History of Men’s Accessories: A Short Guide for Men About Town
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This idiosyncratic book takes the reader on a fascinating journey through high-end grooming and care, from open razors, strops and Belgian Waterstone; silver-tipped badger shaving brushes and shaving soaps; through colognes and scents and even D. R. Harris’s Pick-Me-Up. It then moves onto dressing accessories, such as slippers, watches, cufflinks and shirt studs, and tie pins, even how to assess precious stones as well as a fascinating account, from primary sources, of the evolution of the dinner jacket-Tuxedo.
Moreover, if you want to know not just how to mix drinks but something of their history, as well as the history of beer, cider and mead; sweets of all kinds, chocolate, tea and coffee; pairing food and drink; and then every essential fact about tobacco, pipes, Havana cigars, cigarettes and snuff, it’s all here.
But it does not stop there. The journey continues on to a consideration of some of London’s fascinating venues, including pubs, clubs, restaurants, hotels and bars; some nice points of conduct and the author’s reflections on such things as feminine wiles (what women really look for) and even how to stop a fight. There is a chapter on selecting and buying gifts for the lady in your life, a dictionary of Anglo-American sartorial terms and it ends, as it begins, with thoughts of England as home. The author has submitted the book in draft to the scrutiny of leading world experts on the various topics and so, as well as being entertaining, it is backed by authority.
ASIN : B009EE1G4W
Publisher : Pen & Sword; Illustrated edition (March 19, 2011)
Publication date : March 19, 2011
Language : English
File size : 3600 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
X-Ray : Not Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
Print length : 255 pages