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Truman's Book Club: 5 Stylish Coffee Table Books


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Those style addicts are always so difficult to shop for -- we should know. But a good compromise for those who don't want to risk disappointing by getting the wrong shirt is to make a trip to the bookstore.

Here, our roundup of the most beautiful fashion books of the season.


Another Man: Men's Style Stories, compiled by Alister Mackie (Rizzoli), $75,

London's edgy menswear bible releases a fancy scrapbook curated by resident stylist Alister Mackie, who highlights some of the best photographs and fashion editorials published in its pages over the years.

Hair by Guido Palau & David Sims (Rizzoli), $75,

Celebrity hairstylist Guido Palau's first monograph is series of outlandish, architectural 'dos that turn some of today's most famous fashion models into unrecognizable alien creatures, as seen through the lens of photographer David Sims.

Fractured by Jeremy Scott (Damiani), $60,

Out collaborator Jeremy Kost uses his favorite medium -- Polaroid film and double-exposure techniques -- to unveil the raw beauty of the male body. Top models such as Garrett Neff, Chad White, and Matthieu Charneau bare all in this highly-erotic collection of dreamy, not-safe-for-work portraits. Preview some of the images here.

SLIDESHOW: Fractured by Jeremy Kost

Yves Saint Laurent by Roxanne Lowit (Thames & Hudson), $50,

Roxanne Lowit's candid, behind-the-scenes photographs capture the visionary designer and his muses in their heyday, from Saint Laurent's 1978 runway show in Paris to his retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York. With a foreword by Saint Laurent's life partner Pierre Berge.

Hollywood and the Ivy League Look, by Graham Marsh and Tony Nourmand (Reel Art Press), $39.95,

Preppy fashion dominated menswear from 1955 to 1965, and Hollywood's biggest movie stars (as well as TV icons and famous musicians) were instrumental in popularizing it. In this new edition, Marsh and Nourmand complete their stylish portrait gallery of stylish leading men, from Montgomery Clift to Sidney Poitier.

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