After a Fashion‘Stripped of the cunning artifices of the tailor, and standing forth in the garb of Eden - what a sorry set of round-shouldered, spindle-shanked, crane-necked varlets would civilized men appear!’ (Herman Melville). Here are some of our favourite books about clothes.
The acclaimed translating team conclude their selection of Gogol’s best short fiction with The Overcoat, in which Akaky Akakievich, an impov... See details
In one of the 19th century’s strangest works of literature Carlyle impersonates the sceptical editor of the works of Diogenes Teufelsdröckh, philos... See details
When Adorned in Dreams was published Angela Carter described it as ‘The best [book] I have read on the subject, bar none’ (LRB 5 Dece... See details
John Styles does for the poor what Aileen Ribeiro’s Fashion and Fiction does for the rich. Using an array of evidence, most strikingly the s... See details
Adam Phillips writes:
The one thing we never know about people when we meet them is their history, but the one thing we cannot help kno... See details