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Men's Clothing and Accessories, Selected References

Information or research assistance regarding men's clothing and accessories is frequently requested from the Smithsonian Institution. The following information has been prepared to assist those interested in this topic.

Baumgarten, Linda, Watson. Costume Close-Up: Clothing Construction and Pattern, l750-l790. Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 2000.

Bennett-England, Rodney. Dress Optional: The Revolution in Menswear. Chester Springs, PA: Dufour Editions, l968.

Brooklyn Museum. Of Men Only. Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Museum, l975.

Byrde, Penelope. The Male Image. London: B. T. Batsford, l979.

Clark, Fiona. Hats. London: B. T. Batsford, l982.

Cunnington, C. Willett and Phillis. Handbook of English Costume in The Nineteenth Century. London: Faber and Faber, Ltd.: l959.

Cunnington, C. Willett and Phillis. History of Underclothes. London and Boston: Faber and Faber, l98l.

DeMarly, Diana. Fashion for Men: An Illustrated History. New York: Holmes and Meier Publishers, Inc., l985.

Gibbings, Sarah. The Tie: Trends and Traditions. London: Studio Editions, l990.

Ginsburg, Madeleine. The Hat: Trends and Traditions. London: Barron's, l990.

Mansfield, Alan And Phillis Cunnington. Handbook of English Costume in the 20th Century l900 - l950. Boston: Plays, Inc.: l973.

Payne, Blanche. History of Costume: From the Ancient Egyptians to the Twentieth Century. New York: Harper Collins, l99l.

Russell, Douglas. Costume History and Style. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., l983.

Schoeffler, O. E. and William Gale. Esquire's Encyclopedia of 20th Century Men's Fashions. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, l973.

Swann, June. Shoes. London: B. T. Batsford, l982.

Warwick, Edward, Henry C. Pitz and Alexander Wyckoff. Early American Dress: The Colonial and Revolutionary Periods. New York: Benjamin Blom, l965.

Waugh, Norah. The Cut of Men's Clothes l600-l900. London: Faber and Faber, Ltd., l964.

Prepared by the Division of Home and Community Life,
Costume Collections, in cooperation with
Public Inquiry Services,
Smithsonian Institution

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