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The Cerementing of the Gentleman

Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion

Berg, 2009

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...Source: Narcissus: An Anatomy of Clothes (E.P. Dutton … Co., 1924), 122–31.The characteristic of this ultimate style is naturally finish. Man's power of taking notice seems steadily to have increased. Of course it must vary among different...

Lord Chesterfield's Letters to His Son

Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion

Berg, 2009

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...Source: Lord Chesterfield's Letters to his Son, 2, 4th ed. (William Reeves, 1912), 27–30, 33–35, 47–49. Letter Cci. London, November the 8th, O. S. 1750. MY DEAR FRIEND, Before you get to Paris, where you will soon be left to your own...

The Big Shave

Hair : Styling, Culture and Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2008

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...A young man enters the white aseptic space of his bathroom, applies a creamy handful of Rapid Shave to his face and neck and commences his daily depilation. As he draws the razor repeatedly over his skin, dapples of blood appear and, before...

The Body

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Ancient Greco-Roman dress was no empty sign; it was a multifarious and complicated social, cultural, aesthetic, and material phenomenon to its wearers, observers, and depicters.See further Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones (ed.), Women’s Dress...

Dress Reform

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Over the course of history the emergence of unorthodox clothing styles has revealed much about the social norms governing appearances. New ideologies concerning spirituality, health, hygiene, and gender have not only subverted existing...

Care and Maintenance

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

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...Care and maintenance are important for both durability and appearance of clothes. Historically, clothing and textiles have been among the most precious possessions of a household, and extensive repairs and careful maintenance were...

Keep Smiling Through: Good Health and Natural Beauty

Geraldine Howell

Geraldine Howell currently lectures on dress history at the University of Westminster, London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wartime Fashion : From Haute Couture to Homemade, 1939–1945

Berg, 2012

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...The editor of Weldon’s Ladies Journal assured her readers in the autumn of 1939 that the Journal would ‘help the women of this country … to keep a cheerful heart and to maintain a calm competence’.J. Waller and M. Vaughan-Rees, Women...

Head and Neck

Susan J. Vincent

Susan J. Vincent is an honorary visiting fellow at the University of York. Her research interests to date have centred about the cultural history of dress in the early modern period. She is the author of Dressing the Elite: Clothes in Early Modern England (Berg, 2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Anatomy of Fashion : Dressing the Body from the Renaissance to Today

Berg, 2009

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...Dignity and Wigs 1663. Two years after Charles II’s triumphant return as the English monarch, the unspeakable horror of the plague yet two years in the future with the Great Fire to come after that, and Samuel Pepys was facing a personal...

Fitrah: Temporary and Permanent Body Modifications for Muslims

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...The term fitrah, a precise equivalent for which does not exist in English, has been variously translated as that which is innate or instinctive, is determined by nature, derives from creation, or is in accordance with the true faith, which...

Body and Dress

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...All human cultures engage in some form of dress and adornment. Although our bodies and the items we put on them might appear to be separate, they in fact have a great deal in common and are considerably intertwined. A dressed body...