By: Alan Flusser 

One of Flusser's books on the basics of menswear, this serves as a fine primer for guys who can't tell a four-in-hand from a Windsor knot, or a bengal stripe from a chalk stripe. It's sort of like classical theory in music—you might not dig a lot of it at first, but you'll learn to appreciate the modern stuff even more because you understand where it all came from. If you dig this, it's also worth checking out his other book, Clothes and the Man: The Principles of Fine Men's Dress.