'Evocatively illustrated with stand out archive imagery as well as inspirational contemporary fashion photography, Nautical Chic is the definitive history of coastal couture'
'This book is a fascinating blend of politics, leisure and marine adventure and, although a scholarly work, it is written in a friendly, accessible tone'
'A new history of fashion inspired by the sea ... the author traces the many threads linking our seafaring past with out catwalk present, charting how official navy dress, fisherman's workwear, bohemian Rivera style and the rebel pirate have become some of our most enduring looks'
'A new fashion history book that covers everything you need to know about stripy T-shirts and peacoats but were afraid to ask'
'It's written in an accessible style, but full of historical and cultural glory'