Beau Brummell
(1778-1840)

Died aged c. 62

George Bryan "Beau" Brummell (9 June 1780 – 30 March 1840) was an iconic figure in Regency England, the arbiter of men's fashion, and a friend of the Prince Regent, the future King George IV. He established the mode of dress for men that rejected overly ornate fashions for one of understated, but perfectly fitted and tailored bespoke garments. This look was based on dark coats, full-length trousers rather than knee breeches and stockings, and above all immaculate shirt linen and an elaborately knotted cravat. Beau Brummell is credited with introducing, and establishing as fashion, the modern men's suit, worn with a necktie. He claimed he took five hours a day to dress, and recommended that boots be polished with champagne. The style of dress was referred to as dandyism.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

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Beau Brummell 1778-1840 leader of fashion lived here

4 Chesterfield Street, Mayfair, W1J 5JF, London, United Kingdom where they lived

The Old Club. 'King of the Dandies' Beau Brummell 1778-1840 was a member of this historic hunting and dining club during the Regency Period.

11 Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom where they visited