Valued for their craftsmanship, superlativequality, exclusivity, and the status they confer on their owners, these heritage houses have been synonymous with the finest productionfor hundreds of years.
It features six historicalchapters, from the Regency period to the present, each of which presentsclassic British marques, including shoemakers, jewelers, shirt andtie makers, cloth makers, perfumers, hatters, and vintners. The finalchapter showcases the new generation of designer-artisans who areredefining notions of quality and handwork in the era of globalizationand digital technologies.
A reference section presents the Londongentleman's social world, from the shopping arcade (Burlington) tohotels (The Savoy) and the member's clubs and antiquarians in between.
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