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How to Read a Suit: A Guide to Changing Men's Fashion from the 17th to the 20th Century

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How to Read a Suit is an authoritative visual guide to the under-explored area of men’s fashion across four centuries. With overviews of each key period and detailed illustrations for each new style, every entry includes annotated colour images of historical garments, outlining important features and highlighting how styles have developed over time, whether in shape, fabric choice, trimming, or undergarments. This lavishly illustrated book is the ideal tool for anyone who has ever wanted to know their Chesterfield from their Ulster coat. Equipping the reader with all the information they need to ‘read’ menswear, this is the ultimate guide for students, researchers, and anyone interested in historical fashion.

Author/Artist/Designer

Lydia Edwards

Pages

232

Dimensions

18.92cm x 1.47cm x 24.99cm

ISBN

9781350071209

Product code

160701

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Fashioning Masculinities

Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear

At a moment of unprecedented creativity in men's fashion and reflection on gender, we will explore how designers, tailors and artists – and their clients and sitters – have constructed and performed masculinity, and unpicked it at the seams.