458 pages | 182 Color Illus. | 155 B/W Illus.
Men’s Tailoring: Bespoke, Theatrical and Historical Tailoring 1830-1950 introduces the reader to English tailoring and covers the drafting of patterns, cutting out in cloth, and the complete traditional construction techniques in sequence for the tailoring of a waistcoat, trousers and jacket. The book contains:
From choosing the right cloth to preparing for the fitting process, this how-to guide will help readers create beautiful, historically accurate three-piece suits for events and performances.
CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED
CHAPTER 2: THE BLOCK DRAFTS and DIAGRAMS
CHAPTER 3: INLAYS, ALLOWANCES and CLOTH
CHAPTER 4: CUTTING OUT and MARKING UP
CHAPTER 5: PREPARING FOR THE FITTING and the FITTING PROCESS
CHAPTER 6: MAKING UP THE WAISTCOAT
CHAPTER 7: MAKING UP THE TROUSERS
CHAPTER 8: MAKING UP THE JACKET
CHAPTER 9: MAKING UP THE SLEEVES, COLLAR, BUTTONS, BUTTONHOLES and FINISHING
CHAPTER 10: 19TH CENTURY BODY COATS
CHAPTER 11: ORIGINAL GARMENTS: PATTERNS, PHOTOGRAPHS and MEASUREMENTS