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Identifier: englishcostume04calt
Title: English costume
Year: 1906 (1900s)
Authors: Calthrop, Dion Clayton, 1878-1937
Subjects: Costume -- Great Britain
Publisher: London, A. and C. Black
Contributing Library: Wellesley College Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Wellesley College Library


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ain when occasion demanded. Theyrode about the country in periwigs, certainly, but ENGLISH COSTUME not quite so bushy and curled ; many of themtook to the travelhng or campaign wig withthe dildos or pole-locks. Thesewigs were full over the earsand at the sides of the fore-head, but they were low in thecrown, and the two front endswere twisted into single pipes ofhair; or the pipes of hair at theside were entirely removed, andone single pipe hung down theback. The custom of thustwisting the hair at the back,and there holding it with aribbon, gave rise to the laterpigtail. The periwigs so alteredwere known as short bobs, the bob being the full-ness of the hair by the cheeks of the wig. The cuffs of the coat-sleeve varied to the ideaand taste of the owner of the coat; sometimes thesleeve was widened at the elbow to 18 inches, andthe cuffs, turned back to meet the sleeves, werewider still. Two, three, or even more buttons heldthe cuff back. The pockets on the coats were cut vertically and

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WILLIAM AND MARY 23 horizontally, and these also might be buttoned up. Often the coat was held by only two centre buttons, and the waistcoat flaps were not buttoned at all. The mens and womens muffs were small, and often tied and slung with ribbons. Plain round riding - coatswere worn, fastened by a claspor a couple of large buttons. The habit of tying the neck-cloth in a bow with fullhanging ends was dying out,and a more loosely tied cravat was being worn ; this was finished with fine laceends, and was frequentlyworn quite long. Stockings were pulledover the knee, and weregartered below and rolledabove it. The ordinary citizenwore a modified editionplain in cut, full, without half the


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