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Tailoring Traditions

John Hopkins

Source: Menswear, 2nd Edition, 2017, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

If people turn to look at you on the street, you are not well dressed.

Designing Other Accessories

Aneta Genova

Source: Accessory Design, 2012, Fairchild Books Library

Book part

Small accessories

John Lau

Source: Basics Fashion Design 09: Designing Accessories. Exploring the design and construction of bags, shoes, hats and jewellery, 2012, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Long regarded throughout history as a sign both of authority and intellectual superiority, glasses (also known as 'spectacles') were originally created as a means of correcting eyesight and offering wearers a clearer picture of the world around them. Glasses are created by inserting corrective lenses in a variety of thicknesses, curvatures and angles into frames. Today, vanity eyewear has exploded in popularity amongst those not requiring glasses for medical reasons, making the accessory no longe

Helmet

Beverly Chico

Source: The Berg Companion to Fashion, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Prehistoric peoples probably wore woven basketry or hide head protectors; ancient Ethiopians used horse skulls, manes, and tails. Archaeological evidence reveals that rawhide caps and copper helmets, protecting ears and neck nape—with chin straps and padded wool or leather lining—were worn by Sumerian, Babylonian, and Assyrian warriors during the third to first millennia B.C.E. Early Greek helmets were usually bronze hemispherical crowns. The Corinthian version incorporated a movable face mask; t

Accessories

Valerie Cumming

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. West Europe, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

There is a debate about whether accessories are “essential” or “additional to dress.” From 1800 onwards, there are relatively few new accessories; some gradually disappeared, and others became increasingly important, their roles reflecting a changing world. Many times those actually producing these goods could themselves afford only basic, practical items. Certain crafts were more suited to mechanized production—knitted goods like stockings and printed fabrics—others, like millinery, beaded bags,

Neckties and Neckwear

Anna König

Source: The Berg Companion to Fashion, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Accessories of Dress

Celia Stall-Meadows

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. The United States and Canada, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

The accessories industries in Canada and the United States are multibillion dollar industries that include many diverse product categories. Fashion accessories may be defined as fashion items that are carried or worn, and support or accent apparel fashions. Common accessories used by consumers in North America include hats and headwear, eyewear, scarves, shawls, neckties, handkerchiefs, pocket squares, gloves, belts, handbags, small personal leather goods, luggage, umbrellas, fans, and watches. M

Furnishings

Michael P. Londrigan

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

Book chapter

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

Book chapter

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

Scarfs, Ties, and Handkerchiefs

Celia Stall-Meadows

Source: Know Your Fashion Accessories, 2004, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Modern man is mindful of his seemingly useless strip of material: he rescues it from the toaster, yanks it from the elevator door, tightens it before the power lunch, fishes it from his seafood bisque, loosens it when the boss leaves and, with his last speck of adrenaline, rips it from his neck.

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