From my discovery of the gentlemen's banyon last month, allow me to elaborate about some of the men's fashion of the Regency period.
Brummell abandoned his wig and cut his hair short in a Roman fashion dubbed à la Brutus.
Shirts were made of linen, had attached collars, and were worn with stocks or wrapped in a cravat tied in various fashions. Pleated frills at the cuffs, and front openings went out of fashion by the end of the period.
Waistcoats were relatively high-waisted, squared off at the bottom, but came in a broad variety of styles. They were often double-breasted, with wide lapels and stand collars.
Coats were cutaway in front with long tails, the lapels featured an M-shaped notch unique to the period. There were several styles of Regency coats ranging from single to double breasted, tailcoats, cutaway coats, frock coats, and all sported the fashionable broad lapels and tall, standing collars.
A Cravat: sometimes a long strip or a large square folded into a long narrow strip, of lawn, muslin or, silk, often starched worn around the neck, the ends tied in a bow or knot at the throat.
Tying one’s neckcloth is an art!
You must admit . . . a finely crafted cravat makes anyone look good.