Beau Brummell’s hot pants

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January 23, 2014 by Ville Raivio

‘Nineteenth-century prints show Brummell in very fitted riding coats with tails. The coat cuts away to reveal his pelvis and thighs. Brummell wore long pants when knee-length breeches were still considered the fashion and he was responsible in part for the trend towards ultra-tight pants in the early 1800s. When it passed, one female fan of Brummellian tightness bemoaned, “At least we always knew what a man was thinking.”‘

~ J.J. Lee in The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit


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"If John Bull turns around to look at you, you are not well dressed; but either too stiff, too tight, or too fashionable".
~ Beau Brummell