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Interesting reading for all you shirtaholics

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"Shirtmaking" by David Coffin - I received this book as a Christmas gift and have been studying it off and on the pas few weeks. The author goes into amazing detail on the construction/creation of a modern day dress shirt (also delving into a bit of the historical details), beginning with material types to cuffs, collars, yokes, plackets, and so on. If you ever wondered what's the difference between a $50 store brand and a three c-note Borrelli, this book will give you some idea. It's real interesting even if you have no sewing skills at all - he does use a Brooks Brothers shirt as an (arbitrary) "baseline" in the beginning though
. Another book I received: "Classic Tailoring Techniques - A Construction Guide for Men's Wear" by Roberto Cabrera (assistant prof at FIT). It's more of a textbook (I saw it in a college bookstore) so the writing is a bit obtuse at times, and the model looks like he's from the '70s. Lots of practical information for regular folks here as well - if you've ever wondered what goes into making a great (or some would say "proper") suit, the potential for alterations, or most importantly, the fit (good/bad) of a suit, it's in here. Again the most fascinating thing to me is the level of detail _inside_ a suit and the little things that can enhance or destory the fit. Can anyone else here recommend good "construction" type books? I know there are lots for womenswear (I have a copy of "Couture Sewing Techniques" on order) but hardly any for menswear, especially ones that aren't too textbook-ish.
 

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