David Kibbe Has a New Book Coming Out!

Yes, it’s finally happening: David Kibbe has a contract for a new book. There’s been a lot of momentum in Kibbeland as of late, with the Vox article and a feature in The New York Times. And it’s all been leading to this, the news that Kibbe aficionados have been hoping for for years.

I don’t have many details yet on what it will entail, but I’m so happy for David and Susan. And I’m proud of the fact that Strictly Kibbe has reached nearly 10,000 people, and it was surreal to see the entrance quiz, which I wrote because I was exhausted by people coming from YouTube and getting upset that their fave YouTuber’s approach was not seen as equal to David’s, get quoted in the NYT! I’m so grateful for the role I’ve been able to play as admin of Strictly Kibbe. So many things have been happening lately!

But most importantly, I’m so excited that David will get to share his updated system with the world in such a big way! And it definitely motivates me to return to this space and finish my YouTube series on the original book before it comes out.

What are you hoping to see in a new book from David?

7 Comments on David Kibbe Has a New Book Coming Out!

  1. Bla31ze
    June 5, 2022 at 1:21 am

    Hello, Vanessa! I am so glad to see this post and I can’t wait for David’s book! Being quoted by the “New York Times” must be such a satisfaction 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Unfortunately I am not visiting Strictly Kibbe a lot, lately, but I often think about how much I have learnt there about dressing. I am at a point at which I am very confident about the clothes I choose, finally, and sometimes I wonder how much time it would have taken for me to reach it (if ever) without familiarising with David’s approach.

    So good luck for all the projects to come!

    • Bla31ze
      June 5, 2022 at 1:35 am

      I forgot to answer to your post question ?
      I really hope to see some clear explanation about what David means by the concepts he uses, starting by Yin and Yang, and in general anything that could help his work being freed by the jungle of misconceptions it is surrounded by.

      Especially, it would be fantastic if it was translated in languages other than English. Sometimes I try to talk about him to people in my country, but it’s hard not being able to quote some translated content and, of course, most people who know his name here have being reached more by the aforementioned misconceptions than by his real work 🙁 I was lucky to find your blog and then Strictly Kibbe, actually. ❤️

  2. Manda McKay
    June 14, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    I love the current book, and I can’t wait to get the new book. When will it be out?

    What I’d like to see in the new book:

    1. Be more clear about the level of dress. We’re told that Natural is very dressed up in the photo, but what about Flamboyant Natural and Soft Natural? They might be dressed for the office, but I’m not sure. I’d like to know how dressy they’re supposed to be in the photos.

    Better yet, have everyone in the same level of dress. It’s hard for me to tell what makes the extra glitzy dress a Natural dress without the context of every other type’s fancy dress. And if you were just flipping through the photos, you might think that the Natural is the most glamorous and dressed up of the types.I think consistency would make more sense.

    Even better, show a dressy AND casual outfit for each type.

    2. What type of jeans does everyone get to wear? Jeans are not mentioned in the original book as far as I can tell.

    3. What about scarves? Again, I can’t find any mention in the original book.

    • stylesyntax
      July 1, 2022 at 10:14 pm

      Jeans are just… pants. They’re not really a special category. For scarves, I think you’d really just follow the same general ideas. But he is really much looser now than the 1987 book makes it seem like he would be. I don’t know if the book will have recommendations in the same way.

      Level of dress is probably a lesson unto its own.

  3. Katja
    August 10, 2022 at 3:14 pm

    Hi Vanessa,
    I’m really glad to hear David has a new book coming out! (and congrats on being quoted in the NYT!

    I’d love to see visual examples for the accommodations, vertical for example. Also examples of when (and why!) something does or does not work for a given accommodation. And it would be very helpful, if we could see different levels of dress and styles/tastes for each ID. Or maybe something like being walked through a few outfit creation processes.

    Best Katja/Clara

    • Carissa
      November 22, 2022 at 7:49 am

      Very much agree with all you’ve said!

  4. Olga
    August 23, 2022 at 4:27 am

    Great news! I hope there will be a possibility to order/buy book internationally.


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