Color For Men Jackson 1984 The color craze was hardly my thing (I could never tell the difference between good color or bad color) I do remember you could hire yourself a color consultant to look at your clothes and
Fun and Fancy Jackets and Vests Folk Art Using No-Sew Applique 1995 Tired of the cardigan? Try a snazzy vest to jazz up the library! These are FUN and FANCY! How can you not love it? No Sew applique is
It’s easy to sew Men’s Wear Martensson 1971 It was the cover of this book that got me laughing. The styles! These guys look like they are headed out to some neighborhood swinging cocktail party for a key exchange. Maybe
Dress Better For Less 1001 Tips for Saving Money on Quality Clothes Audette 1981 Another book that would be great for 1981 but idiotic for 2016. I am all over books that offer money saving tips. I doubt any of
Look 10 Pounds Thinner, 10 Years Younger-Instantly A No-Diet, No-Exercise Plan Coffey 1988 (excerpt published 1995) Well sign me up! This is about fashion and fit. All good advice, but I doubt anyone will pick this up wanting to look
45 Fine and Fanciful Hats to Knit: Berets, Toques, Cones, Stars, Pentagons, and More Zilboorg 1997 Submitter: These hats are genius. But the kind of genius that comes all rolled up in crazy. I work at a public library and
The Woman’s Dress for Success Book
Submitter #1: I am submitting a fun little book from the late 1970’s that advises women on how to dress for success in the workplace and the bedroom. By fun I actually mean horrifying. The author tries to acknowledge the sexist world women were grappling with at the time, but is definitely blinded by his own impulses in that direction. There’s some racist sections, too, so black women get a double whammy.
The attached photos include some of my very favorite sections, including the intro titled “Bedroom or Boardroom-Your Choice”, a wonderful illustration of a “Don’t” workplace outfit, a section explaining how black women lawyers should dress for optimum impact on white men and black men, and an intro to the section on attracting a nouveau riche man.
Submitter #2: This book is so over-the-top ridiculous I don’t even know where to start. I can’t believe it was on the NY Times best seller list and I can’t believe we only just weeded it this past year. Inside John T. Molloy assures us that all the information in the book was very scientifically compiled from interviewing employees at “Fortune 500 companies” which he does not deign to list. I would feel so much better if he just admitted that he made it all up in his head or from throwing a darts at women’s clothing catalogs.
Are you unhappy in your marriage? Perhaps it is because you haven’t seen it through the eyes of your man. Become a fascinating woman by putting your man’s needs first. By paying attention and reacting properly to your husband, you can become a fascinating woman and exude femininity. Essentially, this is all about shutting up and letting the man be a man. (Cuz, they can’t if you are too busy harping on them.)