A History of Men's Fashion


Farid Chenoune. Preface by Richard Martin.

Flammarion Paris. 1993. First English language edition. Black cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 336 pages. Profusely illustrated throughout in colour and b&w. English. 285 x 230mm. 2.2kg. 2080135368. Near fine, in near fine dust jacket; from the library of Jacqueline Duncan, founder of the Inchbald School of Design, with her ex libris bookplate.

A very good copy of this scarce definitive work on the subject of men's fashion. It is a fully comprehensive survey, with in-depth text and numerous illustrations and archival images. A History of Men's Fashion follows the sartorial evolution of the male wardrobe from the era of Beau Brummell, which created the model of the gentleman and the dandy, to the "anti fashion" trends of the early 1990s.