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Sleeves and Cuffs

Myoungok Kim and Injoo Kim

Source: Patternmaking for Menswear. Classic to Contemporary, 2014, Fairchild Books Library

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The sleeve was developed out of necessity as well as beauty. Primary functions of arms in the human body are balance and lifting, and it is necessary that the design of the garment that covers the arms be supportive of this purpose. The types of sleeves vary depending on their length, their components, and the methods by which they are constructed.

Shirts

Myoungok Kim and Injoo Kim

Source: Patternmaking for Menswear. Classic to Contemporary, 2014, Fairchild Books Library

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The convertible collar and continuous placket of this design also appear in the short-sleeved bowling or Hawaiian shirt. Its classic silhouette includes enough wearing ease to go over the trousers, because it is typically worn untucked.

Basic Slopers for Wovens Slim-Fit Style versus Classic-Fit Style

Myoungok Kim and Injoo Kim

Source: Patternmaking for Menswear. Classic to Contemporary, 2014, Fairchild Books Library

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For functional dress in contemporary daily life, most consumers pick their favorite clothes from ready-to-wear fashions. This departure from the European tradition of couture has occurred because production of an individual order requires a lot of time and money. Every piece of clothing requires a process to convert rectangular fabric into a form useful for human needs. Flat patternmaking is one of the ways to achieve this conversion.

Furnishings

Michael P. Londrigan

Source: Menswear. Business to Style, 2009, Fairchild Books Library

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Visiting the furnishings department can be an overwhelming experience, even for the savvy shopper. When a customer buys a new suit or sport coat and slacks, the shopping experience has just begun. The following questions face the customer in the furnishings department:

Formal Wear

Michael P. Londrigan

Source: Menswear. Business to Style, 2009, Fairchild Books Library

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Two theories prevail regarding the origins of the tuxedo. One theory credits Pierre Lorillard as the father of the tuxedo, while the other theory credits the Prince of Wales (who later became King Edward VII). Most information available supports the Lorillard theory. However, the British version tells the following story: James Brown Potter, who happened to hail from Tuxedo Park, New York, was vacationing in England in 1886. After meeting the Prince of Wales, Mr. Potter and his wife were invited

Shirts

Lori A. Knowles

Source: The Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers Menswear, 2005, Fairchild Books Library

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Men’s shirts and tops come in a variety of styles from casual wear to formal wear. Menswear styles do not vary as much as womenswear styles, but there are opportunities to generate design interest with different styles and to learn patternmaking skills while creating attractive and comfortable shirts. This chapter teaches you flat patternmaking techniques for men’s shirts and tops in both knit and woven fabrics.

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