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What We Wore: A People’s History of British Style by Nina Manandhar

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This sneaked past us and onto the shelves last week. So if you fancy a copy of What We Wore: A People's History of British Style by Nina Manandhar, you can get one right now.


Published by Prestel and covering 192 pages, this hardback book brings together all those images lurking in old photo albums (and occasionally appearing on social networks) from the 1950s onwards of what we wore in our youth.

It's a photo project that takes us back through the years, into houses, onto streets long gone, even into clubs to show just what the style tribes of the day (and people who just happened to think they were fashionable) were actually wearing. It's a mix of the known and the unknown, with the former including the likes of racey Emin, Jeremy Deller, Jazzie B., DJ Harvey, and Don Letts, but all mostly captured with the film cameras of the day.

The end result? A mix of nostalgia for some and a record of street style over the decades for others. If that sounds like your kind of thing, it is available now for £15.30.

Find out more at the Amazon website

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