Fashion & Beauty

Suave in Every Situation: A Rakish Style Guide for Men

A duo of men’s fashion and contemporary culture experts present a witty, entertaining account of the modern gentleman through vivid illustrations.
Two confirmed men’s style specialists have crafted a humorous guide for navigating the perilous waters of modern life. This style bible offers wry and witty advice for every situation imaginable and keys to understanding masculine style à la française.
Men today are faced with myriad choices that reflect on their personal style, and it can be baffling to know what to do. What role should you take on at a barbecue? Would Marcello Mastroianni have puffed on an electronic cigarette? What can you steal from Kurt Cobain’s style? Why does wearing a turtleneck exude such masculinity? Should you hit the sidewalk on a hoverboard? What should you wear to cast your vote on election day?
How to Be Suave in Every Situation is the ultimate guide to a tasteful and sophisticated life. Laying down the law on style and proper decorum for men of the twenty-first century, this volume enlightens the male population with the secrets to becoming a cultured, contemporary gentleman. The ultimate sartorial and etiquette guide, illustrated by Jean-Philippe Delhomme, this book is required reading for men of all ages.

About The Author

Jean-Philippe Delhomme is a world-famous fashion illustrator. His work has been featured in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, GQ, W, Interview, i-D, the New Yorker, Vogue Paris, and Vogue Japan, and books including How to Be a Man, The Cultivated Life, The Unknown Hipster Diaries, and Design Addicts.

Gonzague Dupleix is a journalist and Monsieur Style at GQ France.

  • Publish Date: September 03, 2019
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Health & Fitness - Beauty & Grooming
  • Publisher: Flammarion
  • Trim Size: 6-3/8 x 9-3/8
  • Pages: 176
  • US Price: $9.98
  • CDN Price: $12.98
  • ISBN: 978-2-08-020425-7


"French fashion illustrator Jean-Philippe Delhomme and the journalist Gonzague Dupleix address common fashion questions for men (with a great sense of humor) in their new book Suave in Every Situation: A Rakish Style Guide for Men, out April 11 from Flammarion. . . . The book’s wry, highly specific advice applies to both fashionable guys and anyone who’s just stylishly curious, like how to wear white jeans or a snorkeling mask."
New York Magazine

"Being a modern man isn t easy; luckily, French style guide Suave in Every Situation has all the answers."

"Filled with everything from genuine pearls of wisdom ('A gentleman is a role model. He is the mirror, reflecting the world as it should be-ruled by the heart'), to outrageous situational etiquette ('how to drink from a shoe with aplomb!'), Suave In Every Situation walks a fine line between being judgy, playful and even downright practical with advice that s delivered with an unquestionably French savoir faire."
Sartorial Life

"Rebels eschew the boring suits of a traditional hotel exec wardrobe. But, what should one wear to a BBQ or on election day? When is a turtleneck appropriate and can one adopt elements of a grunge look and still be considered a gentleman? This book humorous and, natch, stylish take on all things sartorially smart contains the answers."

"...suave is something that can be practiced and mastered by those who dare to be urbane, dignified, and debonair. The trick is to learn the rules so that you know how to play the game. Then, you can break them at will, not as a faux pas but as an act of supreme self awareness."
Crave Online

Author Bookshelf: Gonzague Dupleix, Jean-Philippe Delhomme