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Dress Codes Reviews

Dress Codes by Richard Thompson Ford

Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History

Richard Thompson Ford

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1 review

Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 9 Feb 2021
ISBN: 9781501180064
4 stars out of 5
Rana Foroohar
4 Feb 2021

"most of what we need to know about a society through its clothes"

The book is the result of Ford’s failed attempt in 2009 to make the shortlist of five for Esquire magazine’s Best Dressed Real Man contest (he was number six). It was the interview about his personal style that tripped him up. “I knew intuitively why I wore what I did, but I could not explain it to save my life.” He has rectified this by explaining the aspirations behind style in Europe and America from the 14th century to the present day.