Suit sales are on the rise. Makeovers for men are a staple of reality television. Style debates make newspapers and tabloids, and celebrities retain stables of stylists. There's more fuss than we've seen in decades over menwear -- and until now, no comprehensive resource on the subject. The Fairchild Encyclopedia of Menswear is a thorough -- and thoroughly entertaining -- guide for fashion students, professionals, and anyone interested in what men wear and why.Features:-- Over 2,800 entries covering definitions and terms, industry slang, pattern descriptions, tailor's talk, and technical jargon-- How-to's demonstrate tying knots and more-- Biographical sketches from Beau Brummel to Yves St. Laurant-- Charts, diagrams, fun facts, and trivia
Mary Lisa Gavenas covered the menswear industry as a reporter and editor at Fairchild Publications, then segued to work as a senior editor at Glamour, In Style, and Mirabella. Her freelance coverage of the fashion industry has appeared in Elle, Forbes' FYI, Harper's Bazaar, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times Magazine, and an assortment of other publications. She is also the author of Color Stories: Behind the Scenes in America's Billion-Dollar Beauty Industry (Simon & Schuster), holds a master's degree in costume history from New York University, and has been quoted as an expert source in media ranging from The New York Times and U.S. News & World Report to WNYC and BBC-4.