Men’s Fashion Foibles from 1862
Looking at my estate sale purchase, a bound issue of Punch from 1862, we see that gentlemen were not spared from the editors’ gibes …
Returned Artist (after a year or two’s study in Paris). “What enormous hats you fellows wear in England, now!”
Mr. Bristles. “Then you really think it an improvement, then?”
Miss Spikes. “Decidedly– it hides so much more of your face.”
Before you offer your Railway Wrapper to Young Ladies, be sure to see your fellow has not rolled up in it your toilet necessaries, and sundry articles intended for the Washerwoman, which he could not find room for elsewhere.