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The Finest Menswear in the World

The Craftsmanship of Luxury

Simon Crompton


The only book on menswear to go fully behind the scenes to explain why the featured clothes, accessories and brands are the best in the world

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With impeccable taste and unparalleled knowledge, connoisseur Simon Crompton introduces the ultimate examples of contemporary artisanal menswear, from the Panama hat to the Milanese buttonhole.

In profiles of fourteen distinguished companies that all design, make and sell their own products, he offers detailed insight into the way in which these luxury items are crafted, explaining how a handstitched seam, a perfectly cut sleeve or screen-printed silk set these makers apart.

Crompton’s expert guidance enables the discerning gentleman to dress himself head to toe in the finest menswear in the world.

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 25.0 x 19.5 cm

Extent: 224 pp

Publication date: 14 September 2015

ISBN: 9780500518090

Contents List

Introduction • 1. Sports jackets – Anderson & Sheppard, London • 2. Suits – Cifonelli, Paris • 3. Shirts – Kiton, Naples • 4. Ties – Drake’s, London • 5. Knitwear – Loro Piana, Sillavengo, Italy • 6. Jeans – Kapital, Kojima, Japan • 7. Underwear – Zimmerli, Coldrerio, Switzerland • 8. Socks – Bresciani, Spirona, Italy • 9. Shoes – GJ Cleverley & Co, London • 10. Panama hats – Brent Black, Kailua, Hawaii • 11. Scarves – Begg & Co • 12. Leather jackets – Zilli, Lyon • 13. Umbrellas – Mario Talarico, Naples • 14. Bags – Alfred Dunhill, London

About the Author

Simon Crompton’s 'Permanent Style' website has become a global authority on luxury menswear. Crompton also writes for the Financial Times, among other magazines, and is the author of The Finest Menswear in the World, published by Thames & Hudson.

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