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on 27 May 2012
An eclectic collection of generally well-written essays on sartorial matters. It does not pretend to be a comprehensive review of men's fashion, instead posing as a compendium of scholarly discussions on various crucial innovations/phases in the development of style. As such, it's best dipped in and out of, reading an essay at a time, rather than trying to plough through it all over a few short sessions. Sometimes, it lacks a little literary flair but there is no doubting the depth of knowledge in these pages. If you have a serious interest in the history of men's clothing and its sociocultural interactions, this book is a real asset.