BEAU FUCKING BRUMMELL
BEAU FUCKING BRUMMELL -- ok no actually we not yet good, maybe a nap and a cup of tea to calm me down
"To be truly elegant one should not be noticed."
And then they don't understand why catcalling women on the street is wrong.
So between the tailoring, the leisure time required, the champagne, and the valet? This is not fashion that's accessible to the masses.
Maybe we are finally learning that Beau Fucking Brummell was a goddamn snotty shithead who should have been slapped repeatedly until he stopped gaslighting everyone
that was why cravat-tying took so long, because it had to be exactly the right kind of Pretentiously Disheveled, you can't just throw some cloth around your neck and call it a day!
please, boys, love yourselves. PLEASE. Maybe not quite as much as Brummell loved himself, but like... like TWO PERCENT of that!
And then there's the "weird fashions" that, frex, teenagers develop because Fuck The Man: That's counterculture.
Toxic masculinity says that you shouldn't need emotional nourishment beyond that.