- 216 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
- For all fashion enthusiasts, historians and collectors, and for any designers working in the performing arts, this book will be the definitive reference book on men's fashion for years to come.Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-216)Over 1000 full colour drawings - the result of wide-ranging research into paintings, photographs and the garments themselves - reproduce in meticulous detail the lines, weaves and patterns of the original garments. Arranged in twelve-year sections, the drawings are accompanied by a complete description of each garment and accessory. All details are noted, including fabrics, revers, cuffs, buttons and trimmings. The range of accessories includes headgear and footwear of all kinds - indoor and out - as well as cravats, ties, belts, gloves and canes. An indispensable reference section contains a comprehensive bibliography and a time chart showing at a glance the development of men's fashions over the past 200 years. Also included are biographies of the most influential couturiers in this field and short histories of tailors and outfitters who have made their mark.Summary: Following the huge success of his 20th Century Fashion, John Peacock's long-awaited Men's Fashion is the most comprehensive record ever published of male fashion from the French Revolution to the present day. Charting the development and variety of men's fashions, this encyclopaedic survey covers every area of clothing and appearance: day wear, court and evening wear, leisure and sports wear, underwear, knitwear, accessories and hairstyles - from the unkempt, earringed 'incroyables' of late-eighteenth century France to the American hippies of the 1970s; from Victorian top-hatted gentlemen to the Sixties leather-jacketed rockers; from the plus-foured golfers of the 1920s to the tracksuited joggers of today.