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 I have a dilemma, well a number of dilemmas really. Being a dapper boy, I am most interested in the history of men's fashion. But alas, finding a good resource has proved impossible. I am interested in the history and variation of men's suits, in particlar those made in the 60s by Pierre Cardin (it's often forgot that he was a men's designer as well!)


  A History of Men's Fashion by Farid Chenoune is an excellent source on men's fashion history. Pierre Cardin, b. 1922 showed his first men's collection in 1960. His slim, straight "cylinder" look used unique, youthful fabrics and detailing for men... corduroy, striped cotton, open cuffs without buttons. His "youth" line included collarless and tailless jackets and popularized the long, slim frock coat silhouette and tunic top.

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1. A History of Men's Fashion

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12/28/2002 11:00:00 PM


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Janet Pytowski Janet Pytowski is a freelance fashion and beauty writer. She is the President of VIDCAT Productions, a company specializing in runway and archival fashion footage. Her company produced the documentary "Fashion Flashbacks!" that highlights fashion newsreels from the 1950s-1960s. Janet is a Press member of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and a Co-Founder of FASHIONDIG.

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