Synopses & Reviews
Mens makeovers are a staple of reality television, and male celebrities retain stables of stylists. Magazine publishers are busy beefing up their coverage of mens fashion and grooming. There is more interest over menswear then theres been in decades, yet there has been no comprehensive resource or reference until now. Witty and exhaustively researched, The Fairchild Encyclopedia of Menswear remedies that need for students, retailers, customers, journalists, would-be dandies, and anyone else who is interested in what men wear and why they wear it.
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 menswear 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.
The Fairchild Encyclopedia of Menswear is an exhaustively researched and comprehensive resource for students, retailers, customers, journalists, and anyone else who is interested in what men wear and why they wear it.
About the Author
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.