The Gentry Man by Hal Rubenstein

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That the book's contents have already been double-distilled...make for a cultural cocktail that today's man will find a refreshing change from the status quo.
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InStyle fashion director Hal Rubenstein collects the very best of Gentry magazine—perhaps the most high-concept, high-quality men’s magazine in history—in a gorgeous, timely anthology perfect for the twenty-first century man. Publisher William C. Segal’s innovative style magazine broke new ground with its amazing graphic design and the timeless men’s fashions it presented in every issue. Steven Heller of Imprint says that “Gentry . . . rivaled the likes of Esquire for intelligence and Playboy for inventiveness.” Now, this elegant collection puts the best of Gentry at your fingertips—a perfect resource for anyone interested in fashion history and for today’s well-heeled young professional, as well as an excellent gift book for anyone with a stylish man in their lives.
 

About Hal Rubenstein

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Hal Rubenstein is the fashion director of InStyle Magazine and one of its founding editors. He is the author of 100 Unforgettable Dresses (Harper Design, 2011). Formerly men's style editor of the New York Times Magazine, Rubenstein also created and edited the cult classic Egg Magazine. As an editor and columnist covering pop culture, he has had cover stories and interviews published in The New Yorker, Elle, Interview, Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Details. In 2011, he was awarded the Council of Fashion Designers of America's Eleanor Lambert Founder's Award, which "recognizes individuals who have made unique contributions to the world of fashion and/or deserve the industry's special recognition." In addition, Rubenstein has been a highly respected and prolific food critic for nearly three decades. His restaurant column most recently appeared in New York magazine and can now be found on HalRubenstein.com, where he also writes on entertaining and social graces. He is a frequent guest on television talk shows like Today, The Early Show,and The View. He regularly lectures at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons Institute, and the Governor's Conference on Women. He is also co-director of Fund in the Sun, a non-profit foundation that raises monies for grass roots organizations doing extraordinary work to better the lives of children as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community; he is on the board of directors of Live Out Loud. Rubenstein is the author of 100 Unforgettable Dresses (Harper Design, 2011) and Paisley Goes With Nothing: A Man's Guide to Style (Doubleday, 1995). A native New Yorker, he has no desire to live anywhere else.
 
Published May 8, 2012 by Harper Design. 256 pages
Genres: Other, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Arts & Photography, History. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
Reviewed by Jack Feerick on May 21 2012

Looking at these selections from Gentry, I admired them for their graphic daring and innovation—but more than that for the nobility of what the magazine was trying to achieve.

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Examiner

Excellent
Reviewed by Jeffrey Felner on May 14 2012

The Gentry Man...will delight anyone with even the slightest inclination to explore fashion history as well as readers interested in an outrageous and over the top man...

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LA Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Booth Moore on May 20 2012

That the book's contents have already been double-distilled...make for a cultural cocktail that today's man will find a refreshing change from the status quo.

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Bookgasm

Good
Reviewed by Rod Lott on May 04 2012

THE GENTRY MAN works because it reprints the actual articles as they appeared, all monochrome color scheme, god-awful fonts and antiquated layout intact.

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Off The Cuff

Good
Reviewed by Off The Cuff on May 04 2012

Much of the advice perfectly relevant for today...These are the hallmarks of a true man and this wonderful book is a guide-cum-historical reference for those seeking to put some substance behind their style

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