A Tribute to the Sharp-Suited Gentleman
The history of men's suits, that indispensable item of sartorial armour, is examined in Eric Musgrave's excellent new coffee table book Sharp Suits. Exploring the evolution of the modern suit over the past century, the book is organized thematically in chapters that examine the single-breasted suit, the striped suit, the Dormeuil suit and more, looking at each decade's developments in turn. It features an introduction by Richard James, one of the more recent arrivals on London's famed Savile Row who bridges the gap between traditional tailor and designer. Sharp Suits also highlights the iconic suiting styles of entertainers through the years including the Beatles, John Travolta, James Brown, Warren Beatty, Al Pacino and Franz Ferdinand, in addition to well-known dandies from the Duke of Windsor to David Bowie.