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Nautical Chic
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Introduction * 1. The Officer * 2. The Sailor * 3. The Fisherman * 4. The Sportsman * 5. The Pirate

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A glorious celebration of the perennially popular nautical style, tracing the history of its trends and impact on the clothes we love

About the Author

Amber Butchart is a fashion historian on a quest to reveal the secrets of our sartorial past. She is regularly called on to share her expertise on the fashion industry and its history, from Woman's Hour and BBC Breakfast to Great British Sewing Bee. She presents a regular `In Conversation' series at the V&A museum, and has lectured on many aspects of fashion history at leading institutions including the British Museum, Royal Academy of Arts, Tate Britain, British Library, and British Film Institute. She is an Associate Lecturer in Cultural & Historical Studies at London College of Fashion and a former visiting Research Fellow at University of the Arts London.

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'This book is a fascinating blend of politics, leisure and marine adventure and, although a scholarly work, it is written in a friendly, accessible tone' - Fashion Bookworm
'Evocatively illustrated with stand out archive imagery as well as inspirational contemporary fashion photography, Nautical Chic is the definitive history of coastal couture' - Time Out
'Full of seafaring style' - Sunday Mail
'A new history of fashion inspired by the sea ... the author traces the many threads linking our seafaring past with out catwalk present, charting how official navy dress, fisherman's workwear, bohemian Rivera style and the rebel pirate have become some of our most enduring looks' - Sunday Telegraph
'A new fashion history book that covers everything you need to know about stripy T-shirts and peacoats but were afraid to ask' - Guardian
'It's written in an accessible style, but full of historical and cultural glory' - Glamour

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