How Beau Brummel reinvented men’s style

Women’s clothing is flamboyant, but men’s clothing is relatively uniform. Particularly in suits, differences between men’s styles are subtle – details of a buttonhole, or a notch in the lapel.

That wasn’t always the case. Until 200 years ago, men’s fashions were just as flamboyant as women’s. One man changed that: Beau Brummel. His influence on men’s fashion still dominates today, the way Darwin dominates biology.

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I take a greater interest in men’s style than you’d think to look at how I dress.

Mitch Wagner @MitchWagner