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Behind nearly every item in the modern male wardrobe is a "first of its kind"the definitive item, often designed for specialist use, on which all subsequent versions have been based. Icons of Men's Style examines, garment by garment, the most important and famous of these productstheir provenance and history, the stories of their design, the brand/company that started it a Behind nearly every item in the modern male wardrobe is a "first of its kind"the definitive item, often designed for specialist use, on which all subsequent versions have been based. Icons of Men's Style examines, garment by garment, the most important and famous of these productstheir provenance and history, the stories of their design, the brand/company that started it all, and how the item shaped the way men dress today.


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Behind nearly every item in the modern male wardrobe is a "first of its kind"the definitive item, often designed for specialist use, on which all subsequent versions have been based. Icons of Men's Style examines, garment by garment, the most important and famous of these productstheir provenance and history, the stories of their design, the brand/company that started it a Behind nearly every item in the modern male wardrobe is a "first of its kind"the definitive item, often designed for specialist use, on which all subsequent versions have been based. Icons of Men's Style examines, garment by garment, the most important and famous of these productstheir provenance and history, the stories of their design, the brand/company that started it all, and how the item shaped the way men dress today.

30 review for Icons of Men's Style

  1. 5 out of 5

    Margaret

    Great book on Men's style. I actually bought the book because of all the great photos inside. Many wonderful photos of classic film stars. They did not disappoint. Worth it just for the photos inside. The book has many examples of Men's clothing. The book focuses on one item at a time and there are examples on how to put a great look together. The book gives the history on each item. The history is very interesting. A few of the items this book covers are: The Pea Coat, The Trench Coat, Bomber Ja Great book on Men's style. I actually bought the book because of all the great photos inside. Many wonderful photos of classic film stars. They did not disappoint. Worth it just for the photos inside. The book has many examples of Men's clothing. The book focuses on one item at a time and there are examples on how to put a great look together. The book gives the history on each item. The history is very interesting. A few of the items this book covers are: The Pea Coat, The Trench Coat, Bomber Jacket, Jeans and many others. Enjoyable book. Great coffee table book.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Morad

    3.5 stars, maybe. What's important to know about the book is that "Icons" refers to clothing items like classic jackets, the suit, watches,..etc. ant not to celebrities who were/are icons of style. A nice coffee table book. It gets boring at times but mostly nice to read about the history of the clothing items we all use today. For example: the flap on that jackets has its origin from the military who added it to protect the soldiers from the kicks of their rifles! cool, right!? All in all, alright 3.5 stars, maybe. What's important to know about the book is that "Icons" refers to clothing items like classic jackets, the suit, watches,..etc. ant not to celebrities who were/are icons of style. A nice coffee table book. It gets boring at times but mostly nice to read about the history of the clothing items we all use today. For example: the flap on that jackets has its origin from the military who added it to protect the soldiers from the kicks of their rifles! cool, right!? All in all, alright, nice fun at times, a bit boring at times..

  3. 4 out of 5

    Am Y

    This was misleading. I thought I would be reading about actual human icons, but it turns out that all this book is, is a glorified catalogue of menswear types. They're organised into categories (e.g. outerwear, shoes, pants, etc) and in each category you get individual garment types (e.g. bomber jacket, trench coat, khakis, bermudas, brogues, loafers, etc). A brief (boring) history is given of each garment type. Some prominent garment types (which I would definitely consider "icons") were not fe This was misleading. I thought I would be reading about actual human icons, but it turns out that all this book is, is a glorified catalogue of menswear types. They're organised into categories (e.g. outerwear, shoes, pants, etc) and in each category you get individual garment types (e.g. bomber jacket, trench coat, khakis, bermudas, brogues, loafers, etc). A brief (boring) history is given of each garment type. Some prominent garment types (which I would definitely consider "icons") were not featured. I liked the book's layout and pictures, but that was about it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jennie

    Ah the fashions of men's yesteryear. Warren Beatty, James Dean, Gregory Peck, Elvis and even David Bowie are featured in this book, but not for what you may think. How cinema and music changed fashion for men is really not something I considered deeply until uncovering these pages. Handsome men and a good mix of garments make this a great peek into icon's and the clothes that framed them. Great visual candy. Ah the fashions of men's yesteryear. Warren Beatty, James Dean, Gregory Peck, Elvis and even David Bowie are featured in this book, but not for what you may think. How cinema and music changed fashion for men is really not something I considered deeply until uncovering these pages. Handsome men and a good mix of garments make this a great peek into icon's and the clothes that framed them. Great visual candy.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Palvinderjit Singh

    Interesting book about the history of men's style and how the fashion pieces came to be, a general trend that can be seen is that most originated from military uniforms and it is not surprising as that is the case all around the world. A must-have in every suave man's repertoire. Interesting book about the history of men's style and how the fashion pieces came to be, a general trend that can be seen is that most originated from military uniforms and it is not surprising as that is the case all around the world. A must-have in every suave man's repertoire.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Phil Linder

    Cool enough, I wish there was more photographs.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Brian

    This book isn't about the trendy clothes you see on fashion runways, but the enduring staples of men's style. Great photography, fun anecdotes, and interesting tidbits of history. This book isn't about the trendy clothes you see on fashion runways, but the enduring staples of men's style. Great photography, fun anecdotes, and interesting tidbits of history.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jeremy

    Recommended for anyone trying to make their wardrobe classic, timeless, and having some staying power. I got a kick out of flipping through this and seeing all the items I've had in my watch lists and wish lists. Also, as you get older I feel like you tend towards a lot of these items naturally. As much for there classic style as for the durability. This book will also pique your interests in further reading. Recommended for anyone trying to make their wardrobe classic, timeless, and having some staying power. I got a kick out of flipping through this and seeing all the items I've had in my watch lists and wish lists. Also, as you get older I feel like you tend towards a lot of these items naturally. As much for there classic style as for the durability. This book will also pique your interests in further reading.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Raluca Dobrovolschi

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    Derrick Nguyen

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    Nick Johannessen

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    Marcus Lomboy

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    Vanessa J.

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    Jianfeng Xia

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    Francesca

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    Ryan Petre

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    Tayvius Samson

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    Andrew Williams

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    Dan Holloway

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    Orji William

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    Michael Zappacosta

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    April Walton

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    Jimmy Shakur

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    Matt

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    Ralf

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    Gabe

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    Ivan Yurchenko

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    Stan Klimoff

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    Ramon Steffen

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ikenna Offor

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