'"Buttons no bigger than nutmegs": the clothing of country gentlemen, c1660-1715

Tankard, Danae (2016) '"Buttons no bigger than nutmegs": the clothing of country gentlemen, c1660-1715. Cultural and Social History. ISSN 1478-0046

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Abstract

This article is about the clothing of country gentlemen in late seventeenth and early eighteenth century England. It begins with an exploration of the London-centric depiction in popular literature of country gentlemen as old fashioned in their manners, dress and lifestyle. It then explores the main elements of male fashion and the role of London in creating and disseminating it. Drawing on surviving clothing accounts, it subsequently offers a detailed analysis of what a number of country gentlemen were wearing during this period, exploring the extent to which they participated in London's fashion culture and their preference for London-bought clothing.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > DA10 British Empire. Commonwealth of Nations. The Commonwealth
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts. Applied arts. Decoration and ornament > NK8800 Textiles
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Departments > History
Depositing User: Danae Tankard
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2017 14:11
Last Modified: 14 May 2018 09:38
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2390

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