Dapper Lifestyle Secrets Revealed (The Top Ten Books to Read)

As a dapper man you know there’s always room for knowledge and improvement, and what better way can you expand your mind than by reading a good old-fashioned book?

There are a lot of books in the sea of publications out there promising to teach you lots of different things, so the Dapper Maniac decided to bring you the best reads of today in the topic we know all about fashion, style and manners. “I was brought up to be a gentleman. That means you know how to walk, talk and dress the part”. Brian Mcknight


  1. Men and Style: Essays, Interviews, and Considerations by David Coggins

This New York Times best-seller is a masterpiece with not only great ‘what to wear’ and ‘how to wear’ but also amazing essays about masculine identity, linking it from fashion to today’s society.


  1. Notoriously Dapper: How to Be a Modern Gentleman with Manners, Style and Body Confidence by Kelvin Davis

The book by the plus size blogger covers everything from body image and self-esteem to manners and style. It is a great book about life skills to overcome every problem in your life.


  1. How to Be a Gentleman Revised and Expanded: A Timely Guide to Timeless Manners (The GentleManners Series) by John Bridges

This book effortless explain modern day good manners to a dapper man. It is definitely a must, full of surprise tips and tricks you wouldn’t think someone thought of adding to an ‘appropriate manners’ book, such as how to stand out from the crowd for the right and elegant reasons.


  1. Details Men’s Style Manual: The Ultimate Guide for Making Your Clothes Work for You by Daniel Peres

An immersive guide on how to dress for success in every aspect of your life, no matter what event or location you may be.


  1. Effortless Outfits: The Men’s Guide to Matching Clothes for Powerful Impression in Personal and Professional Life by Robert Van Tongeren

This book is basically a guide to dress to impress and be treated your best by both your peers and total strangers.


  1. Style and the Man by Alan Flusser

This guide aims to help its reader be able to tell trends apart, from the ones that will die out in a couple of days to new staples that are here to stay. Plus, in which case it is a good idea to invest in such items.


  1. The Parisian Field Guide to Men’s Style by Ines de la Fressange, Sophie Gachet and Benoit Peverelli

The French have a natural sense of style most men can only dream of achieving, that may be why most of the best brands are from there. This manual is one way to learn their innate ability to style anything with no apparent effort.


  1. Style for Short Guys – The Fundamentals of Men’s Style (Style for Men) by James Gallichio

This guide is sure to help any short man find his mojo back in the fashion industry. Because even short guys can make a big impact by being a well-dressed dapper man.


  1. Style for Tall Guys – The Fundamentals of Men’s Style (Style for Men) by James Gallichio

Being tall doesn’t mean one must be clumsy and awkward. This book will help every tall guy dress to be elegant and confident in his own skin.


  1. True Style: The History and Principles of Classic Menswear by G. Bruce Boyer

You can count on this book to find out the origin of the modern-day article of clothing and how to style them the right way.

“Being a man is a birth right but being a dapper man is a learned art” Ballack Le Tendancier

What other books do you think are a must-read for every dapper man? Let us know in the comments below!

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