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How to read a suit : a guide to changing men's fashion from the 17th to the 20th century

Title
How to read a suit : a guide to changing men's fashion from the 17th to the 20th century / Lydia Edwards.
Author
Edwards, Lydia (Lydia Jenny)
Publication
  • London, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020.
  • ©2020

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Details

Description
230 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits; 26 cm
Subjects
Genre/Form
History.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-214) and index.
Contents
1. 1666-1700 -- 2. 1700-1799 -- 3. 1800-1859 -- 4. 1860-1899 -- 5. 1900-1939 -- 6. 1939-1969 -- 7. 1970-2000.
Call Number
JQF 20-668
ISBN
  • 9781350071162
  • 1350071161
  • 9781350071209
  • 135007120X
  • 9781350071179 (PDF ebook) (canceled/invalid)
OCLC
1129695680
Author
Edwards, Lydia (Lydia Jenny), author.
Title
How to read a suit : a guide to changing men's fashion from the 17th to the 20th century / Lydia Edwards.
Publisher
London, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020.
Copyright Date
©2020
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-214) and index.
Summary
Fashion is ever-changing, and while some styles mark a dramatic departure from the past, many exhibit subtle differences from year to year that are not always easily identifiable. With overviews of each key period and detailed illustrations for each new style, How to Read a Suit is an authoritative visual guide to the under-explored area of men's fashion across four centuries. Each entry includes annotated color images of historical garments, outlining important features and highlighting how styles have developed over time, whether in shape, fabric choice, trimming, or undergarments. Readers will learn how garments were constructed and where their inspiration stemmed from at key points in history - as well as how menswear has varied in type, cut, detailing and popularity according to the occasion and the class, age and social status of the wearer. This lavishly illustrated book is the ideal tool for anyone who has ever wanted to know their Chesterfield from their Ulster coat. Equipping the reader with all the information they need to 'read' menswear, this is the ultimate guide for students, researchers, and anyone interested in historical fashion.
Other Form:
ebook version : 9781350071179
Research Call Number
JQF 20-668
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