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Mens shirts

Ryomaden

Mens shirts
« on: June 06, 2019, 10:32:19 AM »
In my continuing quest for mens sewing literature this little gem arrived today. It's a Japanese book : 男のシアツの本 (otoko no shiatsu no hon) roughly translated as 'Book of Mens shirt'. It has 19 designs in total and includes patterns  :D
It's beautifully printed and very tactile. I have been struggling to find a pattern I liked up to now so I am pleased that I can go ahead with one of these. I paid ¥1200 about £9! bargain.




Efemera

Re: Mens shirts
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 10:57:47 AM »
Looks an interesting book...I love the Japanese style of western clothes... alas they do nothing for my old dumpy figure.

Missie

Re: Mens shirts
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2019, 11:58:35 AM »
That looks a lovely book.  Funny how the titles are in english but the text in Japanese!
A measly 2.5m of stash used so far!

Ryomaden

Re: Mens shirts
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2019, 14:23:22 PM »
Funny how the titles are in english but the text in Japanese!
I never noticed it until you mentioned it  0_0  but they also have Japanese titles before the English in [brackets]
Interestingly (or maybe not so interesting...  :D) most of the titles are in katakana (the alphabet for loanwords) presumably because there is no native Japanese words for them. For example, Armhole - アームホール (a-muho-ru) Pocket - ポケット (poketto) or my personal favourite, Pleat - プリート (puri-to) :P

CCL

Re: Mens shirts
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2019, 14:53:55 PM »
In my continuing quest for mens sewing literature this little gem arrived today. It's a Japanese book : 男のシアツの本 (otoko no shiatsu no hon) roughly translated as 'Book of Mens shirt'. It has 19 designs in total and includes patterns  :D
It's beautifully printed and very tactile. I have been struggling to find a pattern I liked up to now so I am pleased that I can go ahead with one of these.

Oooooh, if I could read Japanese, I would be sorely tempted.  I am interested in what you have in your collection on sewing for men.  I enjoy the craftpersonship involved but only have a few books dedicated to menswear.  I am hankering to start sewing men's shirts again (and have the requisite David Coffin books as well as an old Singer sewing for men that has everything from shirts to jackets).  It's been a couple of years and BH has lost so much weight that I would like to revisit a more tailored shirt than McCalls 2447.

Ryomaden

Re: Mens shirts
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2019, 15:25:11 PM »
Oooooh, if I could read Japanese, I would be sorely tempted.  I am interested in what you have in your collection on sewing for men.  I enjoy the craftpersonship involved but only have a few books dedicated to menswear.  I am hankering to start sewing men's shirts again (and have the requisite David Coffin books as well as an old Singer sewing for men that has everything from shirts to jackets).  It's been a couple of years and BH has lost so much weight that I would like to revisit a more tailored shirt than McCalls 2447.
To be honest I haven't found anything decent apart from the David Coffin books and Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear by Winifred Aldrich. Then this arrived from Amazon.jp and now I have a few others on my list (all Japanese though)
There is a French version of this book if it makes it any easier for you.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/chemises-Ryuichiro-Shimazaki/dp/2756510629/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=les+chemise&qid=1559830493&s=books&sr=1-3
I also happened upon this very nice blog which reviews the book.
http://www.japanesesewingbooks.com/2013/10/07/book-review-book-of-mens-shirts/
She also has a lot of common terms in a sort of translation dictionary
http://www.japanesesewingbooks.com/japanese-sewing-terminology-a-list-of-translated-terms/
And how to read a Japanese pattern.
http://www.japanesesewingbooks.com/2012/01/17/understanding-a-typical-japanese-sewing-pattern/

Here is the other Japanese ones I added to my wishlist.
Coats
More shirts
Professional clothing
All seasons mens clothing
I'm sure there will be more to add once I get started making the first one!

Missie

Re: Mens shirts
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2019, 15:44:24 PM »
There is a French version of this book if it makes it any easier for you.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/chemises-Ryuichiro-Shimazaki/dp/2756510629/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=les+chemise&qid=1559830493&s=books&sr=1-3

Fabulous!  Thank you.  French I can, Japanese I can't.  That has been added to my wishlist.
A measly 2.5m of stash used so far!

HenriettaMaria

Re: Mens shirts
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2019, 20:27:44 PM »
This is another oldie but goodie that I've had for 40 years.  Brilliantly dated but the techniques still stand.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sewing-for-Men-Boys/dp/B000ASB2WM/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=SEWING+FOR+MEN+AND+BOYS&qid=1563996352&s=gateway&sr=8-3

Ohsewsimple

Re: Mens shirts
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2019, 22:05:02 PM »
Oh yes @HenriettaMaria I’ve got that one and the ladies tailoring one too.  Not big but valuable info. M

toileandtrouble

Re: Mens shirts
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2019, 23:11:20 PM »
And me!  Don't the men look - strange? Poor souls, they obviously hate modelling.  Didn't know there was a ladies one, but I have their general sewing book. 
Actually, I might have it somewhere.  Did it have a picture of a woman in a flared  red coat?  I wonder where that is?
« Last Edit: July 24, 2019, 23:48:22 PM by toileandtrouble »

Ohsewsimple

Re: Mens shirts
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2019, 08:44:07 AM »
Will check that out later, can’t remember.   :o