Vain Glorious

A shameless guide for men who want to look their best

by Jeremy Langmead with Dr David Jack

  • Published: 20 May 2021
  • Price: 9.99
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781780724782
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“My life is a constant battle between vanity and laziness. This book has brokered the perfect peace deal!” 
– Graham Norton

Should I tint my eyebrows?
How can I get a squarer jawline?
Which style of trouser would make my legs look longer?

Leading lifestyle columnist and magazine editor, Jeremy Langmead, has men constantly asking him for answers to these questions and more.

In Vain Glorious, he teams up with Harley Street aesthetic doctor David Jack to lift the lid on all the anti-ageing and beauty secrets now available for men, from Botox to hair thickening treatments. Dr Jack provides the medical expertise, whilst Langmead test-drives the products and procedures on offer – sharing often hilarious snapshots of his own hit-and-miss journey of rejuvenation, as well as sartorial tricks and insider tips from his time editing Esquire and running the men’s fashion website

Vain Glorious is an honest and practical guide to help men feel comfortable in their own skin.

“Clear, concise, packed with info and hilariously candid - contains every single thing men need to know about looking good. It's like a bible. ”
India Knight
“Epically judgy, revoltingly superficial and terrifyingly funny, Jeremy Langmead is a monster of vanity. I can think of no one on Earth or any other planet better qualified to write this book.”
Alex Bilmes, Editor of Esquire UK
“Funny, fast and fact-filled. Always a treat to witness Jeremy's adventures in the shallows of male vanity. ”
Richard Madden

About Jeremy Langmead with Dr David Jack

Jeremy Langmead has spent his career in lifestyle and fashion journalism. He launched the Sunday Times Style supplement, edited Esquire Magazine, was one of the founders of Mr Porter and has written a grooming column for The Times. Dr David Jack runs a renowned Harley Street aesthetic clinic which specialises in aesthetic medicine and anti-ageing treatments. In 2017, David launched his own vegan skincare brand.