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- subject matching 'Regency Style - Men'
Regency style was characterised by greater distinction between the sexes, as men's dress became more sober and less subject to the extremes of fashion. This corresponded with the increasing informality of their attire and the abandonment of false hair and wigs. After Waterloo in 1815 however, there was a revival of interest in men's fashion as the officers returning from the Napoleonic wars took their place in civilian society. This was expressed in a form of dandyism with exaggerated echoes of military dress. In this group you can trace the development of menswear from 1792 to 1830 as represented in portraits from the Gallery's collection.
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 2 July 1792
by Joseph Grego
hand-coloured lithograph, published 1892