100 Years of Menswear (mini edition)

By Cally Blackman

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  • Paperback
  • 347 illustrations
  • 320 pages
  • 200 x 156 mm
  • ISBN 9781780670218
  • Published September 2012

A rich, comprehensive collection of images covering the revolution in menswear over the last 100 years with text by fashion historian Cally Blackman.

Rare photography and illustrations reveal the elegant tailoring of Savile Row and tough khaki and denim of the uniform and workplace giving way to an exuberant array of styles and colours as the century progresses. Packed with images of Hollywood style icons, the artist personalities of the 1930s and more, the evolution of menswear from practical to peacock is explored through a wealth of stunning pictures.

The impact of Pierre Cardin, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren and other designers is contrasted with the street fashion of the 1960s, punk and the clubbing scene to bring together the story of the flourishing menswear scene in one invaluable book.

A unique collection, 100 Years of Menswear will prove indispensable for all fashion students, historians of dress and lovers of men's clothes.

About the Author

Cally Blackman is a writer and lecturer with degrees in Fashion Design and History of Art, and an MA in History of Dress from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. She teaches on the BA Fashion History and Theory course at Central Sain t Martins College. Her previous publications include Costume: From 1500 to the Present Day (2003) and The 20s and 30s: Flappers and Vamps (2000).

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Section One: 1900–1939

The Suit
Worker & Soldier
Artist & Reformer
Good Guy, Bad Guy
Dressing Down, Dressing Up

Section Two: 1940 on

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'...an exciting new title mixing Hollywood, street style, ads and fashion shoots...Packed with inspiration, this will interest budding designers everywhere.'
The Bookseller

'If your wardbrobe is lacking in ideas read this. Eclectic doesn't even begin to describe it.'
Men's Health Magazine

'An indispensible piece of literature ... The rare archive photos and advertising imagery help lift this book head and shoulders above similar titles in this genre, making it a genuine must-have reference book for fashion students and clothing connoisseurs alike'.
Proper Magazine

'A story largely told through images - but accompanied by a thoughtful and thorough commentary'. 
The Style King

'Chronicling the ever changing landscape of menswear from the 1900s onwards, Blackman dissects the various trends and styles that have dominated men's style and fashion through the decades. Organized by decades and trends, the book offers an easily digested look at how men's fashion has evolved with specific emphasis on the garments that came to deine the style of their respective times'