The Fairchild Encyclopedia of Menswear
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1563674653
Men's makeovers are a staple of reality television, and male celebrities retain stables of stylists. Magazine publishers are busy beefing up their coverage of men's fashion and grooming. There is more interest over menswear then there's been in decades, yet there has been no comprehensive resource or reference until now. Witty and exhaustively researched, The Fairchild Encyclopedia of Menswear remedies that need for students, retailers, customers, journalists, would-be dandies, and anyone else who is interested in what men wear and why they wear it. - More than 2,200 entries comprising biographies, industry slang, and technical jargon - 250 images and a color section showing traditional menswear patterns and fabrics - Portraits of male style setters ranging from Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley to Beau Brummell and Yves Saint Laurent - Step-by-step diagrams illustrating the "how to" of necktie knots, plus how to tie a bow tie, an ascot, or a stock tie, and how to fold a pocket square - Consumer intelligence on fiber and fabric care, including why a sweater pills and why super 100s cost more
Adoring the Transnational Body
Paperback ISBN: 1859739695
Clothing the body is one of the most complicated acts of daily existence. When a nun ponders red shoes, an architect knots his bowtie, a lesbian laces her Doc Marten’s, or a nude model disrobes, each is engaging in a process of identity-making that is both intensely personal and deeply social. In an increasingly material world, negotiating dress codes is a nuanced art, informed by shifting patterns of power and authority, play and performance, as well as gender, sexuality, class, ethnicity and race. Drawing on ethnographic knowledge to connect theory and practice, authors reveal links between material culture, social and economic forces and personal performance -- from trade beads to Barbie, and from Taiwanese producer to Nike consumer -- to explain clothing choices through time and across cultures. Conventional understandings of the self, subject and society are shown to be inadequate when examining the interconnections of cultural and transnational economic systems of production and consumption that have a profound effect on human choice. Social climates in which dress accrues meaning are increasingly global climates, where women’s bodies are commodified, gender categories are rigidly bound, and sweatshop labourers are slaves to boundless consumer appetite. This interdisciplinary book represents an important contribution to a fascinating and contested realm of human experience, and will be indispensable for anyone interested in the sociology, anthropology and psychology of fashion, cultural studies or the fashion industry.
Handmade Gifts for the Ones You Love
Paperback ISBN: 1600610188
Organized by complexity, an array of more than thirty imaginative projects that are perfect for giving as gifts covers everything from special hand knits for women, to men's knitted sweaters, to accessories including hats and scarves, accompanied by estimates of how long a project will take to complete, expert tips, and suggestions for quick fixes. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Hardcover ISBN: 1856696634
This is the first book dedicated to the style and history of the boot. It is an elegant showcase of cutting-edge boots by the world's greatest footwear designers. From riding boots to knee-high stilettos, from ankle boots to thigh-high lacers, the book explores the obsession, the fetish, and the fashions associated with this iconic form of footwear.
Sock Styles from Classic to Contemporary
Paperback ISBN: 1440213690
If you love knee-high socks, you know there are never enough knee-high patterns to keep your needles going. Learn to make custom-knit knee-highs, as well as instructions for converting sock patterns to make knee-highs.
The Inspirational Moustache
Paperback ISBN: 0956205356
For decades the moustache has been languishing in fashion’s dark and dingy closet, but at long last the soup strainer, nose neighbour, lip tickler, mouth brow, or whatever else you want to call it is making a comeback. With gorgeous photography and key grooming tips, this book is here to celebrate a seminal moment in the history of facial hair.
History of Fashion
New Look to Now
Hardcover ISBN: 1908126213
"From the glamour and quiet brilliance of Christian Dior's New Look to the inventiveness of Rei Kawakubo to the uncompromising creativity of Alexander McQueen to the meticulous detail of the Mulleavy sisters (Rodarte), History of Fashion: New Look to Now is a celebration of the life and times of the fashion geniuses whose rare and enduring creations have defined the past sixty years. This book traces the history of fashion design with its intriguing personalities and its international cast of players and puts them into the context of what was happening in the world outside fashion. Covering haute couture to the emergence of deluxe, boutique and ready-to-wear, History of Fashion: New Look to Now illustrates the trends in fashion over the decades and the well worn truth that what goes around comes around. It covers not only the designers, but also the other forces in fashion such as the magazine editors, boutique owners, photographers and models. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, illustrations of the time and contemporary magazine campaigns as well as sketches, this book will provide both industry professionals and enthusiasts alike with a clear and precise picture of the ever changing world of fashion and a true insight into the craft of the dedicated designers whose imense talent continues to enrich, entertain and enhance the world in which we live."
Paperback ISBN: 1856697150
This unique and fun book contains over 100 original, hand-drawn illustrations of the hairstyles of the rich and famous, from politicians to film stars, dictators to chefs. The meticulously drawn illustrations will show only the hair, leaving you to guess the celebrity and draw the face. (The answers are at the back of the book.) This book is a fun and ironic take on the global celebrity phenomenon.
Paperback ISBN: 0143116371
Showcases a selection of Sartorialist blog entries as well as previously unpublished writings, in a volume that offer insight into the author's photographic process, perspectives on street fashion, and vision of the fashion capabilities of everyday people. Original.