By: Sir Hardy Amies 

Originally published in 1964, this book is unique because it's published like a dictionary, and serves as a glossary for obscure menswear terms like terylene, hopsack, and houndstooth. The late Hardy Amies was witty in his own right, and maintained an Esquire column while running his namesake fashion house. His most famous quote about menswear was: "A man should look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them."