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The grotesque accessory carried by history’s best-dressed man

Beau Brummell, the famed 19th-century dandy whose sophisticated fashion innovations are still influencing how men dress to this day, was known for his sharply tailored wardrobe, his precisely tied cravats, his strict regimen of personal hygiene, and an extremely unpleasant accessory that he secretly carried everywhere he went. 590 more words

Culture

ON THIS DAY: June 7, 2017

June 7th is

Chocolate Ice Cream Day

Global Running Day *

National Tailors Day

National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS

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History

Beau Brummell: The Dandy as Social Revolutionary

On the 7th of June 1778, the most famous dandy in Regency England Beau Brummell was born in Downing Street, London. Despite his middleclass background, he studied at Eton and Oxford, where he quickly gained popularity among his school friends and tutors, always challenging the official dress codes with his reinvented looks. 976 more words

History

June 7 in history

1099 –  The First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem began.

1420 – Troops of the Republic of Venice captured Udine, ending the independence of the… 845 more words

History

Searching for Beau Brummell in London

One more London story! On my visit last October, I set out to find the Beau Brummell statue. Erected in 2002 the statue stands just outside Piccadilly Arcade on Jermyn Street. 397 more words

Fashion

April 9th Name Yourself Day

Don’t like your name? Well, today is the day to change it to whatever you want. I have a few suggestions below but remember, when you change your name you will need to let everyone know you have changed it. 342 more words

Unboxing The Bizarre

My Sunday Photo - Piccadilly Arcade

I was on Jermyn Street this week to review a play at the theatre there (you can read it here if you like). The play was about Beau Brummell, the dandy and wit who had such a great influence on English male fashion in the early 1800s.   32 more words

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