The Perfect Gentleman: The Pursuit of Timeless Elegance and Style in London

The Perfect Gentleman: The Pursuit of Timeless Elegance and Style in London

Author: James Sherwood

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 224

ISBN: 9780500516317

Language: English

Publisher: Thames Hudson

Release Date: November 12, 2012

Description du Livre

In an age of globalization with fashion trends that change by the day, the
quality and workmanship of the great British luxury brands endure and
flourish like never before. Valued for their craftsmanship, superlative
quality, exclusivity, and the status they confer on their owners, these
“heritage houses” have been synonymous with the finest production
for hundreds of years.
This lavish publication celebrates the gentleman’s search for the
perfect sartorial detail or the ideal accessory. It features six historical
chapters, from the Regency period to the present, each of which presents
classic British marques, including shoemakers, jewelers, shirt and
tie makers, cloth makers, perfumers, hatters, and vintners. The final
chapter showcases the new generation of designer-artisans who are
redefining notions of quality and handwork in the era of globalization
and digital technologies. A reference section presents the London
gentleman’s social world, from the shopping arcade (Burlington) to
hotels (The Savoy) and the member’s clubs and antiquarians in between.

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