50 Ways to Wear a Scarf by Lauren Friedman

By Lauren Friedman

From the Audrey to the Paris, the pinnacle Down, or the straightforward Breezy, there are 50 shawl kinds during this booklet for any celebration or temper. Jaunty illustrations holiday down every one step so stylistas can wrap, loop, and get out the door having a look completely polished. teenagers, younger execs, and mothers alike will love fooling around with the appearance, together with unforeseen belts, sarongs, and topknots.

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Davidoff and Hall explain that within a time span of only thirty years, ornamental and effeminate hose, form-fitting breeches, powdered wigs, ruffles, lace, silk, and jew­ elry were replaced by drab colors, stiff collars, and loose-fitting trousers (410–12). Gradually, all male adornments and accessories were abandoned, save for the middle-class businessman’s ever-present pocket watch (412). Foster remarks that men’s clothing grew “increasingly standardized” during the nineteenth century, and by midcentury, men of the upper, middle, and even urban working classes had all begun to dress in the same uniform: a plain and somber coat and waistcoat, trousers, shirt, underclothes, and some kind of hat or cap (Foster, 12; Steele, 53).

Middleclass males’ participation in fashion and consumption did not disappear during the nineteenth century. 1-51 6/28/06 12:53 PM Page 23 their appearance; they continued to purchase many goods and to desire others. And the existing evidence suggests that many did so with great eagerness. The Great Masculine Renunciation Most conventional histories posit that between 1800 and World War II, men’s consumption was suppressed and their sartorial display muted because of dra­ matic changes in societal concepts of both class and gender formation.

1-51 6/28/06 12:53 PM Page 23 their appearance; they continued to purchase many goods and to desire others. And the existing evidence suggests that many did so with great eagerness. The Great Masculine Renunciation Most conventional histories posit that between 1800 and World War II, men’s consumption was suppressed and their sartorial display muted because of dra­ matic changes in societal concepts of both class and gender formation. In 1930, the psychologist J. C. Flugel popularized the theory of the “Great Masculine Re­ nunciation,” a radical shift to sober male attire during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, which he saw as having arisen from the sociopolitical upheavals of the French Revolution.

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