The Fairchild Encyclopedia of Menswear

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Fairchild Books, 2008 - Design - 419 pages
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Suit sales are on the rise. Makeovers for men are a staple of reality television. Style debates make newspapers and tabloids, and celebrities retain stables of stylists. There's more fuss than we've seen in decades over menwear -- and until now, no comprehensive resource on the subject. The Fairchild Encyclopedia of Menswear is a thorough -- and thoroughly entertaining -- guide for fashion students, professionals, and anyone interested in what men wear and why.Features:-- Over 2,800 entries covering definitions and terms, industry slang, pattern descriptions, tailor's talk, and technical jargon-- How-to's demonstrate tying knots and more-- Biographical sketches from Beau Brummel to Yves St. Laurant-- Charts, diagrams, fun facts, and trivia

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This is a great reference with an illustrated, four-color insert that serves as a guide to fabrics and fabric patterns (which I use all the time). It seems to be "quoted" quite a bit (e.g. plagarized) by other authors--always the sign of a solid reference work.

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cabana stripes to Cutty Sark Awards
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Dacron to dye
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ear flaps to eyewear
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Mary Lisa Gavenas, author of"Color Stories: Behind the SceneMary Lisa Gavenas, author of"Color Stories: Behind the Scenes in America's Billion-Dollar Beauty Industry", has worked as in America's Billion-Dollar Beauty Industry", has worked as both a beauty editor and scholar of the beauty industry?ess both a beauty editor and scholar of the beauty industry?especially as it relates to cultural history?and was recently pecially as it relates to cultural history?and was recently named a Fellow at the Leon Levy Center for Biography. A formnamed a Fellow at the Leon Levy Center for Biography. A former editor at "Glamour", "In Style", "Mirabella", and a columer editor at "Glamour", "In Style", "Mirabella", and a columnist at "Elle", she was a member of the advisory board for Tnist at "Elle", she was a member of the advisory board for The Dove Report: Challenging Beauty and has been cited as an he Dove Report: Challenging Beauty and has been cited as an expert source in media ranging from The New York Times to BBexpert source in media ranging from The New York Times to BBC-4. Visit her at the Gotham Center for New York City HistorC-4. Visit her at the Gotham Center for New York City History: www.GothamCenter.org. y: www.GothamCenter.org.

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