Monday, June 7, 2010

Fashion and Trivial History

On this day, Beau Brummel (at left) was born in England in 1778.  He started a revolution in men's fashion that would eventually lead to the three-piece men's suit that is worn by businessmen around the world. The three-piece suit would dominate  until "Casual Fridays" were introduced in the late 1980s, followed by the oportunity for many to work from home where you can pretty much work in anything or nothing.

I wonder if we would be as gaga over Mr. Darcy if he dressed as his father would have as indicated by the picture on the right. Mr. Darcy in a wig? I don't think so.


  1. Beau Brummel was such an interesting person. He took the meaning of fashionista to a completely new level.;) I'm so glad he did that. I just love men's fashion that he created.

  2. NOTHING,Mary!! Now you've got me worried.

    He died in poverty by the way.

    All the best,

  3. I am very grateful to Beau Brummel for his fashion sense b/c the "fops" who preceded the "dandies." were too pretty for me. I like long, lean, and simple. As for wearing "nothing," my husband works at home, and although he has never answered the phone in his birthday suit, there have been some comical situations. I shall say no more.