Icons of Men's Style by Josh Sims
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It is once again ”lost in translation,” where the use of the word icons might have been replaced by symbols or staples of style which would have yielded a far different expectation from its reading.
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"Women are into fashion, men are into style, style is forever" – Domenico Dolce

Womenswear progresses in leaps and bounds, fueled by the readiness of women to wear what may at the time be perceived as the radical or outrageous. Not so menswear –menswear evolves, slowly. But from what? Behind nearly every item in the modern male wardrobe is a "first of its kind" – the definitive item, often designed by a single company or brand for specialist use, on which all subsequent versions have been based (and originals of which are now collector items in the booming vintage market).

Icons of Men's Style examines, garment by garment, the most important and famous of these products – their provenance and history, the stories of their design, the brand/company that started it all and how the item shaped the way men dress today.
 

About Josh Sims

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Josh Sims is a freelance style writer, contributing to the likes of The Financial Times, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, Mail on Sunday, Channel 4, the BBC, Esquire, GQ, Wallpaper* and i-D. He is also author of Rock/Fashion (Omnibus), A Dictionary of Fashion Designers (Collins), Mary, Queen of Shops (BBC Books) and contributor to several fashion books from Taschen.
 
Published February 9, 2016 by Laurence King Publishing. 192 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Arts & Photography.
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Reviewed by Jeffrey Felner on Jul 29 2016

It is once again ”lost in translation,” where the use of the word icons might have been replaced by symbols or staples of style which would have yielded a far different expectation from its reading.

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