Dressing the Edwardian Man | Edwardian Promenade

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During the Edwardian period up until World War I, “traditional articles of gentleman’s clothing changed very little; the only concession to the passing of time were tiny details…”

 

Joseph Scherrer‘s insight:

The immediate run-up to the burst of creative evolution in men’s dress during the golden age in the 20′s and 30′s was characterized by a highly refined and structured approach to style.  Every man of means knew what to wear, when to wear it, and how to present himself.

This article from Edwardian Promenade serves as an excellent complement to my article on the Victorian period and wraps up this particular phase of our journey through men’s sartorial history.

Dark colors, mainly black and grey, dominated.  Color came into play with the vest, the sweater and the tie.

That said, casual pursuits like “hunting, yachting, cricket, polo and others” drove the cross-pollination of sportswear into mainstream dress.

As I’ve proposed in previous pieces, this trend of casualization has reached its zenith today.

Also, a certain Prince of Wales had more than a little bit to do with the transition from Edwardian style to something more exuberant.

However, what hasn’t changed since then is that the suit remains the benchmark of dressing well.

And the irony is that because the style bar is set so low that it is easier than ever to dress well.

By Joe Scherrer | Tailored and Styled Writer

 

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