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The Fairchild encyclopedia of menswear

The Fairchild encyclopedia of menswear

by Mary Lisa Gavenas

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Found through citations   (2018-02-06)

Excellent

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by DHouy

I discovered this book by accident because I saw it being cited in so many Wikipedia and other articles. My favorite part is the insert in the center where you can identify the fabrics without having to already know what they're called. 



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5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
excellent textile resource   (2008-11-26)

Excellent

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by CosmetMktr

Good basic fashion resource--most of the book applies to anything--not just menswear. Has color plates insertedne to identify fabric by pattern and visual appearance.



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best --and the only--standard reference on this subject   (2009-06-02)

Excellent

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by Panoptikon

Most fashion writing is awful, but--thank God--this is not a fashion book. I found it to be extremely reliable, succinct, and witty. I recommend it to my students as a reference.



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excellent reference on fashion arcana   (2009-07-09)

Excellent

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by maryshelburne

I came to this after getting her other book out of the library. Although it's totally different--it's an encyclopedia--it was a great reference. I double-checked it on the Internet and a lot of this stuff is NOT AVAILABLE on the Internet, which makes it worth having.



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An unexpected exception   (2010-02-05)

Excellent

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by CeCeS


This is an exception to those awful "how to dress" guides and "manuals of style" that purport to give the last word in menswear and are really just some boring garmento's opinion on which tie goes with which shirt collar. (Does anybody care about that anyway?) It covers absolutely everything....
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