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
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