An Analysis Of An Extract From The Parisian Gentleman
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This is the analysis of an extract from The Parisian Gentleman, an online publication addressed to the masculine public and specialised in classic clothing. This piece is titled ‘Of Aristocratic, Blue Blood and Old Money Style.
The text starts with a brief introduction to the matter by explaining how the upper-class, in this instance only looking to old money and aristocrats. Jacomet gives key points and accurate references to certain codes used by them. The introduction is a clear declaration of intentions and prepares the reader to a quick lesson in aristocratic attire. Gesell guide highlights fourteen areas to help the reader to dress accordingly to a certain status, although the aim of his piece is to provide advice on style, we must…show more content… It literally barely hung on by a thread!’’
Suggest to the reader that is better to wear something worn rather than a flamboyant new piece of clothing. He also remarks on use the clothing as much one can; therefore we understand that is better to invest in something lasting rather than the trendy item. Gesell, suggests that the fact of inheriting clothes is a good thing, except of course underwear. When selecting fibres he points out that we must use only natural fibres, which suggests to the reader that the fact of choosing those specific fibres added to the fact of inheriting clothes will help to create a timeless look. Gesell is not constant with the advices given which suggests that the reader should already have a sense of style and most important, common sense when dressing. He also remarks that wearing overly trendy pieces will make the overall look and intention the opposite as intended.
In conclusion, this guide is after all guidance for all those men who enjoy dressing up and have a keen interest in men’s fashions. The topics being discussed in this piece have more to see with the perceptions that others have towards clothing. This guide is not to be followed word by word, as exposed earlier, the reader must know the basics of it therefore this is more a ‘when you know the rules, you can break them’. The constant reference to aristocrats and