Behind nearly every item in the modern male wardrobe is a "first of its kind"the definitive item, often designed for specialist use, on which all subsequent versions have been based. Icons of Men's Style examines, garment by garment, the most important and famous of these productstheir provenance and history, the stories of their design, the brand/company that started it all, and how the item shaped the way men dress today.
Josh Sims is a freelance style writer, contributing to The Financial Times, Esquire, GQ, Wallpaper, and i-D. He is one-time style editor of Arena and executive editor of Arena Homme Plus. He is also author of Rock/Fashion (Omnibus), A Dictionary of Fashion Designers (Collins), Mary, Queen of Shops (BBC Books), and contributor to several fashion books from Taschen.