Dressed to Kill: British Naval Uniform, Masculinity and Contemporary Fashions, 1748-1857

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Coinciding with the "Sailor Chic" exhibition at the National Maritime Museum (NMM), this book explores naval identity, contemporary fashion, and masculinity in three essays and features newly commissioned art that fully illustrates the NMM's uniform collection. Personal papers, diaries, fiction and other period artifacts combine with the images to demonstrate the significance of male fashion and uniform in forging a national, hierarchical, gendered identity in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Dressed to Kill: British Naval Uniform, Masculinity and Contemporary Fashions, 1748-1857 2007, National Maritime Museum

ISBN-13: 9780948065743

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