Devilly's historical and practical knowledge is immense, and she demonstrates a respect for historical interpretation, whilst engaging with modern
practices and time-saving tips. The attention to detail is impressive. Significantly, she shows an understanding of the industry's requirements absent from other publications, gives thorough and clear guidance and is dedicated to the high-level production of a wide variety of garments. In Making Victorian Costumes for Men, Devilly has succeeded in translating her haptic understanding of the craft into an informative, manageable and enrapturing guide.
This book provides a clear and detailed look at the construction of the 18 garments as well as helps place them in the wider context of the history of menswear in the Victorian era. This is a wonderful book to add to any person's library who is interested in either recreating these historical garments as a production or personal costume or who is interested in the practical application side of research.