Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cravats - Take 2



After finding and posting the above "poster" (or what I'm calling poster) on Thursday I had a few comments that made me want to make some posters of my own.

As Miss Anna Olivia pointed out Jane Austen's gentlemen weren't the only literary characters who would have worn cravats. Cravats were worn throughout the entire 18th and 19th centuries.

So, for your viewing pleasure, here's some other literary (and one historic) gentlemen who would have worn cravats:



Cravats in period art.





Dickens Gentlemen from: Bleak House, David Copperfield, Nicholas Nickleby and Little Dorrit.




Elizabeth Gaskell's Gentlemen from: Cranford, Return to Cranford, Wives & Daughters and North & South.





Two gentlemen and one scoundrel from Anthony Trollope's The Way We Live Now.





Photos of Charlotte Bronte's Mr. Rochester from various Jane Eyre adaptations.





Gentlemen from various period dramas all wearing various styles of cravats.




And for Melody and Charity U who both wished Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy had been included in the first poster. As I said I didn't make the first poster otherwise this Mr. Darcy would have definitely been included (along with a different Captain Wentworth)!





I'm sorry if there was any particular gentleman I missed. I tried to do these posters fairly quickly, otherwise I could spend days going through photos. I had too much fun doing these!

There's really nothing like a gentleman all dressed up in period attire!


I hope you're having a great weekend!


Your's Very Truly,

6 comments:

Charity U said...

Yay! Mr. Darcy!
My favorite. Nice job, Miss Laurie!

Miss Laurie said...

Thanks Charity! These were so much fun to do! :)

beast'sbelle said...

I quite agree with Charity U! While I like Matthew McFayden's acting, no one beats Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy!! :) And I like Cirian Hinds as Captain Wentworth much better than the new guy, too. :)

Jemimah C. said...

Aside from the women, I also love what the men wore in the 18th and 19th centuries.

I love the new blog buttons you added, by the way!

Anonymous said...

Do you not like the new Captain Wentworth? I didn't even finish the older version of Persuasion because i couldn't stand it the acting, but as it was a while ago, and so many here seem to like it better, maybe I will give it a go again. But I totally love the new guy!

Melody said...

Very nice! Thank you for putting that Mr Darcy...hehe ;-)

Good job on those. =)

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