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The Art of the Cravat for the Regency Gentleman by Kristen Koster

Among all the types of neckwear, cravats probably have the most remarkable history. Aside from that, if you are looking for an accessory that speaks elegance, cravat is one of the best ways to go.

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

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Regency Party

George "Beau" Brummell, watercolor by Richard Dighton (1805) Caricature of Beau Brummell done as a print by Robert Dighton, 1805.


"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.


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…


Beau Brummell, was the arbiter of men's fashion in Regency England and a friend of the Prince Regent, the future King George IV. He established the mode of men wearing understated, but fitted, tailored clothes including dark suits and full-length trousers, adorned with an elaborately knotted cravat. (wikipedia)

from Jane Austen's World

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.