Sharp Suits, First Edition (2009)
Sharp Suits is my pictorial celebration of men’s tailoring over the past 150 years or so. Alongside about 26,000 words, there are almost 150 images in the 200-page hardback and I worked hard to find pictures that were not too familiar. The book was published by Pavilion (part of Anova Books) in September 2009 and it was launched with a brilliant party at Richard James‘ main store on Savile Row. Richard had written the foreword. The luxury cloth merchant Dormeuil and the prestigious Italian menswear brand Pal Zileri both produced limited editions of the cover wrap for special clients. Anova used the front cover image of a Ted Lapidus suit from 1966 on its seasonal catalogue.