The Finest Menswear in the World.
The Finest Menswear in the World
Thames & Hudson, Inc.
500 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10110-0017
9780500518090, $40.00, HC, 224pp, www.amazon.com
With impeccable taste and an unerring eye for quality, connoisseur Simon Crompton (a writer and editor best known for his hugely popular blog Permanent Style and for being editor-at-large of The Rake) seeks out the world's most beautifully crafted contemporary menswear, item by item, from the Panama hat to the Milanese buttonhole and presents them with erudite commentary in the pages of "The Finest Menswear in the World: The Craftsmanship of Luxury". In profiles of fourteen distinguished companies that design, make, and sell their own products, "The Finest Menswear in the World" 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" deftly 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 and informative guidance comprising "The Finest Menswear in the World", the discerning gentleman can dress himself head to toe in the finest menswear in the world. Enhanced with the inclusion of 350 illustrations, "The Finest Menswear in the World" is very highly recommended for personal, community, and academic library Contemporary Fashion History reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists.