One of our Shiny Media writers professed to bidding up to £80 on eBay for this book, before being outbid which shows you what an essential it is. Thank heavens for the reissue of this classic, or rather thank the V&A, which is reissuing the book as part of its Golden Age of Couture exhibition for the rather more affordable sum of £9.99. Featuring a new introduction by Ian Garlant the current creative director of the Hardy Amies label it goes through the A to Z of fashion from blazers and brogues to skiing and sandals. This witty guide is a great buy if you want to start making more educated decisions about your sartorial purchases, even the cover is an exercise in style.
[via Retro To Go]