Icons of Men's Style

Author: Josh Sims

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780677828

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 6732

"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.

Icons of Men's Style

Author: Josh Sims

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856697224

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 8786

Behind nearly every item in the modern male wardrobe is a "first of its kind"the definitive item, often designed for specialist use, on which all subsequent versions have been based. Icons of Men's Style examines, garment by garment, the most important and famous of these productstheir 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.

Men of Style

Author: Josh Sims

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780678641

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 3891

A style guide with heft. Men of Style profiles the best-dressed men of recent centuries: from actors to statesman, playboys to painters, the iconic and the more unexpected. Comprising profiles of their colorful, dapper lives, sartorial and personal, explaining too how they have shaped menswear today. The core focus of the book is not only the story of men's style, but the men who embody it and act as its most inspiring exemplars. A useful for book for students of fashion history, followers of celebrity and stylish men alike.

Vintage Menswear: A Collection from the Vintage Showroom

Author: Josh Sims,Douglas Gunn,Roy Luckett

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856698832

Category: Design

Page: 304

View: 5389

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.

History of Men's Fashion

What the Well-dressed Man is Wearing

Author: Nicholas Storey

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1844680371

Category: History

Page: 208

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Men and Style

Essays, Interviews and Considerations

Author: David Coggins

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613122373

Category: Design

Page: 272

View: 7315

Men and Style reaches beyond standard “what to wear” advice: It is equal parts style guide and intriguing conversation about the masculine identity within the world of fashion. David Coggins explores the history of men’s style and learns from some of the most notable tastemakers in the industry and beyond. Its essays and interviews discuss the lessons men learned from their fathers, the mistakes they made as young men, and how they emerged to become better men. Some of the most dapper men in the world discuss bad mustaches, misguided cologne choices, and unfortunate prom tuxedos. All the men here have arrived at a place in the world and have a keen understanding about how they fit in it. Men and Style celebrates singular men who’ve lived well and can tell us about how they earned their worldview. They’re smart enough to absorb the wisdom that’s hidden in the world, and even smarter to wear that wisdom lightly.

Icons of Women's Style

Author: Josh Sims

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780672717

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 8516

Behind nearly every item in the feminine wardrobe there is a first of its kind that has spawned countless others. While the definitive example—often created by a single—has achieved icon status, its various reinterpretations, season after season, have become fashion staples. Take Coco Chanel's short, simple black dress first published in American Vogue in 1926, for instance. Vogue predicted that the LBD would become 'a sort of uniform for all women of taste' and, indeed, it proved to be one of Chanel's greatest contributions to fashion. Icons of Women's Fashion examines, item by item, the most influential and legendary garments and accessories – their provenance and history, the stories of their design, the celebrities who made them famous, and the various ways they have shaped how women dress today.

Dressing the Man

Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion

Author: Alan Flusser

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060191449

Category: Design

Page: 320

View: 864

Dressing the Man is the definitive guide to what men need to know in order to dress well and look stylish without becoming fashion victims. Alan Flusser's name is synonymous with taste and style. With his new book, he combines his encyclopedic knowledge of men's clothes with his signature wit and elegance to address the fundamental paradox of modern men's fashion: Why, after men today have spent more money on clothes than in any other period of history, are there fewer well-dressed men than at any time ever before? According to Flusser, dressing well is not all that difficult, the real challenge lies in being able to acquire the right personalized instruction. Dressing well pivots on two pillars -- proportion and color. Flusser believes that "Permanent Fashionability," both his promise and goal for the reader, starts by being accountable to a personal set of physical trademarks and not to any kind of random, seasonally served-up collection of fashion flashes. Unlike fashion, which is obliged to change each season, the face's shape, the neck's height, the shoulder's width, the arm's length, the torso's structure, and the foot's size remain fairly constant over time. Once a man learns how to adapt the fundamentals of permanent fashion to his physique and complexion, he's halfway home. Taking the reader through each major clothing classification step-by-step, this user-friendly guide helps you apply your own specifics to a series of dressing options, from business casual and formalwear to pattern-on-pattern coordination, or how to choose the most flattering clothing silhouette for your body type and shirt collar for your face. A man's physical traits represent his individual road map, and the quickest route toward forging an enduring style of dress is through exposure to the legendary practitioners of this rare masculine art. Flusser has assembled the largest andmost diverse collection of stylishly mantled men ever found in one book. Many never-before-seen vintage photographs from the era of Cary Grant, Tyrone Power, and Fred Astaire are employed to help illustrate the range and diversity of authentic men's fashion. Dressing the Man's sheer magnitude of options will enable the reader to expand both the grammar and verbiage of his permanent-fashion vocabulary. For those men hoping to find sartorial fulfillment somewhere down the road, tethering their journey to the mind-set of permanent fashion will deliver them earlier rather than later in life.

Contemporary Menswear

The Insider's Guide to Independent Men's Fashion

Author: Steven Vogel,Nicholas Schonberger,Calum Gordon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500517598

Category: Design

Page: 288

View: 6050

The essential and inspirational reference to more than fifty international designers, labels, brands, stores, blogs and websites that have shaped independent men s fashion over the last decade"


A Century of Style Icons

Author: Simone Werle

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791344768

Category: Design

Page: 172

View: 9794

Looks at the images and fashions of a variety of male celebrites and designers, including George Clooney, Steve McQueen, Oscar Wilde, Mick Jagger, Karl Lagerfeld, the Beatles, and Boy George.

The Details

Iconic Men's Accessories

Author: Josh Sims

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780676098

Category: Design

Page: 176

View: 3217

The Details identifies the authentic classics amongst men's accessories and explains how each item has developed. The book tells the stories of their design; the brand, company, or iconic figure that started it all; and how each item has shaped the way men dress today. The leather biker boot, as we know it today, takes its stylistic cues from the toughened boots worn by the loggers and railway engineers of the American industrial revolution. The origins of the ubiquitous baseball cap can be traced back to the New York Knick's team caps of 1849 – which were made of straw. From classic diving watches to the simple pocket square, The Details examines the most important of men's accessories and offers a complete guide to choosing your own examples.

True Style

The History and Principles of Classic Menswear

Author: G. Bruce Boyer

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465061591

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 5312

From choosing the right pair of eyeglasses to properly coordinating a tie, shirt, and pocket square, getting dressed is an art to be mastered. Yet how many of us just throw on, well, whatever in the morning? How many understand the subtleties of selecting the right pair of shoelaces or the most compatible patterns—much less the history, imperatives, and importance of our choices? In True Style, fashion expert G. Bruce Boyer provides a crisp, indispensable primer for this daily ritual, cataloguing the essential elements of the male wardrobe and showing how best to employ them. Detailing the evolution of the most classic items and traditions in menswear—from fabrics like denim and linen, to staples like blazers and button-down shirts, to the rules for combining them all—Boyer reveals what true style looks like, and why.

One Hundred Years of Menswear

Author: Cally Blackman

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856696142

Category: Design

Page: 320

View: 8297

A rich, comprehensive collection of images covering the revolution in menswear over the last 100 years with text by fashion historian Cally Blackman. Rare photography and illustrations reveal the elegant tailoring of Savile Row and tough khaki and denim of the uniform and workplace giving way to an exuberant array of styles and colors as the century progresses. Packed with images of Hollywood style icons, the artist personalities of the 1930s, and more, the evolution of menswear from practical to peacock is explored in an array of rarely seen photographs and illustrations. The impact of Pierre Cardin, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, and other designers is contrasted with the street fashion of the 1960s, punk, and the club scene to bring together the story of the flourishing menswear market in one invaluable book. A unique collection, 100 Years of Menswear will prove indispensable for all fashion students, historians of dress, and lovers of men's clothes.

Fashion House 4 Mini Notebooks

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hardie Grant

ISBN: 9781742706238

Category: Design

Page: 48

View: 3242

This unique stationery range by Megan Hess is the companion to her Fashion House book, which depicts beautiful illustrated interiors from the style elite. Gracing the front of this collection of four mini notebooks are Megan's gorgeous illustrations of Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Coco Chanel, and Elizabeth Taylor. This is an exquisite collection, perfect for lovers of fine stationery.

Cult Streetwear

Author: Josh Sims

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing


Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 8102

Streetwear has become a global phenomenon. From their origins in American workwear, via west coast subcultures, extreme sports and incorporating the best in graphic design, the leading streetwear brands have become influential beyond the sphere of fashion alone, with connections to the worlds of art, advertising, music and interiors that make them as potent as "designer" brands many times their size. Showcasing 32 cult streetwear brands, this book focuses not on the endless me-too labels, but the exciting pioneers that have shaped the market since the late 1980s. Cult Streetwear tells the stories of the people behind the brands—from entrepreneurs to graffiti writers, DJs to surf dudes to sneaker nuts, from LA to NYC, London to Tokyo. Addict • Adidas • A Bathing Ape • Ben Davis • Billionaire Boys Club • Burton • Carhartt • Converse • Dickies • Evisu • Fred Perry • Fuct • Goodenough • Lacoste • Maharishi • Mambo • Mecca • Mooks • Neighborhood • Nike • Obey • One True Saxon • Puma • Red Wing • Spiewak • Stussy • The Hundreds • Timberland • Triple 5 Soul • Vans • X-Large • Zoo York

American Fashion Menswear

Author: Robert E. Bryan

Publisher: Editions Assouline

ISBN: 9782759404094

Category: Design

Page: 280

View: 7238

Looks at the evolution of menswear in the United States over the last century, examining uniquely American themes and styles from Levi Strauss and Zoot suits, to cowboys and the counterculture.

Men in This Town

London, Tokyo, Sydney, Milan, New York

Author: Giuseppe Santamaria

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742707815

Category: Design

Page: 271

View: 4291

From five distinct cities around the world - Sydney, Tokyo, Milan, London and New York - photographer, art director and blogger Giuseppe Santamaria brings together a unique photographic collection showcasing the styles of the modern man. Giuseppe seeks out the everyday man in each city whose dress sense speaks out about who they are. Alongside striking images captured from the streets, Giuseppe has chosen a handful of men from each city with a particular, distinct style and photographed them in their various attire, as well as profiled them about their particular approach to fashion and their sense of the menswear scene today.

How To Be Gay

Author: David M. Halperin

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674070860

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

View: 9054

A pioneer of LGBTQ studies dares to suggest that gayness is a way of being that gay men must learn from one another to become who they are. The genius of gay culture resides in some of its most despised stereotypes—aestheticism, snobbery, melodrama, glamour, caricatures of women, and obsession with mothers—and in the social meaning of style.


De Yturbe Arquitectos, Mexico

Author: De Yturbe Arquitectos,Fernando Ortega,Jimena Gutiérrez

Publisher: Turner (Spain)

ISBN: 9789689056416

Category: Art

Page: 233

View: 2988

Accompanies an exhibition held Kurimanzutto in Mexico City and at the Lisson Gallery in London, Nov. 2008-Jan. 2009.