The Perfect Gentleman


Discover the makers and marques behind the world’s most enduring objects of desire


ISBN: 9780500023723 Category:

James Sherwood


This lavish publication celebrates the gentleman’s search for the perfect sartorial detail, the ideal accessory, or beautiful gift for a loved one. Presented through the eyes of a connoisseur looking for quality and bepoke goods in London’s key stylistic historic periods, it tells the stories of the personalities, shop-keepers and mastercraftsmen who have animated the business of luxury goods for centuries. The book is arranged chronologically in six chapters, each followed by three or four profiles of British luxury marques. A reference section presents the London gentleman’s social world, from the shopping arcades to classic hotels and the member’s clubs and antiquarians in between. This is the perfect book for the man who has everything.

With 294 illustrations, 238 in colour

Additional information

Weight 1216 g
Dimensions 21.4 x 26.9 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 19 February 2021
Number of pages 224
Format Hardback
Contributors Foreword by Terence Stamp, Photographs by Andy Barnham and Guy Hills
Dimensions 21.4 x 26.9 cm
Weight 1216 g


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James Sherwood is a London-based style journalist, and has been described as 'the guardian of Savile Row' by The Rake magazine. He is the author of Savile Row, Fashion at Royal Ascot, James Sherwood's discriminating Guide to London and Jewelry for Gentleman, all published by Thames & Hudson.