From Makaroni to Mohawks, men’s fashion has always been political
Is Men’s Fashion Political? The answer is strong yes. Despite the often repeated myth that men do not care too much about their appearances, men’s fashion has been responsible for politics for centuries and has also been part of a dynamic social transformation.
Consider the last 300 years, the theme of a new exhibition at the Art Museum, men-dominated: fashion men’s fashion 1715-2015. Originally from the Los Angeles Art Museum, the exhibition is the largest ever installed. But that’s more than the size.
The name of the exhibition follows both the hierarchical order before industrialization and the popular culture and music that define contemporary fashion. Three hundred years ago, gentlemen of good companies and professions began to use demand. She had knee-length pants and silk or satin ribbon. But the suit can also be used as a spin.
The story to top the hat
the end of the nineteenth century was one of the Victorian life poles: the man with Easter was a rich, respectable, industrial man. But now the cap is just the caricature of the senior class privilege that it once represented. His story mimics the line through dandy, beavers, silk and madness.
The upper section has a high cylindrical hat, typically a silk that is mounted on the felt surface. It has a high crown, a narrow and slightly curved edge, and is often black.
The hat’s oldest cup is often attributed to the English Hatter John Hetherington’s (possibly suspicious) St James’ Gazette in January 1797. The first public appearance of history Hetherington’s hat triggered riots and later he was accused of “appearing” on a public highway wearing a high head structure with bright gloss and which has been calculated to frighten shy people. ”
The upper part received the approval of the famous English dandy, George “Beau” Brummel (1778-1840), who became his first champion.
Brummel was a male fashion innovator and prince ruler George IV (who became king in 1821) a close friend. For the sake of luxury and decadence in men’s fashion, instead of accepting simple, stylish and customized attire, such as horse riding pants, fresh white shirts and jackets are beautifully tailored.
The key to their set was a new top hat, called a “beaver” because its felt was beaver skin.
Brummel was a stylist, and the new wild boar was an economic opportunity for the North American fur trade.
Felt made from beaver fur was the most sought-after hat because the qualities of the skin meant he was fit in the rain, unlike the cheaper option of rabbit fur. Although the European beaver had disappeared long ago, it was hunted by the death of skins in the 16th century; spiders were hunted in North America.
Hudson’s Bay Company, founded in the United States in 1670 for fur trade, enjoys trading on beaver skins. The popularity of the Brummel hat in the early 1800s played a role in the later destruction of beaver populations.
From the outset, the expense and rarity of the hat became a synonym of wealthy upper class because the hat of the original beaver would have cost 40 shillings when the hedgehog alone would have won two shillings and two pence for the day.
Making the top hat was often deadly Hatters because mercury was used throughout the process of transformation of beaver or rabbit blankets, what is called “carrots” to convert the fibers to orange. Long-term exposure to mercury often led to mercury poisoning with dementia and juvenile irritation, muscle spasms and convulsions, hearing, eyesight, teeth, and nails.
Mad Hatter. Stewart Baird
Mercury poisonous angry Hatter was naturally immortal in Alice in Wonderland (1865). Mad Hatter’s Lewis Carroll has always been illustrated with an ornament, the production of which probably led him mad.
In the 1830’s, fortunately, beaver populations, beaver skin disrupted when the silk head appeared. Until the turn of the century, the silk cap was present in all respects
The men fashion of empire France
Male fashion was full of politics during and during the French Revolution. The silk and satin of the old order were really dangerous. Before the Revolution, only the sailors, the men and some workers dressed in trousers – the famous expression “Sans Culotte” – without calzones. To protect Turkey from the crowd, the elites wore short-sleeved coats, some denim (originally from Nîmes – “Nîmes” cotton) and many cotton stripes for working people and cheap textiles.
The wigs also fell off the mold almost overnight, as did the hair powder. Young people called “Incroyables” roamed the streets and pronounced themselves “Incroyable!” (Incredible) Exaggerated Speech. Their hunting helmets were so tight they had to count on them. They used to wear boots or striped shoes, the latter was a new fashion that only took place among women (men’s shoes had been worn before).
They cut their hair around their necks and raised it like the Iraqi people (often called “Mohawks” at that time) who supported the revolutionary wars of the United States as a means to express their support for the French revolutionary cause. The hairstyle also reminded people that they could end up under the cutting knife at any time. Iroquois-style hair grew back in the 1970s when British punk was impressed.
Napoleon returns to the silky glory when the French leader wanted to reactivate the economy. He was also a sarcastic megalomaniac. When he made his stroke in 1799, the whole body of the man had changed. The neoclassical taste that was born in the 1760s led men who want to look like the classic horseradish and Greek pearls. Suiting leaned back on his shoulder and emphasized the small waist. Some men still used stomach plants in their socks.
The veteran military used corsets that were built on their jackets to make an impact. Napoleon had many portraits and gossip scattered all over the world. The embroidery created wide edges along the edge of the jacket that extended to the shoulders and to the back of the tail. It made men seem longer and thinner and more important. Apart from the fact that the diplomats used not only the forms but also the golden decorations that had been decorated after the Second World War and why the soldiers continue today in the parade.