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    The Coat Route: Craft, Luxury, and Obsession on the Trail of a $50,000 Coat (Paperback) By (author) Meg Lukens Noonan

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    DescriptionIn today's world of fast fashion, is there a place for a handcrafted $50,000 coat? To answer that question, Meg Noonan takes readers to the Sydney studio of John Cutler, a fourth-generation tailor; to the mountains of Peru, where villagers shear vicunas (a rare animal known for its soft fleece); to the fabulous Florence headquarters of Stefano Ricci, the world's greatest silk designer; to the esteemed French textile company Dormeuil; to the English button factory that makes products out of Indian buffalo horn; and to the workshop of the engraver who made the 18-carat gold plaque that sits inside the collar. These artisans create a rich tapestry of bespoke tailoring, which began in 17th-century London, but their dedication to their craft is about more than tradition; they believe that their way is best - for customers, for the environment, and for the workers involved. Fascinating, surprising, and entertaining, The Coat Route is a timely love song to things of lasting value in our disposable culture.


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    Title
    The Coat Route
    Subtitle
    Craft, Luxury, and Obsession on the Trail of a $50,000 Coat
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Meg Lukens Noonan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 262 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781922247599
    ISBN 10: 1922247596
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFFT
    BISAC V2.8: BUS016000
    DC23: 338.4768714
    Publisher
    Scribe Publications
    Imprint name
    Scribe Publications
    Publication date
    30 January 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Carlton North
    Author Information
    Meg Lukens Noonan has written for many publications, including Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Travel + Leisure, Esquire, Men's Journal, and The New York Times. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two daughters.