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Contemporary Menswear

A Global Guide to Independent Men's Fashion

Nick Schonberger, Calum Gordon

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An all encompassing, global guide to cutting-edge, independent men’s fashion

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This is an essential reference to more than 50 international designers, brands, stores, blogs and websites that have shaped independent men’s fashion over the last decade and will define its trends in the years ahead

Menswear is now a respected, mature and yet highly creative part of the global fashion industry. From classic ‘heritage’ labels such as Albam Clothing through to dynamic, new labels such as Tellason, which set the fashion agenda for crafted, desirable denim or the clean, sartorially elegant lines of Won Hundred, the brands expertly selected and curated for this book represent the very best in a fast-changing international scene, be they the ones that create styles and set trends or those that innately understand how to sell and market menswear effectively.

Packed with critical insight and opinion, this book sets out to cut through the PR gloss of so much fashion writing. Each of the brands represented includes a sharp, brief profile of the people behind the brand and its history to date. And to provide even greater depth, the book also features essays on the major trends in the menswear scene and interviews with some of its key, influential figures.

Visually rich and encompassing the full range of apparel and accessories, including denim, workwear, outerwear, knitwear, shoes, bags, accessories and more, Contemporary Menswear is a source of inspiration and a must have ‘look book’ for all fashion designers, stylists, writers and students.

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'A neat idea and Vogel and his co-authors make some thought-provoking observations … beautifully photographed profiles'
Glasgow Herald

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Book Details

Format: Flexibound with flaps

Size: 24.0 x 16.5 cm

Extent: 288 pp

Publication date: 20 October 2014

ISBN: 9780500517598

Contents List

Introduction 18 Waits Aether Apparel Aitor Throup Albam Clothing Arc’Teryx Veilance Be Positive Big John Billy Reid Billykirk Common People Denim Demon Deus Ex Machina Eastland Shoe Eat Dust Ebbets Field Flannels Engineered Garments Filson Folk Garbstore Gitman Vintage Golden Bear Gram Grenson Howlin’ by Morrison Iron & Resin Lavenham Leisure Left Field NYC Libertine-Libertine Lightning Bolt MNii Maiden Noir Mark McNairy Monitaly Muttonhead Naked & Famous Denim Nigel Cabourn Oak Street Bootmakers Outlier Schott Pike Brothers Publish Brand Reigning Champ S.N.S. Herning Soulland Stüssy Deluxe Tanner Goods Tellason The West is Dead Unis Universal Works Wings & Horns Won Hundred Wood Wood Yuketen Bibliography Acknowledgments Index

About the Author

Nick Schonberger is a writer, blogger and critic on fashion, culture and music. He lives in New York.

Calum Gordon is a fashion blogger.

List of Contributors

Steven Vogel

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