little note on men's hairstyles
Posted by P. Bingham on September 17, 1998 at 01:47:19:
In response to I haven't given up yet. (nfm), written by P. Bingham on September 16, 1998 at 23:12:26
One thing I have noticed is that men's hairstyles of this period are conducive to concealing receding hairlines. The hair is combed foreward towards the face, which naturally does add a little more hair if one is a little 'short' of it. In the later period (very late Georgian and Victorian) the hair is brushed back from the face, whether balding or not. Earlier in the Georgian period I did notice many men who were balding wear wigs which too looked as though the hairline was receding. I did find a portrait of a balding man, his picture hanging beside some earlier Georgian portraits, in a Regency drawing room. It is a photo taken of a 'period' room. The man's clothes look as if he could be of the Regency period, but it is his hairstyle which gives him away as clearly early Victorian and not Regency, his hair is swept back and he has those sideburns!
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