The Coat Route

The Coat Route

Craft, Luxury & Obsession on the Trail of A $50,000 Coat

eBook - 2013
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"When journalist Meg Lukens Noonan learned of an unthinkably expensive, entirely handcrafted overcoat that a fourth-generation tailor had made for one of his longtime clients, she set off on an adventure to understand its provenance, and from that impulse unspooled rich and colorful stories about its components, the centuries-old bespoke industry and its traditions, and the master craftsmen whose trade is an art form"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2013]
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679605171
0679605177
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxii, 244 p.) : ill

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hgeng63 Mar 02, 2014

Enjoyable read but a bit dim.

ser_library Jan 08, 2014

this is a quick read about luxurious clothes; i learned about materials and techniques and quality crafts work

there are job opportunities for apprentices who have hand skills and are prepared to work many years before being accepted as experts.

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