To commend World Book Day, we’re sharing with you the books we think every gentleman should have in his personal library collection.
Yes, genuinely speaking book day is for children, but what’s the harm in persuading more people to pick up a book instead of their phones and gain some extra knowledge? And before you ask… Kindles don’t count. There’s nothing quite like picking up a brand-new book and flicking through the pages while taking in that ‘new book’ scent.
Here we have picked a variation of topics and genres to keep you up to date with the way a modern gentleman lives. Featuring style guides, cooking advice and even the most inspirational stories, there’s sure to be something for every gent upon World Book Day 2020 – dressing up is optional.
Keep reading to find out more…
The Quintessential Grooming Guide for the Modern Gentleman, Fawcett Rn
If you’re a fan of Captain Fawcett's grooming products, then you’ll love this book. Filled with advice and history of the barbering industry, this book is a practical treatise for chaps who wish to look their tip-top best. Featuring step-by-steps, illustration and witty but wonderful literary quotations, this book explores every aspect of gentleman’s grooming and expresses exactly what it means to be a gentleman in the 21st century. Keep it near your grooming kit to get the most out of this marvellous book.
The Sartorialist, Scott Schulman
The Sartorialist is definitely a coffee table book to have within your home. Scott Schulman, the original creator of the street style blog, captures the life and fashion of people around the world. From fashion weeks, to the cultures of India, The Sartorialist is now onto it’s fourth edition. The perfect book to flick through for some fashion or educational inspiration, this is a must-have book for the modern-day gent.
The Great Gatsby, F.Scott Fitzgerald
A true classic of twentieth-century literature, The Great Gatsby covers the life and times of Jay Gatsby – a mysterious, wealthy man with eyes only for Daisy Buchanan. Set in the 1920s Jazz era, the book is what can only be described as a fictional tragedy. It’s quite possible that you already know the plot twist if you’ve seen the 2013 film adaptation, but there’s nothing quite like sinking into a book and stepping back to the 1920s full of glitz, glamour, and misery. Placed in prime position on your bookshelves, this is a great one to always revisit.
The Dangerous Book for Boys, Conn Iggulden
How many other books teach an old dog new tricks? The Dangerous Book for Boys gives you facts and figures at your fingertips from swotting up on the solar system, to how to beat someone at conkers. With a non-fictional angle, Conn Iggulden and his brother wrote this book to reminisce on their younger days when all they did was get up to mischief. A great book for exploring the tricks and traits of the world that any gentleman can explore.
Cook Like a Man, recipes from Mo Bro Chefs around the world
What is a Mo Bro Chef you ask? These are chefs from around the globe with moustaches raising awareness for testicular cancer. A number of Movember chefs have put together their recipes to create a cookbook for the modern gent. Full of delicious goods, but also style advice, the modern gent who relies on take-aways or tin openers will no longer have to thanks to this cookbook. With a nod to the moustache throughout, this book also raises awareness for a vital cause while turning you into a culinary king.
So, that’s our top 5 books for the modern gent… any favourites you would add to the list? Let us know below or on socials.