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THE FINEST MENSWEAR IN THE WORLD: THE CRAFTSMANSHIP OF LUXURY. Simon Crompton. Thames and Hudson Inc., New York, 2016. 224 pp. with 350 ills. (331 col.). 26 x 21 cm. LC 2015-941297 ISBN 9780500518090 In English.
Publisher's description: With impeccable taste and an unerring eye for detail, connoisseur Simon Crompton guides the reader through the intricacies of contemporary artisanal menswear, from the Panama hat to the Milanese buttonhole. Each chapter focuses on a different item of clothing and the craftspeople who have mastered it. Aided by extensive illustrations, Crompton offers detailed insight into the way in which these luxury items are designed and constructed, explaining the subtle but crucial difference a hand-stitched seam, perfectly cut sleeve or screen-printed silk can make. In profiles of fourteen distinguished companies that design, make, and sell their own products, Crompton tells the story of how each luxury item is crafted, explaining the subtle but crucial difference a hand-stitched seam, perfectly cut sleeve, or screen-printed silk can make. Augmented by extensive, specially commissioned photographs, The Finest Menswear in the World delves into every element of the well-dressed man's wardrobe, both business and casual, from shirts to shoes, suits to scarves, and bags to umbrellas. With Crompton's expert guidance, the discerning gentleman can dress himself head to toe in the finest menswear in the world.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Costume/Fashion
Plans: 70,30
Worldwide Number: 169648
Hardcover $40.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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