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This puts Machiavelli in a misleading light, but the term Machiavellian sees such misuse that the assumption comes naturally. However, in Nicholas Antongiavanni we have a serious appreciator of Machiavelli as well as menswear. Alas, we live in a time of few princes, and nearly as few dandies. Prince Charles counts as both, and Antongiavanni makes a case study out of him more than once. He also draws lessons from the dress of American newscasters and presidents.

Murrow — even patronizing the same Savile Row tailor — that he cannot be said to have any style of his own. In our own, Antongiavanni tracks that of television personalities. This examination of men onscreen, though thorough and illuminating, reflects sadly on our time. Gordon Gekko may be a fictitious dresser, but so is Antongiavanni. This alter ego of a speechwriter named Michael Anton with whom you can read an interview here provides the humble but immaculately dressed writer a far less humble persona to heighten the flamboyance, force, and finality of his stylistic pronouncements.

Everything you buy should be wearable with most everything you already own. Colin Marshall hosts and produces Notebook on Cities and Culture and writes essays on literature, film, cities, Asia, and aesthetics.

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The Suit: A Machiavellian Approach to Men's Style

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