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The Best Menswear Books of 2013

  • Kempt Staff


Yesterday we rounded up the year’s best #menswear reads on the Internet.

But, as gentlemen of letters, we wouldn’t dare overlook the printed word. As it turns out, there were plenty of great menswear-centric books that hit the shelves this year—from dictionaries on denim to proclamations of dandyism. And we’ve rounded up the best of the bunch.

Herewith, the best menswear books of 2013.

Mario Testino: Private View

10 Years of Y-3

Tenue de Nîmes: The Denim Dictionary

I Am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman

Indigo: The Color That Changed the World

The Monocle Guide to Better Living

Hugh Hefner’s Playboy

Fantastic Man: Buttoned-Up

Thirty Years of Research in Style

How to Read Fashion: A Crash Course in Styles, Designers, and Couture

Schott NYC: 100 Years of an American Original