- By Carson Kressley

Off the Cuff: The Essential Style Guide for Men--And the Women Who Love Them

  • Title: Off the Cuff: The Essential Style Guide for Men--And the Women Who Love Them
  • Author: Carson Kressley
  • ISBN: 9780525948360
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Off the Cuff The Essential Style Guide for Men And the Women Who Love Them Carson Kressley is the most recognizable name in men s fashion today With a legion of fans who hang on his every tip and quip Kressley has single handedly made it cool for the average guy to care abo

    Carson Kressley is the most recognizable name in men s fashion today With a legion of fans who hang on his every tip and quip, Kressley has single handedly made it cool for the average guy to care about clothes In Off the Cuff, Carson makes over the tired men s style guide with an edgy, hilarious romp through every man s closet from socks to scarves, from jeans to leathCarson Kressley is the most recognizable name in men s fashion today With a legion of fans who hang on his every tip and quip, Kressley has single handedly made it cool for the average guy to care about clothes In Off the Cuff, Carson makes over the tired men s style guide with an edgy, hilarious romp through every man s closet from socks to scarves, from jeans to leather jackets, from the dreaded pleated khaki to the classic pink oxford Trading trends for timeless style, Off the Cuff helps readers abandon the chase for the newest black or tomorrow s version of the mandarin collar Kressley delivers a guide that mines each man s unique personality and physique and lets readers in on his best kept secret that the only thing sure to stay in fashion is the man who wears what s right for him Vibrantly illustrated with full color photographs, and written with Carson s signature wit and irreverence, Off the Cuff is poised to deliver what Queer Eye fans have always wanted Carson in their closet.

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    1. One of the big things that annoyed me about this book was how Carson kept making assumptions about his readers that didn't pan out for me. Of course the reader has a job where he has to carry files on the Anderson account to work, so he needs advice on a good man purse. Of course their job entails presentations to dress up for. Of course they like sports/cars, so he uses sports and car metaphors occasionally to drive his point home. Of course they will know who I am talking about when I say Robe [...]

    2. My old boss recommended this book to me when I said that I knew dick about men's fashion. The book has some decent advice, but I can't stand Kressley's writing style. How many times did he need to introduce a sentence with the word "people"? Also his snotty decision not to include ironing tips for men's shirts because you should dry clean all your clothes anyway is retarded.

    3. "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy", along with Carson Kressley, saw their 15 minutes of fame expire several years ago. Still, Kressley does know his stuff (before the TV series, he worked as a stylist for Ralph Lauren) and this book remains as one of the better men's style guides I've read recently. Like the other style guides I've read, "Off the Cuff" advises readers to steer towards timeless styles and away from the hot trend of the moment. Unlike other books, he actually has a chapter with spec [...]

    4. Who knows about style? Why Carson Kressley does! Come on people! You know it!The book uses language that is only 10 years old, but is as dated as wearing your dad's necktie as a belt. Fortunately, Carson is writing about style, not fashion, so the basic rules remain the same. Like why a man's back should not be so hairy it's mistaken for a sweater. And why men should never wear anything sheer. And to disregard trends.The book was written with the idea that his suggestions should allow you (a man [...]

    5. I read this book even though I am not a guy and there's no men in my life I am responsible for dressing because I don't know much about mens clothing and I thought it would be educational. Carson Kressley worked for Ralph Lauren, so this book favors a pretty preppie aesthetic. I felt pretty sorry for guys while I read this--their options are so limited compared to the vast kaleidoscope of women's clothing. Carson Kressley writes in a breezy, chatty style, but I got really outraged by his frequen [...]

    6. This is a cute book. Carson is so funny - he writes like he talks. I bought this Big Lots for like $3. Spotted it just after Fred asked me if cuffed pants were still "in" or not. I was so surprised he asked (or cared), that I thought I'd find out for myself! Turns out, No, they're not. At least not now. If anyone wants to borrow this for their man, let me know! Apparently men don't need much in the way of apparel, even according to Carson. Now if I can just get Fred to donate what he doesn't wea [...]

    7. A good book in general for guys who would like to look their best. I know it's written by a gay dude, but there is some really good information contained within this book. All guys would benefit from this information, whether you're gay or not.

    8. First off I love carson to death I think hes incredibly funny and smart and even though I am a woman I found the book to be very well detailed on how a man should dress he makes it fun and informative.

    9. This is, in essence a reference book on how to dress. Suitable only for a man who dresses in the fashion style of modern contemporary or European. Not a good reference for the classical dresser or the casual or outdoor type of guy.

    10. Style is everything and it is something to be in style and know style. In Off the Cuff, Carson Kressley spells out the dos and donts in making someone look and feel good. Full of illustrations and examples, this book is perfect companion and part of any library.

    11. Started off well but the writer digressed way too many times. It was funny, yes, but the writer brought up many unnecessary examples & comparisons.

    12. Seriously, SO enlightening about men's fashion. At first, Chuck wanted to burn this book. But after sharing bits with him, now he wants to buy it off .

    13. Mostly really good fashion advice. I don't agree on 100% cotton for everything, but then I don't like to iron and don't take washable clothes to the dry cleaners.

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