Author: G. Bruce Boyer
Publisher: Basic Books
From choosing the right pair of eyeglasses to properly coordinating a tie, shirt, and pocket square, getting dressed is an art to be mastered. Yet how many of us just throw on, well, whatever in the morning? How many understand the subtleties of selecting the right pair of shoelaces or the most compatible patterns—much less the history, imperatives, and importance of our choices? In True Style, fashion expert G. Bruce Boyer provides a crisp, indispensable primer for this daily ritual, cataloguing the essential elements of the male wardrobe and showing how best to employ them. Detailing the evolution of the most classic items and traditions in menswear—from fabrics like denim and linen, to staples like blazers and button-down shirts, to the rules for combining them all—Boyer reveals what true style looks like, and why.
A new kind of style book celebrating the style and beauty of non-traditional taste-makers. It will be welcomed by all who are interested in street style, fashion and popular culture. As a style book it has no immediate competitors. Think Selby but more adventurous. The inspiring and empowering message of this book is that "true style is self-acceptance," profiling stylish scene-makers of today who defy the cookie-cutter looks espoused by mainstream fashion magazines.
Author: Laurie Calkhoven
"Whether you're looking for ways to change your hair or boost your grades, redo your room or organize your locker, this book is packed with helpful advice and ideas for looking great, feeling great, and being an even better you!" -- p.  of cover.
Author: Glenda Harrison
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Glenda K. Harrison, freelance style contributor and creator of the blog, So What to Twenty, has long been enthusiastic about the subject of style. Spending her days inspiring women to identify and embrace their unique gifts, and fashion prowess, she noticed the meaning of style is often cast into a one dimensional story - usually referring to fashion, and relegated into what someone is wearing, when in fact, style is much more complex than sartorial pursuits, and extends beyond what the eye can see. After spending many years deciphering people who embody the characteristics of style, with clarity, Harrison takes us on a journey that cleverly unravels the intangible traits, as well as their wardrobe mastery, and then beautifully weaves together the person who encompasses this multi-faceted word. With the illustrations of Allison Taylor, True Style: A Look Beyond the Surface brings this subject to life, and puts substance and artistry into the true meaning of style.
Author: Peggy True
Publisher: Martingale & Company Incorporated
Color Your Style
Author: David Zyla
Move over Color Me Beautiful, an Emmy Award-winning costume designer shows women how to find their authentic style archetype. David Zyla has made women look sensational on the runway, television, and Broadway for twenty years. In Color Your Style ,David shows how every woman can unlock her authentic style based on a combination of her personality, her eight true colors, and one of twenty-four color-palette archetypes-from the Wholesome Flirt to the Romantic Poetess to The Maverick. Through quizzes, charts, and stories, women can discover the colors, clothes, and accessories that will attract love, power, energy, and attention. Color Your Style is like getting an astrological reading-only color-inspired-allowing you to learn more about yourself while you make over your wardrobe. We are at our best when we feel comfortable, confident, and know we look fantastic. Zyla and Color Your Style shows women how to be their best-without being slaves to designer labels or the latest trends.
Cooking Maine Style
Author: Sandra Oliver
Publisher: Down East Books
Marjorie Standish is an iconic figure in the world of traditional New England cooking, known for her popular column, “Cooking Down East” for the Maine Sunday Telegram. She emphasized simple, but good recipes, that could be made with ingredients that can be found in most pantries. Sandra Oliver, Maine’s modern-day Marjorie Standish, offers a carefully curated selection of the very best recipes from Standish’s cookbooks. Presented in a retro-inspired, elegantly designed gift package, with notes and anecdotes to put Standish’s recipes in context with current wisdom, it is sure to become the new classic in traditional cooking.
Author: Whitney Port
Publisher: Harper Collins
Whitney Port shares personal stories, beauty and fitness secrets, and tried-and-true advice on everything girls need to know to start their lives out with style Fashion trendsetter, MTV reality star, and clothing designer Whitney Port learned to navigate her new independent life in New York with grace, style, and a sense of humor. From backstabbing coworkers and bitchy bosses to long-distance boyfriends and a daring new career in fashion, Whitney managed to handle it all. Intimate and honest, Whitney opens up about everything from fashion and beauty to romance and careers. She dishes on: her experiences working at Teen Vogue, People's Revolution, and Diane von Furstenberg; finding love and trying to make it work; and life in front of the cameras. Whitney shares her unique style philosophy, including when to break the rules, her family's influence on her sense of style, and her perfect outfits for any occasion—from meeting your guy's parents to wowing an interviewer for a job. Whitney also details what young women really want to know, like what to eat when the mid-afternoon munchies strike, how to throw an impromptu party, and how to hide a hangover. With hundreds of photos and chock-full of must-have lists and style favorites, this colorful scrapbook features pics from Whitney's personal photo albums and from major moments in her life, including on the runway, at her private birthday bash, and out on the town with friends. And for the first time, Whitney shares the true reality of an emerging fashion designer, highlighting her creative process, sketches, and fabrics. Through personal stories and private snapshots, fans will get to see a side of her that the cameras don't capture. This is Whitney Port revealed.
Of Beards and Men
Author: Christopher Oldstone-Moore
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Beards—they’re all the rage these days. Take a look around: from hip urbanites to rustic outdoorsmen, well-groomed metrosexuals to post-season hockey players, facial hair is everywhere. The New York Times traces this hairy trend to Big Apple hipsters circa 2005 and reports that today some New Yorkers pay thousands of dollars for facial hair transplants to disguise patchy, juvenile beards. And in 2014, blogger Nicki Daniels excoriated bearded hipsters for turning a symbol of manliness and power into a flimsy fashion statement. The beard, she said, has turned into the padded bra of masculinity. Of Beards and Men makes the case that today’s bearded renaissance is part of a centuries-long cycle in which facial hairstyles have varied in response to changing ideals of masculinity. Christopher Oldstone-Moore explains that the clean-shaven face has been the default style throughout Western history—see Alexander the Great’s beardless face, for example, as the Greek heroic ideal. But the primacy of razors has been challenged over the years by four great bearded movements, beginning with Hadrian in the second century and stretching to today’s bristled resurgence. The clean-shaven face today, Oldstone-Moore says, has come to signify a virtuous and sociable man, whereas the beard marks someone as self-reliant and unconventional. History, then, has established specific meanings for facial hair, which both inspire and constrain a man’s choices in how he presents himself to the world. This fascinating and erudite history of facial hair cracks the masculine hair code, shedding light on the choices men make as they shape the hair on their faces. Oldstone-Moore adeptly lays to rest common misperceptions about beards and vividly illustrates the connection between grooming, identity, culture, and masculinity. To a surprising degree, we find, the history of men is written on their faces.
Men and Style
Author: David Coggins
Men and Style reaches beyond standard “what to wear” advice: It is equal parts style guide and intriguing conversation about the masculine identity within the world of fashion. David Coggins explores the history of men’s style and learns from some of the most notable tastemakers in the industry and beyond. Its essays and interviews discuss the lessons men learned from their fathers, the mistakes they made as young men, and how they emerged to become better men. Some of the most dapper men in the world discuss bad mustaches, misguided cologne choices, and unfortunate prom tuxedos. All the men here have arrived at a place in the world and have a keen understanding about how they fit in it. Men and Style celebrates singular men who’ve lived well and can tell us about how they earned their worldview. They’re smart enough to absorb the wisdom that’s hidden in the world, and even smarter to wear that wisdom lightly.
Author: Elisa Goodkind, Lily Mandelbaum
Publisher: Power House Books
From the hugely popular fashion blog created by mother-daughter team Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum, Stylelikeu goes way beyond the now ubiquitous and static poses of street-fashion bloggers The Sartorialist, Face Hunter and all the rest. Instead, it takes the readers into the homes - and more importantly the closets - of the most stylish people on the streets of New York, Los Angeles, London and more.
Author: George Peper, Malcolm Campbell
Publisher: Artisan Books
The most challenging, most invigorating holes a golfer can tackle. In this beautiful book, Peper and Campbell, two writers who know golf inside and out, provide a concise and entertaining tour of the world's best links courses. Full color.
Playing to Win
Author: David Sirlin
Winning at competitive games requires a results-oriented mindset that many players are simply not willing to adopt. This book walks players through the entire process: how to choose a game and learn basic proficiency, how to break through the mental barriers that hold most players back, and how to handle the issues that top players face. It also includes a complete analysis of Sun Tzu's book The Art of War and its applications to games of today. These foundational concepts apply to virtually all competitive games, and even have some application to "real life." Trade paperback. 142 pages.
Programming in True BASIC
Author: Stewart Venit, Sandra M. Schleiffers
Publisher: Course Technology Ptr
Taking advantage of True BASIC's user-friendly development environment, this book presents structured programming principles - such as problem solving, top-down modular program design, and programming style - in a format that is ideal for readers with no prior programming experience. This book has two goals: to teach programming concepts in general, and to familiarize the reader with the elements of True BASIC in particular. Users will learn to write readable, reliable, and well-documented programs, and be able to move on to more advanced topics and other programming languages without having to unlearn bad habits. This book is ideal for self-paced learning. The new edition is updated to cover the latest version 5.X including the Bronze, Silver and Gold editions of True BASIC.