I'm looking for book recommendations for thorough, engaging, and rigorous histories of Savile Row tailoring and/or books that talk about the history and philosophy of fine men's tailoring and dress. I'm not averse to books with technical information, as well as historical and cultural information. Thank you!
posted by moxie_milquetoast
on Sep 15, 2013 -
(US union staffer returning to London and looking for a job) was me. Since then I've found a job opening that's absolutely perfect... but I need to fill out a UK style application form, and having spent my whole career in the US, I need some advice. [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean
on Jan 31, 2012 -
What urbanist/transit/maps/architecture/local history-related attractions should I hit up in London? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque
on Dec 11, 2011 -
How can I find out what sort of New Year's Eve events and festivities were held on December 31, 1899? I'm specifically interested in London, but other places would help too. [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky
on Oct 21, 2009 -
I'm looking for interesting and engaging books on life in the area around Brick Lane, Bethnal Green in 19th century London, (bonus points if they focus on the Huguenot silk weavers). Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by chill
on Aug 10, 2009 -
What are the locations of known plague pits in London, and are any maps available showing them?
posted by Artw
on Jun 24, 2009 -
At least two English nursery rhymes (The Muffin Man
and Oranges and Lemons
) reference real, geographically precise locations. What are some non-English nursery rhymes that encapsulate an equivalent level of geographical (meaning, actual street names and/or distinct locations) detail?
posted by Chrischris
on Mar 16, 2009 -
My wife and I are going to London soon. I've lived there before, but it will be her first time. What are some good books that will bring the city's history and landmarks alive for her? Fiction and non-fiction are fine, as long as they are good reads (not dry or academic). I'm looking for the type of thing that will really make you appreciate the Tower or Camden Town or whatever when you're there.
posted by grumblebee
on Mar 9, 2004 -
London in the 1920's -- what are the best books (nonfiction and fiction) and websites to research this topic? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by matteo
on Mar 8, 2004 -