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Le Snob Guide to Tailoring [Hardcover]

Simon Crompton
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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Book Description

1 Oct 2011 Le Snob
Is there a sartorial obsessive in you waiting to get out? A modern-day dapper Don Draper? Fond of telling people that strictly speaking, it s a coat, not a jacket? You need a guide to feed that obsession, to help you discover and invest in tailored clothes. Perhaps most importantly, to ensure you are always the best dressed. You need Le Snob: Tailoring. Tailored clothes lend poise and authority to the man who wears them. Evocative and richly appointed with little-known facts, this book is about appreciating the world s most impeccable tailoring to the full. Providing the exclusive knowledge that every true snob must possess, plus authentic insights into the lives and skills of expert tailors, Le Snob: Tailoring offers impeccable advice on how to select, wear and maintain fine garments from bespoke suits to handmade shirts as well as a directory of the world s most prestigious men s outfitters, from Saville Row s finest to Anderson & Sheppard, Le Snob: Tailoring is the perfect fit for any well-appointed bookshelf.

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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Hardie Grant Books (1 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1742701698
  • ISBN-13: 978-1742701691
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 108,405 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Simon Crompton is the founder and writer of Permanent Style, the most popular blog on men s classic style in the UK, with over 75,000 visitors a month. The site was recently named one of the top 10 style blogs by The New York Times. He also writes for the Financial Times, Gentleman s Corner, The Rake, and Spice. He lives in London and, of course, has too many suits.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading 22 Dec 2011
By Dazzle
I really enjoyed becoming a snob in tailoring! This amazing book draws on a hefty amount of experience and in depth knowledge about the subject. It is well written, easy to read for someone who already has a certain sartorial interest. If not, it's a great start.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Will Menswear By It? 2 May 2012
Whilst interesting and suit-ably (pun most certainly intended) portable this book is nowhere near well illustrated or accessible enough to merit a strong recommendation. Depictions of menswear, where they are present are nicely laid out in ink wash with pen lines, but the loosehand style makes it difficult to distinguish what are often subtle variations in suit styles.

There is also an unfortunate gap between areas where the book states the glaringly obvious, and then others where nowhere near enough context is given, or more cripplingly jargon is left unexplained, with there being more than one instance where the glossary at the back does not cover the term, individual person or style that is referenced.

As Crompton himself recommends before all others, Dressing the man by Alan Flusser is a superior, though (non-problematically) American centred study of menswear that supersedes this one in every sense.

For all the criticisms there is interest to be found in this book in discussion of suit proportions and the different styles and respective merits of lapel, cut trouser e.t.c., however I can't imagine the kind of people that are likely to drop a few grand on a a bespoke suit would be likely to turn to this book, rather than the tailors themselves, magazines or word of mouth from their peers. I am thus left slightly confused as to who this book is aimed at, as I suspect the author is too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Guide to tailoring 2 Nov 2013
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Great book. Easy to read, the story of tailoring is explained easily, chronologically and with additional information. It is a reference book as well as a guide. Excellent value.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful little book. 7 Sep 2013
By Magsw
Tis is a very useful and informative little book. A perfect present , which is well priced .
The presentation is good. All in all an excellent book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful guide to tailoring 1 July 2013
By whpwhp
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This book is perfect for amateurs and people with little experience in tailored suits. It is full of useful and practical advice. It helps people avoid silly mistakes and make informed decisions in commissioning bespoke tailors.

I look forward to a guide on tailored shirts.
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