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Men’s fashion ca. 1830: Cravats

It’s my birthday today, and what better way to spend it than with that under-appreciated little gem of the 1820s/1830s outfit, the cravat.  :)

Last time we talked about the under-layers of male clothing between 1825 and 1835: shirts, trousers, and braces.  Today we’ll talk about the next layer up: cravats, the early ancestor of the modern-day tie.

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