The Finest Menswear in the World

The Craftsmanship of Luxury


The only book on menswear to go fully behind the scenes to explain why the featured clothes, accessories and brands are the best in the world

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Simon Crompton


With impeccable taste and unparalleled knowledge, connoisseur Simon Crompton introduces the ultimate examples of contemporary artisanal menswear, from the Panama hat to the Milanese buttonhole.

In profiles of fourteen distinguished companies that all design, make and sell their own products, he offers detailed insight into the way in which these luxury items are crafted, explaining how a handstitched seam, a perfectly cut sleeve or screen-printed silk set these makers apart.

Crompton’s expert guidance enables the discerning gentleman to dress himself head to toe in the finest menswear in the world.

Additional information

Weight 1042 g
Dimensions 20.2 x 25.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 November 2015
Number of pages 224
Format Hardback
Dimensions 20.2 x 25.8 cm
Weight 1042 g


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Simon Crompton is a writer and editor best known for his hugely popular blog 'Permanent Style', recommended by both The New York Times and The Times, and for being Editor-at-large of The Rake. He is the author of Le Snob: Tailoring, and contributed to One Savile Row: Gieves & Hawkes: The Invention of the English Gentleman.