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Dressing a Gentleman on a Budget

By sconosciuto [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons As Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII set the tone in matters of romantic entanglements, entertainment, and sartorial matters. Gentlemen of the upper classes and the aristocracy had not followed one man’s style so slavishly since the days of Beau Brummel, but as the social round expanded …

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Clothes & The Edwardian Man: Choosing Fabric

Trousers During the last year men who ride have rather taken to check knickerbreeches. The material may be either what is called a Saxony or a Cheviot. The best colourings are black and white, black and grey, and brown and white. The smartest of trouserings is a pure cashmere material. It is expensive but wears …

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The Impossibility of Dressing on £1000 a year

“How the poor live” has been the subject of countless articles, but the struggle for existence of the smart society woman–one of our “splendid paupers”–seems fated to take a back seat in the literature of the day. Consider the hard case of one, young and pretty, condemned to dress on a thousand a year. The …

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