Beau Brummell

Warning:Viewer discretion advised. Images of a good looking man’s buttox may be disturbing to some viewers.


Beau Brummell, born as George Bryan Brummell (7 June 1778, London, England – 30 March 1840, Caen, France), 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, beautifully cut clothes including dark suits and full length trousers, adorned with an elaborately-knotted cravat. Beau Brummell is credited with introducing and establishing as fashion the modern man’s suit, worn with a tie. He claimed to take five hours to dress, and recommended that boots be polished with champagne. His style of dress was known as dandyism.”

This video made me giggle. Apparently, men would come to watch Brummell get dressed–he was, after all, the King of Fashion in his days.



Filed under Regency era

10 responses to “Beau Brummell

  1. Kim

    I don’t really want to point out the obvious, but I must say it: James Purefoy looks good stark naked.


  2. raven

    Yes, I agree with the above comment! But if I could thank Beau Brummel, I would. Because gosh did men look good in cravats and fitted clothes.


  3. Really nice idea. Beau Brummell was known from Oscar Wilde, Karl Lagerfeld and other great dandys! Please look at the german dandy-site:


  4. I must admit I can’t bear men if they are too vain – neither women! Anyway, dandyism was not mere vanity, it was a philosophy. What costume drama is this clip taken from?


    • I don’t like vain men at all myself. It’s from the series “Beau Brummell” I don’t think it did too well. But I’m trying to get my hands on it anyhow. Maybe I’ll order it online


  5. I have to admit it: I love the Tudor doublet and hose.

    …I just happen to love Regency more.


    • I’m guessing the people back in the medieval time were really stinky? It would be interesting if you wrote something about this. hehe


      • Yeah…bathing tended to be seen as unhealthy. But one Queen of England (I can’t remember whether it was Eleanor of Provence or Eleanor of Castile) started the fashion of bathing more frequently, so it sort of started to come into vogue.

        …though I’m sure they still stunk. A lot.


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