The Fashion Resource Book: Men

Robert Leach

The essential visual sourcebook on men’s fashion; how students and professionals alike can develop a personal aesthetic

Today’s menswear designers must understand the history of fashion to come up with new and innovative ideas. Filled with inspiration for designers and students alike, The Fashion Resource Book: Men is a collection of research essential to the study of men’s fashion.

The book is divided into three sections, each structured as a series of detailed case studies. The first section investigates the research process in the work of such designers as Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, and Yohji Yamamoto, among others. The second section is on research and inspiration, including street style and uniform, and the influence of established companies. The third section presents detailed case studies of particular garments, including parkas, trench coats, and denim jackets.

The follow-up to the hugely successful The Fashion Resource Book, this volume is sure to become required reading in fashion classes and home libraries alike.


If you're looking to learn more about menswear and its history, The Fashion Resource Book: Men is a great start.

— The Cuff Link

An insightful primer detailing the history of menswear and offering a guide to designing men's fashion…Leach's authority on fashion research and design permeates the book.

— Publishers Weekly

Firmly rooted in the here and now …a snapshot of early-21st-century men's fashion companies and trends. Heavy on the illustrations, which are informative and attractive…Recommended.

— Choice


Robert Leach


Robert Leach teaches at the University of Westminster and at Central Saint Martins in London. He has worked as a designer and in journalism for i-D magazine and others.