The Gentry Man: A Guide for the Civilized Male
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The Gentry Man: A Guide for the Civilized Male

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More than fifty years after it ceased publication, Gentry magazine is still one of the most influential men's magazines ever created.

Published between 1951 and 1957, this veritable style and culture bible for men is renowned for its innovation, superb design and production quality, keen eye for fashion, and excellent coverage of a broad spectrum of topics—art and culture;...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 8th 2012 by Harper Design
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If "The World's Most Interesting Man" published a magazine, it would be something like Gentry - a "mens' service" publication of the 1950s. Apparently it was highly reflective of the publisher's interests-which could be quite idiosyncratic. This book republished many of the issues from its roughly 10 year run. Some interesting information that's still worthwhile (a logical diet plan, recipes from James Beard) and an otherwise delightful glimpse of what one man's idea of living the good life enta...more
This is a really interesting compilation of the great magazine, Gentry. With bits on fashion, travel, manners, cooking, drinking, working, and every other way humans spend their lives, it's an interesting and useful look into the culture of the past.
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