Matthaeus Schwarz, the Original Menswear Buff

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June 30, 2013 by Ville Raivio

Today’s link: BBC News shares the story of an eccentric accountant from the 16th century. For four decades, Matthaeus Schwarz commissioned, amassed and modelled for painters a vast collection of outfits to complete what can only be described as the oldest fashion book in history. WAYWT before WAYWT, the article is one fun read to all style buffs online.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22766029

 


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