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The Fairchild encyclopedia of menswear

Author: Mary Lisa Gavenas
Publisher: New York : Fairchild Publications, Inc., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A guide for fashion students and professionals, this book features: over 2,800 entries covering definitions and terms, industry slang, pattern descriptions, tailor's talk, and technical jargon;  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gavenas, Mary Lisa.
Fairchild encyclopedia of menswear.
New York : Fairchild Publications, Inc., ©2008
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Lisa Gavenas
ISBN: 9781563674655 1563674653
OCLC Number: 148851371
Description: x, 419 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Responsibility: Mary Lisa Gavenas.
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An unexpected exception

by CeCeS (WorldCat user published 2010-02-05) Excellent Permalink

This is an exception to those awful "how to dress" guides and "manuals of style" that purport to give the last word in menswear and are really just some boring garmento's opinion on which tie goes with which shirt collar. (Does anybody care about that anyway?) It covers absolutely everything....
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excellent reference on fashion arcana

by maryshelburne (WorldCat user published 2009-07-09) Excellent Permalink

I came to this after getting her other book out of the library. Although it's totally different--it's an encyclopedia--it was a great reference. I double-checked it on the Internet and a lot of this stuff is NOT AVAILABLE on the Internet, which makes it worth having.

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best --and the only--standard reference on this subject

by Panoptikon (WorldCat user published 2009-06-02) Excellent Permalink

Most fashion writing is awful, but--thank God--this is not a fashion book. I found it to be extremely reliable, succinct, and witty. I recommend it to my students as a reference.

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excellent textile resource

by CosmetMktr (WorldCat user published 2008-11-26) Excellent Permalink

Good basic fashion resource--most of the book applies to anything--not just menswear. Has color plates insertedne to identify fabric by pattern and visual appearance.

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