Vintage Menswear: A Collection from the Vintage Showroom

Overview

Classic workwear, sports, and military apparel. Curated by connoisseurs of vintage clothing, The Vintage Showroom is a vast collection of rare 20th-century pieces that fashion designers and stylists pay to view, using the cut and detailing of individual garments as inspiration for their own work. Offering one-of-a-kind access, Vintage Menswear now makes this unique resource available in book form. Providing over 300 lavishly illustrated pages of rare, must-see designs, Vintage Menswear is the essential choice of ...

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Overview

Classic workwear, sports, and military apparel. Curated by connoisseurs of vintage clothing, The Vintage Showroom is a vast collection of rare 20th-century pieces that fashion designers and stylists pay to view, using the cut and detailing of individual garments as inspiration for their own work. Offering one-of-a-kind access, Vintage Menswear now makes this unique resource available in book form. Providing over 300 lavishly illustrated pages of rare, must-see designs, Vintage Menswear is the essential choice of 20th-century vintage tailoring and detailing and an inspirational resource for students and menswear fashion designers and stylists.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...a crash course on what's what in decades-old duds...Vintage Menswear [is] a valuable resource for collectors and buyers alike to further educate themselves on the finer details of these garments." - Chadner Navarro, Nylon Guys

"London-based The Vintage Showroom's recently released book, Vintage Menswear is Tumblr-style porn on paper, and if ever there were a heritage book Take Ivy-heads might clamor for unabashedly, it's this one." - Esquire

"...basically porn for anyone interested in both history and men's clothing." - CoolMaterial.com

"...a nice addition to a personal library, particularly for people who appreciate workwear, vintage clothing, and men's clothing design." - Derek Guy, Put This On

From the Publisher
"...a crash course on what's what in decades-old duds...Vintage Menswear [is] a valuable resource for collectors and buyers alike to further educate themselves on the finer details of these garments." - Chadner Navarro, Nylon Guys

"London-based The Vintage Showroom's recently released book, Vintage Menswear is Tumblr-style porn on paper, and if ever there were a heritage book Take Ivy-heads might clamor for unabashedly, it's this one." - Esquire

"...basically porn for anyone interested in both history and men's clothing." - CoolMaterial.com

"...a nice addition to a personal library, particularly for people who appreciate workwear, vintage clothing, and men's clothing design." - Derek Guy, Put This On

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856698832
  • Publisher: King, Laurence Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/26/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 531,391
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Josh Sims is a freelance style writer. He is the author of Rock/Fashion, A Dictionary of Fashion Designer, Mary, Queen of Shops, and for Laurence King Icons of Men's Style and Cult Streetwear.

Douglas Gunn and Roy Lockett are co-founders of The Vintage Showroom, a definitive collection of 20th-century menswear.

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