What's the difference between a $395 and a $1,000 suit? What two words do you look for on a costly dress shirt's label? What are the folds in a cummerbund for? Alan Flusser knows fine clothes. One of America's foremost menswear designers, he has been designing and selling clothes to men for more than 30 years and is convinced that dressing well can be accomplished by every man. This newly abridged edition of Style and the Man gives men the knowledge they need. Flusser's voice is sophisticated yet straightforward as he dissects the different pieces of a man's wardrobe. From the tuxedo to the Italian shoe, Flusser explains each item's history and function while defining different strata of costs and quality. All a man has to do is tuck this book into a corner of his suitcase or his back pocket, and he'll be armed with the sartorialist's knowledge that he needs to make the best choices at the tailor and shop-and always look his best.