I checked out the book yesterday at B&N. I decided not to buy it quite yet as I wanted to find out about buying an autographed copy (and maybe directly from the author, as I would guess he would get more of the proceeds). It looks very interesting. I am also honored that Manton thanked me personally in the acknowledgments page (second or third page) along with a thanks to the forum.
I had to get the B&N guy to dig it out from the back as they hadn't put them out yet, but he said they would be going in the Beauty and Grooming section, which has nothing else similar and I think is not the right section for the book. Rather than subject the copy I looked at to that, I put it neatly on a table of "Great Gift Idea" books or something like that. Father's Day is coming up - maybe we should all go to our local bookstores and sneakily help them properly merchandise the book in the section for Father's Day books.
Originally Posted by dah328
I don't think Manton got to the point of commissioning illustrations or photos for the book so he couldn't put together a website without a lot of additional work. Perhaps we could put together a wiki page with some example photos and/or illustrations for some of the more difficult concepts in the book. I have, after all, seen some very helpful illustrations on the forum of different elements of suit silhouette and fit.
I noticed and was a bit disappointed about the lack of illustrations as well. I actually started sketching out some quick illustrations for some of the more difficult concepts last night with an eye toward putting them up on the wiki. Of course, professional photos would be better... maybe Chuck or Andrew would like to donate some of their auction pics for comparison shots? (E.g., difference in gorge height, different shoulder types, lapels, etc.)