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Sharp Suits Hardcover – January 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Pavilion (January 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1862058520
  • ISBN-13: 978-1862058521
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 9.1 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,195,240 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Eric Musgrave’s book Sharp Suits provides a very good overview of the development of the suit in the last 150 years . . . every clothes horse should own a copy of this marvelous book." —Gentleman's Gazette

About the Author

Eric Musgrave has been writing about fashion for more than 25 years. He served as the launch editor of the first men's magazine FHM, and has held senior positions at numerous fashion magazines, including Drapers, Men's Wear, International Textiles, Fashion Weekly, and Sportswear International.


More About the Author

Eric Musgrave has been writing about fashion for more than 30 years. He has worked for most of the major fashion industry magazines in the UK and also served stints on International Textiles (in Amsterdam) and Sportswear International (in Milan). He was business magazine editor of the year in the UK in 2003 for his work in merging the long-established Drapers Record and Menswear magazines to creating Drapers, the fashion industry weekly title. He is now a freelance writer. SHARP SUITS is his first book. He contributed the foreword to MENSWEAR. A full overview of his work can be found on www.ericmusgrave.co.uk

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The book makes the movie make sense.
A. W. Bellais
The pictures were the focus of the book but the captions were so good that it elevated the book above a mere picture book.
TripsCallerDoh
Although not definitive, it is a wonderful addition to any well dressed man's library.
J. Brown

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By TripsCallerDoh on September 14, 2010
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I pre-ordered this book because I can never get enough books celebrating the suit. The book is a feast for the eyes that easily surpases "Gentleman: A Timeless Fashion" by Bernhard Roetze in its beauty (a difficult feat. Gentleman: A Timeless Guide to Fashion (Lifestyle)Roetze's book is one of my favorites although its focus is not just on the suit.) This book reminded me of "100 Years of menswear" by Cally BlackmanOne Hundred Years of Menswear. Both books feature a photograph of David Bowie wearing an iconic yellow suit with a shawl collar (SS has a nice selection of Bowie's experimental suits.) That book was fantastic with, practically, the entire story of men's clothing told in photograph captions. The pictures were the focus of the book but the captions were so good that it elevated the book above a mere picture book. "Sharp Suits," has quality captions as well but it seems to focus the narative more in actual texts, exploring various themes over many pages. The book covers quite a lot about suits. It is not quite as exhaustive as Esquire's "Encyclopedia of 20th Century Men's" Esquire's Encyclopedia of 20th Century Men's Fashions or "The Fairchild Encyclopedia of Menswear," The Fairchild Encyclopedia of Menswear but it still gets 98% of the information that most will be interested in about the suit.Read more ›
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Brown on September 25, 2010
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This book has some iconic images of well cut suits over the last 100 years. Some of the choices are unusual, but all are interesting to see.
For the person who wants to see what other writers talk about when it comes to Savile Row, or other 'schools' of tailoring...this book delivers. Although not definitive, it is a wonderful addition to any well dressed man's library.
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By Alberto Forero on February 15, 2014
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It's a good time line of suits. Nice pictures. I wish it had more color. There was a lot of black and white photos.
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By Jo Breese on January 10, 2014
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A gorgeous journey through men's fashion/design - appeal to all ages who have an interest in either fashion or design. Great photography. A book that will be returned to over and over again.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. W. Bellais on March 3, 2013
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The book makes the movie make sense. The sections are great fun, from fashion to smoking and wering hats. All the men wear hats. But, there a pea under the matress -- it's called a woman in the boy's network. I like this book.
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