Synopses & Reviews
More than fifty years after it ceased publication, Gentry
magazine is still one of the most influential men's magazines ever created.
Published between 1951 and 1957, this veritable style and culture bible for men is renowned for its innovation, superb design and production quality, keen eye for fashion, and excellent coverage of a broad spectrum of topics—art and culture; sports; food and drink; home, cars, and travel—not to mention diverse subjects on which every refined man should be well versed, from making a mean martini to playing craps.
The Gentry Man brings together for the first time a collection of articles selected from the magazine's twenty-two issues by Hal Rubenstein, former men's style editor of the New York Times Magazine and current fashion director of InStyle. In print once again, The Gentry Man is a collectible volume that belongs in every man's library.
InStyle fashion director Hal Rubenstein collects the very best of Gentry magazine—perhaps the most high-concept, high-quality mens magazine in history—in a gorgeous, timely anthology perfect for the twenty-first century man. Publisher William C. Segals innovative style magazine broke new ground with its amazing graphic design and the timeless mens fashions it presented in every issue. Steven Heller of Imprint says that “Gentry . . . rivaled the likes of Esquire for intelligence and Playboy for inventiveness.” Now, this elegant collection puts the best of Gentry at your fingertips—a perfect resource for anyone interested in fashion history and for todays well-heeled young professional, as well as an excellent gift book for anyone with a stylish man in their lives.
About the Author
Hal Rubenstein is the fashion director of InStyle magazine and one of its founding editors. Formerly men's style editor of the New York Times Magazine, Rubenstein also created and edited the cult classic Egg Magazine. As a contributing editor, he has written cover stories and interviews, and served as a columnist on various pop culture topics for The New Yorker, New York magazine, Interview, Elle, Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Details. A recipient of the Eleanor Lambert Founder's Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Rubenstein is the author of 100 Unforgettable Dresses (Harper Design) and Paisley Goes with Nothing: A Man's Guide to Style (Doubleday). A native New Yorker, he has no desire to live anywhere else.