I am not a book person, more of a magazine guy. But a book that I have been interested in for a long time is “Streetwear” by Steven Vogel. Check it out at your local bookstore or amazon.com.
It’s a pretty good book with a lot of insights into the industry by many of the industry pioneers and current stars. I very much liked the Hiroshi Fujiwara and the Staple interview, but I enjoyed all of them.
Only gripe that I had was the lack of variation in the questions given to some of the interviewees. Other than that, a fine job and hope vol. 2 is just as good.