The Coat Route: Craft, Luxury & Obsession on the Trail of a $50,000 Coat (Spiegal & Grau/Random House Group) By Meg Lukens Noonan

Winner of American Society of Journalists and Authors “Outstanding Book Award, General Nonfiction”

Lush writing and eagle-eyed reportage uncloak the insular world of bespoke fashion. . . . Outfitted with an infectious curiosity and enviable eye for detail, the seasoned correspondent executes a sartorial odyssey that spans a remarkable portion of the planet. The fantastic journey is both fast-paced and rich. –Kirkus Reviews

A spirited tour of fashion history . . . compels us to remember that behind every garment is a deep history and a pair of human hands whether those hands stitched the dress’s hem or pulled a lever that stringed together that $30 must-have jacket. –The Wall Street Journal