American Menswear

American Menswear

From the Civil War to the Twenty-first Century

Book - 2011
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If clothes make the man, who makes the clothes—and the trends they inspire? Fashion historian Daniel Delis Hill takes readers on a fascinatingly detailed tour of America’s changing sartorial landscape, tracing menswear from the tailors and “slop shops” of the early nineteenth century to Calvins, tattoos, and the Armani tux. Each chronological section covers the full range of men's clothing by category, including suits and evening wear, outerwear, sportswear, accessories, sleepwear, swimwear, underwear, and grooming. Documenting the panorama of men’s dress with 650 illustrations (many never before gathered in book form), Hill describes the social developments that contributed to and sprang from changing styles of masculine clothing. Additionally, he demonstrates how technological innovations as small as the inch measuring tape or as sweeping as the treadle sewing machine revolutionized the manufacture of menswear, and how mass production, distribution, and marketing democratized men’s fashion. Examining evolving ideas and ideals of masculinity across two centuries of American history, Hill thoughtfully considers the societal implications of men’s choices in dress. American Menswear contributes a much-needed resource to the fields of costume history, fashion design and merchandising, men’s studies, advertising and marketing history, popular culture, and American history—as well as a treat for the casual reader and an eye-catching addition to any art reference library.

If clothes make the man, who makes the clothes—and the trends they inspire? Fashion historian Daniel Delis Hill takes readers on a fascinatingly detailed tour of America’s changing sartorial landscape, tracing menswear from the tailors and “slop shops” of the early nineteenth century to Calvins, tattoos, and the Armani tux. Each chronological section covers the full range of men's clothing by category, including suits and evening wear, outerwear, sportswear, accessories, sleepwear, swimwear, underwear, and grooming. Documenting the panorama of men’s dress with 650 illustrations (many never before gathered in book form), Hill describes the social developments that contributed to and sprang from changing styles of masculine clothing. American Menswear contributes a much-needed resource to the fields of costume history, fashion design and merchandising, men’s studies, advertising and marketing history, popular culture, and American history—as well as a treat for the casual reader and an eye-catching addition to any art reference library.


Baker & Taylor
"A chronology of men's fashion and masculine style in the United States from the Civil War era through the beginning of the twenty-first century. Also demonstrates the democratization of men's fashion by mass production, distribution, and marketing. Includes illustrations"--Provided by publisher.

Book News
This large comprehensive volume on American men's fashion chronicles the evolution of menswear over the past one hundred and fifty years. Arranged chronologically, the work covers major fashion eras from the Civil War, to the roaring twenties, to the psychedelic 1960s, and on to the present, describing in detail trends in mainstream fashion as well as peripheral topics such as sporting wear, underwear, hats and work clothing. Every page includes black and white photographs or reproductions of vintage advertisements and a collection of full-color gloss plates is also provided. Hill is an expert in the history of fashion and a former professor of fashion design. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Lubbock, Texas : Texas Tech University Press, c2011
ISBN: 9780896727229
089672722X
Branch Call Number: 391.10973 H551a
Characteristics: xvi, 374 p. : ill. ; 29 cm

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