Men's Costume, Cut and Fashion of the 17th and 18th Century: Patterns for Men's Costumes

Men's Costume, Cut and Fashion of the 17th and 18th Century: Patterns for Men's Costumes

by R. I. Davis, William-Alan Landes
     
 

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Building on nearly 60 years' experience as the master cutter for Angels Costumes of London, Davis outlines two centuries of men's fashion with patterns and notes on how to build each garment. Following an introduction, chapters detail the Baroque fashion (1630-1700), the three-piece suit (1670-1800), and cutaways and tailcoats (1760-1800). Everyday fashion and military uniforms of the 17th and 18th centuries are also included. Davis offers a detailed study of men's fashions from hats to shoes and everything in between: breeches, capes and cloaks, top coats, waistcoats, and pantaloons. Amply supplied plates, figures, and diagrams support the text. While the scaled patterns were developed as a guide to clothing construction for period costuming, only a skilled seamstress or tailor could use them despite a final chapter sharing tips on measuring and how to make adjustments. A listing of major rulers of the 17th and 18th centuries is included. Recommended for most theater, costume, and fashion collections. Judith Yankielun Lind, Roseland Free P.L., N.J. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887346378
Publisher:
Players Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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