Beau Brummel

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Beau Brummel

A very fashionable man. The name refers to an actual person, George Bryan "Beau" Brummel, who was considered a tastemaker in England's Regency period. That guy's a real Beau Brummel, so I definitely trust his opinion on what I should wear.
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Beau Brummel

A male fashion plate. George Bryan Brummel, nicknamed “Beau,” was one of the best-known figures of Regency England of the late 18th to early 19th century. As unofficial fashion advisor to the Prince Regent, later King George IV, Brummel was the arbiter of taste, style, and etiquette; he popularized trousers (instead of knee breeches) with matching coats, as well as cravats that were the forerunners of neckties. The epithet Beau Brummel was applied to any man who was fastidious about his clothing, even if he wasn't a trendsetter.
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References in classic literature ?
The instinct is not confined solely to Beau Brummels and Dolly Vardens.
She has shown us how to take the friction out of conversation, and taught us refinements of politeness which were rare even among the Beau Brummels of pre-telephonic days.
Did you ever see a picture of Beau Brummel?" asked Polly quickly.
The first disc, "Seismic Rumbles," touches on the pre-psychedelic acts like The Beau Brummels, Mojo Men, and We Five.
Some groups descended from jug bands (Grateful Dead, Country Joe and the Fish, Sopwith Camel, The Charlatans), others deployed horn sections (The Sons of Champlin, Loading Zone, Cold Blood), and still others were pop bands (Mojo Men, Beau Brummels, The Tikis--later Harpers Bizarre).
The Dillards' Copperfields is a superb folky swing number, reminiscent of English trad fare; the Beau Brummels, normally associated with Nuggets-type punk rock show a heavily psychedelicised roots edge elsewhere.