Friday, January 11, 2008

Men in Black

"Men's clothes went black in the nineteenth century. The change in look was extremely dramatic, and was much commented on by writers of the time. Dickens, Ruskin and Baudelaire all asked why it was, in an age of supreme wealth and power, that men wanted to dress as if going to a funeral."

John Harvey, Men in Black, Reaktion Books, London 1995, inside cover


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