An exclusive and revealing interview with the author of some of the most well- respected books on classic menswear, Bernhard Roetzel. Gentleman. A Timeless Guide to Fashion was first published in German in , by the publishing. For a Nordic man, reviewing a book by Bernhard Roetzel is an intimidating task. As I’m a Finn, doubly so. It can be argued that with his book.

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A Timeless Guide to Fashion was first published in German inby the publishing house Koenemann. On the other hand I notice a big interested in handmade clothes that are produced locally. Gentleman is the tried-and-tested guide on matters of style and quality. Danny Price rated it it was amazing Apr 27, As I sojourned there, I began to notice a category of German man that dresses very elegantly. Thank you very much, Bernhard. People would rather spend money on their car, house, kitchen, television set, or their smartphone and, of course, on holidays.

We do have a small number of good bespoke shoemakers in Germany nevertheless.

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The newest book by Bernhard Roetzel is called Gentleman Lookbook. Germans do care a lot about how they look, but the end result is not what you or I may prefer. You have inspired and motivated thousands of men to start caring about the way they present themselves. I must congratulate Mr. A Timeless Guide to Fashion. For such an image heavy book, the benefits of proper high quality printing paper would have been unquestionable. I agree with this saying to some extent. For the present edition we added 20 new pages including some about Vienna and Milan.


I have no idea what the situation will be like in ten years. Have you yentleman on your mind on anything that you initially wrote for that book?

If you had the power to eradicate, right now, just like that, a certain formal menswear trend that is happening these days, which one would that be? Bernhard Roetzel wurde am While the well known, classic combinations are displayed, the overall variation within the themes is rather wide.

Pin It on Pinterest. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It was a matter of prestige to have a shoemaker or a tailor in Vienna. That is not to genyleman that we should slavishly use it as a Bible, but it is a guide, and it sets a standard that is so sadly lacking in today’s society.

In regard to the relationship of men to their clothing, are there any notable differences in the dressing behaviors of men who live in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland? Bernhard, first of all, it means a lot for me that you agreed to be interviewed for My Dapper Self. Yet, when speaking about developing a personal style, a few of these rules will have to be bent or broken.


Seit ist er freier Journalist und Autor. We have all read about the dozen or so fitting that were customary in London in the days of Beau Brummell.

The original version of the book has been translated into 19 languages.

Before he was elected he said in interviews that he loved Swiss watches, cigars and handmade shoes and suits. Roetzel chosen to present are often subtle and understated.


Gentleman: A Timeless Guide to Fashion by Bernhard Roetzel

First of all you need a concept for your personality. Views Fentleman Edit View history. Today you will find more good bespoke shoemakers in Austria, although the country is much smaller than Germany.

Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland have very little in common except for the German language. Italy may be the only exception, but if you notice the men in the poorer parts of Napoli, you can see a lot of bad clothes and lack of style there, too.

Nevertheless I hope to publish more books, presently I am working on a new book about handmade and Goodyear welted shoes. While the excellent I Am Dandy and We Are Dandy prominently introduce us to gentlemen that should not be copied — as the failure is certain — Gentleman Lookbook encourages gentlwman to copy and succeed.

Sea rated it it was amazing Aug 06, Southern Italian style dominates the scene which I find a bit boring. I spoke to a cloth merchant in Paris last week and gentlemaj amazed when they said there are maybe only 20 good bespoke tailors left in France today. Roetzel lives in Berlin. In the 19th century, gehtleman everywhere in the world tried to come up with foolproof cutting systems in order to reduce the number of fittings.