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The grammar of western clothing : Cover it up !

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Mireille Tembouret 


History, function, codes and characteristics of blousons, raincoats, habits, coats and jackets 



The first volume of our ”Grammar of Western clothing” series.

Men – and women – have always wrestled with the elements to protect themselves from cold or hot weather and shield against rain or snow.

Though they may have wished to flatter their physique for aesthetic purposes, they were obliged to invent and adapt clothes for their everyday circumstances. The shapes, functions and details which appeared over the centuries defined a rich wardrobe, often forgotten in modern times. 

This ”grammar of Western clothing” gives an overview of the codes and characteristics of typical garments from yesterday and today.

In this first volume, we explore the blousons, raincoats, habits, coats and jackets which... Cover us up!


  • 20x28
  • French / English
  • 144 pages
  • Soft cover / bound 


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