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Beau Brummel’s Tailors

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George Bryan "Beau" Brummell (7 June 1778 – 30 March 1840) was an iconic figure in Regency England, the arbiter of men's fashion & a friend of the Prince Regent, the future King George IV. He established the mode of dress for men that rejected overly ornate fashions for one of understated, but perfectly fitted & tailored clothing. This look was based on dark coats, full-length trousers rather than knee breeches & stockings, and above all immaculate shirt linen and an elaborately knotted…

George Bryan "Beau" Brummell (7 June 1778 – 30 March 1840) was an iconic figure in Regency England, the arbiter of men's fashion & a friend of the Prince Regent, the future King George IV. He established the mode of dress for men that rejected overly ornate fashions for one of understated, but perfectly fitted & tailored clothing. This look was based on dark coats, full-length trousers rather than knee breeches & stockings, and above all immaculate shirt linen and an elaborately knotted…

"I say, Alvanley, who's your fat friend?" Beau Brummell's glib remark about George IV instantly lost him the social position he'd won with his impeccable dress and caustic wit; he fled England to escape his creditors and died in poverty in France in 1840. This figurine of Brummell is based on historical research.

"I say, Alvanley, who's your fat friend?" Beau Brummell's glib remark about George IV instantly lost him the social position he'd won with his impeccable dress and caustic wit; he fled England to escape his creditors and died in poverty in France in 1840. This figurine of Brummell is based on historical research.

1886 illustration of Beau Brummel as a young man. He represents the quintessential  "dandy," a fashionable man that circulated in high society.

Beau Brummell’s Broken Nose

1886 illustration of Beau Brummel as a young man. He represents the quintessential "dandy," a fashionable man that circulated in high society.

Anatomy of a fashionable man.  Actually, this guy is fashionable to the point of trendy, but not outrageously dandyish.

Anatomy of a fashionable man. Actually, this guy is fashionable to the point of trendy, but not outrageously dandyish.

Beau Brummel - led transition from breeches to pantaloons/trousers in men's fashion (introduced pants to modern menswear)... Just dandy!

Beau Brummel - led transition from breeches to pantaloons/trousers in men's fashion (introduced pants to modern menswear)... Just dandy!

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Beau Brummell’s Broken Nose

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Beau Brummell's Greatcoat, c. 1803. Just gorgeous.

Beau Brummell's Greatcoat, c. 1803 (Two Nerdy History Girls)

Regency History: The rise and fall of Beau Brummell (1778-1840)

The rise and fall of Beau Brummell (1778-1840)

Regency History: The rise and fall of Beau Brummell (1778-1840)

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