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  • The Perfectly Dressed Gentlemanby Robert O'Byrne

    Ryland Peters & Small 2014; US$ 10.19

    Brown or black shoes? Single or double-breasted jacket? Tie or no tie? In our increasingly informal world, knowing how a man should dress for each occasion has become ever more challenging. So, take the stress out of getting dressed with this invaluable little book. The Perfectly Dressed Gentleman is an indispensable guide through the modern sartorial... more...

  • Visual History of Costumeby Aileen Ribeiro; Valerie Cumming

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 21.86

    The core of the book consists of over 200 contemporary illustrations of dress, arranged in order of date for easy reference. They include paintings, drawings, photographs, advertisements, stone effigies and brass rubbings. A detailed introduction sets out the background to the evolution of clothing over the centuries, the broad changes themselves,... more...

  • Great War Fashionby Lucy Adlington

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    We often talk of 'stepping into someone else's shoes'. Walking back in time a century ago, which shoes would they be? A pair of silk sensations costing thousands of pounds designed by Yantonnay of Paris, or heavy wooden clogs with metal cleats that spark on the cobbles of a factory yard? Will your shoes be heavy with mud from trudging along duckboards... more...

  • They Do What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of Extraordinary and Exotic Customs from around the Worldby Javier Galván

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 89.00

    In Maharashtra, India, a tradition exists to throw newborn babies off the tops of buildings. At the Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Thailand, some people ritualistically pierce their cheeks and faces with swords and knives. How did these surprising customs come to be? From camel wrestling to cheese-rolling competitions to a tomato-throwing festival,... more...

  • Fashion on the Rationby Julie Summers

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 20.00

    In September 1939, just three weeks after the outbreak of war, Gladys Mason wrote briefly in her diary about events in Europe: 'Hitler watched German siege of Warsaw. City in flames.' And, she continued, 'Had my wedding dress fitted. Lovely.' For Gladys Mason, and for thousands of women throughout the long years of the war, fashion was... more...

  • Rituales de magia blancaby Lucia Pavesi

    De Vecchi Ediciones 1753; Not Available

    ¿Qué son realmente la magia, los hechizos y los encantamientos? ¿Qué diferencia hay entre magia blanca, negra y roja? ¿Para qué sirven las ceremonias mágicas? ¿Cuáles son las distintas prácticas antiguas y modernas, como el vudú, el chamanismo, las ceremonias del antiguo Egipto, etc.? more...

  • Medieval Dress and Textiles in Britainby Louise M. Sylvester; Mark C. Chambers; Gale R. Owen-Crocker

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    A vital sourcebook for information on clothing and textiles in the middle ages, containing many previously unprinted documents. more...

  • Medieval Clothing and Textiles 10by Robin Netherton; Gale R. Owen-Crocker

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 51.04

    The usual wide range of approaches to garments and fabrics appears in this tenth volume. Three chapters focus on practical matters: a description of the medieval vestments surviving at Castel Sant'Elia in Italy; a survey of the spread of silk cultivation to Europe before 1300; and a documentation of medieval colour terminology for desirable cloth.... more...

  • The Three-Piece Suit and Modern Masculinityby David Kuchta

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    In 1666, King Charles II felt it necessary to reform Englishmen's dress by introducing a fashion that developed into the three-piece suit. We learn what inspired this royal revolution in masculine attire--and the reasons for its remarkable longevity--in David Kuchta's engaging and handsomely illustrated account. Between 1550 and 1850, Kuchta says,... more...

  • Elizabethan Englandby Kathy Elgin

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 42.00

    Focusing on the Elizabethan era in England, a period from about 1550 to 1603, this title shows various examples of the fascinating clothing worn by everyone from the noblemen and middle classes to the countryfolk and military men. England during the time of Queen Elizabeth I is well-known to students as the time of Shakespeare's plays and other... more...