The Tailors Handbook – External Anatomy

This is the fourth article taken from “The Tailor’s Handbook of Useful Information” by W.D.F. Vincent published in c1905

It is the third part of the the handbook which looks at the anatomy and proportions of the body .

“…In order to make clothing intelligently it is desirable that we should be acquainted with the leading features of the body we have to clothe, and as there is universal agreement amongst scientists that the human figure is the masterpiece of creation, it is but natural that we should expect to find some traces of design.”


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External Anatomy

All pages about WDF Vincent are listed below:

WDF Vincent

W.D.F. Vincent – Tailor and Journalist

W.D.F. Vincent[b. June 1860 d. June 1926] ...
Book Cover: Tailoring of the Belle Epoque

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W.D.F. Vincent b. 18 June 1860 d. 18 June 1926 Introduction by Betty Williams from "Tailoring of the Belle Epoque" ...
Cutting Academy Flyer

The Noble Army of Tailors

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/ Edwardian Tailoring, Tailoring, WDF Vincent
Frontspiece of the Tailor's Handbook

The Tailor’s Handbook of Useful Information

This book was originally published in about 1905. Over time I hope to add some of the contents of it ...
/ Edwardian Tailoring, Tailoring, WDF Vincent
Cutting Academy Flyer

The Advantages of Tailoring

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/ Edwardian Tailoring, Tailoring, WDF Vincent
Private Lawler

The Ninth Part of a Man

This is the second part of the book - I have added some links at the end to provide further ...
External Anatomy

External Anatomy

This is third part of the book - dealing with External Anatomy and the Proportions of the Body External anatomy ...
/ Edwardian Tailoring, Tailoring, WDF Vincent
History of Costume from Tailors Handbook

History and Philosophy of Clothes

This is from the fourth to the seventh parts of the the handbook looking at the history and philosophy of ...
"The Bedlam of Creation", illustration depicting Diogenes Teufelsdroch in Monmouth Street

Origins of clothes and writings for tailors

This is from the the eighth to the thirteenth parts of the handbook, looking at what, today, would be seen ...
The Jute Plant

Where do the materials to make clothes come from – part one

This is from the fourteenth and fifteenth parts of the handbook, starting to look at where the materials used for ...

Where do the materials to make clothes come from – part two

This is from the sixteenth part of the handbook, finishing the look at where the materials used for making our ...