Men's Tailoring: Bespoke, Theatrical and Historical Tailoring 1830-1950

1st Edition

Graham Cottenden

Routledge
March 14, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 410 Pages - 182 Color & 155 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138336803 - CAT# K393757

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Summary

Men’s Tailoring: Bespoke, Theatrical and Historical Tailoring 1830-1950 introduces the reader to English tailoring and covers the drafting of patterns, cutting out in cloth, and the complete traditional construction techniques in sequence for the tailoring of a waistcoat, trousers and jacket. The book contains:

  • Step-by-step instructions, complete with illustrations, for students and costumiers who are new to the making of male tailored garments from the 19th and 20th centuries;

  • Drafting blocks and construction techniques for the main three styles of 19th century male garments: frock coat, morning coat and dress coat;

  • Patterns, photographs and detailed measurements taken from a variety of male coats, jackets, waistcoats and trousers from c1830 - c1950 from museums and collections.

From choosing the right cloth to preparing for the fitting process, this how-to guide will help readers create beautiful, historically accurate three-piece suits for events and performances.

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