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M E N S W E A R

The writer, George Sand, was ridiculed for wearing men's clothing in public.  Dressing this way afforded her more freedom and comfort.

 

              

            Caricature of George Sand, circa 1848.

 

“Fashion has ever tended towards equalization.  Serving to obscure, and eventually to obliterate, the marks of class distinction, it has favored the growth of indivuality.”

 

                                                                                              Herbert Spencer,

                                         Manners and Fashion, Vol. XV, The Works, page 1.

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