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BEST OF BRITISH: THE STORIES BEHIND BRITAIN'S ICONIC BRANDS. Simon Crompton. Prestel-Verlag, Munich, 2015. 216 pp. with 221 ills. (179 col.) and 14 col. reference ills. 29 x 25 cm. ISBN 9783791349466 In English.
Publisher's description: Featuring hundreds of photographs, this lavishly illustrated guide to some of the most distinguished British brands takes a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at their enduring success. Classic style and British manufacturing are both experiencing a boom in demand -- driven by a desire among consumers for authentic, quality products. Britain is uniquely placed to benefit from this resurgence, given the number of heritage companies still producing at the top of their game. From the world-famous Barbour in South Shields in the north of England to John Lobb in London, many of these fine businesses remain in family ownership, protective of their traditions and justifiably proud of their products. Many are the bearers of warrants from the British Royal family, and all are over 100 years old. Horst Friedrichs explores the historic places where these British brands have become some of the strongest in the world: Johnston's of Elgin in the north of Scotland, Corgi socks in southern Wales, and John Smedley in Derbyshire.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — Post-2000 — Costume/Fashion
Plans: 74,30
Worldwide Number: 168329
Hardcover $60.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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