The Gentleman's Art of Dressing, with Economy

A Lounger at the Clubs

A Lounger at the Clubs

Distributed for British Library

128 pages | illustrated throughout | 4 x 6 1/2 | © 2012
Cloth $12.00 ISBN: 9780712358866 Published December 2012 For sale in North and South America only

For both men and women, concerns over beauty and presentation are daily and—as this charming Victorian manual proves—timeless preoccupations. First published in the 1870s, this guidebook offers essential advice for men on how to heighten and maintain their appearances, and allow modern readers to glimpse a bygone era.
The Gentleman’s Art of Dressing, with Economy takes readers back to fashionable London West End clubs in Piccadilly and Pall Mall where appearance was everything. From there, the author distills the essential characteristics of true gentlemanly dress into practical advice on achieving the same look on a less generous budget. Consideration is given to dealing with a wet top hat, as well as to the enduring importance of caring for high-quality clothes.


1. Introductory—On Dress
2. How to Dress with Economy
3. Coats
4. Waistcoats
5. Trousers
6. Boots
7. Hats
8. Shirts
9. Miscellaneous
10. The Toilet
11. Old Clothes
12. Conclusion

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