Can you parse the difference between a ‘Chesterfield’ and an ‘Ulster’ coat? The illustrated, well researched ‘How to Read a Suit’ looks at how menswear has evolved over the last four centuries, examining cut and fabric through finishes, detailing, and undergarments, as it highlights popular styles by era, and occasion, as well as class, age, and status. $35; Bloomsbury Publications. Available on Amazon.
Lydia Edwards: How to Read a Suit