The Laws of Style: Sartorial Excellence for the Professional Gentleman (Hardcover)
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We are in the midst of a cultural shift--an aesthetic inflection point--where business norms in manners of dress are changing. "Casual Friday" has given way to the full-time casual workplace. With so many sartorial options you need advice. "The Laws of Style" are just that--clear rules for sartorial presentation through the very practical viewpoint of the office reality of the service professional (lawyer, banker, accountant, consultant)--and yet the Laws are so much more. This book is an exploration from an intrepid fellow service professional (leading fashion lawyer Douglas Hand) into spheres of self-expression with the goal of not only enhancing your career, but enriching your life. Witty, bright, charming, and informative, The Laws of Style is at the same time a striking visual resource with more than 40 illustrations created by renowned fashion illustrator Rodrigo Saldana. In addition to the author's 54 "laws of style," the book includes short introductions to highlighted designers relevant to each Law. More than just a simple dress-for-success guide, author Hand's erudite, creative, elegant, and whimsical narrative style is a fitting tribute to the laws he has created to assist you in establishing and elevating your own style--both professional as well as personal.
About the Author
Douglas Hand is one of the preeminent fashion lawyers in the United States and a generally sharp dressed man. He is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Fashion Awards Guild which votes on the designers to receive CFDA Awards. Douglas is also on the Fashion Institute of Technology's Couture Council. He is an adjunct professor of Fashion Law at both NYU and Cardozo School of Law. Douglas has been featured and profiled in numerous media outlets including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, the American Bar Association Journal, Women's Wear Daily, and The Business of Fashion.