The Three Piece Suit and Modern Masculinity

The Three Piece Suit and Modern Masculinity

5 Modern English masculinity is nothing if not a conspicuous construction, a self-consciously political and ... then, allows us to understand the basis for the birth and continued relevance of Charles II's three-piece suit.

Author: David Kuchta

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520921399

Category: History

Page: 313

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In 1666, King Charles II felt it necessary to reform Englishmen's dress by introducing a fashion that developed into the three-piece suit. We learn what inspired this royal revolution in masculine attire--and the reasons for its remarkable longevity--in David Kuchta's engaging and handsomely illustrated account. Between 1550 and 1850, Kuchta says, English upper- and middle-class men understood their authority to be based in part upon the display of masculine character: how they presented themselves in public and demonstrated their masculinity helped define their political legitimacy, moral authority, and economic utility. Much has been written about the ways political culture, religion, and economic theory helped shape ideals and practices of masculinity. Kuchta allows us to see the process working in reverse, in that masculine manners and habits of consumption in a patriarchal society contributed actively to people's understanding of what held England together. Kuchta shows not only how the ideology of modern English masculinity was a self-consciously political and public creation but also how such explicitly political decisions and values became internalized, personalized, and naturalized into everyday manners and habits.
Categories: History

The Three Piece Suit and Modern Masculinity

The Three Piece Suit and Modern Masculinity

In 1666 King Charles II introduced a fashion that developed into the three-piece suit. This text examines the inspiration behind this royal revolution in masculine attire.

Author: David Kuchta

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520214934

Category: History

Page: 314

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In 1666 King Charles II introduced a fashion that developed into the three-piece suit. This text examines the inspiration behind this royal revolution in masculine attire.
Categories: History

The Bebop Scene in London s Soho 1945 1950

The Bebop Scene in London s Soho  1945 1950

For in that year, Charles 11 introduced the Ottoman-style 'vest' into English Court Dress, to be worn beneath a jacket, and so created the template of the modern three-piece suit.3 Mediator of power and authority and shaper of ...

Author: Ray Kinsella

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031055553

Category: History

Page: 285

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This is the first book to tell the story of the bebop subculture in London’s Soho, a subculture that emerged in 1945 and reached its pinnacle in 1950. In an exploration via the intersections of race, class and gender, it shows how bebop identities were constructed and articulated. Combining a wide range of archival research and theory, the book evocatively demonstrates how the scene evolved in Soho’s clubs, the fashion that formed around the music, drug usage amongst a contingent of the group, and the moral panic which led to the police raids on the clubs between 1947 and 1950. Thereafter it maps the changes in popular culture in Soho during the 1950s, and argues that the bebop story is an important precedent to the institutional harassment of black-related spaces and culture that continued in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This book therefore rewrites the first chapter of the ‘classic’ subcultural canon, and resets the subcultural clock; requiring us to rethink the periodization and social make-up of British post-war youth subcultures.
Categories: History

How to Read a Suit

How to Read a Suit

western European masculine clothing in the century and a halfleading up to the birth of the modern three-piece suit. The aim is not to give a comprehensive overview, but to allow a comparative vision of how masculinity was sartorially ...

Author: Lydia Edwards

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350071186

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Fashion is ever-changing, and while some styles mark a dramatic departure from the past, many exhibit subtle differences from year to year that are not always easily identifiable. With overviews of each key period and detailed illustrations for each new style, How to Read a Suit is an authoritative visual guide to the under-explored area of men's fashion across four centuries. Each entry includes annotated color images of historical garments, outlining important features and highlighting how styles have developed over time, whether in shape, fabric choice, trimming, or undergarments. Readers will learn how garments were constructed and where their inspiration stemmed from at key points in history – as well as how menswear has varied in type, cut, detailing and popularity according to the occasion and the class, age and social status of the wearer. This lavishly illustrated book is the ideal tool for anyone who has ever wanted to know their Chesterfield from their Ulster coat. Equipping the reader with all the information they need to 'read' menswear, this is the ultimate guide for students, researchers, and anyone interested in historical fashion.
Categories: Social Science

[653]David Kuchta, The Three-Piece Suit and Modern Masculinity:England,1550 —1850,Berkeley:University of California Press,2002,p.17. [654]Susanne Scholz, Body Narratives:Writing the Nation and Fashioning the Subj ect in Early Modern ...

Author: 胡鹏

Publisher: BEIJING BOOK CO. INC.

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 393

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本书从早期现代性的角度出发,探讨莎士比亚作品中呈现出的早期现代性各方面因素,以及莎士比亚自身对早期现代性的构建。
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Modern Age

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Modern Age

... Consumer: Masculinities, Fashion and City Life 1860–1914 (Manchester: Manchester university Press, 1999); David Kuchta, The Three-Piece Suit and Modern Masculinity: England, 1550–1850 (London: university of California Press, 2002).

Author: Alexandra Palmer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350114067

Category: History

Page: 288

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Over the last century there has been a complete transformation of the fashion system. The unitary top-down fashion cycle has been replaced by the pulsations of multiple and simultaneous styles, while the speed of global production and circulation has become ever faster and more complex. Running in tandem, the development of artificial fibres has revolutionized the composition of clothing, and the increased focus on youth, sexuality, and the body has radically changed its design. From the 1920s flapper dress to debates over the burkini, fashion has continued to be deeply involved in society's larger issues. Drawing on a wealth of visual, textual and object sources and illustrated with 100 images, A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Modern Age presents essays on textiles, production and distribution, the body, belief, gender and sexuality, status, ethnicity, and visual and literary representations to illustrate the diversity and cultural significance of dress and fashion in the period.
Categories: History

What is Masculinity

What is Masculinity

Historical Dynamics from Antiquity to the Contemporary World J. Arnold, S. Brady ... Foyster and Langford in Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 6th ser., 12 (2002); D. Kuchta, The Three-Piece Suit and Modern Masculinity.

Author: J. Arnold

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230307254

Category: Social Science

Page: 461

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Across history, the ideas and practices of male identity have varied much between time and place: masculinity proves to be a slippery concept, not available to all men, sometimes even applied to women. This book analyses the dynamics of 'masculinity' as both an ideology and lived experience - how men have tried, and failed, to be 'Real Men'.
Categories: Social Science

Masculinity Corporality and the English Stage 1580 1635

Masculinity  Corporality and the English Stage  1580 1635

See also Kuchta , David , The Three - Piece Suit and Modern Masculinity : England 1550-1850 ( Berkeley : University of California Press , 2002 ) . 8 An example of which being Sir Amorous La Foole in Ben Jonson's Epicoene .

Author: Christian M. Billing

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754656519

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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Combining analysis of early modern anatomical science, social phenomena such as cross dressing, examples of proto-feminist cultural agency and close readings of English professional theatre texts, the author presents an original investigation into shifting dramatic representations of the sexed and gendered body, together with the ways in which early modern English professional playwrights used carefully-constructed versions of human corporality to inflect their interventions into the gender politics of the period.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Fashionable Masculinities

Fashionable Masculinities

See David Kuchta, The Three-Piece Suit and Modern Masculinity: England 1550–1850 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002). The Great Masculine Renunciation, in this light, can be considered more discursive than actual, ...

Author: Vicki Karaminas

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781978823310

Category: Design

Page: 264

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Fashionable Masculinities explores the expression of masculinities through constructions of fashion, identity, style and appearance as the third decade of the new millennium begins: a contradictory and precarious moment when masculinities are defined by protests and pandemics whilst being problematized across class, ethnicity, race, gender and sexuality. Whilst a majority of men might still define themselves as ‘traditional,’ post-millennials are now talking about how they envision a future without gender boundaries and borders. Rather than being defined as a gender, masculinity has now become a style that can be worn and performed as traditional and normative codes of masculinity are modulated and manipulated. This volume includes original essays on musical pop sensation Harry Styles, rapper and producer “Puff Daddy” Sean Combs, lumbersexuals, spornosexuals, sexy daddies, and aging cool black daddies. Bringing together contributions from leading scholars, this book interrogates and challenges the meaning of masculinities and the ways that they are experienced and lived.
Categories: Design

The Palgrave Handbook of Masculinity and Political Culture in Europe

The Palgrave Handbook of Masculinity and Political Culture in Europe

D. Kuchta, The Three-Piece Suit and Modern Masculinity: England, 1550–1850 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002). P. Carter, 'An “effeminate” or an “efficient” nation? Masculinity and eighteenth-century social documentary', ...

Author: Christopher Fletcher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137585387

Category: History

Page: 465

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This handbook aims to challenge ‘gender blindness’ in the historical study of high politics, power, authority and government, by bringing together a group of scholars at the forefront of current historical research into the relationship between masculinity and political power. Until very recently in historical terms, formal political authority in Europe was normally and ideally held by adult males, with female power being perceived as a recurrent aberration. Yet paradoxically the study of the interactions between masculinity and political culture is still very much in its infancy. This volume seeks to remedy this lacuna by considering the different consequences of the masculinity of power over two millennia of European history. It examines how masculinity and political culture have interacted from ancient Rome and the early medieval Byzantine empire, to twentieth-century Germany and Italy. It considers a broad variety of case studies from early medieval Iceland and late medieval France, to Naples at the time of the French Revolution and Strasbourg after the Franco-Prussian War, with a particular focus on the development of political masculinities in Great Britain between the sixteenth century and the present day.
Categories: History