Thursday, 14 January 2010

Sharp Suits

Sharp Suits is a book by ex-Drapers editor in chief Eric Musgrave. The book looks back at 150 years of tailoring. It celebrates the development of menswear classics and suit wearers.

Tailoring illustration by Luigi Tarquini for Brioni of Rome, 1956

Richard Gere as Julian in notorious film American Gigolo, 1980

A youthful Frank Sinatra in a classic wide-lapelled, late 1940s

Wide lapels and flares by Italian designer Carlo Palazzi, 1975

Modern menswear from the early 1960s in Mad Men, 2007

Bryan Ferry wearing Antony Price in the early days of Roxy Music, 1970s

David Bowie in wide shawl collar and 'teardrop' bell sleeves from 1974

A handsome Anthony Sinclair measures Sean Connery for a James Bond suit, 1962

French designer Ted Lapidus in the late 1960s

US college men in Hart Schaffner Marx, 1917

Good old Ralph Lauren with his dog Ruby in 1998

Harry S Truman, former haberdasher and president of the USA (1945-53)

John Hazel, Harold Wilmot and John Richards on the immigration ship Empire Windrush, June 1948

It'll make a good purchase!


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