In part of a new series of books celebrating the 150th anniversary of the London Underground, Penguin Lines, Penguin Books has commissioned Gert Jonkers and Jop van Bennekom, better known as the creative duo behind Fantastic Man, Gentlewoman and BUTT, to describe how they’ve been affected by a particular part of the tube. They chose the East London Line.
After a 138-year run carrying English passengers from Shoreditch to New Cross stations, the East London Line was broken up, and absorbed into the London Overground Line in 2007; now, the railroad’s memory will be preserved in print. In Buttoned-Up, Jonkers and van Bennekom present a carefully curated zine-like deconstruction of man’s buttoned-up dress shirt, and how it has pervaded the Eastern London district, an area famed for its creative industry. The 112-page book also includes brilliant works by noted fashion experts such as LOVE editor Alexander Fury and Dazed & Confusedphotographer Benjamin Alexander Huseboy, and makes a perfect addition to any style conscious man’s bookshelf.
Buttoned-Up and the rest of the twelve-piece Penguin Lines collection are available now.
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