A Hundred Years of Men's Style
Later this month UK-based Laurence King will publish 100 Years of Menswear by Cally Blackman, a killer compendium of images and commentary covering the evolution and revolution in men's style over the last century. Rare photography and illustrations "reveal the elegant tailoring of Savile Row and tough khaki and denim of the uniform and workplace giving way to an exuberant array of styles and colors as the century progresses." 347 illustrations range from artists, explorers and rock stars to Hollywood style icons. The impact of designers like Pierre Cardin, Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren is contrasted with the street fashion of the 1960s, punk rock and the clubbing scene. Blackman explores sartorial subjects such as the importance of the suit and it's numerous revivals, and the impact menswear has had on the female wardrobe, the influence of the the media and the gay community on style. The cover (above) features an image of David Bowie looking dandyish in 1974.