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Mr. Classic (New Reduced Format) Hardcover – May 26, 2008


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; New Reduced Format edition (May 26, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 050051402X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500514023
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,666,570 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

“Written in a tone as sharp as his bow tie, Hackett's book muses on everything from the ideal length of a sock to proper dress for a hunting party.” (Zink)

About the Author

Jeremy Hackett is Chairman of the clothing label Hackett.

Garda Tang is a London-based photographer.

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Customer Reviews

Lots of great photos and short stories.
Heather
First, this is not a book about men's clothing in the same vein as the typical Flusser book.
Charvet
The pictures is what makes this book so wonderful.
T. Vocking

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By ALFONSO Garcia BUSTO on August 15, 2007
Format: Hardcover
No, this book isn't a manual for classic mens wardrobe. There are no rules or indications for dressing you up. It's just a compilation of Hackett columms ilustrated with amazing photos. Those are the main value of this book (and the stilism work).

Some readers may say Hackett isn't a classic guy at all. They don't understand how a tuxedo can be mixed with flip-flops. But precisely that's the best input menswear can enjoy at this moment: update the tradicional wearing with moderm touches. I'm working as mens marketing executive in a spanish Dpt Stores and Hackett is a reference. The way the brand communicates its collections is fresh and notorious although it offers the same stuff other classic firms do.

So, perhaps this book is not the perfect purchase if you've got to spend your money, but is a nice gift if you receive it(it was my case). If you're trying to find a cool present for a guy with fashion interest here you've got the right one.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Charvet on October 22, 2007
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First, this is not a book about men's clothing in the same vein as the typical Flusser book. What little information given is one man's view of the sartorial universe, Jeremy Hackett. Now Hackett tends to be an interesting chap, with a mix of classic and odd contemporary, but I'm not so sure his view of the world is interesting enough to warrant buying this book. It's an okay coffee table book, although the quality of the photographs is rather inconsistent. There isn't enough information or quality here to hold anyone who is a student of men's style's attention for an extended period of time.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. Ilkay on September 22, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is a book for men who knows and appreciates the finer things in the British way of life. It portrays the upper crust image of British men and their clothing sense. Those who know about Sloan-Rangers or upper middle class Brits will recognize the style immediately. The men from the upper crust of the British society have always twisted the classical style and managed to introduce to their wardrobes items like red socks, red pair of trousers or pink cashmere sweaters; floral pocket squares and lately flip-flops. So it should not come to you as a surprise, if you see a well healed British man wearing flip-flops with an evening jacket or a high powered financier wearing red socks with his pin stripped suit. Nowawadays, the young British men of agreeable background have also taken into wearing jewelry in a discrete way with their casual outfits. This movement is being spear headed by the young Royals. In short, Mr. Classic by Jeremy Hackett is a celebration of the new clothing style among the upper crust Brits. Those of us who have gone through the British boarding school system or studied at British universities will enjoy this book immensely.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Vocking on February 8, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This book is an absolute must if you are into classic mens clothing. Jeremy Hackett is ofcourse a well known icon in the clothing industry and this book is a welcome contibution to this.

First of all this book is BIG. It's probably one of the biggest books in my library in size, it didn't even fit on my shelve standing up. The result of this is that every picture in the book is extremely large, so one can truly enjoy the details in every picture.

The pictures is what makes this book so wonderful. There are hundreds of pictures of mostly young chaps wearing a nice mix of classical clothing with certain modern elements creating a unique style.

Every set of pictures is in a certain theme, and each of these themes are introduced with a short column written by Hackett himself. Mostly it is someone asking a certain style-related question and Hackett answers and educates the reader with nice anecdotes which are fun to read.

But like I said before, this book is mostly about the pictures and one can draw a great deal of inspiration for buying their own wardrobe or just simply gaze endlessly at the huge photographs.
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By Kenneth on February 17, 2013
Format: Hardcover
A good coffee table book. I wouldn't spend $40 on it. Borrowed it from the library and read through in half an hour. Not much information. I wouldn't recommend it if you are looking for some books to show you how to dress.
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