Posted by John W on July 24, 1998 at 06:09:10:
In response to powder & wigs, written by Gayle on July 18, 1998 at 09:01:23
The powder incidentally was fine white flour, and soldiers, whose hair had to be powdered by regulation, used it as an informal emergency ration! The significance of Brummell was that he substituted plain good taste, clean white linen and quality of fabric and cut for the increasingly ornamental and embroidered clothing which was fashionable. ' His tailor makes him, but I make my tailor'
The present plain black and white style of (European) formal dress and evening clothes for men we owe directly to him. He should be living at this hour, and commenting on the Oscar ceremonies!
- Hey, Sarge, there's a hair in my breakfast! Caroline 14:54:04 7/24/98 (0)
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