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In a Berlin estate we found this dandy ensemble. It dates from the 1920s and consists of: Boots and shoe trees, trousers, shirt, vest, bow tie, collar, top hat and dressing gown. Not to forget: the obligatory walking stick. The pants are the only ones that are no longer for wearing. It has some holes and has become "thin" in some places. The boots can be taken only for decoration. Here the leather has dried up too much over the last 100 years. Everything else can be worn - if the size fits - even today. The watch chain is not included.
The English term dandy appeared in the mid-18th to early 19th century and, according to Friedrich Kluge's etymological dictionary, refers to "young people who attend church or fair in conspicuous dress." Another quote states, "The dandy is a man whose status, work and existence consists in wearing clothes. He heroically devotes every faculty of his soul, mind, purse, and person to the art of wearing his clothes well: while others dress to live, he lives to dress." (Thomas Carlyle in Sartor Resartus, 1834).
Shoulder width of frock coat: ~ 42 cm
Chest circumference frock coat: ~ 95 cm
Length frock coat (back): ~ 95 cm
Head circumference top hat: ~ 54 cm