“Men in Style: The Golden Age of Fashion in Esquire” on Permanent Style
Back when I was but a 16-year-old aspiring sartorialist, I found a copy of this book at the Civic Center library in San Francisco. I was looking for inspiration for a prom outfit, believe it or not. The swing thing was in full force, and the inspiration was the style of the 1930s and ‘40s. I checked the book out, and forgot to return it. I may have found it and returned it four or five years later. I don’t have it, now. Which is too bad, because A) it’s amazing and B) it’s going for $400+ on Amazon.