Friday, April 22, 2016

The Victorian Tailor: Costume & Fashion Library

Vintage menswear tailoring, especially Victorian which is so popular right now, has always been short on reference books to use as guides while re-creating that period look. It is essential to build a shelf of titles to choose from and refer to, rather than hoping only one text will do the job. "The Victorian Tailor" covers this subject with some detail. I find the pattern drafts sufficient, and the original period illustrations helpful.

When used along with books such as Norah Waugh's "Cut of Men's Clothes" and a true tailoring book, this title would be very helpful to use when taking on the task of teaching yourself to create Victorian men's apparel.

In designing costumes and fashion, a working knowledge and understanding of men's historical apparel is essential, since it influences both fashion and costume design.  The information here would also make this book a great reference when looking for inspiration or design details.

This book is currently available in my shop.

The Victorian Tailor: An Introduction to Period Tailoring Paperback
Jason Maclochlainn
Soft bound, 160 pages / St. Martin's Griffin, March 15, 2011 / ISBN-10: 0312642334 , ISBN-13: 978-0312642334