Esquire's Big Black Book on the iPad

The Well-Rounded Gent: The Esquire Big Black Book for iPad

Esquire's Big Black Book is on the iPad

A long time ago, I told you about Esquire’s Handbook of Style – their guide to looking good. It’s a small book that you can take with you wherever you go and use when you’re in need of style advice. Problem is, not many of us are willing to lug a book around anywhere we go. You’re in luck! They’ve fixed this problem with The Esquire Big Black Book, available for the iPad.

What’s In The Big Black Book?

The Big Black Book is the style manual for successful men, and with each issue, we aim to give our readers information, advice, and instruction on how they can live with style. The Spring 2012 edition is filled with products, people, and places, including: 

The Essentials: Suits for spring and summer, shoes for work and weekend, watches for every occasion, cars for the discerning driver, and vacations for the restless traveler. But first: some cocktails.

The Information: A concise how-to guide for life, including: how to care for your most valuable possession—your body; the art and science of putting your best foot forward; a user’s manual for the sun; and wisdom from an extremely well dressed golfer.

The Resources: An insider’s guide to the best barbers, cobblers, and all-purpose neck savers on the most stylish street in the world.

Handy, eh? If you’re looking for information on living with style, this app might just come in handy. As of the writing of this article, there were complaints about the way fonts looked in the app, but from what I’ve seen, it looks pretty clear. Even the people complaining about the design agree that the content is solid. If you’re a fan of style and men’s shopping apps, I also recommend the Mr. Porter Style Help app (the stylepedia alone is amazing), and the Valet Magazine app – both of which we’ll be reviewing for you in the future.

Do you use any style or shopping apps for your phone or tablet? If so, let us know in the comments below.

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