The Gentleman's Art of Dressing, with Economy - A Lounger at the Clubs
We picked up this little gem at the Wallace Collection bookstore. A reprint of a classic text from the mid-19th C., it's the kind of thing that Victorian reenactors would find invaluable.

It's also the sort of text that I wish had been modernized, in the way of A Guide to Elegance: For Every Woman Who Wants to Be Well and Properly Dressed on All Occasions. While some of the advice in this second volume may seem dated, overall it is good advice for dressing properly for a given occasion.

In a time when so many young men think that permitting one's underwear to show, having knees and hems out of jeans and wearing a ball cap indoors constitutes proper attire, this book was a refreshing bit of entertainment, addressing as it does 19th C. considerations of not only what clothing is proper but how to care for it.

Maybe this makes me sound like a fuddy-duddy, but I can live with that.