Menswear

Our menswear lessons will teach you how to draw, illustrate and create men's clothing such as men’s shirts, pants, jackets and coats using the pattern drafting method. Note: You'll learn the most from these lessons by doing exactly what the teachers are doing, using your own materials, tools and supplies. Need Closed Captions on a video? Just ask!

Beginner

Start by viewing “How to Measure the Male Body.” Downloadable charts and diagrams listing all 93 points of measurement are provided for reference. You will also learn how to draw a male croquis figure and how to illustrate your drawings in various poses, rendering different prints and patterns. Then, start compiling a series of blocks or slopers which will become the foundation for many of your men’s designs, such as shirts, pants and jackets, beginning with, “Drafting a Men’s Upper Body Block,” then “Drafting a Men’s Sleeve Sloper”. Complete your sloper library with “Drafting a Men’s Trouser Block.”

Concurrent with the above, learn the fundamentals of male proportions and how draw a male fashion croquis. Start with “Drawing the Male Standing Pose”, then “Drawing a Male Contrapposto Pose,” before moving on to “Ink Drawing the Male Fashion Figure” and “Ink Drawing the Male Fashion Face.”

Measuring the Male Body
Beginner
Drafting a Men’s Upper Body Block
Drafting a Men’s Shirt Block
Beginner
Drafting a Men’s Trouser Block
Drafting a Men’s Set-in Sleeve Sloper
Drawing Male Contrapposto Pose
Beginner
Ink Drawing The Male Fashion Figure
Ink Drawing Male Fashion Face
Beginner
Male Standing Pose
Male Standing Pose
Fashion Art
Beginner

Intermediate

For executing your first Intermediate menswear lesson, “Drafting a Men’s Shirt Block,’ you will use your Upper Body Block and your Men’s Sleeve Sloper. From there you will use your Men’s Shirt Block for the “Drafting a Men’s Hoodie” lesson. To execute ‘Drafting a Men’s Pleated Trouser,” you will use your Men’s Trouser Block as the foundation for this lesson.

Once you have mastered drawing the male fashion croquis, you are ready to learn how to illustrate and render plaids and patterns. Start with “Drawing & Illustrating the Male Frontal Pose” and “Drawing & Illustrating the Male Back Pose”. Then, move on to learning how to render with our, ”Rendering Plaid,” “Rendering Herringbone,” and “Rendering Camouflage” lessons.

Drafting a Men’s One-piece Jacket Sleeve from Measurements
Drafting a Men’s Pleated Trouser
Intermediate
Drafting a Men’s Hoodie
Intermediate
Drawing & Illustrating Male Frontal Pose
Intermediate
Drawing & Illustrating Male Back Pose
Intermediate
Rendering Plaid
Rendering Plaid
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Rendering Leather
Rendering Leather
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Rendering Herringbone
Rendering Herringbone
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Rendering Camouflage
Rendering Camouflage
Fashion Art
Intermediate

Advanced

Our advanced menswear drafting lessons focus on the men’s jacket. Begin with “Drafting a Men’s Upper Body Jacket Block” and “Drafting a Men’s Jacket Sleeve.” Once you have drafted these foundation blocks you are ready for “Drafting a Men’s Classic 2-Button Single-breasted Jacket, “Drafting a Men’s Jacket Sleeve,” and “Drafting a Men’s Jacket Lining.” Our sewing lesson on “Sewing a Besom Flap Pocket” will instruct you on how to finish your jacket design with a beautifully tailored pocket.

The focus of our advanced menswear art lessons is on how to develop a more contemporary drawing and illustration style. We start with “Drawing a Male Contemporary Figure” and then, “Drawing Men’s Contemporary Faces.” We continue our exploration of contemporary fashion illustration with our lesson “Drawing Androgynous Men’s and Women’s Figures.”

Drafting a Men’s Upper Body Jacket Block
Drafting a Men’s Classic 2-Button Single-Breasted Jacket
Drafting a Men’s Two-Piece Jacket Sleeve
Besom/Jetted Flap Pocket
Advanced
Drafting a Men’s Jacket Lining, Facing & Interfacings
Drawing a Male Contemporary Figure
Advanced
Advanced Fashion Illustration Techniques
Drawing Men’s Contemporary Faces
Advanced
Drawing Androgynous Men’s and Women’s Figures