The Fairchild Encyclopedia of Menswear / Edition 1

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Men’s makeovers are a staple of reality television, and male celebrities retain stables of stylists. Magazine publishers are busy beefing up their coverage of men’s fashion and grooming. There is more interest over menswear then there’s been in decades, yet there has been no comprehensive resource or reference until now. Witty and exhaustively researched, The Fairchild Encyclopedia of Menswear remedies that need for students, retailers, customers, jourbanalists, would-be dandies, and anyone else who is interested in what men wear and why they wear it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563674655
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Series: Fairchild Reference Collection
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 418
  • Sales rank: 1,498,223
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Lisa Gavenas covered the menswear industry as a reporter and editor at Fairchild Publications, then segued to work as a senior editor at Glamour, In Style, and Mirabella. Her freelance coverage of the fashion industry has appeared in Elle, Forbes' FYI, Harper's Bazaar, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times Magazine, and an assortment of other publications. She is also the author of Color Stories: Behind the Scenes in America's Billion-Dollar Beauty Industry (Simon & Schuster), holds a master's degree in costume history from New York University, and has been quoted as an expert source in media ranging from The New York Times and U.S. News & World Report to WNYC and BBC-4.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2007

    Info you won't find elsewhere - and so much more

    This book has all the info about men's fashion that you can't find anyplace else - not on the web, not in other reference books 'because they deal with women's fashion', plus lots of trivia that just makes it a fun read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2009

    Great source for textile info

    My favorite feature were the color plates and the diagrams. This is the only book I was able to find where you didn't have to know the name of the pattern to look it up -- I still can't find reliable textile/fiber stuff on the web (either because it's not in English or it's just wrong). Great for textile/fiber/patterns/etc.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2008

    Much Needed Reference Book is Finally Here!!

    This long-awaited reference book has been worth the wait! The author does a fabulous job of detailing the ins and outs of men's fashion in today's world. A must read for designers, men and the women who love their men to look good!

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