Icons of Men's Style

Icons of Men's Style

by Josh Sims

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Overview

"Women are into fashion, men are into style, style is forever" – Domenico Dolce

Womenswear progresses in leaps and bounds, fueled by the readiness of women to wear what may at the time be perceived as the radical or outrageous. Not so menswear –menswear evolves, slowly. But from what? Behind nearly every item in the modern male wardrobe is a "first of its kind" – the definitive item, often designed by a single company or brand for specialist use, on which all subsequent versions have been based (and originals of which are now collector items in the booming vintage market).

Icons of Men's Style examines, garment by garment, the most important and famous of these products – their provenance and history, the stories of their design, the brand/company that started it all and how the item shaped the way men dress today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781856697224
Publisher: King, Laurence Publishing
Publication date: 06/08/2011
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Josh Sims is a freelance style writer, contributing to the likes of The Financial Times, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, Mail on Sunday, Channel 4, the BBC, Esquire, GQ, Wallpaper* and i-D. He is also author of Rock/Fashion (Omnibus), A Dictionary of Fashion Designers (Collins), Mary, Queen of Shops (BBC Books) and contributor to several fashion books from Taschen.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book. Good pictures and captions. I love clothes and I learned even more about the history of all of them. I would recommend this book to all lovers of fashion.