Vintage Menswear

Vintage Menswear : A Collection from the Vintage Showroom

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Curated by connoisseurs of vintage clothing, the Vintage Showroom is a vast collection of rare 20th-century pieces that fashion designers and stylists pay to view, using the cut and detailing of individual garments as inspiration for their own work. Offering one-of-a-kind access, The Vintage Showroom Menswear now makes this unique resource available in book form. Featuring 130 of the most influential examples of 20th-century and earlier European, American and Asian utilitarian tailoring and design, the book is divided into three sections of sportswear, militaria and workwear, covering everything from 1940s flying jackets and polar exploration suits to vintage French denims. Stunning full-page bleeds and front and back views showcase ground-breaking designs in concept, shape and cut. Providing over 300 lavishly illustrated pages of rare, must-see designs, The Vintage Showroom Menswear is the essential choice of 20th-century vintage tailoring and detailing and an inspirational resource for students and menswear fashion designers and stylists.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 240 x 280 x 33.02mm | 1,960g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 400 colour
  • 1856698831
  • 9781856698832
  • 167,168

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..".basically porn for anyone interested in both history and men's clothing." - ..".a crash course on what's what in decades-old duds...Vintage Menswear [is] a valuable resource for collectors and buyers alike to further educate themselves on the finer details of these garments." - Chadner Navarro, Nylon Guys ..".a nice addition to a personal library, particularly for people who appreciate workwear, vintage clothing, and men's clothing design." - Derek Guy, Put This On "London-based The Vintage Showroom's recently released book, Vintage Menswear is Tumblr-style porn on paper, and if ever there were a heritage book Take Ivy-heads might clamor for unabashedly, it's this one." - Esquire
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About Douglas Gunn

Josh Sims is a freelance style writer. He is the author of Rock/Fashion, A Dictionary of Fashion Designers , Mary, Queen of Shops, and for Laurence King Icons of Men's Style and Cult Streetwear. Douglas Gunn and Roy Luckett are co-founders in The Vintage Showroom, a definitive collection of 20th-century menswear. With over 35 plus years knowledge and experience of vintage clothing between them their collection has become a must-see destination for fashion designers from around the world, while their Covent Garden store continues to receive accolades and awards.
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