you need to get a little closer to becoming a Chic Geek.
While I don’t agree with everything in the book (there’s a bit of focus on slimming down to look good in a few places), the vast majority of the information here really does work to help you further refine your style. As Marcus Jaye says in the beginning of the book, “Style isn’t about looking like everybody else but the best version of yourself. There’s no point spending time or effort wishing or trying to be something you’re not.” I couldn’t agree more.
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