How did the jeans, how did the white T-shirt become a classic? Which film star made the leather jacket a worldwide icon? And were chinos really invented for the military?
Many a classic garment has quite an eventful history, and it is not unusual for it to begin as workwear, at sea, in the military or in aviation. The Rebel’s Wardrobe tells how skaters appropriated a jacket originally designed for railway workers or why a tennis shirt became the uniform of British mods. Knowledgeable and entertaining, this book looks back at the rebellious youth of today’s clothes and tells in stories and pictures what made them timeless classics.
ABOUT THE CO-EDITORS
Thomas Stege Bojer is the founder of Denimhunters, an authority on jeans and male fashion history. Veteran writer Bryan Szabo is a regular contributor to the site and is responsible for the popular Well Made Essential-Buying Guides, which detail the best in classic menswear.
gestalten is an international publishing house founded in Berlin in 1995. gestalten regularly works with the biggest names and most exciting players in the creative world, discovering and capturing trends in contemporary visual culture, design, fashion, architecture and living, nature, mobility, travel, and food and drink.
Editors: Bryan Szabo, Thomas Stege Bojer, design Layout: Full colour, hardcover, thread bound,
Format: 22.5 × 29 cm
DISPLAY DATE: 18 October 2022
Photos: gestalten 2022