• American Fashion Menswear

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    It has been said that almost all of menswear has been mined from the sartorial-rich soil of war and sport. American Fashion Menswear, an Assouline book by Robert E. Bryan, vividly illustrates this claim. It is the latest addition to my coffee table. The book chronicles the past century of men’s style by way of a septenary arrangement: Utility, the Ivy Road, Sportswear, the American Suit, the Dandy, Hollywood, and Music. Bryan aims to prove that American men’s wear is more influential and significant than American women’s wear. “The things the U.S. is known for in fashion are men’s—jeans, Western gear, work wear, great outdoors clothing. Ivy League style is essentially about men, and rock style revolves around men, too,” Bryan notes. Pick up your own copy but ditch the dust jacket—the sartorial-rich turf of football is a much more effective conversation starter.

    Mar 20, 2013 | Permalink (1) Total Comments

    psp left a comment on 3/25/2013 at 10:19 PM:

    Another area where we are pretty good is military uniforms.  FYI Brooks Brothers is once again making Navy uniforms.