Summary: Mark Twain never worked in today’s fast-paced workplace, but his observation has never been keener: clothes do make the man. With The Suit, Nicholas Antongiavanni provides a masterly manual on what it takes to succeed: advice on how to dress with style, flair, and an eye toward gaining power. That’s because “business casual” has proved itself a one-way ticket to a lifetime in the corporate dungeon. But if you apply the sartorial advice proffered in The Suit to your clothes, you will project elegance, bravado, and success.
Drawing inspiration from Machiavelli’s The Prince, Antongiavanni has crafted an essential handbook for the ambitious man who recognizes that smart and stylish appearance is a lever to power. From neckties to footwear, belts to suspenders, lapels to handkerchiefs, The Suit leaves no garment or accessory untouched and will inject a dose of good taste into your closet. The debates over double-breasted vs. single, two-buttons vs. three, English vs. Italian, and many others are settled with wit by Antongiavanni’s wealth of knowledge in the art of dress.
Nicholas Antongiavanni is the nom de plum of Michael Anton, a former speechwriter to President George W. Bush, New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Anton currently works for a powerful media mogul and lives in Westchester County, New York, with his wife and small child. A leading expert on men’s tailoring, he owns more suits than he would care to admit.