Looking Good: A Guide for Men by Charles Hix (w. Photos by Bruce Weber)
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This relic from the seventies is a totally earnest, super informative, almost innocent catalog of "eye candy" and euphemisms is the definitive beauty guide for men. Columnist Christopher Hix has compiled an anthology of men's tips and tricks (and illustrated examples) for the man "actively in search of the look," filled with recommendations for a "sensible self-care program based on logic and good clean fun." The hair salon magazine-sized handbook is divided into Hair, Face, The Body, & Hands and Feet. The subsections have their own unique range. But one gets the feeling that even if Hix's guide has actual merit, it wouldn't be much without Bruce Weber's subversive, erotic, and totally fun photographs. Bearded men with dogs looking handsome, clean-cut blue-eyed boys, the man giving an enthusiastic example of how to "lather up"–for Weber's first publication of his work in print, he made it clear that he had an eye for what's "looking good."
Photographs by Bruce Weber.
Drawings by Kas Weber.