This book is a detailed guide to the construction of men's wear; specifically, jackets, pants, and vests. A proven standard in its field, it examines patternmaking, from the taking of body measurements though muslin fittings and adjustment of the pattern. The authors cover construction of each item in depth, from the layout and cutting of the pattern though the final pressing of the finished garment. They also include illustrated instructions for basic alterations to sleeve length, side seams, darts,, shoulders, lapels, and other garment elements. Also provided is information on tailoring supplies, and on the hand stitches used in men's tailoring.Cabrera, Roberto is the author of 'Classic Tailoring Techniques A Construction Guide for Men's Wear', published 1983 under ISBN 9780870054310 and ISBN 0870054317.