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Author Sherwood, James.
Title The perfect gentleman : the pursuit of timeless elegance and style in London / James Sherwood ; [foreword by Terence Stamp] ; principal photography by Andy Barnham and Guy Hills.
Published New York : Thames & Hudson, c2012.
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 Floor4 Folio/Oversize  TT580 .S486 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description 224 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 36 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 219) and index.
Contents Monarchy, gallantry & debauchery : Restoration London (1666-1789) -- Fashion, revolution & aspiration : Regency London (1789-1837) -- Empire, affluence & ingenuity : Victorian London (1837-1880) -- Pleasure, excess & ostentation : Edwardian London (1880-1914) -- Modernism, frivolity & chic : London between two wars (1914-1940) -- Austerity, optimism & energy : London's new Elizabethan Age (1940-present) -- Epilogue -- The perfect gentleman's London landscape.
Note "The pursuit of elegance in men's attire inevitable leads a gentleman to London's historic West End. Since 1666 the quarters of Mayfair, Piccadilly and St. James's have been colonized by hatters, shoemakers, jewelers, shirtmakers, perfumers and hosiers. Today this exclusive enclave of excellence has the highest concentration of firms trading in luxury goods fo rthe well-appointed male, and the modern genlteman who values quality, refinement and craftsmanship can still walk in the footsteps of such sartorial greats as Beau Brummell, Edward VII, Oscar Wilde, Winston Churchill, the Duke of Windsor, Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, Prince Charles and, latterly, the dashing Prince William and Prince Harry"--Dust jacket.
Subject Tailoring -- England -- London -- History.
Fashion -- Great Britain -- History.
Clothing trade -- England -- London.
Men's clothing -- England -- London -- History.
Men's clothing -- History.
Men's clothing industry -- England -- London -- History.
London (England) -- Social life and customs.
Related Names Stamp, Terence.
Barnham, Andy.
Hills, Guy.
Alternate Title Pursuit of timeles elegance and style in London
ISBN 9780500516317 (hc.)
0500516316 (hc.)
OCLC number 783161367