The Men's Fashion Book (Hardcover)
'Is this the chicest coffee-table book ever printed? Quite possibly.' - Financial Times, How To Spend It
The first-ever authoritative A-Z celebration of the 500 greatest names in men's fashion - 200 years of men's style through the work of designers, brands, photographers, icons, models, retailers, tailors, and stylists around the globe
The Men's Fashion Book is an unparalleled A-Z deep-dive into the people and brands that have produced and inspired the most memorable looks in menswear - and are advancing today's renaissance in men's clothing and style.
Created in collaboration with Jacob Gallagher, men's fashion editor at Off Duty for the Wall Street Journal, this stunning book with its striking cover design and red and black marker ribbons, documents more than two centuries of men's fashion, bringing its history to life through iconic, inspirational images, from traditional suits to streetwear, and beyond.
Inside this ground-breaking book you'll find approximately 130 designers, 100 brands, 70 icons, 40 photographers, 40 footwear and accessory designers, 30 retailers, 25 stylists, editors, and writers, 20 tailors, 15 publications, 15 models, and 10 illustrators, as well as art directors, influencers, milliners, and textile designers. Arranged alphabetically, the 500 entries spotlight living legends such as Giorgio Armani and Paul Smith alongside today's most innovative creatives, including Ozwald Boateng, Alessandro Michele, Kim Jones, and Virgil Abloh, and cutting-edge brands such as Bode, Sacai, and Supreme.
Following in the footsteps of Phaidon's globally acclaimed and bestselling The Fashion Book, this is the most comprehensive guide to the men's fashion world ever published.
About the Author
Conceived and edited by Phaidon editors.
Jacob Gallagher is the men's fashion editor at Off Duty for the Wall Street Journal, where he also writes a weekly column on style trends.
"Is this the chicest coffee-table book ever printed? Quite possibly." - Financial Times, How To Spend It
"An extraordinary celebration and exploration of menswear throughout time and around the globe. From style icons to designers and others shaping men's fashion, it highlights generations of creative talent, including CFDA members Ralph Lauren, Public School, Sean Combs, and Emilie Adams Bode." - Steven Kolb, CEO, Council of Fashion Designers of America
"The Men's Fashion Book is an encyclopedic and fabulous reminder that eccentrics, geniuses and provocateurs are by no means confined to the women's fashion arena." - Simon Doonan, style icon, writer, and author of How to Be Yourself
"[A] comprehensive guide ... on the most influential figures-ubiquitous brands and behind-the-scenes image-makers alike." - WSJ Mag
"Handsome ... A must-have for any clotheshorse." - Town & Country
"Comprehensible and captivating." - Publishers Weekly
"The book highlights iconic moments past, present and future in men's fashion." - Woman's Wear Daily
"Takes stock of where menswear has been and suggests where it might be going at a time when the industry is heading in uncharted directions." - Vogue
"Sprawling" - Robb Report