How to Dress – A Guide for the Modern Gentleman with Gustav Temple

Gustav Temple

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MOST MEN are not, it is sad to say, well dressed. It’s not their fault; it’s just that they haven’t been taught well.

That is why we have created our “How to Dress” course. It is the ultimate guide on the proper way to wear clothes, and what to buy, for the stylish man about town (and country).

Our four-part course is written and presented by Gustav Temple, who, more than anyone else we can think of, is perfectly qualified to give sartorial advice.

Mr Temple is founder of The Chap magazine, and has been editing that excellent periodical for the last fifteen years. In that time The Chap has consistently championed old-fashioned dress codes and good fabrics. For Mr Temple, to dress properly is the sign of a true individual, whereas it is the sheep who follow the herd and wear jeans and trainers.

Now Mr Temple has distilled his hard-won wisdom and knowledge into four half-hour lectures which you can watch any time, as many times as you like, on your phone, tablet or PC.

Truly, the old world meets the new.

Join his magical world of cravats, the Windsor knot, Harris tweed, the best kind of cufflinks, detachable collars, white tie and sock braces.

As well as offering useful, practical advice on what to wear, How to Dress also gives you the lowdown on such essential skills as the correct way to iron a shirt, how to shine your shoes and how to tie a bow tie. For these more practical tutorials, Gustav has enlisted the help of Rupert the Valet.

Each lecture is accompanied by a comprehensive set of notes, which reminds you of the rules just outlined, as well as directing to you to the websites of various gentlemen’s outfitters.

It’s not even necessarily a money thing: on this watchable, useful and always entertaining course, you will learn how to look fabulous on a modest budget. Gustav will teach you how to find good quality clothes in vintage shops and factory outlets.

The course is divided into the four following lectures:

Part One: Informal Wear. In which Gustav directs the modern gentleman on the correct clothing for leisure and business, in town and country, including observations on the old rule, “never brown in town”. You will learn three distinct tie knots, what shoes to wear with tweed, how to tie a cravat, the joys of the Fair Isle sweater and much else besides. Length: 30 minutes.

Part Two: Formal Wear. Gustav is joined by Rupert, and both men demystify the rules surrounding black tie and white tie. In this section, you will learn how to tie a bow tie and how to look like James Bond. Length: 20 minutes.

Part Three: Clothes Maintenance. In this essential tutorial, Gustav and Rupert teach three important skills: how to iron a shirt, how to shine your shoes and how to sew on a button. The notes offer some handy cleaning tips. Length: 34 minutes.

Part Four: Buying Bespoke, Vintage, and other Miscellaneous Items. In our fourth and final section, Gustav instructs you on what to tell your tailor when buying a made-to-measure suit, whether in Savile Row, at your local tailor, or in the Orient; gives important advice on buying second hand shirts; and offers essential information regarding cufflinks and hats. Length: 31 minutes.

So join Gustav and Rupert right away and learn how to dress like a true gentleman. It is easier and more fun than you think.


About the Tutor

Gustav Temple has been the editor of The Chap magazine since 1999, when Britain’s finest gentlemen’s quarterly was launched. The Chap, now bi-monthly, recently celebrated its 15th year of publication and continues to spread the word of anarcho-dandyism through its pages, as well as via its annual gathering of the excellently dressed, The Chap Olympics.

 

Mr. Temple is the author of six books, including The Chap Manifesto (2001) and Cooking for Chaps (2014). Mr. Temple’s grand quest is to rid the world of pantaloons de Nimes, sportswear off the sports field and uncouth behaviour. He believes that a man who is properly dressed has much more to offer the world than a slovenly fellow, and that society ultimately benefits when there is more dandyism on the streets.

 

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Details

Who is this for?

The course is for any man, young or old, who wishes to educate himself in the principles and practice of correct dressing, as developed by English gentlemen over last two hundred years.

What do you get?

You get four high quality, anytime access 20-30 minute video lectures; four sets of printable notes with clickable links to useful websites, plus access to our How to Dress forums, where you may pose questions for Mr Temple and swap tips with other gentlemen.

What is the Idler Academy?

The Idler Academy of Philosophy, Husbandry and Merriment is a school and bookseller established in west London in 2011 by Tom Hodgkinson of the Idler magazine and Victoria Hull. Their aim is to educate the world in useful but neglected areas of knowledge and skill through a programme of courses and events both in the real world and online.

Reviews

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Clive
1/06/2017

How to dress
Sir,
I´ve enjoyed this course and Mr Temple has even prompted me to buy my first corduroy trousers in over 40 years. Heavens !

All the best

Clive Kewell

idler
2/06/2017

Dear Mr Kewell
Thank you so much for writing to us to say so and we hope you enjoy your new corduroys.
We will pass your comments on to Mr Temple.
The Idlers

David
16/08/2015

How to Dress
Very interesting,I has opened my eyes to a different way of dressing. It is not totally to my style ,however there is enough in the course to help choose the correct dress code.

idler
16/08/2015

Gustav Temple replies: Sir, thank you for your kind comments regarding my course. It is reassuring to know that I may have had the smallest influence on a fellow's dress code, even if it is merely the addition of a cravat to the wardrobe. Cordial regards, Gustav

idler
16/08/2015

Glad you enjoyed it, Mr McDonald. Mr Temple has been sent your comment and we'll hope for a reply soon.
The Idlers

Reviews

Clive
1/06/2017

How to dress
Sir,
I´ve enjoyed this course and Mr Temple has even prompted me to buy my first corduroy trousers in over 40 years. Heavens !

All the best

Clive Kewell

idler
2/06/2017

Dear Mr Kewell
Thank you so much for writing to us to say so and we hope you enjoy your new corduroys.
We will pass your comments on to Mr Temple.
The Idlers

David
16/08/2015

How to Dress
Very interesting,I has opened my eyes to a different way of dressing. It is not totally to my style ,however there is enough in the course to help choose the correct dress code.

idler
16/08/2015

Gustav Temple replies: Sir, thank you for your kind comments regarding my course. It is reassuring to know that I may have had the smallest influence on a fellow's dress code, even if it is merely the addition of a cravat to the wardrobe. Cordial regards, Gustav

idler
16/08/2015

Glad you enjoyed it, Mr McDonald. Mr Temple has been sent your comment and we'll hope for a reply soon.
The Idlers