A Rakish History of Menswear at NYPL

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  1. chorse123

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    http://nypl.org/research/calendar/ex...esc.cfm?id=429

    Sounds interesting. I will certainly visit sometime this winter.
     
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    there was also a tidbit about this on men.style.com.

    It seems the "Black Suit for Office?" debate was actually settled quite some time ago:
    Il Cortegiano, 1592: "This book advocated that the professional men of Urbino, Italy, only wear black when doing business because it was a way of showing your power"”the first time that someone thought to write that down."
     

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