The New Professional Image : From Business Casual to the Ultimate Power Look - "Even though the rules of the game have changed, successful people still dress to win. The New Professional Image offers great insights for this age of diversity, business casual, and Internet culture." (Charles Boyd, IBM) In today's fast paced business world, impressions regarding your competence, intelligence, and reliability are often formed within seconds - based on your appearance. Knowing how to present yourself as effective and confident is as critical as any business skill on your resume. Susan Bixler is one of America's top corporate image consultants - and an expert on how you can refine your personal appearance for business success. Along with more traditional standards for office dress, appearance, and behavior, the growing popularity of "business casual" dress policies mean that you face a new set of decisions about what qualifies as appropriate or effective dress. In The New Professional Image Susan Bixler and Nancy Nix-Rice explain the new standards for today's workplace, with guidelines, practical examples, and creative new ideas for making the most of your professional appearance.
The Indispensable Guide to Classic Men's Clothing - The Indispensable Guide to Classic Men's Clothing answers hundreds of questions on every article in a man's wardrobe, from ascots to wing-tips. It explains, in practical language and through over 60 illustrations, the rules of attire that every man should know for all occasions, from Black Tie to Casual Fridays. The Indispensable Guide to Classic Men's Clothing addresses vexing questions such as: Which classic suits belong in every man's closet? What's the proper way to tie a Windsor knot? What are the classic neck tie patterns? What kind of shirt collar is best for me? When should I wear cuff links? What's the most versatile overcoat? What's the most traditional style of tuxedo? Which shoe is dressier, a balmoral or blucher? What's the history of the navy blue blazer? In the last few years, there has been a resurgence of classicly-styled men's clothing... Brooks Brothers has seen boosted sales in its classic, made-to-measure suits... Cuff links have made a comeback....Spectator shoes are being worn by Swing dance enthusiasts. In their book, The Indispensable Guide to Classic Men's Clothing, journalists Josh Karlen and Christopher Sulavik, describe classic styles of men's clothing which have endured fashion cycles and are now as popular as ever. They interviewed dozens of the leading experts on men's clothing from American clothiers-such as Brooks Brothers and Paul Stuart, to Britain's famed Turnbull & Asser and France's shoemaker J.M. Weston. The result is an exhaustive, yet concise volume which offers these experts' advice on how to put together a wardrobe of timeless, impeccable style and tips on how to recognize quality clothing. Plus, the finest custom shoemakers, suitmakers and shirtmakers and others describe the fine points of their craft.