George Bryan "Beau" Brummell (7 June 1778 – 30 March 1840) was an iconic figure in Regency England, the arbiter of men's fashion & a friend of the Prince Regent, the future King George IV. He established the mode of dress for men that rejected overly ornate fashions for one of understated, but perfectly fitted & tailored clothing. This look was based on dark coats, full-length trousers rather than knee breeches & stockings, and above all immaculate shirt linen and an elaborately knotted…

George Bryan "Beau" Brummell (7 June 1778 – 30 March 1840) was an iconic figure in Regency England, the arbiter of men's fashion & a friend of the Prince Regent, the future King George IV. He established the mode of dress for men that rejected overly ornate fashions for one of understated, but perfectly fitted & tailored clothing. This look was based on dark coats, full-length trousers rather than knee breeches & stockings, and above all immaculate shirt linen and an elaborately knotted…

Anatomy of a fashionable man. Actually, this guy is fashionable to the point of trendy, but not outrageously dandyish.

Anatomy of a fashionable man. Actually, this guy is fashionable to the point of trendy, but not outrageously dandyish.

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Beau Brummel’s Tailors

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Beau Brummell, was the arbiter of men's fashion in Regency England and a friend of the Prince Regent, the future King George IV. He established the mode of men wearing understated, but fitted, tailored clothes including dark suits and full-length trousers, adorned with an elaborately knotted cravat. (wikipedia)

Beau Brummell, was the arbiter of men's fashion in Regency England and a friend of the Prince Regent, the future King George IV. He established the mode of men wearing understated, but fitted, tailored clothes including dark suits and full-length trousers, adorned with an elaborately knotted cravat. (wikipedia)

A young Beau Brummell  http://labelleassemblee.blogspot.co.uk/

Beau Brummell’s Broken Nose

34 Haymarket 1906. This was Beau Brummell's snuff shop and survived into the 1980s. It is now a branch of Paperchase.

34 Haymarket 1906. This was Beau Brummell's snuff shop and survived into the 1980s. It is now a branch of Paperchase.

Thumbnail color image of Beau Brummell aka. George Bryan Brummell, by George Stuart.

Thumbnail color image of Beau Brummell aka. George Bryan Brummell, by George Stuart.

Beau Brummell's Greatcoat, c. 1803. Just gorgeous.

Beau Brummell's Greatcoat, c. 1803 (Two Nerdy History Girls)

Full length color image of Beau Brummell aka. George Bryan Brummell, by George Stuart.

Full length color image of Beau Brummell aka. George Bryan Brummell, by George Stuart.

Beau Brummel, as portrayed by James Purefoy. I don't think the real Brummel was this good-looking.

Beau Brummel, as portrayed by James Purefoy. I don't think the real Brummel was this good-looking.

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