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Author Kuchta, David, 1960- author

Title The three-piece suit and modern masculinity : England, 1550-1850 / David Kuchta
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 301 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies on the history of society and culture ; 47
Studies on the history of society and culture ; 47
Contents Conspicuous constructions -- The old sartorial regime, 1550-1688 -- "Apparel oft proclaims the man" -- The crown proclaims the apparel -- Court capitalism -- Religious conformity to fashion -- The seventeenth-century fashion crisis -- "The mode is a tyrant" -- "A tailor made thee" -- "Popery and foppery" -- The moral economy of mercantilism -- The three-piece suit -- Masculinity in the "Age of Chivalry," 1688-1832 -- "the manners of a republic" -- Gentlemanly capitalism -- Sublime masculinity -- The feminization of fashion -- The making of the self-made man, 1750-1850 -- "Character is power" -- The language of capital -- "The great masculine renunciation."
Summary In 1666 King Charles II introduced a fashion that developed into the three-piece suit. This text examines the inspiration behind this royal revolution in masculine attire
Notes Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-293) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Masculinity -- History.
Men's clothing -- England -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2001003099
ISBN 0520921399 (electronic bk.)
058546605X (electronic bk.)
9780520921399 (electronic bk.)
9780585466057 (electronic bk.)