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The Gentleman's Art of Dressing, with Economy (hardback)

Published Date:
October 2012
British Library Publishing
Bibliographic Details:
Hardback, 128 pages, 163x100mm
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By A Lounger at the Clubs

'Do not wear the same trousers two consecutive days. If you have a good stock, keep a roster, and let the first for duty take its turn. By this means the will always look fresh, and not hackneyed'

First published in 1876, The Gentleman's Art of Dressing with Economy is an indispensable guide to how to look good on a budget. Dressing as a gentleman, we learn, requires far more than throwing money as the latest fashions; a more prudent and knowledgeable approach is necessary.

Written by the enigmatic 'A Longer at the Clubs', the book takes the modern-day reader back to a time of fashionable London West End clubs in Piccadilly and Pall Mall where appearance was everything.

The combination of dry Victorian wit and genuinely sound advice makes this book the ideal gift for the modern-day man who is seeking to smarten his appearance whilst also tightening his financial belt.

Introductory: On Dress - How to Dress with Economy - Coats - Waistcoats - Trousers - Boots - Hats - Shirts - Miscellaneous - The Toilet - Old Clothes - Conclusion

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