Setting: Georgian period, England / British empire mid-late 18thc
Context (Event Photos, Primary Sources,Secondary Sources, Field Notes)
* Manchester Art Gallery > Dandy Style: 250 Years of British Men's Fashion
"During the 18th century, fashionable British men dressed as extrovertly as women. Highly decorated clothing remained the norm for those men able to afford it until around 1800. Embroidery represented the costliest of decorative techniques and still provides a rich source of creative inspiration for recent designers such as Versace and McQueen." ....
* Fryer 1969 p67
"Small-sword The successor of the rapier worn in the late seventeenth and through the eighteenth centuries. It was both a civilian and military weapon. The hilt usually had a double shell guard, short quillons, knuckle-bow and spherical pommel. Many hilts were elaborate and were finely pierced or chiselled in silver, gilt metal or steel. The blade was frequently of slender triangular section and often of colichemarde type."