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The Gentry Man: A Guide for the Civilized Male
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 ...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
Jun 07, 2013 Maureen rated it really liked it
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.