Bernhard Roetzel

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Rules and Trends of Hats & Caps

Fashion sometimes follows strange paths. It is still rather uncommon for most executive suit wearers to don a hat. But those guys who hardly ever wear suits seldom leave home without their heads covered nowadays. And almost every style that you could...
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Modern Black Tie Etiquette

Just the other day a reader from South Africa asked me for advice on modern black tie etiquette. He is rather puzzled everytime he sees fellow members of his club in Johannesburg turning up in a strange version of the classic dinner suit sporting lon...
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Bringing Back the Double Breasted Suit

Double breasted suits are not exactly selling like hot cakes nowadays. But if you look at some of the best dressed men of today and of the past you will see that many of them seldom wear single breasted suits.
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Winter Suits

The best of both worlds are fabrics with a wintery look and feel to it and a weight of 400 g at most. And there is still the option of long underwear to make a suit just that trifle warmer that makes all the difference...
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Finding the Perfect Hat

Ever since I was a little boy I have loved hats. A hat is an easy way to quickly change one’s appearance. Imagine you wear a three piece suit of mid gray Donegal tweed, a light blue check shirt, a wine wool tie and dark brown brogues and a stone coloured trench on top. The choice of headwear will give this basic combo very different meanings.
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The Art of Shaving

by Bernhard Roetzel, a freelance fashion writer from Berlin, Germany. The first edition of his book “Gentleman, A Timeless Fashion” has been translated in 18 more languages.

Bernhard Roetzel

Bernhard Roetzel, 45, is an expert fashion writer from Berlin, Germany. The first edition of his book 'Gentleman. A Timeless Fashion' has been translated in 18 more languages since 1999. 2009 saw the launch of the revised edition of this book which has since been translated in more than a dozen languages. He currently works on a new book on menswear which will be published in English in Spring 2012.