The Psychology of Clothes

By J. C. Flugel,

Book cover of The Psychology of Clothes

Book description

paperback, no dust jacket present. copyright 1969-first paperback edition. tight binding- inside cover glue is exposed on front cover. limited markings or creasing-black sharpie mark to front cover, previous price written on inside first page, and sticker residue. cover has signs of shelf ware. limited chipping or tearing to edges.

Shepherd is reader supported. When you buy books, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why read it?

1 author picked The Psychology of Clothes as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This is really just an essay, but it is one of the most insightful documents on fashion ever written. It asks a deceptively simple question: why have modern men rejected the fashionable adornment, finery, and splendor that was once the hallmark of all high-status clothing, masculine and feminine. The psychologist and dress reformer John Carl Flugel attributes the change in masculine fashion in the 18th century to a change in social and political ideals. The Enlightenment and the political revolutions against the old regimes of Europe inspired a new, modern wardrobe for men: sober, practical, unassuming. Flashy clothing was…

From Richard's list on how fashion shaped our history.

Want books like The Psychology of Clothes?

Our community of 9,000+ authors has personally recommended 100 books like The Psychology of Clothes.

Browse books like The Psychology of Clothes

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in the Age of Enlightenment, psychology, and fashion?

9,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about the Age of Enlightenment, psychology, and fashion.

The Age Of Enlightenment Explore 127 books about the Age of Enlightenment
Psychology Explore 1,647 books about psychology
Fashion Explore 49 books about fashion