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The charm of a well-dressed man — W Magazine, 1985

NEW YORK — The Duke of Windsor had it. Fred Astaire has it and used to dance with it. Even Cary Grant, who was born with a large head, knows how to use it to his advantage, or so men’s wear designer Alan Flusser says when describing style, that essential element in any discussion of […]

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The Rake — Alan Flusser Custom

 ALAN FLUSSER CUSTOM Fade to black at the sleeker, chicer and more modern Alan Flusser Custom Shop. By Christian Chensvold As a man ages, he may become more conservative or liberal, more adventurous or more prudent, more ambitious or more want to stop and smell the roses. The point is that the older-and-wiser man is […]

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Zagat 2013

The “best tailor left standing”, this East 40s atelier furnishes deep-pocketed sartorialists with “fantastic” bespoke creations “exquisitely” stitched from beautiful fabrics” that “last forever”; truly the man behind the quintessential power broker suit — he designed Michael Douglas’ wardrobe in Wall Street — Flusser’s finery “actually fits your non-model body”; as far as price, “it’s […]

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Ask Alan – Fall 2004

I usually don’t button my jacket, but I’ve noticed with three- or four-button jackets-that many guys do. With all those buttons, how many do I actually button? I recommend avoiding any single-breasted suit or jacket that sportsmore than three buttons or less than two. The waist button on a single-breasted coat is the only one […]

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The 25 Best Dressed Men (Living or Dead)

Astaire compared dressing well to putting on a show: You have to rehearse it to get it right. Here are 25 men, 10 from the past, 15 from the present, who have gotten it right. Dressing well is a rare masculine art. No one is born with a predilection for wearing domes with great style. […]