So british ! : "L’Art de bien s’habiller”; "Album des costumes"

Early 20 c.
France - Rouen - collection privée
Late modern period
Tourism and Culture

Even in clothes made from a particular type of high-quality fabric made in the Normandy town of Elbeuf, “the art of dressing well” was regarded as synonymous with the art of wearing English-style clothes, whether for sports (golf, tennis and horse-racing), in town or on formal occasions. Many articles of clothing kept their English names in French. The elegance of the English aristocrats and rich businessmen who met in clubs, wearing the same kinds of clothes, had a lasting influence on men’s fashion.

The exhibitions

The Keep, Falmer
"The First World War"
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