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Elegance - A Guide to Quality in Menswear

G. Bruce Boyer, Tony Kokinos (Illustrator)

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ISBN 10: 0393018784 / ISBN 13: 9780393018783
Published by WW Norton & Co, 1985
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Title: Elegance - A Guide to Quality in Menswear

Publisher: WW Norton & Co

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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What should you look for when you buy a suit? Where can you find the best boots in Texas, or the perfect English umbrella? Is a custom-made shirt really more expensive than one off the shelf? Would you look better in the shaped tailoring of European designers - or simply foolish? The answers to these and may other questions both practical and aesthetic are found in Bruce Boyer's wonderfully readable book on menswear. The author draws on over a decade of experience as an international fashion commentator to examine the evolution of the male wardrobe garment by garment, uncloud the confusion, and help you decide what is right for you. In addition to the wealth of practical advice on styles, shopping, maintenance, and packing, the author brings a lively sense of history and personality to the writing of this book. The result is a book that is at once practical, delightful, and historical, a guide and source book, illustrated with over 60 drawings, to help you find your way through the expanding and often confusing world of menswear.

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Elegance consists of 32 essays on men's clothing, some of which appeared previously in Town & Country or in Diversion. Boyer emphasizes quality, natural fabrics, and classic styling. Although he includes practical suggestions for buying and caring for apparel, he also devotes considerable attention to the historical development of men's attire. Numerous anecdotes and Kokinos's striking illustrations round out the book. Donald Dolce's The Consumer's Guide to Menswear ( LJ 9/1/83) also focuses on quality in men's clothing. Of the two books, Dolce's is the more practical, Boyer's the more literary and historical. Suitable for fashion history and consumer collections. Wendy Allex, Central Arkansas Lib. Systems, Little Rock
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