Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Review: Vintage Menswear

For Christmas this year, I received the book Vintage Menswear, a comprehensive source to rare suits, military uniforms, and classic sportswear.

The book is beautiful on its own.  It has a nice cover with a texture to it and hundreds of pages of glossy prints of clothing you would normally only see in a museum.

The clothing is detailed, highlighting the tears in the fabric, the tags of the designers, and the beauty of the garment, accompanied with a blurb of when the piece is from and its use.

Full page pictures, half page details, and close up shots occupy the pages as you flip through, leaving your eyes darting back and forth and pausing to take it all in.

Most of the garments are work-related, meaning uniform or military, so every day clothing like shirts and trousers aren't highlighted, which I would say is the biggest downfall of the book, but I have a fascination with military uniforms, so I loved the book nonetheless.

Also, there's some pretty great leather jackets featured, which is another one of my favorite things, and overall the book is stock full of gorgeous images you'll love, but if you're looking for what people wore to church or a party, it's not what you're looking for.

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