Margaret Anne Doody: Men in suits, 14 November 2002
Show More The Three-Piece Suit and Modern Masculinity: England 1550-1850 by David Kuchta.
California, 299 pp., £29.95, May 2002, 0 520 21493 5Show More
“... he describes. His index has no entries for Austen, Dickens, Fielding, Pope, Richardson, Rousseau, Scott, Swift or Trollope. Relying entirely on historians and polemicists, Kuchta not only eschews literature as a source but also disdains to consult modern art historians or historians of costume. The result is that we get an idealised ‘plain’ view of what ...”