1912 Edwardian Mens Fashion,store Window Displays Suits,hats Illustrated Huge Nr For Sale

This extremely rare, stunningly illustrated, first edition antique book is like a trip back somewhere in time .. Would you like to go Window Shopping 100 years ago? ............Learn the art of window dressing from a master?......See the actual menswear fashions displayed so beautifully in the shops windows, on mannequins, and in store interior displays and cases..........Or perhaps you want to learn how you yourself can make those fabulous fashionable show window displays?.....Now you can!


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Where do I start in describing this astounding antique book? Genuine antique, 1912 , Edwardian era, huge volume with over 400 illustrations, some in glorious color. Dedicated to Men's fashion, clothing, accessories, haberdashery, tailoring, and more.....tuxedos, suits and frock coats, hats of all types, hosiery, ties, shirts, suits, coats, sportswear, shoes, pants, pajamas and robes, underwear, canes, umbrellas, scarves, gloves, braces and suspenders, leather goods, luggage, and other male appointments and sundries, all shown in actual photographs and line drawings. Elegant department store displays, show windows, draping, mannequins, display techniques, amazing specialty artistic displays, and more. With complete and very detailed, full instructions on how to create retail displays for men's fashion and furnishings, as well as textiles, all set in the times of Downton Abbey, the Titanic, Marshall Field, and Selfridges department store in London. Fine deluxe binding of partial leather, gilt titled leather spine, and fancy marbled end papers inside. Printed on heavy gloss paper. Over 500 un-paginated pages. A HEAVY book.

I took over 60 photos, and there are over 300 more in here. An extremely rare book, in excellent condition. A list of the contents and more details are below. Thank you for looking.


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.Gaze into actual period Victorian Edwardian shop windows and store displays, glass showcases, .....See mannequins and dress forms, dressed in the finest clothing, ........This is what people actually wore and bought......All shown in great detail........ and lavishly arranged by expert window display artists and fashion design experts....


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The only women's fashions are in the shoe chapters, which do show some women's shoes as the display techniques are similar for both men and women....


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This is what people actually wore and bought......All shown in great detail........ The window dressers used wonderful imagination in their craft.......Artfully displayed and lavishly arranged by expert window display artists.........

PLUS those Fantastical backgrounds of hand painted scenics, yards of artfully draped fabrics,... furnishings, lighting, rugs, .....etc....very much like a museum display!......WOW!

Aside from the fashions, there are compete and detailed instructions on making the displays........Units and Groupings.....Methods of Display.... Window Displays.......Display Units.....T-Stand Units....Metal Stands....T-Arm fixtures.....more.....Methods of Forming Displays.....Coat Displays....Dress Displays.....Goods displayed.....Millinery displays....Hatter shelving.....Window Displays...Mannequins....Dress Forms................Complete and detailed information on hundreds of the techniques used to create every possible variety of drapery and fashion display....The art of decorating show windows....These are the REAL fashions and fabrics in the photographs!...........

Photos showing you how to make and use the stands and forms to hold all the fabrics and drapes........how to fold and manipulate fabrics and make the displays , puffs, festoons, pleats, swags, gathers, and more...How to manipulate the clothing......Techniques are very well detailed, and many examples of most are shown , so you can actually recreate EVERY detailed technique in here......This is like taking a 4 year course at home!


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WELL ILLUSTRATED with numerous full page wide and angle photographs and detailed drawings....In some ways this is better than a fashion catalog from that time, as these are the REAL fashions and fabrics in the photographs!...............Gaze into actual photos of period shop windows and store interiors!


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TITLE is a long one! MEN'S FURNISHINGS, FOOTWEAR, LEATHER GOODS, CLOTHING is stamped in gold gilt on the spine, along with the publisher, International Library Of Technology. No date, but the copyrights page has 2 dates of 1911 and 1912. Measures 9 1/4" by 6" and is quite thick. Beautifully printed and bound.


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Amazingly Artistic and incredibly inventive detailed store window and shop windows, as well as department store interiors too........Artful Fashion displays in Department Store windows and Edwardian and Victorian era shops...... LOADED with real period PHOTOGRAPHS....................Lavishly and outrageously inventive Decorated Windows .................outdoor fashions and sportswear such as hunting and riding attire, automobile fashions, bicycling attire, sweaters, boots, etc...........plus a section on young boys clothing...... plus charming umbrellas and a wide range of accessories.. (and how to make these same displays) ! ...............

Beautiful Art Nouveau, Edwardian, hand painted and gesso backdrops and realistic settings..................with lovely life mannequins,...................... . fixtures, Lighting, scenes set with period textiles, rugs, furnishings, artificial flowers, swags, plaster castings...wooden carvings.....and more MORE MORE!!!!....
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CONTENTS PAGE and chapter headings.....Please know that there is much much more in each chapter than what the titles imply...there is too much to list.....

SUSPENDERS & GARTERS: General Remarks on Window Trimming; Standard Unit of Suspenders; Groupings and Display of Suspenders; Methods of Displaying Suspenders; Examples of Garter Units.

COLLARS & CUFFS: Display Methods; Devices Used in Displaying Collars; Examples of Units; Examples of Window Displays.

MEN’S NECKWEAR: Remarks on Neckwear Displaying; Cravats and Cravat Tying; Color Effects in Haberdashery Displays; Neckwear Draping; Units and Groupings.

SHIRTS & SHIRTING: Shirt Displaying; Shirt Units; Units of Shirt and Accessories; Dress-Shirt Units and Groupings; Displaying of Shirtings; Shirt-Material Draping; Units and Groupings of Shirtings and Shirts and Accessories; Displaying Bolts of Shirting.

MEN’S HANDKERCHIEFS: Handkerchief Folding and Displaying; Handkerchief Units; Handkerchief Groupings and Displays; Devices for Displaying Handkerchief.

UNDERWEAR, HOSIERY, AND BEDROOM WEAR: Underwear Displaying; Underwear Units; Underwear Groupings and Displays; Men’s Hosiery Displaying; Hosiery Units and Displays; Bedroom-Wear Displaying.

FOOTWEAR: Display Methods and Equipment; Selection and Preparation of Footwear for Displays; Footwear Units; Footwear Groupings; Footwear Displays.

HATS, CANES, & UMBRELLAS: Hat Displaying; Hat Units and Displays; Displaying of Canes and Umbrellas; Umbrella Units and Displays.

LEATHER GOODS & AND TRAVELING REQUISITES: Glove Displaying; Belt Displaying; Traveling Requisites; Units and Displays.

CLOTHING: Men’s Clothing; Equipment for Clothing and Displays; Displaying Clothing; Disposition of Clothing Units; Units of Single Garments; Units of Two or More Garments; Units and Groupings of Clothing by Accessories; Merchant-Tailoring Displays; Boys’ Clothing; Units, Groupings, and Displays of Boys’ Wear.


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And watch for the new PBS series Mr. Selfridge, on your local public television station! No doubt this book was used by that handsome French window dresser who works in his store in 1911!


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CONDITION:... VERY GOOD... . Fresh and clean. Not an ex library book, very well kept. Book is complete and tightly bound, ..appears as if hardly read...hinges tight and the covers are tightly attached ...covers show mild normal shelf wear, corner bumps, etc...please see the photos which show the book well....insides are overall excellent....paper is fresh and supple, no age or dryness or rips or tears...no odors....fancy end papers excellent, no stamps or writing....the spine is mildly faded but shows the gilt gold title clearly...see photos....... PLEASE see photos........offered with a low opening offer......Thank you.

Sold as is described, as found, and as shown.... Low opening offer.....PLEASE ASK IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, prior to offerding... Please offer accordingly ......NO RETURNS ON Vintage and antique books ....thank you.....

IMPORTANT NOTE...............PLEASE READ THIS..... Please know your satisfaction is very important and I will work with you with you on any concerns....... In the rare case a return is accepted, we do not refund shipping fees and the item MUST be returned within 3 days of receipt by you, with delivery confirmation and full value insurance added by you, and you must contact us within 2 days of receiving the item with your concerns.......... Item MUST be returned promptly and received by us in the same condition as it was mailed to you. .....

.Thank you so much for your understanding and consideration!..........We do want you to be satisfied with your purchase, so please read the description carefully and ASK questions if needed......Thanks!


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