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Classic Tailoring Techniques: A Construction Guide For Men's Wear Paperback – 1 Jan 1983

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books (1 Jan. 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870054317
  • ISBN-13: 978-1870054317
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 1.3 x 27.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 499,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Roberto Cabrera teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By PobbleDobble on 30 Dec. 2009
Format: Paperback
This is a real gem of a book and worth every single penny! It covers everything you need to know to start the learning process of tailoring fine garments. The photo's are slightly grainy and look almost photocopied at times but this really doesn't detract from the skills learnt from them and the text. As with everything in life, this book is designed for you to learn the steps necessary to create a beautiful looking and professional suit but only practice, practice and more practice will make that happen. This book covers pattern adjustments for individual figure problems, pockets, hand sewn buttonholes, jackets, waistcoats, trousers, a gorgeous French Fly zipper insertion method, to scale patterns for the above, etc. etc. I am not a trained tailor but can say, honestly, that this book can help you to make wonderfully professional results if you are prepared to practice, do things in the correct order and not expect "speed tailoring" shortcuts - if you do want speed tailoring, then you won't get past the first 5 pages! I would have given 10 stars if I could!!
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 July 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is an exellent step by step guide to classic tailoring.It conains well illustrated methods and techniques starting from cutting, stitching,making pockets to finishing a tailored jacket, trousers and vest and what materials to buy.It also outlines problems which may occur while fitting and making up.One has the feeling of becoming a true competent Tailor after reading this book.Follow the step by step guide and make the suit you desire.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. J. Stockdale on 10 May 2010
Format: Paperback
This book is like getting the teaching notes of an expert. Clearly presented in two columns to a page. The diagrams are excellent. The photographs are not good, but mostly I find them unnecessary. This is not a beginners book except for the determined. It is a book to lift a good crafts person to an excellent one. The knowledge between the 2 covers comes from a life time of actually doing it. The initial guidance on measuring the client and adapting a purchased pattern are superb and very insightful into human vanity. Read carefully the guidance on the structural fabrics to purchase before setting out on the cutting of the top fabric. Everything is reasoned and explained. This is not a coffee table book or one to dip into at bedtime. It deserves serious study and then use it to refer to frequently as you work through making a jacket, trousers or waistcoat. The results will be better than achieved before studying the book. Much the best book on tailoring and I do own others. This is specifically for men and explains how to solve the fitting problems in mens anatomy. The other tailoring books all seem to be aimed at womens wear and are not as good at the technique and finish as this book. I have also not found another tailoring book tackling fit.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By hamad on 13 April 2012
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having spent time at couture fashion houses I wanted to learn even more to do with cloth away from fashion new rules, also doing re-search on tailoring book this always came back as a must have. This is the book that presented that to me it showed me new skills that the tailor uses that i may apply, giving a step by step guild that is easy to understand. The images seams old but that does not matter as the guide is there. I feel at my level i have learned a lot from this book and see it as one of he most important book that I have related to creating garment's . I feel when creating a new collection the garment's will become a better fit and structure due to what i have learned from the book
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