Dylan jones presents us with a coMplete guiDe to lonDon’s sartorial history anD style
Author Dylan Jones presents you with a complete guide to London Style and more recommended reads for the months ahead.
You simply can’t associate a vibrant city like London with just one style. There used to be a time when London men were most famous for tailored clothing. Think Sherlock Holmes or James Bond sporting their perfectly custom-made tailored suits, creating the whole “British gentleman” persona. Well, that is not longer applicable to the modern British men. With the decline of bespoke (tailored) clothing and the rising love for streetwear and everything retail, London men have gone through a gradual change in their wardrobe. They have gone through a major sartorial shift, as Author Dylan Jones
discusses in his latest book entitled “London Sartorial: Men’s Style From Street to
Bespoke” (Rizzoli). Sporting Andrés Velencoso on the cover, who was, incidentally, also on the cover of DA MAN Style Fall/ Winter ’16, this book will guide you through the different cultural styles of modern-day London as well as the people, designers and shops that influence British style. Take Saville Row as an example; a street that adopts the classical sense of fashion by offering bespoke clothing, or Carnaby Street, one of London’s trendiest shopping street that interprets clothing in a more hip and modern way. While the book mostly stays in London, it also examines the history of British menswear, going back to the ‘60s during the aptlynamed Peacock Revolution.
Not just a book with great images, “London Sartorial: Men’s Style From Street to Bespoke” also serves as an extensively researched tome that explains the driving forces that have influenced London’s fashion and style. Featuring interviews with prominent British designers such as Vivienne Westwood or Paul Smith, “London Sartorial” is a comprehensive and delightful book about British menswear as it was and as it is today.