Reigning Men: Fashion In Menswear, 1715–2015

May 15, 2019 - Comment

This fully illustrated book accompanies one of the most comprehensive exhibitions dedicated solely to three centuries of men’s fashion. The fashionable male may be making a comeback, but early fashion trends centered around what men―not women―were wearing. This intriguing book traces the history of men’s fashion since the 18th century, when young Englishmen imitated foreign

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This fully illustrated book accompanies one of the most comprehensive exhibitions dedicated solely to three centuries of men’s fashion. The fashionable male may be making a comeback, but early fashion trends centered around what men―not women―were wearing. This intriguing book traces the history of men’s fashion since the 18th century, when young Englishmen imitated foreign dress and manners after touring the European continent. This phenomenon is only one of many explored in sections titled “Revolution/Evolution,” “East/West,” “Uniformity,” “Body Consciousness,” and “The Splendid Man.” In addition to numerous illustrations of extant menswear, the book captures the 19th-century dandy, a more restrained brand of expensive elegance which became the hallmark of Savile Row; the post-WWII mod, who relished the colorful styles of Carnaby Street; and the 21st-century man―ultra-chic in a sleek suit by day, wearing a flowered tuxedo by night. Reigning Men illuminates connections between history and high fashion, traces cultural influences over the centuries, examines how uniforms have profoundly shaped fashionable dress, and reveals that women aren’t the only ones who cinch and pad their bodies. Beautifully produced and lavishly illustrated, this eye-opening book will certainly appeal to men and women alike.

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Anonymous says:

Fantastic! This is a FANTASTIC book!!! The pictures are bright and clear and the selection of photographs is awesome! They cover everything from 18th century frock coats to seventies disco wear, all in beautifully photographed detail! Fantastic!!!

Anonymous says:

Ordered before I found out I didn’t need it for class! However… This is a beautifully illustrated book and as soon as I opened it I knew I was keeping it even though it wasn’t required for my fashion class! My other classmates ordered it also, just to add this beautiful book to our stash!

Anonymous says:

Giant coffee table book Giant coffee table book divided into topics, each with large color pictures. The only downside is that it’s too big to fit on any of my bookshelves.

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