Stocks and Cravats
Posted by Marie Bernadette on January 21, 1998 at 14:37:51:
In response to Regency wardrobe experts, please help!, written by Woodhouse on January 21, 1998 at 11:18:02
] With regard to gentlemen's attire, can anyone explain the difference between a STOCK and a CRAVAT?
I had this very same question until very recently. I found the answer in Late Georgian Costume: The Tailor's Friendly Instructor & The Art of Tying the Cravat published by R.L. Shep. Also in The Regency Reference Book by Emily Hendrickson there is this definition: 'Stock- about 1735 to end of 19th c. A high made-up neckcloth often of linen or cambric, stiffened with a frame of pasteboard and buckled or tied behind. Black worn by the military. A
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