Beau brummell



(George Bryan Brummell) 1778–1840, an Englishman who set the fashion in men’s clothes.
an extremely or excessively well-dressed man; fop; dandy.
a dressing table for men, having a variety of elaborate arrangements of mirrors, candle brackets, etc. (invented in England in the late 18th century).
Contemporary Examples

From the streets of New York to the runways of Chanel, the elegant, bespoke aesthetic of Beau Brummell is coming back in style.
Return of the Dandy Renata Espinosa March 31, 2009

Historical Examples

Chesterfield could never have been more quietly self-possessed; Beau Brummell more imperturbable.
The Blunders of a Bashful Man Metta Victoria Fuller Victor

They were indeed works of art worthy of the genius of Beau Brummell.
The Portland Peerage Romance Charles J. Archard

Beau Brummell was guilty in this respect, when he was once asked by a lady if he would “take a cup of tea.”
Talks on Talking Grenville Kleiser

Beau Brummell never risked his dandyhood in these mean encounters.
The Works of Max Beerbohm Max Beerbohm

A gentleman once asked me if I knew what Beau Brummell was then employed in doing in the other world.
The Modern Malady Cyril Bennett

Beau Brummell, the Prince of Dandies and the most insolent of men, was once asked by a lady if be would “take a cup of tea.”
Collections and Recollections George William Erskine Russell

In his immaculate evening dress, he was a Beau Brummell among hotel clerks, that man.
The Man with the Clubfoot Valentine Williams

Beau Brummell once snubbed a sovereign, but we should hate to run the risk of cutting a castle.
Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 109, September 21, 1895 Various

Beau Brummell, the autocrat of fashion when in his zenith, was in the days of his decline particularly shifty.
Curiosities of Impecuniosity H. G. Somerville

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