• Paperback
  • 264 illustrations
  • 192 pages
  • 280 x 197 mm
  • ISBN 9781856697224
  • Published May 2011

Behind nearly every item in the modern male wardrobe is a 'first of its kind' - the definitive item, often designed for specialist use, on which all subsequent versions have been based. Icons of Men's Style examines, garment by garment, the most important and famous of these products – their provenance and history, the stories of their design, the brand/company that started it all and how the item shaped the way men dress today.

About the Author

Josh Sims is a freelance style writer, contributing to the likes of The Financial Times, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, Mail on Sunday, Channel 4, the BBC, Esquire, GQ, Wallpaper* and i-D. He is also author of Rock/Fashion (Omnibus), A Dictionary of Fashion Designers (Collins), Mary, Queen of Shops (BBC Books) and contributor to several fashion books from Taschen. He has extensive contacts within the style and mainstream press.

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'Icons of Men's Style has reminded me: reminded me of the menswear stalwarts I've yet failed to add to my wardrobe, reminded me of how those I do own have been best and most prominently worn, and reminded me to think clearly about the fascinating process of how, exactly, something ascends into what Sims calls "menswear canon".'
Colin Marshall, Put This On