Introduction to Men’s Headwear – The Hat

Gentlemen have been covering their heads since, well, since the first gentleman figured out he could keep his head warm and look sharp doing so. The modern hat comes from a long tradition of using headwear not only to protect one's head form the elements, but also to communicate status and rank. Various professions used …

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Gentlemen’s Cravats – The Necktie: A Brief History

Help Kingpin be named the sharpest man in Canada by voting here!! The story of the necktie that has come to dominate gentleman's neck wear begins with the popularity of the cravat in the 19th century. In the late Victorian period the industrial revolution came into full production. There was a great need for more …

The Macaroni, The Dandy and Gender Identity

A short explanation before we get started: the term macaroni used in this article is not referring to the Italian pasta, but is related to it. Macaroni, when used in mens fashions, refers to a mid-18th century trend where young men started dressing in the most epicene (androgynous, effeminate) and affected style. They were the …